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[BBC] Russian meteor shockwave circled globe twice

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The shock wave from an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February was so powerful that it travelled twice around the globe, scientists say.

Interesting read!

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And that was a baby biggrin.gif

I wonder, now that summer is here if they ever got the chunk out of the lake.


Edited by USFORCES - 6/27/13 at 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by USFORCES View Post

And that was a baby biggrin.gif

I wonder, now that summer is here if they ever got the chunk out of the lake.


FAKE: The Door to Hell is a natural gas field in Derweze (also spelled Darvaza, meaning "gate"), Ahal Province, Turkmenistan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze

Confusion started:

http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/36172287/104948285.html
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aired on Russia’s Channel One, one of the most popular federal television channels here. Of course they talked about the meteor, reporting that it was sighted above Chelyabinsk and that hundreds of people were mildly injured – mostly by shards of glass. This is all true, of course. But then came the part which made the news report go viral. Then the anchor mentioned that the authorities have found the impact crater for the meteor… and guess what footage was used? Yeah, the Door to Hell. Basically Channel One showed the whole nation an internet spoof and said it was the real deal. Once they’ve realized their mistake, they’ve pulled the piece from the schedule and updated their website to remove the ridiculous mistake – but not before several internet users managed to share their recordings of this embarrassment. Welcome to the internet guys, the place where stories are blown out of proportion and nothing stays hidden.

Edited by SniperOct - 6/27/13 at 8:51pm
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That figures tongue.gif
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FAKE: The Door to Hell is a natural gas field in Derweze (also spelled Darvaza, meaning "gate"), Ahal Province, Turkmenistan.

The picture posted in this thread isn't fake. The door to hell you linked is a totally different hole.
Edited by StreekG - 6/27/13 at 11:29pm
    
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Below the main article: "The Tunguska air blast is estimated to have been equivalent to three to five megatonnes of TNT, hundreds of times more energetic than the Hiroshima explosion, and it flattened trees across 2,000 sq km of forest."
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We were lucky that Tunguska hit largely uninhabited area. If similar meteor were to hit major city, causalities would be in order of hundreds of thousands.
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We were lucky that Tunguska hit largely uninhabited area. If similar meteor were to hit major city, causalities would be in order of hundreds of thousands.

Indeed.

There would be nothing left except for a bit more space than before and it's a tiny bit burnt from the explosion
    
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Why couldn't it hit the federal Reserve :-\
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Why couldn't it hit the federal Reserve :-\

Because that thing is completely empty, and the internet demands some sort of casaulties for these things.
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