Meteor over Chelyabinsk, Russia

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    Feb 15, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    http://zyalt.livejournal.com/722930.html

    http://chelyabinsk.ru/text/news/621775.html

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    No relation to the DA14 asteroid that passes through later today.
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    Feb 15, 2013 12:58 PM GMT




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    Feb 15, 2013 1:26 PM GMT




    Man thats crazy. Wish i could have seen it.
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    Feb 15, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    что является сумасшедшим
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    Feb 15, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
    poisonpill said, что является сумасшедшим


    Это безумие. Добро пожаловать в реальный спортсмен!
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    I was Huffington Post a moment ago and this led the news of the day:

    Meteor Explodes: More Than 750 Injured
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    Although it is kinda cool when science says: "HEY, pay ATTENTION!"
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    Earlier thread from jp_K here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3020414/
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    Feb 15, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    Meteors like these aren't wholly uncommon (4,589 in 2011), but they sure are unpredictable. I was lucky enough to see one when I was driving home one night in Tallahassee. We call them "fireballs." They streak across the sky and explode just like these. Scared the shit out of me. No sonic boom though. I guess these were much lower. Apparently, there is another term, "bolide," which can have a few different meanings, one being a fireball which makes an audible sound (like the sonic boom) as it enters the atmosphere, or a meteor which explodes.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Feb 15, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    Thank you for the wonderful pictures. It is always a little humbling when we realize we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.
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    Feb 15, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    Northish99 said



    Man thats crazy. Wish i could have seen it.


    Also loving this cops jams haha
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    Feb 15, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    Wait...Live Journal is still a thing?
  • Lincsbear

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    Feb 15, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    I saw something similar last year: a bright fireball that sped across my line of sight and disappeared westwards. But this turned out to be man made; remnants of a satellite whose orbit had decayed to the point of re-entering the Earth`s atmosphere.

    Tens of thousands of tons of material is supposed to fall to Earth every year, much of it the size of sand grains, but it`s a big, empty planet mostly covered in deep ocean, so very little of even the bigger ones are ever observed or recorded like the above.

    But it`s a salutary reminder of the wider universe out there in space.
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    That was pretty wild. They were lucky that it didn't become another "Tunguska" type event. Could have been far worse.
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    I absolutely love all the swearing you can hear in the background of many of these videos, haha!

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    Feb 15, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    redsoxfan791 saidWait...Live Journal is still a thing?


    Live Journal is very much alive and kicking in former Soviet countries. Virtually every Russian-speaking friend of mine has an LJ account, lol. It's pretty much where it continues to survive.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 16, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    It's Tanguska all over again. Why is Russia the target for rogue meteorite explosions?
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    Feb 16, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this.

    I heard that scientists knew about this meteor but didn't bother telling anyone since they were "100% sure it wouldn't hit anyone." I just hope next time we're prepared.

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    Feb 16, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    Once again, the power of man doesn't compare to the power of nature, or the power of space in this instance!
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    Colbert_Nation saidAlthough it is kinda cool when science says: "HEY, pay ATTENTION!"


    More like it's saying, "How is that space program coming along?".....oh right it's not.
  • JackDoyle

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    Feb 16, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
    It's probably just related to The Pope retiring!!!! icon_eek.gif and the lightning hitting the Vatican!! and Beyonce's Superbowl performance!!
    Luke 10:18
    "And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    Maybe now Chelyabinsk can bring tourism to the city with this meteor sensation?
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    Oh shit
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