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Old 15-02-2013, 06:16   #1
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Space Invasion - Meteorites & Astroids

More than 500 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to Earth, shattering windows and damaging buildings.

People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 1,500 kilometres east of Moscow.

Meteorite strikes central Russia, hundreds injured - The Globe and Mail

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Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.

012 DA14 will have a close, but safe, pass by Earth on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. EST (19:25 UTC). At that time, the asteroid will pass no closer than 17,000 miles above the surface of Earth over Indonesia.

NASA - Asteroid 2012 DA14 ? Earth Flyby Reality Check
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Old 15-02-2013, 11:37   #2
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Re: Space Invasion - Meteorites & Astroids

Apparently, this is just a celestial coincidence. Bruce Willis has been advised to stand down.

If that's just a ten-tonner, however, it's clear that something bigger could do more than break windows, set off car alarms and fill Russian trousers.
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It blew out windows throughout the city! Numerous exclamations on the videos (I understand Russian) refer to being bombed by the Chinese!
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I love the fact that a huge fuss has been made over an asteroid which will miss us by 27,000km which we spotted a year ago, but we completely failed to see the one 1/3 of the size that actually hit us on the same day...
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GordMay, just to give this legitimacy, no sailboats are known to have been hit in Russki.
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well it is currently 20h00 utc and haven't heard a bang,though quite a few zombies about.........
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well it is currently 20h00 utc and haven't heard a bang,though quite a few zombies about.........
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More than 500 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to Earth, shattering windows and damaging buildings.

People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 1,500 kilometres east of Moscow.

Meteorite strikes central Russia, hundreds injured - The Globe and Mail

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Small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass very close to Earth on February 15, so close that it will pass inside the ring of geosynchronous weather and communications satellites.

012 DA14 will have a close, but safe, pass by Earth on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. EST (19:25 UTC). At that time, the asteroid will pass no closer than 17,000 miles above the surface of Earth over Indonesia.

NASA - Asteroid 2012 DA14 ? Earth Flyby Reality Check
The russian national leader Zharofnoskie(sp?) says that it is an American weapons test.."If you control the heavens and the earth you will win the war"(Sunsu art of war)
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GordMay, just to give this legitimacy, no sailboats are known to have been hit in Russki.
But it did land in a lake breaking a big hole in the ice. Could have been a boat there.
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Del, geesh, monos, multis, now iceboats?
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The sky IS falling.
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All I can say about this , is if ya see one coming, bend over and do the old kiss good by !! LOL And to think that I uased to think shooting stars were so neat !! LOL
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]And to think that I uased to think shooting stars were so neat !! LOL
They are!
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Meteor, Could it be because of Global Warming? Just because everything else is caused by global warming might as well ask the Science Guy....... Who ever said there are no stupid questions...? CNN Worlds Most Trusted Network
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