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Meterorite hits Russia

#1 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:15 am

A meterorite the size of a bus exploded over the Ural Mountains today. The sonic boom was powerful enough that flying glass and debris may have injured as many as 1,000 people.

Reportedly, there is video all over YouTube. --Bob
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#2 Post by ghostjmf » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:14 pm

I seriously hope this wasn't the "asteroid that will be close but will miss the earth" I've been hearing about lately. Yes, I know a meteorite & an asteroid are not the same thing, but am not so sure the news people reporting know this.

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#3 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:15 pm

Nitpickers will be responding in five....... four...... three....... two......

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#4 Post by BackInTex » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:28 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:Nitpickers will be responding in five....... four...... three....... two......

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#5 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:30 pm

BackInTex wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:Nitpickers will be responding in five....... four...... three....... two......

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one?

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#6 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:56 pm

Artist's depiction of the meteor's origin.....

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#7 Post by tlynn78 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:58 pm

lol - perfect. But was he aiming at the Urals, or did his meteorite go astray?

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#8 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:59 pm

tlynn78 wrote:lol - perfect. But was he aiming at the Urals, or did his meteorite go astray?

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I think ES is taking the Coriolis effect into consideration.... or, well, he did flunk geography....

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#9 Post by silverscreenselect » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Did they find an infant near the scene of the explosion who was wrapped up in a red and blue blanket and was mysteriously unharmed?
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#10 Post by silvercamaro » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:17 pm

Annie always said that ES had terrible aim with those apples.
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#11 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:25 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:Nitpickers will be responding in five....... four...... three....... two......

lb13
Are you suggesting that perhap it wasn't a meteorite that exploded :D
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feels he represents the many educated and rational onlookers who believe that the hysterical denouncement of lay scepticism is both unwarranted and counter-productive

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#12 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:28 pm

themanintheseersuckersuit wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:Nitpickers will be responding in five....... four...... three....... two......

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Are you suggesting that perhap it wasn't a meteorite that exploded :D

Perhaps....

I also know it doesn't become an appleite until it hits the ground....

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Re: Meterorite hits Russia

#13 Post by MarleysGh0st » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:28 pm

Hey, why all the posts in this thread?

My thread scooped Bob's report by three whole minutes!

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#14 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:31 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:Hey, why all the posts in this thread?

My thread scooped Bob's report by three whole minutes!

:x
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Suitguy is not bitter.

feels he represents the many educated and rational onlookers who believe that the hysterical denouncement of lay scepticism is both unwarranted and counter-productive

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#15 Post by littlebeast13 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:24 pm

MarleysGh0st wrote:Hey, why all the posts in this thread?

My thread scooped Bob's report by three whole minutes!

:x

Subject lines are powerful stuff, as some people around here know..........

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#16 Post by Snaxx » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:28 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:
MarleysGh0st wrote:Hey, why all the posts in this thread?

My thread scooped Bob's report by three whole minutes!

:x

Subject lines are powerful stuff, as some people around here know..........

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I vote for Marley's subject line since he mentioned Tunguska.
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#17 Post by littlebeast13 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:22 am

Snaxx wrote:
littlebeast13 wrote:
MarleysGh0st wrote:Hey, why all the posts in this thread?

My thread scooped Bob's report by three whole minutes!

:x

Subject lines are powerful stuff, as some people around here know..........

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I vote for Marley's subject line since he mentioned Tunguska.

I'm guessing Tunguska was lost on most people though. It was on me.... which is why I went straight to the thread that said "meteorite", as I again think most people did.

Whine overruled....

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Re: Meterorite hits Russia

#18 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:12 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:Whine overruled....
Ooooh, once again we see the power of the secret Bored clique at work! :P

More to the point, Snaxx's vote for my thread lost any influence it might have had, when he chose to post it in this one, instead. :wink:

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