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(Slash Gear)   Back in April, the Sutter's Mill meteorite entered atmosphere at 64,000 MPH or 7 times the speed of light   (slashgear.com) divider line 10
    More: Interesting, Sutter, meteorites, Peter Jenniskens, nuclear tests, Doppler, speed of light, meteorite impact, Northern California  
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2012-12-21 09:06:18 AM  
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Probably a reference to the shuttle Columbia exploding.  One of the broadcast stations had a ticker on that said it reentered the atmosphere going 18 times the speed of light.
2012-12-21 08:24:40 AM  
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Subby, do you write the news crawl for CNN?
2012-12-21 08:39:16 AM  
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2012-12-21 08:30:32 AM  
2 votes:
Subby is bad at the Maths. Public schooled?
2012-12-22 10:35:27 AM  
1 votes:

nytmare: exploded at an altitude of 48 km above the Earth's surface. The explosion was massive, releasing energy equivalent to 4 kilotons of TNT.

According to the scientists, that is about one fourth of the yield of the nuclear weapon detonated over Hiroshima.

Seems pretty big. So why is this the first we're hearing about it?


The altitude of the blast was much greater than the blast radius. Link
2012-12-21 02:43:01 PM  
1 votes:
Given the speed of light I infer from this headline, I assume that Sutter's Mill Meteorite hit the atmosphere of Discworld, where the strong magical field slows light down to a slow, elegant crawl just above the speed of sound.
2012-12-21 12:14:10 PM  
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: Well played, Subby, only it's almost not fair to rouse some Farkers before they've ingested their morning ration of caffeine.


Thank you kindly, sir
2012-12-21 11:03:32 AM  
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St_Francis_P: bamph: Probably a reference to the shuttle Columbia exploding.  One of the broadcast stations had a ticker on that said it reentered the atmosphere going 18 times the speed of light.

Sure, but that had rockets. This is just a rock!


Why do you think it's only going 7 times the speed of light?!
2012-12-21 10:11:02 AM  
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2012-12-21 08:50:51 AM  
1 votes:
It stole my bike too.
 
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