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(Russian Machine Never Breaks)   At least one meteor strike confirmed in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Conflicting reports suggest moderate damage, possible evacuations underway. (w/multiple dash cam video HolyFarkness) (now w/working link)   ( russianmachineneverbreaks.com) divider line
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2013-02-15 12:53:55 AM  
Perhaps Bruce Willis failed after all?

/seriously, holy fark
 
2013-02-15 12:59:21 AM  
I will save Liv!! :)
 
2013-02-15 01:08:42 AM  
Holy piroskies Batman!
 
2013-02-15 01:09:28 AM  
dashcam video goodness.
 
2013-02-15 01:10:30 AM  
I bet it takes awhile to process seeing something like that.
 
2013-02-15 01:11:54 AM  
I wonder if they're little chunks that were sharing DA14's trajectory. If so there ought to be more incoming.

Bring your umbrella!
 
2013-02-15 01:11:58 AM  
This is the fastest green I have seen in years
 
2013-02-15 01:12:39 AM  
 
2013-02-15 01:12:39 AM  
Crazy. This site has a bit of info up now. Apparently a zinc plant had its roof blown off.

/yay dashcams!
 
2013-02-15 01:12:58 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-15 01:13:36 AM  
Damn, Fark finally got something rather quickly rather than hours later. I wonder how many more of these things are gonna hit us until the asteroid passes...
 
2013-02-15 01:13:41 AM  
Yet another catastrophic  result of global warming.
 
2013-02-15 01:14:07 AM  
Damn mayans were lousy with math.
 
2013-02-15 01:14:19 AM  
Obama's fault.
 
2013-02-15 01:14:52 AM  
What's with the dual contrails?
 
2013-02-15 01:14:53 AM  

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: I wonder if they're little chunks that were sharing DA14's trajectory. If so there ought to be more incoming.

Bring your umbrella!


My advice is to start drinking heavily.
 
2013-02-15 01:15:08 AM  
Crazy, I was just reading the chapter of Carl Sagan's Cosmos about the Tunguska event and comets colliding with the earth in my flight to Denver an hour ago
 
2013-02-15 01:15:35 AM  
Their aim is a bit off; they TOTALLY missed Buenos Aires.
 
2013-02-15 01:15:49 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Damn, Fark finally got something rather quickly rather than hours later. I wonder how many more of these things are gonna hit us until the asteroid passes...


This meteorite was apparently heading in the wrong direction to be related to the big one.
 
2013-02-15 01:16:43 AM  
This is a repeat from 1908
 
2013-02-15 01:16:44 AM  

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


It's the Illuminati meteor control device, silly.
 
2013-02-15 01:16:47 AM  

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


Broke in two on impact with the upper atmosphere?
 
2013-02-15 01:16:57 AM  

Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!


So that's what "Holy shiat!" sounds like in Russian
 
2013-02-15 01:17:04 AM  
Hey NASA, you were 18k miles off.  Do better math next time.
 
2013-02-15 01:17:17 AM  
Russian meteorite? Be on the lookout for this guy:
i5.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 01:17:22 AM  
I love that the global apocalypse is beginning on Valentine's Day.

Burn, motherfarkers.

/was the only person in my office the past two days not loudly announcing plans for a big date
//sob
 
2013-02-15 01:17:33 AM  

cantsleep: Damn mayans were lousy with math.


They forgot to carry a Baktun
 
2013-02-15 01:18:59 AM  
Well, crap. Thanks Uakronkid. That makes me feel worse, actually!
 
2013-02-15 01:19:39 AM  
Maybe the United Nations will seriously consider a 'space patrol' now.
 
2013-02-15 01:19:54 AM  
I blame the Jews!
 
2013-02-15 01:20:18 AM  
Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?
 
2013-02-15 01:20:35 AM  
Linked is farked - anyone have a link to the video?
 
2013-02-15 01:20:36 AM  
Either this is the best viral marketing attempt ever or that was amazing.
 
2013-02-15 01:21:05 AM  
Jeez, that sonic boom must of been one hell of a blast, you can hear glass shattering nearby. The video shot from the balcony glass breaking is much more noticeable.
 
2013-02-15 01:21:48 AM  

Notabunny: Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!

So that's what "Holy shiat!" sounds like in Russian


My wife says it translates more into "fark!"

She doesn't know what "blatt" translates to... she just knows that it's bad.
 
2013-02-15 01:22:01 AM  
RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!

www.theunticket.com
 
2013-02-15 01:22:34 AM  

Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?


Dude, it's already at $4.13 today.
 
2013-02-15 01:22:43 AM  

germ78: Crazy. This site has a bit of info up now. Apparently a zinc plant had its roof blown off.

/yay dashcams!


No need to panic.  The Canadian goalie for the hockey team there who played 24 games for Atlanta in 2005-6 is alright.
 
2013-02-15 01:22:48 AM  
Drat - the fastest green I've ever received, and the link goes dead on me.  :(  Sorry folks!

Malivon: Linked is farked - anyone have a link to the video?



Try this one
 
2013-02-15 01:23:54 AM  
Link went boom
 
2013-02-15 01:24:15 AM  
 
2013-02-15 01:24:42 AM  

HotWingAgenda: Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?

Dude, it's already at $4.13 today.


Where the fark do you live?  I'm at almost 8,000ft above sea level IN the Rocky Mountains, and our gas was $2.78.
 
2013-02-15 01:25:07 AM  
Direct links to Youtube clips.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4ZxXYscmgRg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7c-0iwBEswE

/looks just like CGI.
 
2013-02-15 01:25:07 AM  
Here's a Russian language blog of the meteor: http://zyalt.livejournal.com/722930.html Has a ton of vids and pictures.
 
2013-02-15 01:25:33 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Their aim is a bit off; they TOTALLY missed Buenos Aires.


You are a magnificent human being.

/The only good bug is a dead bug.
 
2013-02-15 01:25:38 AM  
I saw one about that size once. On the evening of July 4th a few years back. Saw it from the front yard, had enough time to run around to the back and watched for about another 10 seconds before it shattered into bits. Seriously the most intense thing I have ever personally witnessed.
 
2013-02-15 01:25:52 AM  
thelifestream.net
 
2013-02-15 01:26:28 AM  
My headline and submission time was better and earlier. Yes, I'm whining, it's late.

That said, RT has good updates.

And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.
 
2013-02-15 01:27:14 AM  

netgamer7k: RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS


That could be fun! Let's see....

DA14 is actually an alien mothership and one of their stealthed orbital drones misfired a "rod from god" over Russia.
 
2013-02-15 01:27:18 AM  

Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!


Thanks for the link, was curious about the boom. Here is another.
 
2013-02-15 01:28:03 AM  

Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!


Bloody.

Hell.
 
2013-02-15 01:28:33 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Drat - the fastest green I've ever received, and the link goes dead on me.  :(  Sorry folks!

Malivon: Linked is farked - anyone have a link to the video?


Try this one


Thanks. Awesome videos.
 
2013-02-15 01:29:26 AM  

sforce: My headline and submission time was better and earlier. Yes, I'm whining, it's late.

That said, RT has good updates.

And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.


Right now they're saying that Dolph Lundgren counterpunched it and that caused most of the damage. .
 
2013-02-15 01:29:34 AM  
Jesus Christ that was one hell of an explosion! Stay safe Russian Farkers! :(
 
2013-02-15 01:29:40 AM  

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: netgamer7k: RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS

That could be fun! Let's see....

DA14 is actually an alien mothership and one of their stealthed orbital drones misfired a "rod from god" over Russia.


Okay, but when the Foot comes down we're all in for it.

/Climbing fithp FTW
 
2013-02-15 01:30:11 AM  
That is awesome! Any chance it's from the astroid that's close by?
 
2013-02-15 01:30:34 AM  

you are a puppet: [thelifestream.net image 510x510]


Yes!  I wasn't the only one who thought of that!  :D
 
2013-02-15 01:30:41 AM  

sforce: And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.


If this is true...than the whole story just got a lot more interesting.
 
2013-02-15 01:31:44 AM  
imageshack.us
EXPLOSIONS?!?
 
2013-02-15 01:32:05 AM  
 
2013-02-15 01:32:12 AM  
Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?
 
2013-02-15 01:32:23 AM  

Quaker: Russian meteorite? Be on the lookout for this guy:
[i5.photobucket.com image 800x450]


Krychek was a biatch
 
2013-02-15 01:32:57 AM  
download.lardlad.com
 
2013-02-15 01:33:07 AM  
Also, FYI:  Farkback has been sent on the bad link.
 
2013-02-15 01:33:07 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Drat - the fastest green I've ever received, and the link goes dead on me.  :(  Sorry folks!

Malivon: Linked is farked - anyone have a link to the video?


Try this one


Thanks. Swapped it out.
 
2013-02-15 01:35:06 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Try this one

Thanks. Swapped it out.


Why link to what look like blogs? .. RT banned from being linked to?
 
2013-02-15 01:35:32 AM  
Getting 503s on all links.
 
2013-02-15 01:35:33 AM  
No one shut off their radio and said the Russian equivalent of "HOLY shiat WHAT THE fark WAS THAT???"
 
2013-02-15 01:35:48 AM  

crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?


BBBCause...The InterNNNet is 20 mins into future.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-15 01:35:52 AM  
Is it time to invade Klendathu yet?
 
2013-02-15 01:35:55 AM  
Good gracious!  GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!
 
2013-02-15 01:36:12 AM  

crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?


Well, Fox News has it on their site. Apart from that, shrug.
 
2013-02-15 01:36:24 AM  
Time to look for a ship...

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-15 01:36:53 AM  

Makh: Hey NASA, you were 18k miles off.  Do better math next time.


They forgot to convert from metric.
 
2013-02-15 01:36:57 AM  

Coelacanth: Getting 503s on all links.


Use this one

It's not going anywhere and they keep updating their video, a compilation of all the ones you see on Youtube
 
2013-02-15 01:37:34 AM  

flamingboar: That is awesome! Any chance it's from the astroid that's close by?



Given how astronomical the odds of an event like this happening are and the flyby due later Friday.....maybe.
 
2013-02-15 01:38:16 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Drat - the fastest green I've ever received, and the link goes dead on me.  :(  Sorry folks!

Malivon: Linked is farked - anyone have a link to the video?


Try this one

Thanks. Swapped it out.


Thanks!  :)
 
2013-02-15 01:38:21 AM  
crumblecat : Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?

Because disabled cruise ship!!!

// Mainstream news is a slow plodding dinosaur. Someone shot this shiat on a dashcam and said damn, I need to rush home and upload this to youtube.
 
2013-02-15 01:38:25 AM  
There's probably more than a few Russian doomsday preppers holed up in their underground bunkers drinking vodka and having sex with their hot Russian brides.

/I'm in my basement
//*sips vodka and sprite*
///I was browsing a Russian mail order bride website a couple hours ago
////small world we live in
 
2013-02-15 01:38:36 AM  
A meteorite has landed!
 
2013-02-15 01:38:44 AM  
Looks like al-Qaeda figured out how to fly big rocks.
 
2013-02-15 01:38:45 AM  

Elvis_Bogart: sforce: And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.

If this is true...than the whole story just got a lot more interesting.


Absolutely.  That's is way beyond anything I thought any military was capable of.  Aren't we still struggling with accomplishing the same thing with a single ICBM?  I would think that a meteor has to be moving much faster than that.
 
2013-02-15 01:38:49 AM  
This is the biggest interdimensional crossrip since the Tunguska Blast of 1909.

We could on the verge of a four fold crossrrip. A PKE surge of incredible, even dangerous, proportions.
 
2013-02-15 01:38:49 AM  
s.66.ru

Hope they have meteor insurance.
 
2013-02-15 01:39:53 AM  
Ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack.  Ack ack ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack ack?  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack.

/learning on Rosetta Stone just in case
 
2013-02-15 01:40:11 AM  
Phil Plait's twitter feed is well worth following.

/this is probably nothing to do with DA14
 
2013-02-15 01:40:19 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Perhaps Bruce Willis failed after all?

/seriously, holy fark


Nah, Harry doesn't know how to fail.
 
2013-02-15 01:40:55 AM  

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


It broke up?
 
2013-02-15 01:41:21 AM  
When that explosion sounded, followed by what sounded like crackling gunfire, I would have crapped myself and assumed we were at war.
 
2013-02-15 01:41:40 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?


The day after Valentine's Day? .. That's farked up
 
2013-02-15 01:41:46 AM  

netgamer7k: RELEASE THE HORDES OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!


I have to sleep, but i'm sure someone can fill in for me, albeit poorly.

To tide you over, i saw a thread on a 'conspiracy' site about a week ago showing other inbound meteors coming close around the same time as DA14, and the MSM is being suspiciously silent about them. We could be heading into a whole patch of this stuff.
 
2013-02-15 01:42:11 AM  

OneFretAway: Elvis_Bogart: sforce: And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.

If this is true...than the whole story just got a lot more interesting.

Absolutely.  That's is way beyond anything I thought any military was capable of.  Aren't we still struggling with accomplishing the same thing with a single ICBM?  I would think that a meteor has to be moving much faster than that.


The Russian military lie in order to appear superhumanly powerful?  Unpossible!

/Putin himself ordered the strike during his morning naked combat session against six armed Chechens.
 
2013-02-15 01:42:18 AM  

flamingboar: That is awesome! Any chance it's from the astroid that's close by?


12 hours away. I'm leaning towards a darn good coincidence.
 
2013-02-15 01:42:19 AM  

Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!


upload.wikimedia.org

Time to start filling the bathtub....
 
2013-02-15 01:42:51 AM  
Shouldn't a second meteorite be hitting the south tower right now?
 
2013-02-15 01:43:09 AM  
Makes me feel bad for those cruise ship people. What terrible luck...oh wait, I get zapped too? Fark the cruise ship people and get out of my way. I am boarding that farking floating toilet!
 
2013-02-15 01:43:18 AM  
img367.imageshack.us

вернуться, цинк!
 
2013-02-15 01:43:20 AM  

sforce: My headline and submission time was better and earlier. Yes, I'm whining, it's late.

That said, RT has good updates.

And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.


Yeah, there's no way they could target it and get a missile launched in time.
 
2013-02-15 01:43:53 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?



What's the difference between this and a bolide?
 
2013-02-15 01:44:26 AM  
This is going to cause major panic when this hits mainstream, with the asteroid flyby later today.
 
2013-02-15 01:45:10 AM  

me texan: This is going to cause major panic when this hits mainstream, with the asteroid flyby later today.


It'shiat BBC.
 
2013-02-15 01:45:16 AM  

PowerSlacker: Shouldn't a second meteorite be hitting the south tower right now?


Too soon.
 
2013-02-15 01:45:33 AM  

Notabunny: Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!

So that's what "Holy shiat!" sounds like in Russian



It's the E bomb.
A lot like the F bomb, only in Russian.
 
2013-02-15 01:45:47 AM  
It has hit BBC, that is.
 
2013-02-15 01:46:03 AM  
The 12 hour difference between this strike and the main meteor's projected path would put it somewhere over the USA, if coming from the same general direction, yes?
 
2013-02-15 01:46:12 AM  
i21.photobucket.com

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.
 
2013-02-15 01:46:15 AM  
Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...
 
2013-02-15 01:46:30 AM  
I said holy farking shiat out loud when I watched those videos. Hope everyone is ok but I wish I could have experienced this in person.
 
2013-02-15 01:46:33 AM  

flamingboar: That is awesome! Any chance it's from the astroid that's close by?


The Bad Astronomer doesn't seem to think it is.

The article has this tweet from him: I don't *think* this meteor is related to #2012DA14; a solid 12+ hours ahead; DA14 is still pretty far out. Coincidence?
 
2013-02-15 01:46:45 AM  

bingethinker: Yeah, there's no way they could target it and get a missile launched in time.


If they can make a snap shot on a house-sized object moving at mach 20-something, then I for one welcome our new neo-Soviet overlords...

/no objects or contrails moving upwards in any of the videos
//so probably not
 
2013-02-15 01:47:20 AM  

Confabulat: I bet it takes awhile to process seeing something like that.


If I saw something like that, I'd immediately think "Welp, the human race has had a good run. Too bad we had to fark it up with global thermonuclear war." Then I'd be surprised I hadn't seen the flash yet.
 
2013-02-15 01:47:28 AM  

Scorpinock: The 12 hour difference between this strike and the main meteor's projected path would put it somewhere over the USA, if coming from the same general direction, yes?


The one later today is on a north south trajectory.
 
2013-02-15 01:47:40 AM  

OneFretAway: PowerSlacker: Shouldn't a second meteorite be hitting the south tower right now?

Too soon.



Dude, it's been 12 years almost
 
2013-02-15 01:48:04 AM  
So was that fire or brimstone?
 
2013-02-15 01:48:33 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...


very likely this is a speed of sound vs. speed of light issue. those contrails are *waaaay* the hell up in the upper atmosphere and the booms have to travel far slower then the photons that carry the image to the camera.
 
2013-02-15 01:48:36 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack!  Ack!  Ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack.  Ack ack ack ack ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack ack?  Ack!  Ack ack ack ack ack.

/learning on Rosetta Stone just in case


Lame, accent all wrong, weak vocab. Pimsleur RULES. It's

Ack aack! Ack! Ack ack ack ack! Ack! Aack ack ack! Ack ack ack ack. Ack aack ack ack ack! Ack ack ack ack ack ack? Ack! Ack ack ack aaack ack.
 
2013-02-15 01:48:59 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...


Sounds moves slow.  We don't have anyway to just distance/size in the contrails.

Watching shuttle launches from outside of KSC, it takes a good 15-20seconds for the sound to reach you and the shuttle is high in the sky by that point.
 
2013-02-15 01:49:23 AM  

Notabunny: Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: I wonder if they're little chunks that were sharing DA14's trajectory. If so there ought to be more incoming.

Bring your umbrella!

My advice is to start drinking heavily.


On it!
 
2013-02-15 01:50:03 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: flamingboar: That is awesome! Any chance it's from the astroid that's close by?

The Bad Astronomer doesn't seem to think it is.

The article has this tweet from him: I don't *think* this meteor is related to #2012DA14; a solid 12+ hours ahead; DA14 is still pretty far out. Coincidence?


From my Discovery Channel diploma I would think that the Earth's gravity has been pulling loose bits of the astroid as it gets closer?
 
2013-02-15 01:50:17 AM  
I always assumed it was going to take a nice several kiloton nickel iron based tap on the shoulder before humanity got it's head out of it's ass and decided to put up a proper skyguard. I really hope this was enough rather then having to wait for one of these to actually *land* on a major city.
 
2013-02-15 01:50:43 AM  

sforce: My headline and submission time was better and earlier. Yes, I'm whining, it's late.

That said, RT has good updates.

And they're claiming "Urals meteorite shot down by Russian air defense" ... really? Is that possible, I thought meteorites would be way too fast for something like that.


With what?!? Megalith?
 
2013-02-15 01:51:00 AM  

crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?


BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116
 
2013-02-15 01:51:05 AM  
The goddamn bugs whacked us, Johnny.
 
2013-02-15 01:51:20 AM  

JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 400x320]

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.


Well that's because it was the only one made, duh.
 
2013-02-15 01:51:22 AM  

grinding_journalist: Confabulat: I bet it takes awhile to process seeing something like that.

If I saw something like that, I'd immediately think "Welp, the human race has had a good run. Too bad we had to fark it up with global thermonuclear war." Then I'd be surprised I hadn't seen the flash yet.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's what would go through my mind as well.
 
2013-02-15 01:52:00 AM  
Why are there multiple booms? One video I saw had almost a dozen booms. Did the rock split in pieces, or do sound waves travel oddly?
 
2013-02-15 01:52:18 AM  
Thank goodness this didn't happen at the height of the Cold War. We'd almost certainly all be dead.
 
2013-02-15 01:52:18 AM  
The UK just voted for gay marriage about two weeks ago. Coincidence? I think not...
 
2013-02-15 01:52:40 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...


The actual hypocenter of the airburst was probably many miles away (near the end of the big contrail) from the town and it took a minute or more for the shockwave to arrive. Some spot way out in the woods got absolutely hammered... I wouldn't be surprised if they find a bunch of trees mowed down Tunguska-style. Fortunately that area is very sparsely populated...
 
2013-02-15 01:53:10 AM  
i.imgur.com

О, я потратил свою жизнь
 
2013-02-15 01:53:21 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...


Judging by the height of those trails the object probably hit 20 miles away. I'm probably overestimating but it definitely hit far off from th camera. The video showing all of the smaller blasts is curious though.
 
2013-02-15 01:53:55 AM  

clear_prop: recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...

Sounds moves slow.  We don't have anyway to just distance/size in the contrails.

Watching shuttle launches from outside of KSC, it takes a good 15-20seconds for the sound to reach you and the shuttle is high in the sky by that point.


Makes sense, thanks.
 
2013-02-15 01:54:36 AM  

netgamer7k: Why are there multiple booms? One video I saw had almost a dozen booms. Did the rock split in pieces, or do sound waves travel oddly?


Heard that too. Sound Echo?
 
2013-02-15 01:54:41 AM  
Blowout soon, Stalker.
 
2013-02-15 01:54:51 AM  

clear_prop: recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...

Sounds moves slow.  We don't have anyway to just distance/size in the contrails.

Watching shuttle launches from outside of KSC, it takes a good 15-20seconds for the sound to reach you and the shuttle is high in the sky by that point.


Speed of sound is ~340 M/s (slower at upper atmosphere)... quick google search says meteors start to give off light at ~100 km... so if it exploded up in the upper mesosphere, the sound would take about 4 minutes to reach the ground.  A two minute delay would give a height of about 40km, or mid stratosphere.
 
2013-02-15 01:55:00 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: О, я потратил свою жизнь


Blat!
 
2013-02-15 01:55:30 AM  

Branch Dravidian: recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...

The actual hypocenter of the airburst was probably many miles away (near the end of the big contrail) from the town and it took a minute or more for the shockwave to arrive. Some spot way out in the woods got absolutely hammered... I wouldn't be surprised if they find a bunch of trees mowed down Tunguska-style. Fortunately that area is very sparsely populated...


Interesting.  Yea hope no one is hurt, and can't wait for some footage of that area if this is the case.
 
2013-02-15 01:55:34 AM  

sforce: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

The day after Valentine's Day? .. That's farked up


Snerk ; ) I hope it's not bad but this kind of thing was gonna happen.
 
2013-02-15 01:55:37 AM  

santadog: HotWingAgenda: Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?

Dude, it's already at $4.13 today.

Where the fark do you live?  I'm at almost 8,000ft above sea level IN the Rocky Mountains, and our gas was $2.78.


California.

Nuff said.
 
2013-02-15 01:55:52 AM  
For farks sake just give the Loonies their independence already.

/Simon Jester lines up another shot
 
2013-02-15 01:56:06 AM  

santadog: HotWingAgenda: Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go back up to $4 a gallon?

Dude, it's already at $4.13 today.

Where the fark do you live?  I'm at almost 8,000ft above sea level IN the Rocky Mountains, and our gas was $2.78.


Near L.A. here and it's about that. Farking California regulations.
 
2013-02-15 01:56:14 AM  

amindofiron: recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...

very likely this is a speed of sound vs. speed of light issue. those contrails are *waaaay* the hell up in the upper atmosphere and the booms have to travel far slower then the photons that carry the image to the camera.


Yeah, the speed of sound is about 340 m/s. So for a 30-60 second delay, you're talking about a 10-20 km distance. Which seems plausible from the images.
 
2013-02-15 01:56:20 AM  
Should say, a distance of 40km... Asquared + Bsquared and all of that.
 
2013-02-15 01:56:35 AM  

netgamer7k: Why are there multiple booms? One video I saw had almost a dozen booms. Did the rock split in pieces, or do sound waves travel oddly?


The rock likely split, and each piece makes its own boom, or if the pieces are big and oddly shaped, a single piece might have multiple booms.  Supersonic planes often have a double boom from a bow wave and a tail wave.
 
2013-02-15 01:56:35 AM  

Fark It: Blowout soon, Stalker.


Better get out of here.
 
2013-02-15 01:56:41 AM  

crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?


Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/15/us-russia-meteorite-idUSBRE 9 1E05Z20130215
 
2013-02-15 01:57:20 AM  

PhDemented: clear_prop: recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...

Sounds moves slow.  We don't have anyway to just distance/size in the contrails.

Watching shuttle launches from outside of KSC, it takes a good 15-20seconds for the sound to reach you and the shuttle is high in the sky by that point.

Speed of sound is ~340 M/s (slower at upper atmosphere)... quick google search says meteors start to give off light at ~100 km... so if it exploded up in the upper mesosphere, the sound would take about 4 minutes to reach the ground.  A two minute delay would give a height of about 40km, or mid stratosphere.


Would there be a sound from it entering the atmosphere and then traveling through it? Like sonic booms? A massive object moving that fast would make a lot of noise before it even hit the ground right? Would explain the multiple blasts tha don't sound like echoes.
 
2013-02-15 01:57:43 AM  

netgamer7k: Why are there multiple booms? One video I saw had almost a dozen booms. Did the rock split in pieces, or do sound waves travel oddly?


Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

In most of the vids I've seen the contrail and light first appears then the light gets super bright right around where the double contrail is persisting then the contrail thins out and disappears.

The multiple booms would be a combo of it exploding and all the individual pieces generating their own shockwaves.
 
2013-02-15 01:58:46 AM  
That was a helluva lot of energy.

Looking forward to estimates of how big it was pre-entry, once they figure out what it was made of.
 
2013-02-15 01:59:04 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-15 01:59:24 AM  

amindofiron: I always assumed it was going to take a nice several kiloton nickel iron based tap on the shoulder before humanity got it's head out of it's ass and decided to put up a proper skyguard. I really hope this was enough rather then having to wait for one of these to actually *land* on a major city.


I doubt it'll be enough. Its gonna take wiping a major city off the map for anything to be done.
 
2013-02-15 01:59:31 AM  
Seems if there was a missile strike, that would explain the dual contrails.
 
2013-02-15 01:59:53 AM  

Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.


And the big hole in that building?
 
2013-02-15 02:00:19 AM  
Thankfully the Russians didnt think we were attacking them and start turning keys in retaliation.
 
2013-02-15 02:00:20 AM  
Weird. I just watched Chronicle the other day. Coincidence?
 
2013-02-15 02:00:24 AM  
This would have never happened if we had meteors of our own.
 
2013-02-15 02:00:25 AM  

Giltric: netgamer7k: Why are there multiple booms? One video I saw had almost a dozen booms. Did the rock split in pieces, or do sound waves travel oddly?

Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

In most of the vids I've seen the contrail and light first appears then the light gets super bright right around where the double contrail is persisting then the contrail thins out and disappears.

The multiple booms would be a combo of it exploding and all the individual pieces generating their own shockwaves.


That seems very plausible, not sure wh I didn't think of that when I asked my original question.
 
2013-02-15 02:00:31 AM  
My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.
 
2013-02-15 02:00:37 AM  

lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.


They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.
 
2013-02-15 02:01:41 AM  

Coelacanth: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?


What's the difference between this and a bolide?


Well it looks like there were multiples and the hype it's not gonna hit us, and Phil says he doesn't think that is the one everyone has been talking about.
/Strange days indeed
 
2013-02-15 02:01:41 AM  

WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?


if this is the big red brick building, there are intact windows on that. think that would be the case if a hunk of space junk slammed into it at mach 5 or so?
 
2013-02-15 02:01:46 AM  
We'd like a sample of your brain tissue.
 
2013-02-15 02:02:28 AM  

WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?


Vodak inspired construction is my guess. Can't tell if there is a crater in the boiler room though.

If pieces did hit the ground they are worth like 10k a gram or something ridiculous.
 
2013-02-15 02:02:53 AM  

kim jong-un: lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.

They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.


A pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
 
2013-02-15 02:02:58 AM  

PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.


SHOCKWAVE HAD TO WAIT FOUR MINUTES TO VOTE: SO WHAT?
 
2013-02-15 02:03:58 AM  

WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?


The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.
 
2013-02-15 02:04:06 AM  

PreMortem: That was a helluva lot of energy.

Looking forward to estimates of how big it was pre-entry, once they figure out what it was made of.


1. TWSS
2. You'll need a baby arm for comparison
3. Pure beefcake, baby
 
2013-02-15 02:04:41 AM  

rwa2: Notabunny: Stretch_8: Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!

So that's what "Holy shiat!" sounds like in Russian

My wife says it translates more into "fark!"

She doesn't know what "blatt" translates to... she just knows that it's bad.


blatt, or blyad, is similar to coont. It's almost a filler word for them, like how we all say fark
 
2013-02-15 02:05:06 AM  

JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 400x320]

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.


cdn.7static.com

Only "War of the Worlds" musical worth listening to.

Seriously, don't listen to the new generation version.
 
2013-02-15 02:05:27 AM  
fc05.deviantart.net
 
2013-02-15 02:05:33 AM  
Well nice knowing you Internets.  The panic has started.  "Asteroid in near earth miss causes damage in Russia"


.   http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000077369&story_title=Worl d :%20Asteroid%20in%20near%20earth%20miss%20cause%20damage%20in%20Russia
 
2013-02-15 02:05:39 AM  
I'm watching Battle for Los Angles right now.

/so kick and all
//actualy, not too bad of a movie
 
2013-02-15 02:06:10 AM  
OK, that's fuq'd up.
 
2013-02-15 02:06:42 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?


That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?
 
2013-02-15 02:07:03 AM  

TheManWho: JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 400x320]

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.

Only "War of the Worlds" musical worth listening to.

Seriously, don't listen to the new generation version.


Eve of war came up in the shuffle only an hour ago. Maybe I should have heeded the warning.


/A million to one, but still they come
 
2013-02-15 02:07:13 AM  

Notabunny: PreMortem: That was a helluva lot of energy.

Looking forward to estimates of how big it was pre-entry, once they figure out what it was made of.

1. TWSS
2. You'll need a baby arm for comparison
3. Pure beefcake, baby


Yeah.. My first line was "I wonder how big it was before it penetrated the atmosphere", but tried to be a little less obvious.
 
2013-02-15 02:07:29 AM  
remember kids, refresh before posting.
 
2013-02-15 02:07:51 AM  

TheManWho: JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 400x320]

From the only War Of The Worlds movie worth watching.

Only "War of the Worlds" musical worth listening to.

Seriously, don't listen to the new generation version.


Dude, that musical rocks.

"No Nathaniel! Oh no, Nathaniel, there must be more to life."
 
2013-02-15 02:07:57 AM  
Fark broke Russian machine (that never breaks)
 
2013-02-15 02:08:46 AM  

PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.


CNN always seems to be at the end of the line when a breaking news story hits. Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, etc. seem to beat them everytime.
 
2013-02-15 02:08:53 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...


Sound travels much slower than light. The sky gives your brain no easy references to calculate distance, so it looks a lot closer than it likely was. Combine that with the fact that the speed of sound is lower in high altitudes and that can account for the time differential.
 
2013-02-15 02:08:59 AM  
Hopefully it was just a coincidence and not just the first of an entire shower of the damn things.
 
2013-02-15 02:09:34 AM  

Warchild: Fark broke Russian machine (that never breaks)


In Fark breaks Soviet Union
 
2013-02-15 02:09:42 AM  

DownDaRiver: I'm watching Battle for Los Angles right now.

/so kick and all
//actualy, not too bad of a movie


Movie? I thought it was a recruitment video.
 
2013-02-15 02:10:14 AM  
assets.sbnation.com
 
2013-02-15 02:10:15 AM  

lousyskater: Hopefully it was just a coincidence and not just the first of an entire shower of the damn things.


For anything associated with an object that small, the impacts would have already occured.

/Soft, what light through yonder window bre
 
2013-02-15 02:11:15 AM  

clear_prop: netgamer7k: Why are there multiple booms? One video I saw had almost a dozen booms. Did the rock split in pieces, or do sound waves travel oddly?

The rock likely split, and each piece makes its own boom, or if the pieces are big and oddly shaped, a single piece might have multiple booms. Supersonic planes often have a double boom from a bow wave and a tail wave.



What a double boom might look like.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-15 02:11:56 AM  
Meteorite type explosions being reported in germany and finland
 
2013-02-15 02:13:00 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Phil says he doesn't think that is the one everyone has been talking about.


Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

I'd say It's certainly not DA14, because the estimated time difference is too great. But it would seem DA14 brought friends. Let's hope that's the biggest which doesn't pass us by.
 
2013-02-15 02:13:43 AM  
 
2013-02-15 02:14:06 AM  

12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.


How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?
 
2013-02-15 02:14:30 AM  

ontariolightning: Meteorite type explosions being reported in germany and finland


I suppose it's possible, sounds like the right orbital track. Not gonna buy it in any real way without pics and such of course.
 
2013-02-15 02:14:44 AM  

amindofiron: I always assumed it was going to take a nice several kiloton nickel iron based tap on the shoulder before humanity got it's head out of it's ass and decided to put up a proper skyguard. I really hope this was enough rather then having to wait for one of these to actually *land* on a major city.


This.

This cartoon is 13 years old, and was originally about 2000 SG344. Still relevant for 2011 AG5, and, it would seem, for this week.

i.imgur.com

Now we can haz a fully-funded spaceguard/skyguard programme? It doesn't matter whether it's implemented like GPS/GLONASS/Compass/Galileo for navigation (separate national efforts that can be used by anyone), or if it's implemented broadly by international convention like the protocols to restore the ozone layer were. It's a basic piece of shared planetary infrastructure that ought to be standard issue for any civilization capable of orbital spaceflight.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, and maybe what we needed was a good kick in our complacency.
 
2013-02-15 02:15:13 AM  

ontariolightning: Meteorite type explosions being reported in germany and finland


Link?

Doggonit... this asteroid is just defecating its lovely contents all over us.
 
2013-02-15 02:15:14 AM  

12349876: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/15/breaking_huge_met e or_explodes_over_russia.html


It'll be the end of the world before I go to the crapfest that is slate. Hmm maybe I should rephrase that.

I'd rather get hit by a mete....
 
2013-02-15 02:15:32 AM  

amindofiron: ontariolightning: Meteorite type explosions being reported in germany and finland

I suppose it's possible, sounds like the right orbital track. Not gonna buy it in any real way without pics and such of course.


it was twitter so it could be nothing
 
2013-02-15 02:15:52 AM  

SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?


Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.
 
2013-02-15 02:16:16 AM  
Soon to hear the lonesome death of Georgi Verrilsky
 
2013-02-15 02:16:17 AM  

me texan: Well nice knowing you Internets.  The panic has started.  "Asteroid in near earth miss causes damage in Russia"


.   http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000077369&story_title=Worl d :%20Asteroid%20in%20near%20earth%20miss%20cause%20damage%20in%20Russia


Ugh.  Even though most of it was a copy and past from the Reuters feed, that second paragraph made me wince.
 
2013-02-15 02:16:17 AM  
Sorry, must have been that bean I had.

Cool stuff like this always seems to happen in Russia.
 
2013-02-15 02:16:22 AM  

Warchild: Fark broke Russian machine (that never breaks)


It's still working for me, but the original link got farked up fast.
 
2013-02-15 02:16:24 AM  

kim jong-un: lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.

They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.

4.bp.blogspot.com

 
2013-02-15 02:17:38 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.


Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?
 
2013-02-15 02:17:42 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.

CNN always seems to be at the end of the line when a breaking news story hits. Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, etc. seem to beat them everytime.


Fox beat CNN to covering the CNN building being hit by a tornado, it's not surprising : )
 
2013-02-15 02:17:43 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.


This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?
 
2013-02-15 02:18:08 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: It's still working for me, but the original link got farked up fast.


It's working again now for me too.
 
2013-02-15 02:18:23 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: PowerSlacker: My local Fox affiliate is showing meteorite footage...nothing on CNN.

Awesome.

CNN always seems to be at the end of the line when a breaking news story hits. Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, etc. seem to beat them everytime.

Fox beat CNN to covering the CNN building being hit by a tornado, it's not surprising : )


Heh!
 
2013-02-15 02:19:21 AM  

SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?


The Earth's atmosphere is relatively thin with respect to the circumference of the Earth. From that perspective something can cut right through the atmosphere and miss crashing into the Earth and it would still look like it just skipped off the atmosphere.

And... sonic booms can travel very far.
 
2013-02-15 02:19:34 AM  
News Flash this mods! It's the Apocklytips!
 
2013-02-15 02:20:00 AM  
Based on the rough approximation that the leading part of the earth's surface (relative to its movement around the sun) occurs at dawn, this does not bode well for Australia
 
2013-02-15 02:20:25 AM  
img59.imageshack.us

/gif on Google home page...
 
2013-02-15 02:20:43 AM  
Crazy Russian Farkers and their photoshopes

cs6081.userapi.com
 
2013-02-15 02:21:02 AM  

SJKebab: J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?


Pretty sure that's the rising sun
 
2013-02-15 02:21:31 AM  

Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?


Well I've never been to Russia so...
 
2013-02-15 02:22:08 AM  
Diane Feinstein seen preparing bill that would outlaw Glock AR-47 tactical assault meteors.
 
2013-02-15 02:22:35 AM  

SJKebab: J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?


Nice
 
2013-02-15 02:23:29 AM  

netgamer7k: Diane Feinstein seen preparing bill that would outlaw Glock AR-47 tactical assault meteors.


Military-style meteors
 
2013-02-15 02:23:32 AM  

SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?


It didn't "skip" off the atmosphere. It was burning up, and therefore slowing down and going through the atmosphere, and friction caused the fireball. "Skipping" is a term used to describe that it was going faster than 17,500mph (escape velocity per 9.81m/s^2), and thus if it never slowed to that speed, it continued on through the atmosphere and on its way out if there was enough mass left.

Interesting stuff...
 
2013-02-15 02:23:53 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...


So that's a nyet?
 
2013-02-15 02:24:12 AM  

kim jong-un: SJKebab: 12349876: WorldCitizen: Giltric: Just guessing but it looked like it exploded in or skipped out of the atmosphere.

And the big hole in that building?

The sonic boom caused a weak roof to collapse. My guess.

How do you get a sonic boom to reach ground level if the meteor skips off the atmosphere?

The Earth's atmosphere is relatively thin with respect to the circumference of the Earth. From that perspective something can cut right through the atmosphere and miss crashing into the Earth and it would still look like it just skipped off the atmosphere.

And... sonic booms can travel very far.


If it did skip, then wouldn't it happen at a relatively thin atmosphere, hampering the projection of the sound?

/genuine question
 
2013-02-15 02:25:02 AM  

Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...

So that's a nyet?


I would say so : )
 
2013-02-15 02:26:49 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: Boojum2k: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.

Have you ever caused evacuations in a Russian city?

Well I've never been to Russia so...

So that's a nyet?

I would say so : )


So never been to Russia, and never hit by a meteor. I think the tinfoil works, going to get some for myself!
 
2013-02-15 02:27:23 AM  
Yikes! What's Russian for "Who Farted?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7mLUIDGqmw
I immediately call shenanigans because none of those Russians are drinking

J. Frank ParnellLet's hope that's the biggest which doesn't pass us by.

wuss!-you're just afraid to live in the world that Michael Bay has envisioned for us...& the Russian Megan Fox
 
2013-02-15 02:27:27 AM  
Good golly I hope it's an alien invasion. How fun is that going to be!
 
2013-02-15 02:27:32 AM  

sleeps in trees: When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious


it's not hitting earth and the western hemisphere will not see it. The eastern hemisphere will
 
2013-02-15 02:29:01 AM  
Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-02-15 02:30:21 AM  

VTGremlin: Good golly I hope it's an alien invasion. How fun is that going to be!


On a scale of all the alien-invasion books I've read, it ranges from a year long battle to free the world, to a longer entrenched war, to major asteroid impacts or an ecological invasion, to we're all doomed until Dracula gets pissed. So not very fun, I'd bet.
 
2013-02-15 02:30:54 AM  
Greetings,

I will be your token conspiracy theorist for the day.  First of all, there have been an increasing number of meteors falling to earth in recent years.  Yeah... remember all those news stories about "mysterious booming noises"?  Every so often the earth gets hit with meteors showers.  Some historians blame the dark ages on it...

Now this the part where malevolent aliens come down promising to protect us from the meteors but with plans of enslaving us...

By the way, did you know Mayan new year is February 19?

Have a nice day.
 
2013-02-15 02:31:02 AM  
Am I going to die?
 
2013-02-15 02:31:33 AM  

Schmegicky: Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 442x774]


To be fair, that could just as easily be a picture of Detroit.
\superpower'in ain't what it used to be.
__ __ slashies done got knocked over.
 
2013-02-15 02:32:03 AM  

Schmegicky: Here are late-breaking before and after pictures showing the devastation in Chelyabinsk caused by the meteorite shower.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 442x774]


XA!
 
2013-02-15 02:32:13 AM  

Confabulat: kim jong-un: lousyskater: Hope they have meteor insurance.

They do, unfortunately once it is on Earth it is a meteorite and they didn't get that coverage. DENIED.

(That said, the irony is that meteor damage is likely to net you money. Meteorites are worth a lot of money. And a meteorite that is as fresh as this one, is worth a farkton. If you can get one before it rains or gets wet, its worth a lot to scientists. Basically its a space rock, delivered on their doorstep, with no contamination. The last time we got a hold of any significant amount of untainted extraterrestrial rock was during the Apollo missions. There were a few in between, but not of any significant amount, so something like this is worth millions.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


$200 for a broken meteor? I wouldn't give you 50-cents for it!
 
2013-02-15 02:32:57 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes.

(most likely not from meteor though)
 
2013-02-15 02:33:02 AM  

Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...


It's a conspiracy!
 
2013-02-15 02:34:47 AM  

cc_rider: Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...

It's a conspiracy!


Did it play for you?
 
2013-02-15 02:35:10 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes, sorry. It may take awhile.
 
2013-02-15 02:35:12 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Yes.
 
2013-02-15 02:36:04 AM  

Civil_War2_Time: It didn't "skip" off the atmosphere.


That was what I was trying to imply initially.

Civil_War2_Time: "Skipping" is a term used to describe that it was going faster than 17,500mph (escape velocity per 9.81m/s^2), and thus if it never slowed to that speed, it continued on through the atmosphere and on its way out if there was enough mass left.


You know, I never really thought it through properly.  I always just had that mental image of a rock skipping over a pond when hit at just the right angle, and never thought about it again.  Above in response to Kim Jong Un, I was forced to think it through a bit more and realised the physics are more complicated and so I have no idea what would be "expected" to happen like I originally thought I did.

That said though, I never really considered the possibility of an object aimed "just right" and plowing through the atmosphere, with enough escape velocity at the end to ensure a safe exit.  I always thought of it more as a "bounce" rather than a "pierce".  I suppose the effect is the latter but its thought of as the former?

/tired and rambly now...
 
2013-02-15 02:36:47 AM  
Putin will look weak if he lets this go unanswered.
 
2013-02-15 02:38:27 AM  
This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns.
 
2013-02-15 02:38:40 AM  

sforce: SJKebab: J. Frank Parnell: Phil just repeats what NASA says on these things. He probably won't say anything concrete until they do.

This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?

Pretty sure that's the rising sun


Well, reverse the polarity then.

In fairness, the clock does say 18:30.  Who the hell looks at the date???
 
2013-02-15 02:39:31 AM  
apparently a chunk hit this building, judging by the damage it was at most softball sized (my estimate)

pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-02-15 02:39:35 AM  

sleeps in trees: ontariolightning: sleeps in trees: When is this hitting the nothwest?  I want to show my kids if I can.  I mean if you are going to go out do it well!

/I am serious

it's not hitting earth and the western hemisphere will not see it. The eastern hemisphere will

I just realized I said "hitting". I didn't mean literally. I meant when would the meteor show be available for viewing. Talk about poor wording!


Yea, you generally don't want to be close by when a ~50m asteroid smacks into the Earth's atmosphere.
 
2013-02-15 02:40:02 AM  

Shadowtag: This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns railguns.


Well there's that crappy joke ruined.
 
2013-02-15 02:40:55 AM  

Shadowtag: Shadowtag: This is all a plot by Obama to justify taking away our space station mounted rainguns railguns.

Well there's that crappy joke ruined.


Did you forget about Cheney's hurricane generator? Of course he doesn't want us to have rainguns!
 
2013-02-15 02:41:03 AM  

WhyteRaven74: apparently a chunk hit this building, judging by the damage it was at most softball sized (my estimate)

[pbs.twimg.com image 599x534]


Shock wave meets aging Soviet infrastructure
 
2013-02-15 02:41:06 AM  

WhyteRaven74: apparently a chunk hit this building, judging by the damage it was at most softball sized (my estimate)


Probably more like the head of a chihuahua
 
2013-02-15 02:41:08 AM  
SJKebab:This video here shows the incoming meteor in relation to the setting sun.  I saw on his twitter feed that he was looking for videos like this (I'm sure he already has it by now) in order to determine if it is related to DA14.

These sorts of calculations are far beyond my ken.  Anyone else want to have a go?


Well i'm glad to hear that. Math is not my strong suit, so i'm glad someone who knows their stuff is applying it to this.

If he makes a definitive statement before NASA does i'll be impressed.
 
2013-02-15 02:43:37 AM  
SJKebab:Well, reverse the polarity then.

I dunno-those Russian car dashcam video cameras read 18:30
 
2013-02-15 02:44:21 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Well i'm glad to hear that. Math is not my strong suit, so i'm glad someone who knows their stuff is applying it to this.

If he makes a definitive statement before NASA does i'll be impressed.


Apparently I don't know how to copy a twitter post now, but Phil is convinced its a coincidence.
 
2013-02-15 02:46:10 AM  
/drjekel_mrhyde: crumblecat: Hmm...............

Why are we not seeing this on mainstream news yet?

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116


At what point is it no longer a meteor "shower"?

/plinking
//pummeling
///pounding
 
2013-02-15 02:46:53 AM  
Seriously fraking cool.  How much do we all love the Russian dash cam craze.  Who knew the decline of the rule of law would have such an awesome upside?
 
2013-02-15 02:46:53 AM  

Allen262: cc_rider: Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...

It's a conspiracy!

Did it play for you?


Couldn't get it off Fark. I just loaded Google's home page.
 
2013-02-15 02:47:03 AM  

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


Dual thingys.
 
2013-02-15 02:47:50 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...


Maybe that was the sound of impact and not a sonic boom?
 
2013-02-15 02:48:12 AM  
As Putin rears his meteors and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border.

/don't say she didn't warn ya
 
2013-02-15 02:50:27 AM  

SJKebab: Civil_War2_Time: It didn't "skip" off the atmosphere.

That was what I was trying to imply initially.

Civil_War2_Time: "Skipping" is a term used to describe that it was going faster than 17,500mph (escape velocity per 9.81m/s^2), and thus if it never slowed to that speed, it continued on through the atmosphere and on its way out if there was enough mass left.

You know, I never really thought it through properly. I always just had that mental image of a rock skipping over a pond when hit at just the right angle, and never thought about it again. Above in response to Kim Jong Un, I was forced to think it through a bit more and realised the physics are more complicated and so I have no idea what would be "expected" to happen like I originally thought I did.

That said though, I never really considered the possibility of an object aimed "just right" and plowing through the atmosphere, with enough escape velocity at the end to ensure a safe exit. I always thought of it more as a "bounce" rather than a "pierce". I suppose the effect is the latter but its thought of as the former?

/tired and rambly now...


Yes, that can happen. For example, in 1972, US19720810 went through the atmosphere and continued on with an altered orbit. (I don't know if the orbital elements for are best-guesses based on the footage, or if subsequent researchers have actually found an object consistent with the one that caused the '72 fireball.)
 
2013-02-15 02:52:43 AM  
This meteorite is unlikely to be related to DA14. Remember that the Earth is travelling at 66,000 mph (108,000 km per hour) in its orbit--in 12 hours it travels nearly 800,000 miles or 1,300,000 kilometers. Assuming that the asteroid will pass us at a nearly perpendicular angle, this meteorite is probably not a chunk of the same rock--when an object breaks up at high speed in space, the pieces more or less stay in the same orbit and fairly close together. If you look at multiple craters, they form a series not unlike bullets fired from an airplane. There are several examples on websites dedicated to meteorite impacts as well as double craters (you can see many examples of these on Mars and the Moon).

We annually pass through meteor showers that are the debris of disintegrated comets and meteors and these hit us in a buckshot pattern from a point centered around the path of the comet or asteroid of which they were part.

From what I have gathered from a quick and superficial reading of web posts, the object was probably a lot smaller than DA14, which would have an impact of about 3 megatonnes, close to the Tunguska event, which flattened thousands of square miles of Siberian spruce and which was observed from thousands of miles away. This object seems to have hit less than 250 miles from the sightings which means it was impressive but not unheard of in size or speed. There are many "Fortean" reports of bright objects in the sky and the noises (explosions, sizzling, hissing) associated with them. This is a rare event but has probably happened a number of times in your lifetme with somewhat smaller explosions.

It probably broke up about 26,000-36,000 feet up. The delay between the sightings and the boom is due to the fact that it is much higher and faster than it looks when it passed over the cameras, and thus more distant than you might think when it hit.

I have seen a meteor break up (silently, and thus far away) but it was nothing like this one. That thing came in impressively fast and bright. The one I saw I watched for maybe 15 minutes. It started as a cigar-shaped cloud (looking like old descriptons of "UFOs" and then displayed two small lights about the size and brightness of distant airplanes or planets and finally it broke up. I saw it from a distance and from a slight angle to its path.

It came out of the sunset because it was part of the annual Chi Capricorn meteor shower, which is usually not visible because it comes at us from too near the Sun. I got lucky. And I was able to identify it by looking meteor showers up on the web.
 
2013-02-15 02:54:19 AM  

brantgoose: object was probably a lot smaller than DA14, which would have an impact of about 3 megatonnes, close to the Tunguska event,


For given values of close, you mean, it would be an order of magnitude less than the Tunguska impact.
 
2013-02-15 02:54:40 AM  
No worries. I just came.
 
2013-02-15 02:56:41 AM  
Um what do they mean by this?? Another one being tracked?

"According to the federal media, another meteorite can explode over the Earth today, 15 February, in the evening.An explosion can occur at 23:00."

From here...  LINK
 
2013-02-15 02:58:45 AM  
As long as Uncle Vlad's mini giraffe is unharmed I think everything will be OK.
 
2013-02-15 02:59:01 AM  

santadog: At what point is it no longer a meteor "shower"?


When it reaches your calves, then it is called a meteor bath.
 
2013-02-15 02:59:37 AM  

fusillade762: recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...

Maybe that was the sound of impact and not a sonic boom?


Sonic boom means it's traveling faster than sound.  Light does as well.  So you would easily see the physical results of the breakup long before the sound and shockwave hits you.
 
2013-02-15 03:00:36 AM  
"Hey, did you know thatHot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesday this month?"
 
2013-02-15 03:02:05 AM  

cantsleep: Damn mayans were lousy with math.


Or pretty good.
 
2013-02-15 03:02:12 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?


Not if you join my religion, pay me money, repeat whatever I tell you is the truth, and live and die by an arbitrarily set list of contradictory nonsensical rules.
 
2013-02-15 03:03:35 AM  
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
 
2013-02-15 03:04:04 AM  

JRoo: B.L.Z. Bub: Am I going to die?

Not if you join my religion, pay me money, repeat whatever I tell you is the truth, and live and die by an arbitrarily set list of contradictory nonsensical rules.


Nobody is dumb enough to fall for that pitch
 
2013-02-15 03:04:27 AM  

thenumber5: "Hey, did you know thatHot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesday this month?"


Is that the first Lucifer's Hammer reference?  Nice!

/For the lightning!
 
2013-02-15 03:04:33 AM  
 
2013-02-15 03:04:55 AM  
I think meteors are considered an act of God. So good luck with that insurance claim.
 
2013-02-15 03:05:39 AM  
"the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers."

Either the impact or the detonation of Russian missiles cause an EMP burst which has knocked out the phones in the area.
 
2013-02-15 03:05:53 AM  

SJKebab: Apparently I don't know how to copy a twitter post now, but Phil is convinced its a coincidence.


Can't say i'm too surprised. Telling everyone there's nothing to worry about seems to be his raison d'etre.

/must sleep
//hopefully i won't wake up to a sonic boom like that
 
2013-02-15 03:06:06 AM  

thenumber5: "Hey, did you know thatHot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesday this month?"


*buries my copies of "The Way Things Work" in my septic tank*
 
2013-02-15 03:06:48 AM  
images.zap2it.com
 
2013-02-15 03:08:19 AM  
Marklar?
 
2013-02-15 03:08:24 AM  
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2013-02-15 03:08:41 AM  
Too bad all the footage was so meteorcre.
 
2013-02-15 03:09:33 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Tangently related: Russian origin. Found it while looking for something else.
 
2013-02-15 03:09:49 AM  

Ed Grubermann: thenumber5: "Hey, did you know thatHot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesday this month?"

*buries my copies of "The Way Things Work" in my septic tank*


Might want to stockpile some insulin while you're at it.
 
2013-02-15 03:09:50 AM  
I had a vision last night of this happening....way too funny!
/sigh
//i love life
 
2013-02-15 03:10:41 AM  

cc_rider: Allen262: cc_rider: Allen262: [img59.imageshack.us image 344x231]

/gif on Google home page...

It's a conspiracy!

Did it play for you?

Couldn't get it off Fark. I just loaded Google's home page.


I made a smaller one.



imageshack.us
 
2013-02-15 03:10:45 AM  

recoil47: Here is what I don't get:  The videos show the sky with the two smoke trails for a good 30-60 seconds, and THEN there's a loud sonic boom, long after those would have hit.  One video even panned around after the boom to try to see if it was another meteorite, but saw nothing.  What caused the sonic boom?  It didn't appear to be the meteorite, or at least nothing captured as falling from the sky on film...



Sound (only) travels about 12.68 miles a minute, but it was reported as being visible for up to 250 miles.

If they were 50 miles away they'd still see the trails, but would have to wait almost 5 minutes to hear it. Crazy.
 
2013-02-15 03:10:46 AM  
Every five seconds the main gun of an Everest-class dreadnought accelerates one to 1.3 percent of light speed. It impacts with the force of a 38-kiloton bomb. That is three times the yield of the city-buster dropped on Hiroshima back on Earth. That means, Sir Isaac Newton was the deadliest son-of-a-biatch in space.
 
2013-02-15 03:11:58 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: LOL


Proof that 24hr News is dumbing Amerika.
 
2013-02-15 03:12:47 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-15 03:12:53 AM  
I saw a huge meteor break up in the sky when I was 15 years old in the summer of 2001. I was on a camping trip with some friends and he had just crossed over into Canada and found a camp ground to stay for the night. I was being a young stupid hard ass, so I thought I'd rough it and sleep on a picnic table while everyone else was in tents or the camper.

Luckily for me, I was able to see the most amazing thing I'll probably ever see. I saw this really bright light start to come through the trees and at first I thought it was a spotlight on a helicopter, even though I couldn't hear anything like a helicopter. So I was lying there and this light starts cascading through the trees and the spot of light travels from the edge of the sky where my feet were point towards my head, so basically along my body.

At about the time it was directly overhead it started to seriously break up into small fragments but the fragments kept going and going. I sat up on the table and watched as they kept on going over me and past me, out towards the horizon.

I was pretty well in shock because the damn thing had been huge and I had never seen anything like it. So I got up and started waking up everyone else to try and catch the end of it. People got up and were tired but encouraging but they just wanted to go back to bed.

So after maybe thirty seconds I was back on my table and I heard this amazing BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM and I could feel it throughout my entire body. It's been 12 years, so I can't say for sure, but it felt like it went on for a long time. Everyone got back out of their tents and got up to look around. At first I thought maybe the meteor had hit something, but then I realized it was just a very delayed sonic boom and that the meteor had been VERY high up in the atmosphere.

It was a very awesome experience and from then on I always sleep on the picnic table if I get the chance.
 
2013-02-15 03:13:57 AM  

zerkalo: Crazy Russian Farkers and their photoshopes

[cs6081.userapi.com image 800x533]


Damnit!
 
2013-02-15 03:14:56 AM  
Top story on HuffPo now. Link
 
2013-02-15 03:15:18 AM  

mr lawson: I had a vision last night of this happening....way too funny!
/sigh
//i love life


Never rely on visions, they can lead you wrong.

/And I sure didn't see this coming.
 
2013-02-15 03:16:30 AM  

brantgoose: This meteorite is unlikely to be related to DA14. Remember that the Earth is travelling at 66,000 mph (108,000 km per hour) in its orbit--in 12 hours it travels nearly 800,000 miles or 1,300,000 kilometers. Assuming that the asteroid will pass us at a nearly perpendicular angle, this meteorite is probably not a chunk of the same rock--when an object breaks up at high speed in space, the pieces more or less stay in the same orbit and fairly close together. If you look at multiple craters, they form a series not unlike bullets fired from an airplane. There are several examples on websites dedicated to meteorite impacts as well as double craters (you can see many examples of these on Mars and the Moon).

We annually pass through meteor showers that are the debris of disintegrated comets and meteors and these hit us in a buckshot pattern from a point centered around the path of the comet or asteroid of which they were part.

From what I have gathered from a quick and superficial reading of web posts, the object was probably a lot smaller than DA14, which would have an impact of about 3 megatonnes, close to the Tunguska event, which flattened thousands of square miles of Siberian spruce and which was observed from thousands of miles away. This object seems to have hit less than 250 miles from the sightings which means it was impressive but not unheard of in size or speed. There are many "Fortean" reports of bright objects in the sky and the noises (explosions, sizzling, hissing) associated with them. This is a rare event but has probably happened a number of times in your lifetme with somewhat smaller explosions.

It probably broke up about 26,000-36,000 feet up. The delay between the sightings and the boom is due to the fact that it is much higher and faster than it looks when it passed over the cameras, and thus more distant than you might think when it hit.

I have seen a meteor break up (silently, and thus far away) but it was nothing like this one. That thing came i ...



I've seen 3 (and heard 2) two meteors break up in my life. Nothing near the power of this one. The two I heard were both when I was at lakes. I suppose having the clear view over open water made them really noticeable. The sonic booms were more sonic cracks and were more like distant gunshots that arrived 8-10 seconds after the flash / streak. They were both pretty cool. One of the ones I saw / heard was at night, the other two I saw / heard during the day.
Also: you saw a meteor FALL for 15 minutes? Gotta say: you saw a UFO, then. It definitely wasn't a meteor.
 
2013-02-15 03:17:38 AM  

DeadBaby: I saw a huge meteor break up in the sky when I was 15 years old in the summer of 2001. I was on a camping trip with some friends and he had just crossed over into Canada and found a camp ground to stay for the night. I was being a young stupid hard ass, so I thought I'd rough it and sleep on a picnic table while everyone else was in tents or the camper.

Luckily for me, I was able to see the most amazing thing I'll probably ever see. I saw this really bright light start to come through the trees and at first I thought it was a spotlight on a helicopter, even though I couldn't hear anything like a helicopter. So I was lying there and this light starts cascading through the trees and the spot of light travels from the edge of the sky where my feet were point towards my head, so basically along my body.

At about the time it was directly overhead it started to seriously break up into small fragments but the fragments kept going and going. I sat up on the table and watched as they kept on going over me and past me, out towards the horizon.

I was pretty well in shock because the damn thing had been huge and I had never seen anything like it. So I got up and started waking up everyone else to try and catch the end of it. People got up and were tired but encouraging but they just wanted to go back to bed.

So after maybe thirty seconds I was back on my table and I heard this amazing BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM and I could feel it throughout my entire body. It's been 12 years, so I can't say for sure, but it felt like it went on for a long time. Everyone got back out of their tents and got up to look around. At first I thought maybe the meteor had hit something, but then I realized it was just a very delayed sonic boom and that the meteor had been VERY high up in the atmosphere.

It was a very awesome experience and from then on I always sleep on the picnic table if I get the chance.


Cool story, bro.

Seriously.  That's awesome.
 
2013-02-15 03:18:14 AM  
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2013-02-15 03:18:16 AM  
So you are telling me that a meteor leaves a double contrail, a meteor gets shot down by air defense, and a second meteor just HAPPENS to land dead center on an industrial target?

I suppose its possible.
 
2013-02-15 03:19:09 AM  

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails chemtrails?


6 pages and no one has FTFY?

I'll be in my bunker.
 
2013-02-15 03:19:10 AM  
LAPD is lobbing meteors at Russia now? When will the corruption end?
 
2013-02-15 03:19:46 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day spirit?

Sorry, but I'm not into it being single might have something to do with it but I get broken up enough.


I'm only going to say this once (tonight at least, HAH!) but I would totally hit that... And beg for more.
 
2013-02-15 03:21:59 AM  
i swear to god...i  dreamed this last night...I am a god damn freak of nature....it wouldn't be so bad if  it was an isolated case...but it ain't.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! WTF!
 
2013-02-15 03:23:11 AM  
seriously...fark this shiat! fark it all to hell!
 
2013-02-15 03:23:49 AM  
fark GOD!
 
2013-02-15 03:24:35 AM  
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What a Russian boom might look like.
 
2013-02-15 03:25:03 AM  

mr lawson: i swear to god...i  dreamed this last night...I am a god damn freak of nature....it wouldn't be so bad if  it was an isolated case...but it ain't.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! WTF!


Same here. I'm just hoping it's the end of it, because my dream had serious fires and casualties. But yeah, fireballs in the sky. I shiat you not. Dreamed of 9/11 the week before, also, so that's the worry. My ESP gland appears to work only when really bad shiats about to happen.
 
2013-02-15 03:26:31 AM  

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What a Russian boom might look like.


No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow. What? Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here! Boom. Sooner or later. BOOM!
 
2013-02-15 03:26:42 AM  
Here's some other pictures of the Zinc Factory that bought it.

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/behold the power of the mighty MS Paint and screen captures
//all your meteorite photo are belong to us(a)!
 
2013-02-15 03:26:48 AM  
So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?
 
2013-02-15 03:28:06 AM  
Time to crack open skulls and feast upon the goo therein
 
2013-02-15 03:28:12 AM  

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: i swear to god...i  dreamed this last night...I am a god damn freak of nature....it wouldn't be so bad if  it was an isolated case...but it ain't.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! WTF!

Same here. I'm just hoping it's the end of it, because my dream had serious fires and casualties. But yeah, fireballs in the sky. I shiat you not. Dreamed of 9/11 the week before, also, so that's the worry. My ESP gland appears to work only when really bad shiats about to happen.


dude.....one time is a coincidence, twice a picularity , three or more...it's a trend. WTF?!?!?!?!?!?
 
2013-02-15 03:30:36 AM  

mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: i swear to god...i  dreamed this last night...I am a god damn freak of nature....it wouldn't be so bad if  it was an isolated case...but it ain't.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! WTF!

Same here. I'm just hoping it's the end of it, because my dream had serious fires and casualties. But yeah, fireballs in the sky. I shiat you not. Dreamed of 9/11 the week before, also, so that's the worry. My ESP gland appears to work only when really bad shiats about to happen.

dude.....one time is a coincidence, twice a picularity , three or more...it's a trend. WTF?!?!?!?!?!?


Had dreams about Kennedy dying as a child also. Family thought I was going nutzo, since I was just eight.
 
2013-02-15 03:31:07 AM  

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: i swear to god...i  dreamed this last night...I am a god damn freak of nature....it wouldn't be so bad if  it was an isolated case...but it ain't.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! WTF!

Same here. I'm just hoping it's the end of it, because my dream had serious fires and casualties. But yeah, fireballs in the sky. I shiat you not. Dreamed of 9/11 the week before, also, so that's the worry. My ESP gland appears to work only when really bad shiats about to happen.


question... did you ever see a blue ball of light (st elmos fire) in your life?
 
2013-02-15 03:31:40 AM  

duffblue: Would there be a sound from it entering the atmosphere and then traveling through it? Like sonic booms? A massive object moving that fast would make a lot of noise before it even hit the ground right? Would explain the multiple blasts tha don't sound like echoes.


It would make a lot of noise - but it'd be moving a hell of a lot faster than that noise.  Earth is traveling through space at almost 70,000 mph, and even something dropping out of low Earth orbit is going to be traveling at about  mach 20 on re-entry.  At too oblique of an angle, non-orbital junk will just skip off the atmosphere and head back into space.  If something's coming in from a non-orbital trajectory at a more acute angle, it's probably moving pretty damn fast, so it can go scorching by - maybe causing some localized atmospheric crackling, maybe not - plenty of time before its shock wave.
 
2013-02-15 03:31:44 AM  

GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: SJKebab: tinfoil-hat maggie: Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?

It broke up?

That's just mean.  Where's the valentines day