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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 773
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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 02:25:11 AM  
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
 
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 02:30:25 AM  

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



Damn, I love taking them out to see this stuff.
 
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 02:34:04 AM  

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!
 
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 02:59:57 AM  
Well I don't care. It's a good excuse to lay on the deck with the kids, bundle up and look for meteors Friday night.
 
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  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
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  
i3.ytimg.com


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  

Gordon Bennett: [i3.ytimg.com image 320x180]


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.

brentandtimmy.dotster.com

brentandtimmy.dotster.com

/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 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.


Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )
 
2013-02-15 03:31:58 AM  

Nem Wan: So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?


SHUT UP. Or Justin Bieber will release an album.
 
2013-02-15 03:32:06 AM  

Matthew Keene: 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.


It seems we need to stuff you full of melatonin and get you dream journal. Seems to be a matter of national security.
 
2013-02-15 03:34:17 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!


I sorta kinda believe you I mean I have dreams about the weather that come true although this last time I told someone before it happened and then it didn't happen, wtf : (
 
2013-02-15 03:34:33 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.

question... did you ever see a blue ball of light (st elmos fire) in your life?


Actually, yes. Twice. Both times in Southern Illinois, around Grand Tower, when I was in Boy Scouts. The other time outside the bedroom window during a thunderstorm at my grandmother's house in Murphysboro. It stayed there for quite a while bobbing up and down. Why do you ask? Seriously.
 
2013-02-15 03:35:19 AM  

Matthew Keene: 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.

question... did you ever see a blue ball of light (st elmos fire) in your life?

Actually, yes. Twice. Both times in Southern Illinois, around Grand Tower, when I was in Boy Scouts. The other time outside the bedroom window during a thunderstorm at my grandmother's house in Murphysboro. It stayed there for quite a while bobbing up and down. Why do you ask? Seriously.


just a hunch...
 
2013-02-15 03:36:42 AM  
I hope Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.
 
2013-02-15 03:37:10 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: 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 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.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )


Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.
 
2013-02-15 03:37:11 AM  

Nem Wan: So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?


Family Guy was marginally funny also, so obviously it must be the End Times.
 
2013-02-15 03:38:34 AM  
btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!
 
2013-02-15 03:38:53 AM  
My link was better but Fark hates me I give up my links never get on :(
 
2013-02-15 03:38:53 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: LOL


Allen262: 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 image 344x200]


Much better.
 
2013-02-15 03:39:40 AM  

GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: 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 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.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )

Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.


You're treading dangerous ground baby ; )
 
2013-02-15 03:41:33 AM  
brentandtimmy.dotster.com

Bathe the middle one and mail-order her to my chambers.
 
2013-02-15 03:41:50 AM  
Good or bad timing Had the East Med event in 2002 hit further east, being the time of the India/Pakistan standoff; that would have become more interesting; but not the good interesting. Likewise had the Tunguska object hit St Petersburg

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Mediterranean_event

That said if this is a swarm or string other sites west on that path could get something? However sparse pop areas and then the Atlantic.
 
2013-02-15 03:42:38 AM  
http://themoscownews.com/russia/20130215/191238274/Zhirinovsky-no-met e orites-its-new-US-weapons-test.html

Zhirinovsky: no meteorites, it's new US weapons test
 The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party and vice speaker of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky accused on Friday the United States of testing new weapons over Russia immediately after reports of a meteorite explosion appeared..."(US State Secretary) John Kerry tried warning (Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) on Monday, but failed," Zhirinovsky said, obviously referring to reports that Lavrov on a visit to Africa had failed to answer Kerry's repeated phone calls.
 
2013-02-15 03:42:48 AM  

mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!


I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.
 
2013-02-15 03:43:24 AM  

Procedural Texture: I hope Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.


I hope so too!


cc_rider: p4p3rm4t3: LOL

Allen262: 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 image 344x200]

Much better.


Good. Resized down a bit and cut frames to under 100. I guess the frame count was too hight for it to repeat on fark.
 
2013-02-15 03:43:32 AM  
Fun fact from the Wiki:

Chelyabinsk
The city has been reported as being one of the most polluted places on Earth, having previously been a center of production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Zinc factory indeed.
 
2013-02-15 03:43:48 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: 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 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.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )

Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.

You're treading dangerous ground baby ; )


If I got eaten alive by a cougar like you, I'd die a happy man.

/ I like how our flirting is nice and public for all of Fark to see
// EIP?
 
2013-02-15 03:43:52 AM  

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.


welcome to reality.
 
2013-02-15 03:43:59 AM  

Nem Wan: So far this week we have the Pope quitting, a nuclear explosion, and a giant meteor. That's really enough, don't you think?


Yep. It's probably about time to troll their bulletin boards:  http://www.raptureready.com/
 
2013-02-15 03:46:40 AM  

mr lawson: welcome to reality.


BTW, my family thinks I'm insane. I, on the other hand, know it.
 
2013-02-15 03:46:51 AM  
I wonder how many thousands of missiles were spun up by NORAD?
 
2013-02-15 03:46:57 AM  

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.


. To quote "The Avengers"...The  world has gotten even  stranger than you already know
 
2013-02-15 03:48:02 AM  

Matthew Keene: BTW, my family thinks I'm insane. I, on the other hand, know it.


I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?
 
2013-02-15 03:48:24 AM  
Global Warming.
 
2013-02-15 03:48:29 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.
 
2013-02-15 03:48:57 AM  

Procedural Texture: I hope Tina Fey's caricature of Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.


FTFY
 
2013-02-15 03:49:13 AM  

GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: 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 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.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )

Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.

You're treading dangerous ground baby ; )

If I got eaten alive by a cougar like you, I'd die a happy man.

/ I like how our flirting is nice and public for all of Fark to see
// EIP?


Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.
 
2013-02-15 03:50:49 AM  

radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.


YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!
 
2013-02-15 03:51:35 AM  
Anyone not comforted by NASA's assertion that asteroid DA14 could not possibly hit the earth today given recent reports that they didn't tell the Columbia astronauts they would likely die on reentry?
 
2013-02-15 03:52:12 AM  

GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!


If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.
 
2013-02-15 03:53:29 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.


Yebat is fark, but its the verb. Blyat is also kind of like fark!!!!, but its more the exclamation/intensifier use of it.
 
2013-02-15 03:53:36 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: 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!

I sorta kinda believe you I mean I have dreams about the weather that come true although this last time I told someone before it happened and then it didn't happen, wtf : (


None of my dreams come true. Maybe I should tell someone next time I have a good one and see if it does come true. Then we can start a company where we drink and take naps all day. We hire assistants to wake us up when we're dreaming. If you're dreaming about bad weather you tell the assistant; good weather, keep your trap shut. If I dream about unicorns that can cure cancer and Oompa-Loompas magically appearing to give free foot massages and passing out coca-laced chocolate: I'll blab.
 
2013-02-15 03:54:35 AM  
I hope everyone remembered to bring their towel

i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 03:55:16 AM  
All you people posting Superman photos are using the wrong ones....
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-15 03:55:19 AM  

PreMortem: Fun fact from the Wiki:

Chelyabinsk
The city has been reported as being one of the most polluted places on Earth, having previously been a center of production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Zinc factory indeed.


Further fun fact: If you've been internally contaminated with Plutonium for more than 24 hours, the preferred treatment is zinc salts of diethylentriamene pentaacetate.

A zinc factory might be quite handy around there.
 
2013-02-15 03:55:20 AM  

radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.


When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?
 
2013-02-15 03:57:39 AM  
Beware your car in the morning.
michaelhutchenceandme.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-15 04:00:21 AM  

mr lawson: I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?


Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:12 AM  

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?

Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.


But it's quicker and easier to just say "insane." :)
 
2013-02-15 04:01:12 AM  
A second meteorite has hit the tower.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:13 AM  

Matthew Keene: mr lawson: I..am assuming.. are an atheist. Correct?

Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.


What... the fark happened to your brain?!
 
2013-02-15 04:01:33 AM  

The Snow Dog: tinfoil-hat maggie: 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!

I sorta kinda believe you I mean I have dreams about the weather that come true although this last time I told someone before it happened and then it didn't happen, wtf : (

None of my dreams come true. Maybe I should tell someone next time I have a good one and see if it does come true. Then we can start a company where we drink and take naps all day. We hire assistants to wake us up when we're dreaming. If you're dreaming about bad weather you tell the assistant; good weather, keep your trap shut. If I dream about unicorns that can cure cancer and Oompa-Loompas magically appearing to give free foot massages and passing out coca-laced chocolate: I'll blab.


dude... trust me... i understand what you are getting at...what i am saying goes against all physics, logic and common farking sense. I am ALL about those things... and yet here I am with these "visions". It SHOULD NOT HAPPEN>>>PERIOD! wtf?
 
2013-02-15 04:01:38 AM  

jchuffyman: 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.

Yebat is fark, but its the verb. Blyat is also kind of like fark!!!!, but its more the exclamation/intensifier use of it.


So, it's "Holy farking fark!" then?
 
2013-02-15 04:02:40 AM  

dbirchall: PreMortem: Fun fact from the Wiki:

Chelyabinsk
The city has been reported as being one of the most polluted places on Earth, having previously been a center of production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Zinc factory indeed.

Further fun fact: If you've been internally contaminated with Plutonium for more than 24 hours, the preferred treatment is zinc salts of diethylentriamene pentaacetate.

A zinc factory might be quite handy around there.


That's not a fun fact, that's a "why do you know that" fact.  But ya, thanks for the info, +1 for you.
 
2013-02-15 04:02:48 AM  

Matthew Keene: Actually a practicing Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran, formerly Catholic.


hummm...ok...kills that theory. :-)
 
2013-02-15 04:02:50 AM  

GranoblasticMan: What... the fark happened to your brain?!


Was sexually molested as a child. That might have cause some wiring issues.
 
2013-02-15 04:03:38 AM  

Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.


I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:16 AM  

Matthew Keene: GranoblasticMan: What... the fark happened to your brain?!

Was sexually molested as a child. That might have cause some wiring issues.

Yiiiikes

... Well, assuming you're not trolling, that's some major baggage to deal with, and I definitely sympathize.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:33 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.

I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.


Some are now saying up to 400 injured.
 
2013-02-15 04:05:35 AM  

This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?


oi45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-15 04:06:26 AM  
going to bed.... fark this
 
2013-02-15 04:07:32 AM  

The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]


This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>
 
2013-02-15 04:07:46 AM  

The Snow Dog: 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 ...


There's an interesting phenomenon where people SWEAR they heard a hissing sound as it trails.

This doesn't seem physically possible.  Sound travels at ~ 1000fps (only goes up a bit outside the stratosphere and then slows a bit below 1000 fps in the mesopause), so as shown here, at the altitude a meteor illuminates and usually disintegrates at, it would take more than 3 MINUTES for the sound to get to the surface.  And hissing seems to be an illogical sound for it.

The simple explanation would seem to be that people imagine it, but hissing seems like an unlikely noise to imagine it making, and many people report the same thing.

There's some theories that certain meteorites create electromagnetic waves as they are engulfed in surface plasma, and the electromagnetic waves travels at the speed of light, then interacts with the surface to make audible sound effects immediately.  Fantastic, but it does make sense.
 
2013-02-15 04:10:47 AM  
 
2013-02-15 04:11:45 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Procedural Texture: I hope Tina Fey's caricature of Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.

FTFY


I hope this event hasn't caused anyone else's sense of topical humor to be shifted to five years in the past.
 
2013-02-15 04:13:04 AM  
CBS Up To The Minute is saying there are no reports of injuries. So I guess the reports we're reading are figments of our imaginations. Even if there are no injuries, mistaken or false reports are still reports, right? Shouldn't they just say there are unconfirmed reports of injuries?
 
2013-02-15 04:13:46 AM  

Old Man Winter: B.L.Z. Bub: Procedural Texture: I hope Tina Fey's caricature of Sarah Palin managed to get video. She can see Russia from her house.

FTFY

I hope this event hasn't caused anyone else's sense of topical humor to be shifted to five years in the past.


I don't know, but check out this awesome video!
 
2013-02-15 04:13:50 AM  

cc_rider: I hope everyone remembered to bring their towel

[i28.photobucket.com image 850x637]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojydNb3Lrrs

Got a few spares in case anyone needs them....
 
2013-02-15 04:14:58 AM  
s20.postimage.org
 
2013-02-15 04:16:30 AM  

GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>


Shazzam!
 
2013-02-15 04:20:37 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?


Bad Astronomer's analysis
 
2013-02-15 04:21:07 AM  
I would honestly upgrade this to a newsflash tag. If some cripple shooting a woman in South Africa gets one, this should most assuredly get one.
 
2013-02-15 04:21:52 AM  
It is getting late and I really should quit following this story and go to bed, but I don't want to close my eyes.  I don't want to fall asleep 'cuz I'll miss the news, and I don't want to miss A THING.

/especially if the Wonder Twins' will-o-the-wisp-induced psychic visions pan out
//fingers crossed...I'm dialing James Randi's number now!
 
2013-02-15 04:23:03 AM  

The Snow Dog: CBS Up To The Minute is saying there are no reports of injuries. So I guess the reports we're reading are figments of our imaginations. Even if there are no injuries, mistaken or false reports are still reports, right? Shouldn't they just say there are unconfirmed reports of injuries?


CBS just now said that "more than 400" were injured. Not seriously, I hope.
 
2013-02-15 04:24:11 AM  

Triumph: Live Updates:
http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/


fta:  7:40 GMT: Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter that he will offer suggestions to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on how to prevent or mitigate meteorite damage in future.

Lol.
 
2013-02-15 04:25:30 AM  

Triumph: http://themoscownews.com/russia/20130215/191238274/Zhirinovsky-no-met e orites-its-new-US-weapons-test.html

Zhirinovsky: no meteorites, it's new US weapons test
 The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party and vice speaker of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky accused on Friday the United States of testing new weapons over Russia immediately after reports of a meteorite explosion appeared..."(US State Secretary) John Kerry tried warning (Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) on Monday, but failed," Zhirinovsky said, obviously referring to reports that Lavrov on a visit to Africa had failed to answer Kerry's repeated phone calls.


This is also the guy who wants to limit the amount of times people can have sex to once per quarter.
 
2013-02-15 04:25:34 AM  

The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!


I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^
 
2013-02-15 04:26:37 AM  
8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool
 
2013-02-15 04:29:02 AM  

PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool


I guess repairing all of those windows will be a hot topic for a few days.
 
2013-02-15 04:29:32 AM  

PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool


That's VERY cool
 
2013-02-15 04:30:08 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Bathia_Mapes: Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.

I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.

Some are now saying up to 400 injured.


I'm not too surprised the number of injured is that high, especially since there was no warning this was about to happen.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:00 AM  

Rvalldrgg: PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool

I guess repairing all of those windows will be a hot topic for a few days.


It'll be the opposite of breaking news.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:34 AM  
SPACE JUNK
hunkereddowninbrooklyn.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-15 04:32:36 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: This Face Left Blank: Bathia_Mapes: Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.

I've seen a few updates stating that roughly 100 people were injured, mostly by flying glass from the windows.

Some are now saying up to 400 injured.

I'm not too surprised the number of injured is that high, especially since there was no warning this was about to happen.


I have to admit, I'm pretty surprised... I mean, sure there wasn't much warning, but still, 400 injuries is a LOT these days. I just hope they're all minor injuries. This is a freakin crazy event and I seriously hope everyone turns out okay.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:57 AM  

PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool


Yes.  More like FARKING BELOW FREEZING!
 
2013-02-15 04:33:26 AM  

I sound fat: Anyone not comforted by NASA's assertion that asteroid DA14 could not possibly hit the earth today given recent reports that they didn't tell the Columbia astronauts they would likely die on reentry?


A government, much like a corporation, or a union, or any other entity that is a conglomeration of individuals and interests... will do (tell you) exactly what is in their best interests, not you or anyone elses. Or to put more simply, their interests aren't always ours', and with good reason.

If they knew the big one was going to hit tomorrow, I'm guessing it's a coin flip on whether or not we'd be told about it.

Even with enough warning and evidence that with that warning we could see select pockets of survivors vs complete annihilation of an area... the negative effects on society could probably be weighed worse than the event itself. A bit of a play on the "better to apologize later than ask for permission before"

Of course all of that is considering the negative effects societal-wide being the primary motivator of you not being told. You know the officials in top offices would also have their own asses to worry about. An elite few knowing the facts have a better chance of taking advantage of what few remaining survival options might exist than if everyone finds out.

While I selfishly would want to know, I'm not sure that if it was my call if I'd tell people. There is much to be said for the bliss of ignorance.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:41 AM  
Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:52 AM  
This video was taken right underneath the contrail just before - and during - the shockwave.

The contrail is really quite beautiful - you can see where at least two large chunks created their own swirling trails in the air - and then the blast hits.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:55 AM  

haemaker: PreMortem: 8:30 GMT: Residents of Chelyabinsk buy out plastic wrap to screen the windows blown off by the meteor shower blast wave, as temperatures are expected to fall to -14°C at night.

That's not cool

Yes.  More like FARKING BELOW FREEZING!


Eh, that's like my ex, and I survived.
 
2013-02-15 04:36:59 AM  

mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.

welcome to reality.


I have you farkied now as the oracle
 
2013-02-15 04:39:46 AM  
img689.imageshack.us
Good thing I have a level 60 (18) witch doctor for the upcoming undead hoard that is going to arrive!
 
2013-02-15 04:41:07 AM  
kriv.images.worldnow.com
 
2013-02-15 04:42:49 AM  

GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^


Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...
 
2013-02-15 04:45:31 AM  

GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: 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 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.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )

Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.

You're treading dangerous ground baby ; )

If I got eaten alive by a cougar like you, I'd die a happy man.

/ I like how our flirting is nice and public for all of Fark to see
// EIP?


I'll be expecting a thank you if you manage to pull that off.

/Aussie vernacular, get your mind out of the gutter
 
2013-02-15 04:45:53 AM  

Max Awesome: The contrail is really quite beautiful - you can see where at least two large chunks created their own swirling trails in the air - and then the blast hits.


Is it just me, or are portions of the contrail distinctly orange? Maybe it's just the sunrise, but it might also be evidence of the meteor's composition.
 
2013-02-15 04:46:16 AM  
9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.
 
2013-02-15 04:46:18 AM  

The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^

Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...


LOL I definitely love the one on the bottom who's obviously saying something along the lines of, "EFFIN FEED ME, BIATCH!"
 
2013-02-15 04:47:25 AM  
 
2013-02-15 04:48:26 AM  

Triumph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kvHl5Qcnzc

CCTV footage. With all the windows blown out, all those buildings gonna get cold fast.


That's interesting.  Given how strong the boom is, I would be interested in seeing if there would be any effect on the smoke plume in the background of the first segment.
 
2013-02-15 04:49:58 AM  

Smoking GNU: mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.

welcome to reality.

I have you farkied now as the oracle


I'm sorry this is all just way too fantastic for anyone reasonable to believe.

Next you'll tell me how you almost drown as a kid and saw definitive proof of an afterlife. And that you always know when bad things happen to your relatives because you have spidey-sense.

I had a friend like you in high school. The only thing he didn't have a story for was his endless hunger for attention.
 
2013-02-15 04:50:08 AM  

Smoking GNU: mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.

welcome to reality.

I have you farkied now as the oracle


I truly hope that this is it, but I'm not going to bet the ranch on it. In my dream i pointed up and told a friend to look up at the two fireballs showing through the clouds, followed by others, and there were large fires burning from impacts in Cincinnati, where I live. My 9/11 dream took place in Cincinnati, so don't read any location into it. Bet you didn't know the Twin Towers were in Cincinnati. Government hides a lot from us, lol. I dreamed Kennedy died in Columbus, Georgia, where I was living at the time.
 
2013-02-15 04:52:29 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Smoking GNU: mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.

welcome to reality.

I have you farkied now as the oracle

I'm sorry this is all just way too fantastic for anyone reasonable to believe.

Next you'll tell me how you almost drown as a kid and saw definitive proof of an afterlife. And that you always know when bad things happen to your relatives because you have spidey-sense.

I had a friend like you in high school. The only thing he didn't have a story for was his endless hunger for attention.


You had a friend in school that farkied people as "the Oracle"?
 
2013-02-15 04:53:21 AM  

LaughingRadish: Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.


One already did numbnuts.

If your going to be an efficient bigot, at least educate yourself on the subject.
 
2013-02-15 04:54:35 AM  
Stretch_8Sonic boom goodness here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Np_mpGYSBSA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded& v=Np_mpGYSBSA#!

That was NOT a sonic boom that was the air blast from the impact!!!  It was much to loud and to long after the object passed for the sonic boom.  I saw a smaller meteorite several years ago and the boom came within a couple of seconds after it passed and sounded like an extra load shotgun.  The one in the video shakes the ground enough to set of car alarms,
 
2013-02-15 04:54:47 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 04:54:54 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Smoking GNU: mr lawson: Matthew Keene: mr lawson: btw...i don't think I am insane (jury's out)...but.....i have be dealing with this shiat for waaaaaaaay too long.  Hell i maybe insane (Occam's razor and all)...but god damn it!

I have always had very vivid dreams. The ones that come true freak me out. The worry about this fireball dream is that usually when I veer into the psychic realm, it's really really bad. So barring the Russian authorities finding an orphanage with 3000 dead kids that's been struck by a fragment, I fear  this is not the end of it.

welcome to reality.

I have you farkied now as the oracle

I'm sorry this is all just way too fantastic for anyone reasonable to believe.

Next you'll tell me how you almost drown as a kid and saw definitive proof of an afterlife. And that you always know when bad things happen to your relatives because you have spidey-sense.

I had a friend like you in high school. The only thing he didn't have a story for was his endless hunger for attention.


All because he added a silly Farkie to some guy who claims to have borderline precognition?

Wow, you're harsh.  I'd label you as such in my preferences, but I don't want to be as big of a dipshiat as some jackoff you knew in high school.

/check who you're replying to before you click "Add Comment", you stupid cynical cocksucker
 
2013-02-15 04:54:58 AM  

Ranger677: That's interesting. Given how strong the boom is, I would be interested in seeing if there would be any effect on the smoke plume in the background of the first segment.


That's where the sonic boom started so any effects (if any) aren't going to be filmed after the fact.
 
2013-02-15 04:57:15 AM  

SJKebab: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: GranoblasticMan: tinfoil-hat maggie: 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 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.

Yes, you would and no you shouldn't ; )
/ I never trust anyone crazier than me and if they wanna be with me their crazier than me : )

Unfortunately for me, I live in Florida, and you apparently live in some sort of fantasyland where the cougars are sexier than my fantasies... So no worries there.

You're treading dangerous ground baby ; )

If I got eaten alive by a cougar like you, I'd die a happy man.

/ I like how our flirting is nice and public for all of Fark to see
// EIP?

I'll be expecting a thank you if you manage to pull that off.

/Aussie vernacular, get your mind out of the gutter


rofl, yeah not gonna happen in a million years.

Thanks for your confidence, though =P
 
2013-02-15 04:59:05 AM  
Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.
 
2013-02-15 04:59:28 AM  
So, is it safe to go to bed now, or are we all going to die in our sleep?
 
2013-02-15 05:00:11 AM  

GranoblasticMan: rofl, yeah not gonna happen in a million years.

Thanks for your confidence, though =P


Hey man, there's always next Valentine's Day.  Or prostitutes.  I know you'll get your dick wet somehow, and probably regret it later.  Good luck!
 
2013-02-15 05:00:24 AM  

ShawnDoc: All you people posting Superman photos are using the wrong ones....
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x375]


Came here for that. That was a great comic series.
 
2013-02-15 05:00:46 AM  
The more I look at it, the more I think "Viral marketing campaign."
 
2013-02-15 05:01:08 AM  

mr lawson: To quote "The Avengers"...The  world has gotten even  stranger than you already know


To quote the Global Frequencypilot ... If you even knew just how many ultra-secret nightmares the government was covering up, you would never sleep again - just curl up under your bed, weeping and waiting for the inevitable hellish apocalypse.

PreMortem: dbirchall: PreMortem: Fun fact from the Wiki:

Chelyabinsk
The city has been reported as being one of the most polluted places on Earth, having previously been a center of production of weapons-grade plutonium.

Zinc factory indeed.

Further fun fact: If you've been internally contaminated with Plutonium for more than 24 hours, the preferred treatment is zinc salts of diethylentriamene pentaacetate.

A zinc factory might be quite handy around there.

That's not a fun fact, that's a "why do you know that" fact.


I googled zinc and plutonium because I couldn't think of any connection off the top of my head - the annual radiological refresher training I'm retired to take by the .gov nuke lab I work for doesn't get into that kind of detail. ;)  Anyway...

i957.photobucket.com

*File photo does not depict actual Chelyabinsk meteor.
 
2013-02-15 05:02:08 AM  

Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.


Yeah, I have a question- how long does it take for our ion cannon to recharge and fire another volley?  Because we missed Moscow this time.

/Gotta dial that shiat in
 
2013-02-15 05:02:45 AM  

Max Awesome: So, is it safe to go to bed now, or are we all going to die in our sleep?


One would hope so... I mean unless you want to die in a fiery car crash or something.
 
2013-02-15 05:03:07 AM  
p.twimg.com
 
2013-02-15 05:03:23 AM  

Triumph: 9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.


I'd argue it's about a 100% chance, as meteorites enter the Earth's atmosphere all damn day.
 
2013-02-15 05:04:11 AM  

Triumph: http://themoscownews.com/russia/20130215/191238274/Zhirinovsky-no-met e orites-its-new-US-weapons-test.html

Zhirinovsky: no meteorites, it's new US weapons test
 The leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party and vice speaker of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky accused on Friday the United States of testing new weapons over Russia immediately after reports of a meteorite explosion appeared..."(US State Secretary) John Kerry tried warning (Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) on Monday, but failed," Zhirinovsky said, obviously referring to reports that Lavrov on a visit to Africa had failed to answer Kerry's repeated phone calls.


Is that the same guy who was photographed (and maybe filmed) throwing potted plants from a balcony to a jeering crowd?
 
2013-02-15 05:06:11 AM  

Confabulat: What's with the dual contrails?


Obviously one contrail from the meteor and the other contrail from Obama's time machine as he leans over with potholders and guides the meteor toward the town in Russia that archives his Kenyan birth certificate.
 
2013-02-15 05:06:16 AM  

Smoking GNU: You had a friend in school that farkied people as "the Oracle"?


Yeah, it was 1994 and fark hadn't been invented yet

but he could see into the future on a regular basis, so it wasn't really a big deal for him.

/lol sorry, should have made it more clear who was getting responded to
 
2013-02-15 05:07:10 AM  

Confabulat: Triumph: 9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

I'd argue it's about a 100% chance, as meteorites enter the Earth's atmosphere all damn day.


Somehow I don't think he was talking about benign space dust burning up in atmo.  Maybe I'm just silly, or maybe it's because his country just got hit by a big farkin' meteor, and that makes the most sense contextually.
 
2013-02-15 05:08:10 AM  

radarlove: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

Yeah, I have a question- how long does it take for our ion cannon to recharge and fire another volley?  Because we missed Moscow this time.

/Gotta dial that shiat in


Mass driver.  They make a big boom, but aren't very accurate, as the ammo is oddly shaped and inconsistent.
 
2013-02-15 05:08:37 AM  

TopoGigo: jchuffyman: 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.

Yebat is fark, but its the verb. Blyat is also kind of like fark!!!!, but its more the exclamation/intensifier use of it.

So, it's "Holy farking fark!" then?


Yeah, essentially. Russian swearing is pretty much like English swearing. You can just throw the words together in pretty much any combination
 
2013-02-15 05:13:42 AM  

Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.


9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?
 
2013-02-15 05:13:54 AM  

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


Боже мой!

/doesn't really speak Russian, but can fake it
 
2013-02-15 05:17:06 AM  

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


Already there in the Chicago area. I think it's because Carcillo is practicing with the Hawks again.

/real reason: because fark you, that's why
 
2013-02-15 05:17:08 AM  

Max Awesome: The contrail is really quite beautiful - you can see where at least two large chunks created their own swirling trailsin the air - and then the blast hits


A lot of posters have been saying/speculating this..but I'm gunna go out on a limb as say the meteor came down intact.

If you look carefully at that video, you can clearly see the contrail(s) has a double-spiral structure to it..much like you might expect a very irregular, rapidly spinning object to make as a contrail forms off each extended end..akin to each engine of a large jet producing its own contrail before expansion and time merge them all into one..

/would also account for the multiple booms..
 
2013-02-15 05:19:39 AM  
I am going to wager a guess that this cld be a piece of the same body that produced Sikhote-Alin. It crashed in Russia Feb 12 47. I can imagine that maybe our orbits crossed again.
 
2013-02-15 05:19:55 AM  
I love the low-key Russian reactions in the videos. Kind of like, "Da, big meteorite explosion. Probably killed people. But what else is new? I'm cold and depressed..."
 
2013-02-15 05:20:01 AM  
OBAMAAAAA!!!(thunder in background)
 
2013-02-15 05:20:39 AM  
Holy shiat Soviet Russia!
/last driver was a farking maniac.
 
2013-02-15 05:22:01 AM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Max Awesome: The contrail is really quite beautiful - you can see where at least two large chunks created their own swirling trailsin the air - and then the blast hits

A lot of posters have been saying/speculating this..but I'm gunna go out on a limb as say the meteor came down intact.

If you look carefully at that video, you can clearly see the contrail(s) has a double-spiral structure to it..much like you might expect a very irregular, rapidly spinning object to make as a contrail forms off each extended end..akin to each engine of a large jet producing its own contrail before expansion and time merge them all into one..

/would also account for the multiple booms..


Ah, cool, thanks. That makes sense.
 
2013-02-15 05:22:37 AM  

PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?


I suppose that the gravity and heat might break up a loosely held together object (like a comet) as the tidal and centrifugal forces effect it and radically change the trajectory. See the Shoemaker-Levy comet strike on Jupiter to see how it might happen. The pieces would be in more or less a straight line but their size distribution appears to be random.
 
2013-02-15 05:23:57 AM  

LaughingRadish: Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.


Ha! Because muslims!
 
2013-02-15 05:24:13 AM  

Andromeda: That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts. If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.


I still don't understand how the sonic boom is delayed by minutes. It seems like it should only take maybe one or two seconds.
 
2013-02-15 05:24:29 AM  

PreMortem: LaughingRadish: Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.

One already did numbnuts.

If your going to be an efficient bigot, at least educate yourself on the subject.


Yes, I'm quite aware of what the black stone is.  I make a point of researching the things I criticize and lampoon.  Imagine the tizzy that would be stirred up if the fundies realize that Allah, in their minds, turned the Kaaba into a smoking hole in the ground.  You missed my point entirely.
 
2013-02-15 05:25:42 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: Andromeda: That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts. If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

I still don't understand how the sonic boom is delayed by minutes. It seems like it should only take maybe one or two seconds.


Question: what is the speed of sound?
 
2013-02-15 05:27:50 AM  

Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.


What caused shattering windows? The sonic boom or the impact? How large was the meteor (or is that meteorite now)?
/first astronomer I've ever conversed with....
 
2013-02-15 05:30:56 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: I still don't understand how the sonic boom is delayed by minutes. It seems like it should only take maybe one or two seconds.


it takes roughly 6 seconds for sound to travel 1 mile at sea level. That meteor wasn't a quarter of a mile away. Even if you were directly below it it would take a couple of minutes for the sonic boom to reach you. Most of the videos are at an oblique angle which would only increase the time that it took to reach someone. That angle might also cause more damage to windows as it hits it them more face on.
 
2013-02-15 05:31:35 AM  

LaughingRadish: PreMortem: LaughingRadish: Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.

One already did numbnuts.

If your going to be an efficient bigot, at least educate yourself on the subject.

Yes, I'm quite aware of what the black stone is.  I make a point of researching the things I criticize and lampoon.  Imagine the tizzy that would be stirred up if the fundies realize that Allah, in their minds, turned the Kaaba into a smoking hole in the ground.  You missed my point entirely.


Your point? What point... That you are such a dickish toolbag that you immediately hold a mental masturbatory fantasy about meteorites hitting Muslims when reading an article about meteorite impacts.

Learn to get over it. And then kill yourself, and any kids or pets that might be tainted with your DNA, or worse, your presence and teaching.
 
2013-02-15 05:33:26 AM  

GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^

Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...

LOL I definitely love the one on the bottom who's obviously saying something along the lines of, "EFFIN FEED ME, BIATCH!"


Yeah, that's Stormcrow. He definitely lives up to the name. He's the chatty catty. I am sure he was saying FEED ME, at that point in space-time, but all you have to do to get him started is look at him and say: What? Hint: If you don't want that cat up in your sh*t, don't say "What?" or look at him the wrong (right?) way. If you do he'll be all figure-eighty, revved up and talking.
 
2013-02-15 05:33:39 AM  
Well this is interesting news to wake up to.  Former Soviet closed nuclear city gets hit with a meteor.
 
2013-02-15 05:33:39 AM  

LaughingRadish: PreMortem: LaughingRadish: Too bad it didn't fall somewhere useful... like Mecca.

One already did numbnuts.

If your going to be an efficient bigot, at least educate yourself on the subject.

Yes, I'm quite aware of what the black stone is.  I make a point of researching the things I criticize and lampoon.  Imagine the tizzy that would be stirred up if the fundies realize that Allah, in their minds, turned the Kaaba into a smoking hole in the ground.  You missed my point entirely.


That's not a point, it's a train of thought. You need more than one point. Try harder next time.
 
2013-02-15 05:36:40 AM  

MagSeven: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

What caused shattering windows? The sonic boom or the impact? How large was the meteor (or is that meteorite now)?
/first astronomer I've ever conversed with....


One video has the sound of shattering glass at the same time as the boom.  Sonic booms are well-known for damaging buildings, which is why it's a big no-no to fly low and supersonic.
 
2013-02-15 05:36:46 AM  

Oznog: There's an interesting phenomenon where people SWEAR they heard a hissing sound as it trails.

This doesn't seem physically possible. Sound travels at ~ 1000fps (only goes up a bit outside the stratosphere and then slows a bit below 1000 fps in the mesopause), so as shown here, at the altitude a meteor illuminates and usually disintegrates at, it would take more than 3 MINUTES for the sound to get to the surface. And hissing seems to be an illogical sound for it.


I've seen a small meteor break up overhead. (At least, I assume it was small. It tracked about 1/4 or the sky, then broke up into much smaller objects before burning out. I was close enough to see the smaller pieces curving down as the larger piece kept going, much like a spaceship burning up in reentry from a sci-fi movie.) I distinctly heard it. You could describe it as a hiss, but it sounded closer to the kind of 4th of July fireworks that crackle/fizzle instead of go boom.
 
2013-02-15 05:37:11 AM  

The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^

Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...

LOL I definitely love the one on the bottom who's obviously saying something along the lines of, "EFFIN FEED ME, BIATCH!"

Yeah, that's Stormcrow. He definitely lives up to the name. He's the chatty catty. I am sure he was saying FEED ME, at that point in space-time, but all you have to do to get him started is look at him and say: What? Hint: If you don't want that cat up in your sh*t, don't say "What?" or look at him the wrong (right?) way. If you do he'll be all figure-eighty, revved up and talking.


Well shiat, this is Fark so you owe us tons of pics of your kittties doing goofy shiat ^_^ Caturday's coming up quick!
 
2013-02-15 05:37:14 AM  
How long until Putin shows up and claims to have diverted it single handedly with a well aimed rock?
 
2013-02-15 05:38:19 AM  
THANK YOU BATHIA MAPES! I just saw my TotalFarkedness! You're A-OK! I'll try not to get all uppity now that I'm high class, baby!
 
2013-02-15 05:40:18 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: Andromeda: That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts. If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

I still don't understand how the sonic boom is delayed by minutes. It seems like it should only take maybe one or two seconds.


I know someone that was out tacking pictures of high altitude clouds with his telescope like setup.  He snapped a picture and more than a minute later one of the odd unexplained booms happened over the entire area again.  When he developed the photo, there was a blackbird silhouette in focus at very high altitude.  His photo is in a book about the plane.
 
2013-02-15 05:40:32 AM  
This would have been awesome if it smashed into the Vatican with a full house of pedo protecting geezers just electing their new Pedo Protector.
 
2013-02-15 05:42:57 AM  

PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?


Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.
 
2013-02-15 05:44:31 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.


What's more likely to happen:
fubegra.net
 
2013-02-15 05:44:39 AM  

Allen262: 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 image 344x200]


Thanks. I added a 2nd asteroid to more accurately reflect current events.

i.imgur.com

/technically added a meteoroid
 
2013-02-15 05:45:21 AM  
I am just relieved that RT News has their top reporters covering this.
s20.postimage.org
 
2013-02-15 05:47:35 AM  

TopoGigo: I've seen a small meteor break up overhead. (At least, I assume it was small. It tracked about 1/4 or the sky, then broke up into much smaller objects before burning out. I was close enough to see the smaller pieces curving down as the larger piece kept going, much like a spaceship burning up in reentry from a sci-fi movie.) I distinctly heard it. You could describe it as a hiss, but it sounded closer to the kind of 4th of July fireworks that crackle/fizzle instead of go boom.


More like odd harmonics that your ears were treating as a hiss?  Others have reported the same types of sounds in the past.

There was a hiss and sizzle in the cracks and other sounds hidden under the deep base of the Saturn V and you could hear it after you could see the 1st stage separation and it was only mach 7 or so at the time.
 
2013-02-15 05:48:02 AM  

MagSeven: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

What caused shattering windows? The sonic boom or the impact? How large was the meteor (or is that meteorite now)?
/first astronomer I've ever conversed with....


Windows were shattered by the boom from what I gather- I haven't heard real confirmed reports yet about the crater.  It's well understood that the after shocks are really what destroys large amounts of area/ causes damage and usually not the meteor itself (it often explodes into many small fragments so damage from that can be minimal).

No one's found the meteorite yet from what I hear, but estimates I'm reading is this one was about 10 tons.
 
2013-02-15 05:48:11 AM  
In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?
 
2013-02-15 05:48:38 AM  

GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^

Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...

LOL I definitely love the one on the bottom who's obviously saying something along the lines of, "EFFIN FEED ME, BIATCH!"

Yeah, that's Stormcrow. He definitely lives up to the name. He's the chatty catty. I am sure he was saying FEED ME, at that point in space-time, but all you have to do to get him started is look at him and say: What? Hint: If you don't want that cat up in your sh*t, don't say "What?" or look at him the wrong (right?) way. If you do he'll be all figure-eighty, revved up and talking.

Well shiat, this is Fark so you owe us tons of pics of your kittties doing goofy shiat ^_^ Caturday's coming up quick!


I'll have to get some of my good pics uploaded and ready...
 
2013-02-15 05:50:44 AM  

Macular Degenerate: In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?


In post-Soviet Russia, dashcam record police.
 
2013-02-15 05:51:44 AM  
Trouble in Chelbyville??
 
2013-02-15 05:51:57 AM  

LaughingRadish: Sonic booms are well-known for damaging buildings, which is why it's a big no-no to fly low and supersonic.


When I lived in Huntington, WV for a couple years as a kid, we'd get flyovers that couldn't have been condoned. The first one we ever heard, my mother thought the natural gas dryer we'd just purchased (which she was very speculative of) had exploded in our basement.

Rumors were it was Chuck Yeager out for a spin. He's pretty big in WV, even more-so back then (mid 80s). It was total b.s. (Chuck Yeager "retired" out west somewhere, if still flying and being a badass can be called retirement) but a great story to go tell the new neighbors when they think their house just exploded.
 
2013-02-15 05:53:24 AM  
Well, the Tea Party Community derpers are getting into the action now with thinly veiled fecal references.

s20.postimage.org

I can't wait until the "thanks, Obama" threads start.
 
2013-02-15 05:54:02 AM  

Boojum2k: 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 hated that stupid ending

 
2013-02-15 05:54:19 AM  

TopoGigo: Macular Degenerate: In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?

In post-Soviet Russia, dashcam record police.


Pretty much this.  Russians are awful drivers, so lots of people have dash cams just because it's so common that it's needed in the event of an accident to have a record.

Why the fark so many people didn't stop driving when a giant meteor was whizzing across the sky is a much better question IMO.
 
2013-02-15 05:55:22 AM  

The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^

Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...

LOL I definitely love the one on the bottom who's obviously saying something along the lines of, "EFFIN FEED ME, BIATCH!"

Yeah, that's Stormcrow. He definitely lives up to the name. He's the chatty catty. I am sure he was saying FEED ME, at that point in space-time, but all you have to do to get him started is look at him and say: What? Hint: If you don't want that cat up in your sh*t, don't say "What?" or look at him the wrong (right?) way. If you do he'll be all figure-eighty, revved up and talking.

Well shiat, this is Fark so you owe us tons of pics of your kittties doing goofy shiat ^_^ Caturday's coming up quick!

I'll have to get some of my good pics uploaded and ready...


Freakin totally! Goofy cat pics are the whole REASON the INTERNET was INVENTED!
 
2013-02-15 05:57:01 AM  
I have solved the boom noise enigma.

The first two explosive sounds were from the sonic boom of the meteor.

The other noises a couple of seconds later were the sounds from thousands of Russians simultaneously crapping their pants.

--ooh, and thanks to Winterlight for Total Farking me. I'll try to keep the deliberately obtuse remarks coming--
 
2013-02-15 05:57:22 AM  

DON.MAC: TopoGigo: I've seen a small meteor break up overhead. (At least, I assume it was small. It tracked about 1/4 or the sky, then broke up into much smaller objects before burning out. I was close enough to see the smaller pieces curving down as the larger piece kept going, much like a spaceship burning up in reentry from a sci-fi movie.) I distinctly heard it. You could describe it as a hiss, but it sounded closer to the kind of 4th of July fireworks that crackle/fizzle instead of go boom.

More like odd harmonics that your ears were treating as a hiss?  Others have reported the same types of sounds in the past.

There was a hiss and sizzle in the cracks and other sounds hidden under the deep base of the Saturn V and you could hear it after you could see the 1st stage separation and it was only mach 7 or so at the time.


Like I said, I wouldn't describe it as a hiss, but I don't have good words to describe what it really sounded like. I can totally see how somebody would have settled on "hiss" to describe it. It seriously sounded like fireworks. You know, they launch three at a time. One regular nightflower, one big boomer, and one that spreads out 5 or 6 slow-moving projectiles in ballistic arcs that emit sparkles on the way down. The latter makes a sort of crackling/fizzling sound as the projectiles fall. It sounded just like that. It didn't look like there was any violent explosion, just pieces falling off the main body.

Based on what I've heard, that the smallest visible meteors are about the size of a grain of sand, I'd guess we're talking something like a golf-ball sized rock. That's obviously pulled straight out of my rear-mounted fact dispenser, but you get my drift. We're not talking any major event here, just big enough that I clearly remember it as very cool.
 
2013-02-15 05:57:25 AM  

The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: GranoblasticMan: The Snow Dog: This Face Left Blank: radarlove: GranoblasticMan: radarlove: Holy shiat, get a room already.  We're trying to have an apocalypse here.

YEAH, DUH! This is my last friggin chance!

If you're trying to get emergency poon on Fark, you might as well just become a rapist or a necrophile.  It would be a step up.

When you're not in a relationship, isn't ALL poon emergency poon?

[oi45.tinypic.com image 338x301]

This.

Except when it's Maggie, it's like a jackpot.

Without all the jacking >_>

Shazzam!

I was going to make some smartass reply, but I clicked on your profile, and your cats are adorable ^_^

Thanks. They are too cool for school, too. They think they're dogs or monkeys or something...

LOL I definitely love the one on the bottom who's obviously saying something along the lines of, "EFFIN FEED ME, BIATCH!"

Yeah, that's Stormcrow. He definitely lives up to the name. He's the chatty catty. I am sure he was saying FEED ME, at that point in space-time, but all you have to do to get him started is look at him and say: What? Hint: If you don't want that cat up in your sh*t, don't say "What?" or look at him the wrong (right?) way. If you do he'll be all figure-eighty, revved up and talking.

Well shiat, this is Fark so you owe us tons of pics of your kittties doing goofy shiat ^_^ Caturday's coming up quick!

I'll have to get some of my good pics uploaded and ready...


And knowing cats, Stormcrow was probably working on flaying human flesh from muscle and bones by licking in an adorable manner.
 
2013-02-15 05:59:57 AM  

Andromeda: TopoGigo: Macular Degenerate: In other news, all police in Russia listen to bad dance music in their cruisers.

/who else has dashcams?

In post-Soviet Russia, dashcam record police.

Pretty much this.  Russians are awful drivers, so lots of people have dash cams just because it's so common that it's needed in the event of an accident to have a record.

Why the fark so many people didn't stop driving when a giant meteor was whizzing across the sky is a much better question IMO.




They figured it was end times and decided to drive to the local liquor store.
 
2013-02-15 06:00:36 AM  
Hell yeah. Beer/alcohol > everything
 
2013-02-15 06:00:37 AM  

Andromeda: Why the fark so many people didn't stop driving when a giant meteor was whizzing across the sky is a much better question IMO.


A few seconds long event with no prior warning makes it not too surprising, by the time you slow down and find a spot it would be long gone. Add in the frigid outside temperatures and I can see it happening. Not everyone is a space nerd you know.
 
2013-02-15 06:00:48 AM  
They're lucky, meteroites are worth a lot of bucks.
 
2013-02-15 06:01:03 AM  
For those interested in the size of the meteor, there are a LOT of factors and estimates are ranging from a meter-sized diameter to several meters and up to 10 tons.  My astronomer friends who have radio data are now working on narrowing the error bars and figuring out the trajectory of this thing as it entered our atmosphere, but right now everyone's being REALLY conservative.  Any fragments that are found will seriously help in narrowing down the size.

Of course that's not stopping a few people blasting my Twitter feed with their armchair calculations based on a Wikipedia article.
 
2013-02-15 06:01:11 AM  

MurphyMurphy: LaughingRadish: Sonic booms are well-known for damaging buildings, which is why it's a big no-no to fly low and supersonic.

When I lived in Huntington, WV for a couple years as a kid, we'd get flyovers that couldn't have been condoned. The first one we ever heard, my mother thought the natural gas dryer we'd just purchased (which she was very speculative of) had exploded in our basement.

Rumors were it was Chuck Yeager out for a spin. He's pretty big in WV, even more-so back then (mid 80s). It was total b.s. (Chuck Yeager "retired" out west somewhere, if still flying and being a badass can be called retirement) but a great story to go tell the new neighbors when they think their house just exploded.


In the early 80's, military jets flew over our house all the time. I'm in Athens, OH, so it's possible we were on the same flight path. I never heard any sonic booms, but they sure did rattle the windows. They were obviously supersonic, as the sound was much later than the visual--more of a delay than just the distance would make it.
 
2013-02-15 06:01:59 AM  

kertus: Boojum2k: 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 hated that stupid ending



I know the book you are talking about...I read it and felt the same way. So dissapointing. What was the title of that book before I go crazy?
 
2013-02-15 06:02:28 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Andromeda: Why the fark so many people didn't stop driving when a giant meteor was whizzing across the sky is a much better question IMO.

A few seconds long event with no prior warning makes it not too surprising, by the time you slow down and find a spot it would be long gone. Add in the frigid outside temperatures and I can see it happening. Not everyone is a space nerd you know.


So, like... my penis...
 
2013-02-15 06:04:22 AM  

Andromeda: For those interested in the size of the meteor, there are a LOT of factors and estimates are ranging from a meter-sized diameter to several meters and up to 10 tons.  My astronomer friends who have radio data are now working on narrowing the error bars and figuring out the trajectory of this thing as it entered our atmosphere, but right now everyone's being REALLY conservative.  Any fragments that are found will seriously help in narrowing down the size.

Of course that's not stopping a few people blasting my Twitter feed with their armchair calculations based on a Wikipedia article.


I'm going to sleep for a few hours knowing that the Science is coming.

Thanks.
 
2013-02-15 06:09:03 AM  

Frothy Panties: I know the book you are talking about...I read it and felt the same way. So dissapointing. What was the title of that book before I go crazy?


Out of the Dark by David Weber?
 
2013-02-15 06:09:26 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Andromeda: Why the fark so many people didn't stop driving when a giant meteor was whizzing across the sky is a much better question IMO.

A few seconds long event with no prior warning makes it not too surprising, by the time you slow down and find a spot it would be long gone. Add in the frigid outside temperatures and I can see it happening. Not everyone is a space nerd you know.


It's well known that when faced with immediate Apocalypse... recommended action is to just continue your activity and sing along with it

Here in my car,
the glass can fly very far,
I can watch falling stars,
not going to make it to bar,
in cars.

*dent-duhdent. duh-dent-de-dent*

Here in my car,
I am going extinct,
loud sonic booms,
I can't hear myself think,
in cars.

*dent-duhdent. duh-dent-de-dent*

Here in my car,
my poop smells very strong,
I can go home and change,
and upload video,
in cars.
 
2013-02-15 06:09:56 AM  

Andromeda: For those interested in the size of the meteor, there are a LOT of factors and estimates are ranging from a meter-sized diameter to several meters and up to 10 tons.  My astronomer friends who have radio data are now working on narrowing the error bars and figuring out the trajectory of this thing as it entered our atmosphere, but right now everyone's being REALLY conservative.  Any fragments that are found will seriously help in narrowing down the size.

Of course that's not stopping a few people blasting my Twitter feed with their armchair calculations based on a Wikipedia article.




So what do you think the odds of it being from the same parent body as Sikhote-alin? Seems like it was a similar trajectory, around the same time of year.
 
2013-02-15 06:17:29 AM  

Andromeda: PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?

Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.


Umm.. I'm not an Astronomer but... how can you say it's a one shot wonder?

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
img805.imageshack.us
"Over the next 6 days, 21 distinct impacts were observed" (July 1994)
 
2013-02-15 06:19:18 AM  

Teknowaffle: So what do you think the odds of it being from the same parent body as Sikhote-alin? Seems like it was a similar trajectory, around the same time of year.


Quite unlikely to be related.  We'll get the trajectory info in a bit though and see if it's coming from something in particular, but my bet is it's just a random space rock.

I mean I don't think people realize how MANY random space rocks there are out there, and frankly you're just not going to detect the objects of this size in our current surveys.

By the way funny detail that should be noted, the Russians were imminently going to shut down their asteroid survey program due to lack of funds within the next few months.  I guess that's no longer going to be an issue.
 
2013-02-15 06:19:35 AM  

I sound fat: Anyone not comforted by NASA's assertion that asteroid DA14 could not possibly hit the earth today given recent reports that they didn't tell the Columbia astronauts they would likely die on reentry?


I was thinking the EXACT same thing...
 
2013-02-15 06:19:46 AM  
I just hired an engineer who grew up in Chelyabinsk so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Hope his family is OK (if he still has any there)
//Had to look it up on the map
///Closest place I recognized was Perm, which I knew as being on border between Europe and Asia.
 
2013-02-15 06:20:00 AM  

LaughingRadish: MagSeven: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

What caused shattering windows? The sonic boom or the impact? How large was the meteor (or is that meteorite now)?
/first astronomer I've ever conversed with....

One video has the sound of shattering glass at the same time as the boom.  Sonic booms are well-known for damaging buildings, which is why it's a big no-no to fly low and supersonic.


Andromeda: MagSeven: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

What caused shattering windows? The sonic boom or the impact? How large was the meteor (or is that meteorite now)?
/first astronomer I've ever conversed with....

Windows were shattered by the boom from what I gather- I haven't heard real confirmed reports yet about the crater.  It's well understood that the after shocks are really what destroys large amounts of area/ causes damage and usually not the meteor itself (it often explodes into many small fragments so damage from that can be minimal).

No one's found the meteorite yet from what I hear, but estimates I'm reading is this one was about 10 tons.


Thanks guys. Hopefully more info is on the way. Very cool/somewhat scary event.
 
2013-02-15 06:21:57 AM  

Deep Contact: They're lucky, meteroites are worth a lot of bucks.


I'll be sure to send them videos of lots of bucks, then. It doesn't look to this armchair bloviator like there will be that much recoverable meteoroid.
 
2013-02-15 06:22:14 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?

Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.

Umm.. I'm not an Astronomer but... how can you say it's a one shot wonder?

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
[img805.imageshack.us image 300x91]
"Over the next 6 days, 21 distinct impacts were observed" (July 1994)


That's a giant comet that broke up, of the sizes surveys can see.  This is a rock the size of the few meters.  Odds of another one following it are minimal, it has no gravitational hold.

Cosmic coincidences happen all the time.

(Btw, I just got a shout out on BBC's World Have Your Say discussing this. W00t!)
 
2013-02-15 06:26:33 AM  
So it begins
 
2013-02-15 06:29:24 AM  
Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.
 
2013-02-15 06:30:43 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?


post a link to the video and I'll tell you
 
2013-02-15 06:31:13 AM  
via RT live:

11:19 GMT: The Russian military has explored a meteorite crater that is reportedly 6 meters in diameter; normal radiation levels were detected at the site.
 
2013-02-15 06:31:47 AM  
11:19 GMT: The Russian military has explored a meteorite crater that is reportedly 6 meters in diameter; normal radiation levels were detected at the site.

11:12 GMT: Nearly 725 people have requested medical assistance in regions hit by the meteor shower.

11:10 GMT: The meteorite blast in the Chelyabinsk region may be connected to the 2012DA14 asteroid, which will pass close to Earth tonight, Tatyana Borisevich from Pulkovo Observatory told Itar-Tass.
 
2013-02-15 06:32:11 AM  
Thanks for your posts andromeda, and much respect for doing the pleasant (lol) work of dealing with loonies. Our resident astronomer here in kiwiland is all set up for the asteroid with our main computerised scope and he has been fielding calls constantly poorr bugger.

Kind of pissed here, got things set up to at least have an amateur look at the thing and now it has clouded right over.. grr.
 
2013-02-15 06:32:30 AM  

Andromeda: p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?

Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.

Umm.. I'm not an Astronomer but... how can you say it's a one shot wonder?

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
[img805.imageshack.us image 300x91]
"Over the next 6 days, 21 distinct impacts were observed" (July 1994)

That's a giant comet that broke up, of the sizes surveys can see.  This is a rock the size of the few meters.  Odds of another one following it are minimal, it has no gravitational hold.

Cosmic coincidences happen all the time.

(Btw, I just got a shout out on BBC's World Have Your Say discussing this. W00t!)

Certainly not hitting the same place, but I still don't see how you have come to the conclusion that this is a singular object?

Something very interesting:


"This date in science: Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913"

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"Canadian artist Gustav Hahn painted his impression of what the Great Meteor Procession looked like, in 1913."

"... the exact origin of the meteors in the 1913 meteor procession may never be known for sure."

SOURCE
 
2013-02-15 06:34:48 AM  
GranoblasticMan:

And knowing cats, Stormcrow was probably working on flaying human flesh from muscle and bones by licking in an adorable manner.

He'll do that for sure, LOL.

Also, back to meteor related stuff. I am hearing some great stuff. I love it when re porters start talking off-the-cuff about stuff they have no clue about . I've heard some goofy crap in the last hour: all the glass was broken by pieces of meteorite; misinformation about the soni c boom being the explosion caused by the meteor hitting the ground; ho w high in the atmosphere the meteor split up; etc.
Reminds me of the time I saw one of the CNN crew talking about ships  d eployed off Libya and they said that one of the frigates had a crew of 250,000 men and women. How do you make an error like that? I guess you don't need real knowledge to be a reporter, but come on, more than a p retty face and fancy elocution should be required to get a spot on nat ional news. Regional / local news should even require some degree of common knowledge if they're go ing to be opining (and not just reading off a prompter)...
 
2013-02-15 06:34:49 AM  

LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.


Eastern Europe, Asia, and Australia.
 
2013-02-15 06:36:59 AM  
The comments box is sure acting weird lately. It chops up words when i don't hit "use html buttons". Whassup?
 
2013-02-15 06:37:39 AM  

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


Dadoody: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x552]


I was thinking the same thing. The time of Reunion is upon us! Praise Jenova!
 
2013-02-15 06:38:07 AM  
m.ruvr.ru

I don't know; it looks like a street light to me
 
2013-02-15 06:38:35 AM  

LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.


Indian Ocean.
 
2013-02-15 06:38:56 AM  

Klund: via RT live:

11:19 GMT: The Russian military has explored a meteorite crater that is reportedly 6 meters in diameter; normal radiation levels were detected at the site.




Good to know it wasn't a nuke powered cold war sat. Though now lots of people may assume that meteorites have a chance of being radioactive
 
2013-02-15 06:39:45 AM  

Shadowtag: This is also the guy who wants to limit the amount of times people can have sex to once per quarter.


So, Russian Freepers?
 
2013-02-15 06:40:08 AM  
 
2013-02-15 06:40:13 AM  

The Snow Dog: The comments box is sure acting weird lately. It chops up words when  i don't hit "use html buttons". Whassup?


It looks like it's chopping it into 70 or so character long sections.
 
2013-02-15 06:40:30 AM  

LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.


Europe will have a chance at viewing it.

It will be trucking along pretty good, about 1 degree a minute, and is too small to see with naked eye so... you'll have to be pretty good to catch it and follow it with a telescope. 'Above-average amateur astronomer' good.
 
2013-02-15 06:40:37 AM  

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



img10.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-15 06:40:39 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.

Indian Ocean.


Thanks.
 
2013-02-15 06:41:36 AM  
GOD HATES RUSSKIES!
 
2013-02-15 06:42:31 AM  

The Snow Dog: The comments box is sure acting weird lately. It chops up words when  i don't hit "use html buttons". Whassup?


Could be related to the fact that the new comments box is a steaming pile of big green donkey shiat and an unnecessary and pointless "web 2.0"-ing. Just a theory.
 
2013-02-15 06:43:13 AM  

Radioactive Ass: LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.

Eastern Europe, Asia, and Australia.


So when am I supposed to drink my Koolaid?
 
2013-02-15 06:43:19 AM  
"According to preliminary estimates, this space object is of non-technogenic origin and qualifies as a meteorite. It was moving at a low trajectory with a speed of about 30 km/s


That's over 67,000 mph!!!
 
2013-02-15 06:44:03 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?

Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.

Umm.. I'm not an Astronomer but... how can you say it's a one shot wonder?

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
[img805.imageshack.us image 300x91]
"Over the next 6 days, 21 distinct impacts were observed" (July 1994)

That's a giant comet that broke up, of the sizes surveys can see.  This is a rock the size of the few meters.  Odds of another one following it are minimal, it has no gravitational hold.

Cosmic coincidences happen all the time.

(Btw, I just got a shout out on BBC's World Have Your Say discussing this. W00t!)

Certainly not hitting the same place, but I still don't see how you have come to the conclusion that this is a singular object?

Something very interesting:

"This date in science: Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913"

[img171.imageshack.us image 580x332]
"Canadian artist Gustav Hahn painted his impression of what the Great Meteor Procession looked like, ...


Yeah, notice how they're all traveling together?  That's because larger meteorites will often break up in the atmosphere- I've seen it a few times, and from the videos it looks like this one did too.

That does NOT mean however that it's likely this thing will have the last parts hit a few hours later though or anything like that, as these things travel really fast so any parts that broke off in the atmosphere has already landed.  We're like 8 hours after the initial impact; based on the size of this thing it's certainly not large enough to have a gravitational attraction to other pieces and keep them together.

That's not to say another rock can't wham into your bedroom tonight and shatter the glass while you sleep though.  Sweet dreams.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:41 AM  

MurphyMurphy: LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.

Europe will have a chance at viewing it.

It will be trucking along pretty good, about 1 degree a minute, and is too small to see with naked eye so... you'll have to be pretty good to catch it and follow it with a telescope. 'Above-average amateur astronomer' good.


Given that I'm in Michigan anyway....

Sigh
 
2013-02-15 06:45:48 AM  

Radioactive Ass: LaViergeNoire: Forgive me if this has been covered upthread, but does anyone know what part of the earth da14 is supposed to be closest to at 2pm EST? Where on the planet will astronomers get the best look at it, in other words.

Eastern Europe, Asia, and Australia.


Thank you.
 
2013-02-15 06:53:14 AM  

Triumph: 11:19 GMT: The Russian military has explored a meteorite crater that is reportedly 6 meters in diameter; normal radiation levels were detected at the site.

11:12 GMT: Nearly 725 people have requested medical assistance in regions hit by the meteor shower.

11:10 GMT: The meteorite blast in the Chelyabinsk region may be connected to the 2012DA14 asteroid, which will pass close to Earth tonight, Tatyana Borisevich from Pulkovo Observatory told Itar-Tass.


Don't worry about the 2012DA14 asteroid they said.
Nothing will hit Earth they said.
Expert FAIL again.
 
2013-02-15 06:55:27 AM  

p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?

Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.

Umm.. I'm not an Astronomer but... how can you say it's a one shot wonder?

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
[img805.imageshack.us image 300x91]
"Over the next 6 days, 21 distinct impacts were observed" (July 1994)



This meteor wouldn't be comparable to that event, in that that comet was one piece, then split up as it got caught in the gravity of Jupiter. Who is to say though that this and the asteroid due by today weren't part of a larger mass at one point. That mass, as it orbited around the sun (or swung by a larger planet) could have, as it cruised through its perigee and broken up while going fast enough that they didn't crash into the sun (or planet) but instead freight-trained off into space. What you would have then is a cluster or line of pieces of it orbiting in roughly the same ellipse. I think you're right there could be more pieces out there, but I would say that the point in time where the one object turned into several objects was a long time ago, so they'd be very spread out. I also think the big one we have spotted and is scheduled to miss us today is likely the biggest part by far. It would be cool to see a few pieces the size of the one that creased the sky (+ground) over Chelyabinsk come flying by this morning...
 
2013-02-15 06:56:59 AM  

Theory Of Null: This dashcam got a pretty good look at it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gQ6Pa5Pv_io #t =275s


From the light appearing to the sonic boom, it's about 2.5 minutes, which works out to roughly 50km distance. That's over 30 miles away from that cam.
 
2013-02-15 06:57:24 AM  
How long before the giant ants and spiders start showing up?
 
2013-02-15 06:58:46 AM  

Andromeda: p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: Cosmic coincidences happen all the time.

(Btw, I just got a shout out on BBC's World Have Your Say discussing this. W00t!)

Certainly not hitting the same place, but I still don't see how you have come to the conclusion that this is a singular object?

Something very interesting:

"This date in science: Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913"

[img171.imageshack.us image 580x332]
"Canadian artist Gustav Hahn painted his impression of what the Great Meteor Procession looked like, ...

Yeah, notice how they're all traveling together?  That's because larger meteorites will often break up in the atmosphere- I've seen it a few times, and from the videos it looks like this one did too.

That does NOT mean however that it's likely this thing will have the last parts hit a few hours later though or anything like that, as these things travel really fast so any parts that broke off in the atmosphere has already landed.  We're like 8 hours after the initial impact; based on the size of this thing it's certainly not large enough to have a gravitational attraction to other pieces and keep them together.

That's not to sayanother rock can't wham into your bedroom tonight and shatter the glass while you sleep though.  Sweet dreams.


Ah, cool stuff thanks. My bunker doesn't have windows.
 
2013-02-15 07:00:26 AM  
So the Russians are claiming they shot this thing mid-flight?  Who wants to bet that's just some desk-jockey making shiat up?
 
2013-02-15 07:01:41 AM  
Damn, I didn't know the video was going to be that cool
 
2013-02-15 07:05:05 AM  
This sounds a lot like the Tunguska event, except there were witnesses this time. The meteor blew up while it was landing and showered debris everywhere.
 
2013-02-15 07:05:19 AM  

Walker: Triumph: 11:19 GMT: The Russian military has explored a meteorite crater that is reportedly 6 meters in diameter; normal radiation levels were detected at the site.

11:12 GMT: Nearly 725 people have requested medical assistance in regions hit by the meteor shower.

11:10 GMT: The meteorite blast in the Chelyabinsk region may be connected to the 2012DA14 asteroid, which will pass close to Earth tonight, Tatyana Borisevich from Pulkovo Observatory told Itar-Tass.

Don't worry about the 2012DA14 asteroid they said.
Nothing will hit Earth they said.
Expert FAIL again.


Careful, you're liable to get astronomers tried in court when a meteor does eventually get us. I mean nobody REALLY condemned Italy for doing it to seismologists.
 
2013-02-15 07:06:03 AM  

dfacto: So the Russians are claiming they shot this thing mid-flight?  Who wants to bet that's just some desk-jockey making shiat up?


I'd take that bet. That rock was supersonic.
 
2013-02-15 07:09:20 AM  

dfacto: So the Russians are claiming they shot this thing mid-flight?  Who wants to bet that's just some desk-jockey making shiat up?


That can be stated with absolute certainty. Or at least, it can be stated that whoever wrote or said that is full of shiat. The thing was traveling 30 km/s. That's somewhere in the vicinity of Mach 88.
 
2013-02-15 07:10:19 AM  

The Snow Dog: p4p3rm4t3: Andromeda: PreMortem: Andromeda: Astronomer checking into this tread- holy fark indeed.  Though this isn't actually that unusual, flashes of this magnitude are recorded by satellites every few years, just that it happened in a populated area.

That said, I'm on overtime now to combat the derp and conspiracy nuts.  If anyone has questions I'm happy to field them.

9:36 GMT: There is a high chance that another meteorite could enter the Earth's atmosphere in the next few hours, Sergey Smirnov from Pulkovo Observatory told Vesti news channel.

Do meteors break up outside our atmosphere, like by the sun? I wouldn't think so.

And if they do, do larger pieces arrive first then the smaller ones, vice-versa, or is there no usual pattern?

Sergey's kinda full of shiat- I mean technically there is a 100% chance of a meteorite entering our atmosphere in the next few hours (as hundreds do), but this size?  Not REALLY likely.

Meteors break up if they break up in our atmosphere.  There may be some lag based on their size but everything from this meteor has certainly already hit/ been seen.

Umm.. I'm not an Astronomer but... how can you say it's a one shot wonder?

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
[img805.imageshack.us image 300x91]
"Over the next 6 days, 21 distinct impacts were observed" (July 1994)


This meteor wouldn't be comparable to that event, in that that comet was one piece, then split up as it got caught in the gravity of Jupiter. Who is to say though that this and the asteroid due by today weren't part of a larger mass at one point. That mass, as it orbited around the sun (or swung by a larger planet) could have, as it cruised through its perigee and broken up while going fast enough that they didn't crash into the sun (or planet) but instead freight-trained off into space. What you would have then is a cluster or line of pieces of it orbiting in roughly the same ellipse. I think you're right there could be more pieces out there, but I would say that the point in t ...


Interesting.
 
2013-02-15 07:10:30 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: dfacto: So the Russians are claiming they shot this thing mid-flight?  Who wants to bet that's just some desk-jockey making shiat up?

I'd take that bet. That rock was supersonic.


If it was really going at 30 km/s it was WAY past plain old supersonic or hypersonic.  It went plaid.
 
2013-02-15 07:11:16 AM  

greentea1985: This sounds a lot like the Tunguska event, except there were witnesses this time. The meteor blew up while it was landing and showered debris everywhere.




Tunguska was likely in the megaton range. This is probably kT range. Personally I think it would be awesome if this beat out the North Korean test.

This event is most similar to Sikhote alin
 
2013-02-15 07:12:10 AM  

greentea1985: This sounds a lot like the Tunguska event, except there were witnesses this time. The meteor blew up while it was landing and showered debris everywhere.


I'd be careful with a statement like that until we see footage showing something akin to 2,000km2 flattened by the shockwave.
 
2013-02-15 07:12:47 AM  

Teknowaffle: greentea1985: This sounds a lot like the Tunguska event, except there were witnesses this time. The meteor blew up while it was landing and showered debris everywhere.

Tunguska was likely in the megaton range. This is probably kT range. Personally I think it would be awesome if this beat out the North Korean test.

This event is most similar to Sikhote alin


In other words, like most sequels, this one sucks compared to the original
 
2013-02-15 07:13:49 AM  

greentea1985: This sounds a lot like the Tunguska event, except there were witnesses this time. The meteor blew up while it was landing and showered debris everywhere.


If this was anything like the Tunguska event, there would be newsflashes and panic everywhere as nearly 1,000 square miles were destroyed under what appeared to be a nuke detonation.
 
2013-02-15 07:15:00 AM  

dfacto: So the Russians are claiming they shot this thing mid-flight?  Who wants to bet that's just some desk-jockey making shiat up?


Yeah. That's BS.

Assuming they had enough advance warning to get something off, you'd  s ee a missile contrail shooting up and intersecting the meteor's train.
 
2013-02-15 07:15:56 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: I'd take that bet. That rock was supersonic.


More like High-Hypersonic speeds or re-entry speeds. The odds of them spotting this thing in time to do anything is very, very small as those types of radars are gated to just about 100 miles or so above the atmosphere. They aren't looking outside of ballistic ranges and with no launch warnings or world tensions that might lead to a US\Russian nuclear war they would have no reason to be on the alert.
 
2013-02-15 07:18:00 AM  
Thanks to Google translate, Russian Youtube comments are just as stupid as English..

"funny thing that will blow up the meteor somewhere in America there was a panic and we *removed* and rejoice"
"maybe it was a pigeon"
"megatron has arrived"


Also, Russia really looks like a crappy place to live.
 
2013-02-15 07:20:52 AM  
So the meteor says:  I'm the cat with the bass and drum, going 'round like Bom Bom Bom!
 
2013-02-15 07:25:17 AM  
Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.

And Dorner's Drivers License.
 
2013-02-15 07:26:34 AM  

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


Quite a mouth on him. Every other word is a curse word. Sounds like a Leningrad album.
 
2013-02-15 07:28:06 AM  
Only in Russia.  Chernobyl, Nazi invasions, Stalinism, Meteors ... they're like the Chicago Cubs.
 
2013-02-15 07:32:17 AM  
These videos got me wondering:  How hard would it be to learn to speak even some basic Russian?  For some reason, the language has always intrigued me a bit.
 
2013-02-15 07:34:11 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.

And Dorner's Drivers License.


who's awesome?

you are.
 
2013-02-15 07:36:37 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Scientists rushed to the site. Working quickly, but carefully, they pulled several molten fragments from the ground under the zinc plant.


They turned out to be zinc.  Who knew?
 
2013-02-15 07:36:44 AM  

HAMMERTOE: And Dorner's Drivers License.


Enjoy your internets.  You've earned them.
 
2013-02-15 07:38:09 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: These videos got me wondering:  How hard would it be to learn to speak even some basic Russian?  For some reason, the language has always intrigued me a bit.


From what I've heard, not as difficult as Chinese or Japanese but a lot harder than the romance languages.

http://www.effectivelanguagelearning.com/language-guide/language-dif fi culty
 
2013-02-15 07:40:34 AM  

The Snow Dog: THANK YOU BATHIA MAPES! I just saw my TotalFarkedness! You're A-OK! I'll try not to get all uppity now that I'm high class, baby!


You're welcome. :-)

And the folks on the Caturday thread would love to see your kitties. Now that you have TF you have access to threads before they go live, which includes the Caturday thread. Do some exploring and check out the Greenlit links tab, TotalFark, TotalFark Discussion (TFD), etc. You get to see all the links submitted instead of the ones that are greenlit. You might find it somewhat overwhelming at first, I know I did, but I think you'll enjoy it.

Have fun!
 
2013-02-15 07:41:15 AM  
Well, if Russia goes radio silent in the next day or two, we can reasonably assume that either the Russian dead are rising from their graves, or the Colour Out of Space missed it's intended target in New England.
 
2013-02-15 07:42:30 AM  
Aaaaand boom goes the meteorite.
 
2013-02-15 07:43:49 AM  
Don't worry. I GOT THIS:

www.thephuketnews.com
 
2013-02-15 07:44:34 AM  

MmmmBacon: Well, if Russia goes radio silent in the next day or two, we can reasonably assume that either the Russian dead are rising from their graves, or the Colour Out of Space missed it's intended target in New England.


+1 for the first Lovecraft story I ever read
 
2013-02-15 07:44:52 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: These videos got me wondering:  How hard would it be to learn to speak even some basic Russian?  For some reason, the language has always intrigued me a bit.


It's not all that hard.  It's quite phonetic.  Words tend to be pronounced how it's actually spelled, unlike some other languages (I'm looking at you, French).  Most things more complicated than turnip farming have some sort of cognate in Western languages that you will recognize.  In 2 semesters in college, I got good enough to hold a basic conversation, and I'm not really that good at languages.

The only real stumbling block is learning Cyrillic, but even that's not hard.  In fact, my cursive Cyrillic to this day is neater and more readable than my cursive English.

/Forgot most of my vocabulary in the last 20 years.
//Can still conjugate the verbs, though.