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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 769
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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  
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