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(Heavy)   If this 'Meteorite-Like Object' that just exploded over Cuba has any truth to it after the Russia meteorite and the other one that just missed us, Subby's going to look into bunkers   (heavy.com) divider line 290
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2013-02-15 05:00:14 PM  
Thank God this didn't happen 30 years ago.  No way the nukes would have stayed on the launching pads.
 
2013-02-15 05:05:47 PM  
Are we all going to die?
 
2013-02-15 05:11:11 PM  
Obviously due to global warming.

CNN is making the connection.
 
2013-02-15 05:12:08 PM  

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


Yes.
Everyone will die at some point.
Except maybe for Steven Hawkings and Phillip McSweeney.
 
2013-02-15 05:17:22 PM  

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


The short answer is yes.

The long answer is y......... e....... s
 
2013-02-15 05:19:17 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

Yes.
Everyone will die at some point.
Except maybe for Steven Hawkings and Phillip McSweeney.


You forgot  Abe Vigoda.
 
2013-02-15 05:30:21 PM  
Big meteor that fell from the sky but didn't do anything?  Meh, call me when windows shatter again.

Listen guys, tens of thousands of meteorites that are >10 grams hit the Earth every day.  Just because you didn't stop to think about it doesn't mean this is a new thing, just usually they fall over unpopulated areas like the ocean (and in normal circumstances no one would bother to search Cuban Twitter feeds for meteorite reports- this one happened before the Russia one per the article).

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad many people are learning about the dangers today and becoming more aware, but we do get hit by a lot of space rocks.

/astronomer
 
2013-02-15 05:48:24 PM  
Of course, no video from 1960's Cuba.
 
2013-02-15 06:29:16 PM  
If this is an alien attack, they're doing a piss-poor job of it.
 
2013-02-15 06:32:11 PM  

Andromeda: Big meteor that fell from the sky but didn't do anything?  Meh, call me when windows shatter again.

Listen guys, tens of thousands of meteorites that are >10 grams hit the Earth every day.  Just because you didn't stop to think about it doesn't mean this is a new thing, just usually they fall over unpopulated areas like the ocean (and in normal circumstances no one would bother to search Cuban Twitter feeds for meteorite reports- this one happened before the Russia one per the article).

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad many people are learning about the dangers today and becoming more aware, but we do get hit by a lot of space rocks.

/astronomer


Major events happen about once every hundred million years. The last one was 85 million years ago, which is close enough as estimates go. Russians never had advance warning of their tiny event and there's a very good possibility astronomers won't detect the big one. We may be in for a big surprise soon.
 
2013-02-15 06:36:54 PM  
shopped.
 
2013-02-15 06:40:11 PM  
Video or it didn't happen.
 
2013-02-15 06:41:13 PM  

Mentat: If this is an alien attack, they're doing a piss-poor job of it.


Card had it right. The aliens throw rocks.
 
2013-02-15 06:41:31 PM  
This one's a hoax. Trust me on this as I spent the day tracking it as it was debunked.
 
2013-02-15 06:41:44 PM  
You know who else looked into bunkers?
 
2013-02-15 06:43:03 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: We may be in for a big surprise soon.


Admittedly, it's possible that we're missing stuff, and that is scary, but it's not any more likely to happen now than it was a year ago.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:12 PM  
Still waiting for ANY shred of real evidence here.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:21 PM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-02-15 06:44:21 PM  
Man Caves are so passé.  Real men have bunkers.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:46 PM  
It's official: God hates communists.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:52 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

The short answer is yes.

The long answer is y......... e....... s


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2013-02-15 06:44:54 PM  
jehovahs witness protection:

Major events happen about once every hundred million years. The last one was 85 million years ago, which is close enough as estimates go. Russians never had advance warning of their tiny event and there's a very good possibility astronomers won't detect the big one. We may be in for a big surprise soon.

The average time between impacts is not a useful predictor of what may lay ahead (by definition, an average only takes into account events that have already occurred). The event to which I think you're referring (the Yucatan impact that probably played a part in the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs, among many other taxa) occurred  ~65 million years ago. There have been many impacts since that time, some of which have left significant scars on the planet's surface.

Your point that we are still unable to do anything about oncoming bolides is well taken: we need to work out a way to protect ourselves (Bruce Willis isn't going to live forever).
 
2013-02-15 06:46:04 PM  
Oh great, does this mean we'll get 3-4 new asteroid movies and a new History channel "shark week"-esque series on meteors?
 
2013-02-15 06:46:16 PM  
Probably fake, but just in case I think it's time we start construction on Megalith and Stonehenge.
 
2013-02-15 06:48:27 PM  

beautifulbob: Thank God this didn't happen 30 years ago.  No way the nukes would have stayed on the launching pads.


Wow, that's a really good point.  Scary when you think about how close we were to a completely different world back then.
 
2013-02-15 06:48:59 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Oh great, does this mean we'll get 3-4 new asteroid movies and a new History channel "shark week"-esque series on meteors?


Then we go into supervolcanoes and the San Andreas fault.
 
2013-02-15 06:50:24 PM  

Sgeo: jehovahs witness protection: We may be in for a big surprise soon.

Admittedly, it's possible that we're missing stuff, and that is scary, but it's not any more likely to happen now than it was a year ago.


I get the feeling asteroids come in clusters...no data to back it up...
 
2013-02-15 06:50:27 PM  
This web page was blocked because it contains malicious content
 
2013-02-15 06:50:31 PM  
Was probably just a whale farting.
 
2013-02-15 06:50:44 PM  
this is the direct end result of that crazy rock music and the hip hops that all the kids are doing. knock it off before it ruins everyone's lawns.
 
2013-02-15 06:51:27 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Major events happen about once every hundred million years. The last one was 85 million years ago, which is close enough as estimates go. Russians never had advance warning of their tiny event and there's a very good possibility astronomers won't detect the big one. We may be in for a big surprise soon.


Over the long term, I'd be a lot more worried about supervolcanoes. They're far more frequent than giant meteor or asteroid impacts, and occur on a regular basis. 1816 was known as the Year without a Summer due to a volcanic eruption. Something like that occurs around once every thousand years.
 
2013-02-15 06:52:05 PM  

Andromeda: Big meteor that fell from the sky but didn't do anything?  Meh, call me when windows shatter again.

Listen guys, tens of thousands of meteorites that are >10 grams hit the Earth every day.  Just because you didn't stop to think about it doesn't mean this is a new thing, just usually they fall over unpopulated areas like the ocean (and in normal circumstances no one would bother to search Cuban Twitter feeds for meteorite reports- this one happened before the Russia one per the article).

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad many people are learning about the dangers today and becoming more aware, but we do get hit by a lot of space rocks.

/astronomer


You think I buy that?  You're an astronomer, you're one of them!  You're just trying to keep us all in the dark and mollified so you can protect your precious seat on the secret evacuation spaceships.  WELL I'M ON TO YOU, I WILL NOT BE FOOLED.
 
2013-02-15 06:53:03 PM  
Nah, it wasn't a meteorite.  I was standing around at the local Walmart throwing or ejaculating my semen all over people when all of a sudden, it was like Jesus exploded from my penis.  That load was so big and shot so high it landed in another country.  Not that I'm bragging or anything, I'm just saying.
 
2013-02-15 06:53:27 PM  
Subby, be on your guard against angry sovereign citizens and autistic six year-olds.
 
2013-02-15 06:53:27 PM  
Let's burn down the observatory so this never happens again.
 
2013-02-15 06:54:52 PM  
Are there any Airbuses missing?
 
2013-02-15 06:55:05 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Oh great, does this mean we'll get 3-4 new asteroid movies and a new History channel "shark week"-esque series on meteors?


Some farking FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS TO CATCH THIS SHIAT BEFORE IT HAPPENS would be nice...

/Sorry, but it was a lot more geeking-out when I hadn't just wrestled Google for hours.
 
2013-02-15 06:55:16 PM  
ALIENS ARE ATTACKING EARTH!!!

AND THEY'RE PICKING OFF THE COMMIES FIRST!!! O_O
 
2013-02-15 06:56:09 PM  
Their aim is still a bit off. Closer but off.
 
2013-02-15 06:56:10 PM  
Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but I just learned that the damage done in Russia was from the shock wave created when the bus sized meteor exploded 25 miles up, not from debris that hit the ground.
 
2013-02-15 06:56:38 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Obviously due to global warming.

CNN is making the connection.


The creationist dude in my gaming forum said this as a joke earlier today (complete with emoticon). I weep for humanity when a 'news' channel actually brings it up.
 
2013-02-15 06:56:56 PM  
In news today.... God hates Communists.
 
2013-02-15 06:57:13 PM  

Gaius: Man Caves are so passé.  Real men have bunkers.


Like these real men?

u1.ipernity.com
 
2013-02-15 06:57:38 PM  

ZzeusS: This web page was blocked because it contains malicious content


C'mon, I'm sure there is nothing malicious about the unpleasant design of that site.  I'm certain they made it ugly all by accident.
 
2013-02-15 06:57:39 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Oh great, does this mean we'll get 3-4 new asteroid movies and a new History channel "shark week"-esque series on meteors?


It's all an astroturfing campaign.  All the new or spin-off shows this fall will be meteor-centric.  Grabbed the list of shows from an ad agency that handles work for several networks.  Here are a few highlights:

History Channel: WWII Meteors: Was Hitler an alien?

A&E: Meteor Wars and Meteor Wars : Pittsburgh

Syfy: Ghost Meteor vs Sharktopus Apocalypse Hunter International Wrestling

Discovery/TLC: Honey Boo Boo in Space
 
2013-02-15 06:57:56 PM  
I think whomever's designed the Cybertronian guidance systems might be out of a job.  Especially if he's near Megatron.
 
2013-02-15 06:58:03 PM  

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


No, I'm going to wake up and you're going to disappear.
 
2013-02-15 06:58:14 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Gaius: Man Caves are so passé.  Real men have bunkers.

Like these real men?

[u1.ipernity.com image 479x376]


That is so gay that it wraps all the way around and is straight again.
 
2013-02-15 06:58:46 PM  

This sort of stuff happens all the time. Only nowadays we have the internet and 24 hour cable news to help blow everything out of proportion.

Boom's Source A Mystery
Holt County Independent (Nebraska), August 19, 1999


A meteoroid, a sonic boom from a jet traveling across north central Nebraska to the Lincoln area, or...? Officials from across the state are trying to determine the source of a large boom about noon Friday. In O'Neill, the boom was actually two large booms that sounded somewhat like an artillery battery being fired. Some people said they thought a piece of nearby machinery had exploded or that a vehicle had crashed. In some areas the boom was accompanied by ground shaking and even a few broken windows. Ken Reiser of Butte said immediately after he heard the noise he heard a jet in the distance and assumed it had caused a sonic boom. A sonic boom from the speed of a plane would be created as the plane pushed the air ahead of it out of the way and air rushing in behind the plane. Under that theory a plane flying across the state would create a boom as it moved but the mystery noise was heard at the same time in both Lincoln and north central Nebraska. Officials at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha also say it is doubtful that an aircraft was to blame. An Offutt spokesman said base officials checked with the Federal Aviation Administration in Lincoln, Omaha and Minneapolis.

All of those offices said they knew of no military craft flying in the area capable of making the noise. Officials also checked with Edwards Air Force Base in California on the chance that one of its aircraft with supersonic capabilities had flown overhead. There were meteor showers over Nebraska last week and it is possible that a fragment from a meteor, which would become a meteoroid as it enters the earth's atmosphere and a meteorite if it hits the earth, could have caused the boom. Martin Gaskell, UNL professor of physics and astronomy, said a meteoroid large enough to break the atmosphere could create a sonic boom before it hit the earth. If the meteoroid were large enough, he said, it could be heard from Lincoln to north central Nebraska. As of Monday afternoon, however, there were no reports of meteorites discovered in Nebraska in the area where the boom was heard and no reports of any damage

 
2013-02-15 06:59:09 PM  

ZzeusS: This web page was blocked because it contains malicious content


Your browser is a middle-school principal.
 
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