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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 07:40:14 PM
You're just looking into a bunker subby? The best houses have had one sice the cold war. Mine has enough booze, porn, cheetos, and twinkees to last me till Dr Zaius and his goons find me.
 
2013-02-15 07:40:35 PM

Temporarily Qualmless: Popcorn Johnny: 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.

Not only that, but the shock wave was a *cylindrical* wave... moving at ~Mach 100, the meteor was 100 km downrange before the resulting shockwave could propagate 1 km sideways.  The result is like setting off a long line of explosives simultaneously, rather than at a point (like a bomb does).

And what's so special about that?  Energy in a cylindrically spreading wave goes down as 1/r, rather than the 1/r**2 that we're used to.  Which is the reason this thing was able to smash windows 100 km away, whereas an equivalent-release nuke (point source) wouldn't.


What if you took the same nuke and gave it mach 100 and slowed down it going critical so energy would be released at the same rate as the meteor. Broken windows then?

Or did the broken windows have a lot more to do with the large amount of energy released, not the geometric dispersion.
 
2013-02-15 07:40:59 PM
just got around to opening the link.  Cienfuegos - 100 Fires.  Coincidence?  I think not!

/listening to Pink Floyd...somehow appropriate
 
2013-02-15 07:41:33 PM
Here is a link to Wiki on the close call in 1983
 
2013-02-15 07:41:43 PM
I'm heading to Cuba in 2 weeks, getting a kick outta these replies and whatnot. If one does hit, I hope it takes out all the French Canadian tourists.
/I keed
/maybe
 
2013-02-15 07:43:18 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

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


Will they be making babies to rebuild the population?
 
2013-02-15 07:44:30 PM

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


Seriously....or 50 years ago. Imagine 1962, Kennedy & Kruschev are tense over the cuban missle crisis ...space rocks that only target communist nations suddenly fall from the sky ...

Wait, was this a movie?.
 
2013-02-15 07:45:54 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

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



And Keith Richards
 
2013-02-15 07:47:24 PM

Silverstaff: eyeq360: 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.

A relatively modest asteroid impact in US Great Plains area sets off the Yellowstone Supervolcano. . .the resulting seismic activity is just enough to make the San Andreas fault finally snap and send LA into the Pacific ocean right as the Supervolcano is thrusting Earth into a new ice age (and taking out a good chunk of the Continental US in the blast).

Some hack in LA is already writing it, I'm sure.


Sounds better than any farking movie put out in the last decade, frankly.

Lucifer's Hammer the movie. Book it, done. It should sell right in the room.
 
2013-02-15 07:49:23 PM
Bring it on!

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-02-15 07:51:23 PM
3 similar events in an arbitrarily defined short amount of time! Ban objects from moving close to the earth! Ban astronomy for the Children!
 
2013-02-15 07:56:19 PM

Andromeda: Listen guys, tens of thousands of meteorites that are >10 grams hit the Earth every day.


Everyone here is making jokes about it, so it's not clear who you are lecturing with such parental concern.   But meteorites creating 300kt explosions, and passes within 17k miles are not everyday events. These were a bit more than 10 grams.  :-) BTW - most professional astronomers quoted in the media are calling this a very interesting and amazing series of events.
 
2013-02-15 07:56:45 PM

mizchief: 3 similar events in an arbitrarily defined short amount of time! Ban objects from moving close to the earth! Ban astronomy for the Children!


Clearly Earth needs more meteor-armed citizens.  The only way to stop a bad meteor is with a good meteor.
 
2013-02-15 07:58:04 PM
What this means is that you are officially 0.003475% more likely to die in the next few days than you would have been otherwise.
 
2013-02-15 07:58:16 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

/ wanted for questioning
 
2013-02-15 08:01:36 PM

joeflood: Discovery/TLC: Honey Boo Boo in Space


I would watch that as long as they leave them there.
 
2013-02-15 08:01:48 PM
If only the earth had a gun, it could defend itself from...

anyway, I'm waiting for Nyancat to be edited into some of those videos.
 
2013-02-15 08:01:49 PM

basemetal: Of course, no video from 1960's Cuba.


Developing film takes time.
 
2013-02-15 08:01:59 PM

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


www.cncgames.com

Vote for me if you want to live
 
2013-02-15 08:03:03 PM

publikenemy: Please oh please let a meteorite knock out all civilian GPS satellites. I would pay to see the panic and confusion from everyone as they have to use directions and maps again. Instead of blindly following a screen and a woman telling them where to go as their eyes glaze over and lips drool while they drift into your lane.


/wouldn't mind cell phones bein knocked out for a bit too


I had a very bad day in one of my automotive classes when a couple of us older students (I was 28-ish, others were 40+) and the instructor were talking about Thomas Guides. It turned into a full-on facepalm moment when the requisite question from the kid in the back of "What's a Thomas Guide?" was answered with "Google it!"

/off my lawn
 
2013-02-15 08:03:15 PM

Mentat: mizchief: 3 similar events in an arbitrarily defined short amount of time! Ban objects from moving close to the earth! Ban astronomy for the Children!

Clearly Earth needs more meteor-armed citizens.  The only way to stop a bad meteor is with a good meteor.


Or everyone could chill the fark out and realize it's a freak event and move on with their lives...
 
2013-02-15 08:04:13 PM
I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.
 
2013-02-15 08:04:49 PM
Ban meteors, won't somebody think of the children?
 
2013-02-15 08:06:28 PM
Now is not the time to talk about banning meteors!
 
2013-02-15 08:08:56 PM
Residents described the object as being comparable in size to a bus

How the hell can anyone tell what the size of a falling, and then exploding meteor is?
 
2013-02-15 08:10:08 PM

ISO15693: beautifulbob: Thank God this didn't happen 30 years ago.  No way the nukes would have stayed on the launching pads.

Seriously....or 50 years ago. Imagine 1962, Kennedy & Kruschev are tense over the cuban missle crisis ...space rocks that only target communist nations suddenly fall from the sky ...

Wait, was this a movie?.


We are all stars in the new Michael Bay reality TV Show: Meteors!
 
2013-02-15 08:10:30 PM
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

media.threadless.com

Standing in a sand pit, life is a short trip
 
2013-02-15 08:11:05 PM

veedeevadeevoodee: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x459]

/ wanted for questioning


Zombie Booger?
 
2013-02-15 08:11:07 PM

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


Russia and Cuba on the same day?  its like a Cold War wet dream
 
2013-02-15 08:12:21 PM

czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.


Iron Sky on FB had a status update saying (in German) that the attack was beginning.
 
2013-02-15 08:14:06 PM
Ban Glock AR-47 Military-style assault meteors

/come on, Senator Feinstein
//get that bill ready, woman!!!
 
2013-02-15 08:14:13 PM

SlothB77: beautifulbob: Thank God this didn't happen 30 years ago.  No way the nukes would have stayed on the launching pads.

Russia and Cuba on the same day?  its like a Cold War wet dream


The Pope steps down and the Godless Commies get theirs.
 
2013-02-15 08:14:24 PM

czetie: I finally got around to watching Iron Sky, so I'm getting a kick etc.


Ah yes the documentry on what if Sara Palin was POTUS.
 
2013-02-15 08:15:22 PM
How about this for a conspiracy twist?  The aliens are sending us little ones to warn us about a big one. They believe that this will make us pay attention to the skies better and maybe spot the big one heading our way. They have non treaties between each other of noninterference but some want to help us and are doing it in a subtle untraceable way.
 
2013-02-15 08:15:25 PM
Totally passing through a patch of them, like i first suspected, but Phil Plait will be along any moment to tell us these are all just astronomical coincidences and there's no need to worry.
 
2013-02-15 08:15:49 PM

Gilligann: Residents described the object as being comparable in size to a bus

How the hell can anyone tell what the size of a falling, and then exploding meteor is?


This. Humans have no skill at estimating the size of an unfamiliar, brilliantly glowing object in the sky.

I think that description -- in fact, the whole report -- is mainly because they read about the Russian event, and decided they wanted some media attention as well.
 
2013-02-15 08:17:02 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.


And by "soon", you actually mean "sometime in the next fifteen million years, give or take fifty million years."
 
2013-02-15 08:18:27 PM
I think it's funny that people think this and the Russian meteorite weren't being tracked by anyone. What did you want them to do? Panic a 2000 square mile area projected landing zone and then have more damage occur from riots and looting. And then have it turn out to blow completely in the asmosphere? But yeah. Keep thinking no one is tracking all of these objects if it will help you sleep at night not considering they are in their bunkers right now with trajectory maps on the big screen showing potential impact areas in YOUR county and purposly not sounding a single alarm because of these very same concerns.
 
2013-02-15 08:21:28 PM

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


Yes but hopefully not until we can download our consciousness into the internets.
 
2013-02-15 08:22:28 PM

Cuthbert Allgood: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

Yes but hopefully not until we can download our consciousness into the internets.


And delete all that porn from your HD
 
2013-02-15 08:24:06 PM
Looks like we need to consider banning these things. Imagine if one threw right into a school.
 
2013-02-15 08:24:15 PM
A few years ago my wife and I buy a Lake house in NW NJ for our son (We live near Manhattan and he needed some room to run).  Small house, whole history behind the area, whatever.  During the home inspection we're checking the basement, huge metal door in a lowered area by the sump pump.  It's completely unmovable and the inspector says it was most likely put there  for support and is cemented in.  Ok whatever.

Two years later an old couple is walking by.  We pass greeting from the deck and the walk up to say hello.

"Do you still have the bomb shelter?"

"What????"

So the two of them come down to the basement and insist that many owners ago there was a full fledged Bomb Shelter installed!!! So I call in a few guys to bust up the cement and get  that door open.

Took half a day and they call me down to take a look.  The door (maybe 3 inches thick) opens...... to a completely clean room, stocked shelves, cots, batteries, water, short wave radio.  No kidding like the Lost Dharma thing.  Room for 5-6 families, shocking.

We talked to the local historical folks and we're working on donating a bunch of the stuff before we figure out what to do with the space.  It's 700 sq feet extending out from the house, Shocking!
 
2013-02-15 08:25:31 PM
A few years ago my wife and I buy a Lake house in NW NJ for our son (We live near Manhattan and he needed some room to run).  Small house, whole history behind the area, whatever.  During the home inspection we're checking the basement, huge metal door in a lowered area by the sump pump.  It's completely unmovable and the inspector says it was most likely put there  for support and is cemented in.  Ok whatever.

Two years later an old couple is walking by.  We pass greeting from the deck and the walk up to say hello.

"Do you still have the bomb shelter?"

"What????"

So the two of them come down to the basement and insist that many owners ago there was a full fledged Bomb Shelter installed!!! So I call in a few guys to bust up the cement and get  that door open. 

Took half a day and they call me down to take a look.  The door (maybe 3 inches thick) opens...... to a completely clean room, stocked shelves, cots, batteries, water, short wave radio.  No kidding like the Lost Dharma thing.  Room for 5-6 families, shocking.   

We talked to the local historical folks and we're working on donating a bunch of the stuff before we figure out what to do with the space.  It's 700 sq feet extending out from the house, Shocking!
 
2013-02-15 08:28:02 PM

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


Chelyabinsk is home to Russian nuclear weapons production facilities and this meteor looked like a 300-kiloton airburst.  Scary.  But, the Soviets actually tested a weapon that size at high altitude in the 1960s (much higher than the meteor actually) and the EMP fried their own electrical grid for hundreds of miles.  So one would think the fact the lights were still on would be a clue.
 
2013-02-15 08:31:45 PM

Brett.M: A few years ago my wife and I buy a Lake house in NW NJ for our son (We live near Manhattan and he needed some room to run).  Small house, whole history behind the area, whatever.  During the home inspection we're checking the basement, huge metal door in a lowered area by the sump pump.  It's completely unmovable and the inspector says it was most likely put there  for support and is cemented in.  Ok whatever.

Two years later an old couple is walking by.  We pass greeting from the deck and the walk up to say hello.

"Do you still have the bomb shelter?"

"What????"

So the two of them come down to the basement and insist that many owners ago there was a full fledged Bomb Shelter installed!!! So I call in a few guys to bust up the cement and get  that door open. 

Took half a day and they call me down to take a look.  The door (maybe 3 inches thick) opens...... to a completely clean room, stocked shelves, cots, batteries, water, short wave radio.  No kidding like the Lost Dharma thing.  Room for 5-6 families, shocking.   

We talked to the local historical folks and we're working on donating a bunch of the stuff before we figure out what to do with the space.  It's 700 sq feet extending out from the house, Shocking!


CSB
CSB
 
2013-02-15 08:32:57 PM
If I were Best Korea, I would try to get my fingerprints all over these.

Better bang for their buck chosun won.

They see me roguing, they hatin'...
 
2013-02-15 08:33:12 PM
can't wait to see all the dash-cam footage from all the 1954 Bel-Airs
 
2013-02-15 08:35:22 PM

Brett.M: We talked to the local historical folks and we're working on donating a bunch of the stuff before we figure out what to do with the space.  It's 700 sq feet extending out from the house, Shocking!


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Don't throw out those bottlecaps. Could be worth something, someday.
 
2013-02-15 08:35:33 PM
Dawn of the 1st day?

images.nonexiste.net
 
2013-02-15 08:35:36 PM

trappedspirit: I think it's funny that people think this and the Russian meteorite weren't being tracked by anyone. What did you want them to do? Panic a 2000 square mile area projected landing zone and then have more damage occur from riots and looting. And then have it turn out to blow completely in the asmosphere? But yeah. Keep thinking no one is tracking all of these objects if it will help you sleep at night not considering they are in their bunkers right now with trajectory maps on the big screen showing potential impact areas in YOUR county and purposly not sounding a single alarm because of these very same concerns.


You don't have the slightest idea how any of this actually works, do you?
 
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