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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 288
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2013-02-15 10:08:08 PM  
2+2=5
Amirite?
 
2013-02-15 10:09:13 PM  
ko_kyi:

My dad saw and heard a pretty big meteor distintigration in a remote area of western south dakota in the 70s while working for the railroad. This isn't actually that unusual.

I didn't hear it, but I remember when I was a kid getting out of the car one winter's night and seeing an intensely green fireball travel from zenith to the west-south-west horizon. It had to be very high up, because I had enough time to say "Oh shiat!" and my sister had time to turn and see it.

And I'm always going to associate that color with "The Color Out of Space."
 
2013-02-15 10:09:16 PM  

jojostan: You know who else looked into bunkers?



Archie???
 
2013-02-15 10:10:04 PM  

Gyrfalcon: common sense is an oxymoron: Gyrfalcon: It's not impossible they could be part of the same swarm. Ever heard of a "meteor shower"? Those somewhat predictable events in which multiple meteors strike the Earth's atmosphere at the same time, just usually they're too small to hit the ground? No reason we couldn't have two larger ones at the same time as well.


Meteor showers are caused by Earth passing through the debris streams left by passing comets. All of the meteors in a given shower share a common orbit, that of the source comet.

If two meteors are in different orbits, they can't belong to the same swarm.

It's not impossible, is my point dearie.


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-15 10:11:42 PM  

Gyrfalcon: common sense is an oxymoron: Gyrfalcon: It's not impossible they could be part of the same swarm. Ever heard of a "meteor shower"? Those somewhat predictable events in which multiple meteors strike the Earth's atmosphere at the same time, just usually they're too small to hit the ground? No reason we couldn't have two larger ones at the same time as well.


Meteor showers are caused by Earth passing through the debris streams left by passing comets. All of the meteors in a given shower share a common orbit, that of the source comet.

If two meteors are in different orbits, they can't belong to the same swarm.

It's not impossible, is my point dearie.


If you are suggesting that they are from the same "swarm", it pretty much is impossible...short of aliens reversing the orbit of tat one rock...
 
2013-02-15 10:14:00 PM  

saturn badger: Eegah: lousyskater: The Russia meteor was a bit bigger than I thought it'd be...

Preliminary information indicates that a meteor in Chelyabinsk, Russia, is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14, which is flying by Earth safely today. The Russia meteor is the largest reported since 1908, when a meteor hit Tunguska, Siberia. The meteor entered the atmosphere at about 40,000 mph (18 kilometers per second). The impact time was 7:20:26 p.m. PST, or 10:20:26 p.m. EST on Feb. 14 (3:20:26 UTC on Feb. 15), and the energy released by the impact was in the hundreds of kilotons. Based on the duration of the event, it was a very shallow entry. It was larger than the meteor over Indonesia on Oct. 8, 2009. Measurements are still coming in, and a more precise measure of the energy may be available later. The size of the object before hitting the atmosphere was about 49 feet (15 meters) and had a mass of about 7,000 tons. The meteor, which was about one-third the diameter of asteroid 2012 DA14, was brighter than the sun. Its trail was visible for about 30 seconds, so it was a grazing impact through the atmosphere. It is important to note that this estimate is preliminary, and may be revised as more data is obtained.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.ht ml

Holy moley, That was a close call! I didn't realize that the main piece(s) left the atmosphere again, but in retrospect the trail kind of gives that indication. It that thing hadn't come in so shallow, it would've been a whopper and that region may have been decimated.

Where does it say that? It came in at a low angle. Hence grazing.


Here is the 1972 grazing event which was also about the same size. This one did leave the atmosphere after grazing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Daylight_1972_Fireball
 
2013-02-15 10:14:37 PM  

uncleacid: Are there any Airbuses Airbusii missing?

 
2013-02-15 10:21:04 PM  

lousyskater: Anglachel: It also amazed me how bright it was.  Looked like someone was welding.

It was basically like looking at a nuclear weapon go off, as it released about as much energy as a small one. Estimated in the hundreds of kilotons, it released 10x more energy than the Little Boy atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. It's a good thing it came in shallow, otherwise it might have wiped out a town/city.


Meteor Crater in Arizona was made by a rock about the same size. It was able to reach the ground.
 
2013-02-15 10:21:34 PM  
Gyrfalcon:

common sense is an oxymoron: Gyrfalcon: It's not impossible they could be part of the same swarm. Ever heard of a "meteor shower"? Those somewhat predictable events in which multiple meteors strike the Earth's atmosphere at the same time, just usually they're too small to hit the ground? No reason we couldn't have two larger ones at the same time as well.


Meteor showers are caused by Earth passing through the debris streams left by passing comets. All of the meteors in a given shower share a common orbit, that of the source comet.

If two meteors are in different orbits, they can't belong to the same swarm.

It's not impossible, is my point dearie.


Not impossible, but damn unlikely. I'm willing to be corrected, but saying that two different meteors traveling on two different paths are parts of the same whole is sort of like saying two different bullets striking from different angles came from the same gun in the same position. Without knowing how far apart the two meteor's vectors were, I can't say, but...

Grassy Knoll aficionados need not apply...
 
2013-02-15 10:22:14 PM  

lousyskater: It is when it explodes with the force of a nuclear weapon and injures over 1000 people from 20 miles away.


I meant the Cuban event, not the Russian one which was unusual, at least in human lifetimes
 
2013-02-15 10:30:27 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!



This guy seen nearby trying to sell vintage baseball cards:
farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-15 10:39:29 PM  

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

Card had it right. The aliens throw rocks.


Clarke and Heinlein had it right you mean.
 
2013-02-15 10:41:42 PM  
Let's say that the earth has now entered a belt of very large meteors and it's very likely that thousands, if not millions, of people will be killed.  If you were running the government, would you issue any warnings?
 
2013-02-15 10:45:56 PM  
Russian bunkers are very comfortable these days.

cdn.cstatic.net
 
2013-02-15 10:45:58 PM  

uncleacid: Are there any Airbuses missing?


ih0.redbubble.net
 
2013-02-15 10:46:53 PM  

Fissile: Let's say that the earth has now entered a belt of very large meteors and it's very likely that thousands, if not millions, of people will be killed.  If you were running the government, would you issue any warnings?


Dude, the govt is the last to know. It's all the liberal loudmouth academics and amateurs who find out.
 
2013-02-15 10:47:53 PM  
Anybody else like driving out into the country away from the big city lights during the annual Leonid showers and just stare up at the sky all night?

S'fun.
 
2013-02-15 10:48:16 PM  

FarFarAway: I think it was the sun. It hit their sensors somehow that made their alarms go off and make them think an attack had been launched. It gave one false alarm, then another, then another and so on. I don't recall how many total. But the Soviet in charge thought it was weird, because the US wouldn't launch a handful of nukes in a strike like that, they would launch everything they had, so he held off on retaliating. IIRC, he held off in spite of being ordered to take action by his superiors but I could be wrong.


It was high altitude clouds being hit by the sun while the ground underneath was already past sunset.  The result showed up as hot spots to their satellite, like missile plumes--and it was above our missile fields.  Fortunately, he kept suppressing the warning.  Their equipment is junk, it doesn't have the discrimination to figure out the difference between stuff like this an a real missile.

occamswrist: 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?


You can't slow a nuke down.  The device gets very hot and the resulting pressure blows it apart.  You have to get what energy you can out of it before that happens.  Slowing the reaction doesn't make it take much longer, it just greatly reduces the energy output.  For an example of how low it can go there was an oops back in the early days where they put 4 batches of plutonium in a container and had a criticality accident.  There was a guy nearby who was knocked down by the blast but lived long enough to run out of the building (in other words, not seriously hurt other than due to the radiation.)

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.


I see no reason to think they would be tracked.  They're just too small.  When they are detected a warning is sent out--we wouldn't want to spook anyone into a war.
 
2013-02-15 10:49:14 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: czetie: Iron Sky

I just looked that up, I've seen Star Wreck and didn't know they made another.


I didn't know they made one before, so I'm equally indebted.

saturn badger: That was a pretty good movie. It had its moments.


I enjoyed it for what it was. The characterization wasn't exactly subtle or deep, but the story was fun.

/"Did anybody NOT arm their space station?"
 
2013-02-15 10:49:24 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: MaliFinn: Much more likely that as the asteroid approached the sun the heat caused it to crack and a piece fell off, travelling roughly with the same speed and direction as the main body, +/- the velocity caused by breaking apart from the main rock.  /repeatable

This happens to comets routinely. The separation velocity, however, is negligible compared to the orbital velocity. If two objects share the same orbit, or close to it, then perhaps something like this may have happened. If not, then no.


"Negligible" describes perfectly the distance between this NEO that passed only 17000 miles from Earth, and the distance it has traveled in its last elliptical.  The shard didn't have to break off yesterday, if could have been months, years ago.  It was too small to be detected, it could have been travelling with it for a long time.
 
2013-02-15 10:50:57 PM  

Frehar: Russian bunkers are very comfortable these days.

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That looks like the Booty-Bunker.
 
2013-02-15 10:51:25 PM  
There are some that believe that the Great Chicago Fire, the Great Forest Fire, and Huron, Michigan Fire, all occurring on the evening of October 8, 1871 killing over 3000 total from all three, were caused by meteor fragments. Fireballs were seen in the skies that night over the American Midwest.
 
2013-02-15 10:56:50 PM  

Matthew Keene: There are some that believe that the Great Chicago Fire, the Great Forest Fire, and Huron, Michigan Fire, all occurring on the evening of October 8, 1871 killing over 3000 total from all three, were caused by meteor fragments. Fireballs were seen in the skies that night over the American Midwest.


I've heard that theory, it is possible.
 
2013-02-15 10:59:06 PM  
You know who else looked into bunkers
 
2013-02-15 11:01:18 PM  

MaliFinn: common sense is an oxymoron: MaliFinn: Much more likely that as the asteroid approached the sun the heat caused it to crack and a piece fell off, travelling roughly with the same speed and direction as the main body, +/- the velocity caused by breaking apart from the main rock.  /repeatable

This happens to comets routinely. The separation velocity, however, is negligible compared to the orbital velocity. If two objects share the same orbit, or close to it, then perhaps something like this may have happened. If not, then no.

"Negligible" describes perfectly the distance between this NEO that passed only 17000 miles from Earth, and the distance it has traveled in its last elliptical.  The shard didn't have to break off yesterday, if could have been months, years ago.  It was too small to be detected, it could have been travelling with it for a long time.



True, as long as the two objects share a common orbit, or something close to it. However, if one object is coming from the south and the other from a different direction, then they're not related.

NASA has some updated information:

--The Russian meteor is unrelated to 2012 DA14.
--It was bigger than first thought. Size is now estimated at 55 feet in diameter and 10,000 tons, with energy release of nearly 500 kilotons, making this a roughly once-in-100-years event.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.ht ml
 
2013-02-15 11:02:16 PM  

badLogic: 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


And Lemmy
and magic Johnson
 
2013-02-15 11:05:41 PM  

sethen320: tenpoundsofcheese: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?

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

What's up with not knowing how to spell Stephen Hawking properly? I've seen it a lot lately.


The "s" used to be there but it evaporated.
 
2013-02-15 11:07:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: It's not impossible, is my point dearie.


No, but usually in science we try to draft reasonable hypothesis based on observed behavior. Then we look for evidence supporting the hypothesis.

You can have a hypothesis that these events are linked by commonality in timeline and a shared relative destination (well, waypoint for DA14), but then you're stuck with coming up with supporting evidence of which I've seen none. Observed behavior isn't evidence as to the cause of that behavior and coincidence doesn't equivocate to evidence.

Those who would suggest these issues are separate do have some evidence to support it.
-DA14 isn't part of a comet stream of debris,
-there were no detected significant accompanying debris to DA14,
-all data points to the two objects' trajectories being completely different...

So wrap your mind around this for a moment:

To suggest two objects traveling through space at different trajectories are somehow linked in origin would be an event of such astronomical unlikeliness (aware of the pun) because the scenario requires that they would have been separated and then somehow re-converged on nearly the same point in space within 14 hours of each other, using different orbital paths, each traveling at a rate of speed a full magnitude above what we consider hypersonic. And that they re-converged at/near a third object (earth) also traveling along it's own completely separate orbital path at it's own incredible speed.

tldr: Given separate trajectories, mathematically it's infinitely more likely we observed a two unrelated events (a coincidence) than one impossible convergence.

One in a million? Happens, believable. That's what we saw.
Without evidence to back it up however, suggesting they were linked in origin is one in a million million millions.

Possible? Sure. Equally as possible as a rogue planet striking us at the same time a gamma ray burst from another galaxy toasts us. Unless new evidence that completely contradicts what we currently know is presented, it's impossible. Or as impossible as anything can be in this universe.
 
2013-02-15 11:08:57 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!


You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.
 
2013-02-15 11:12:36 PM  

Lsherm: You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.


For sure.  Nobody's ever built a bomb shelter before.
 
2013-02-15 11:12:50 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Gyrfalcon: It's not impossible, is my point dearie.

No, but usually in science we try to draft reasonable hypothesis based on observed behavior. Then we look for evidence supporting the hypothesis.

You can have a hypothesis that these events are linked by commonality in timeline and a shared relative destination (well, waypoint for DA14), but then you're stuck with coming up with supporting evidence of which I've seen none. Observed behavior isn't evidence as to the cause of that behavior and coincidence doesn't equivocate to evidence.

Those who would suggest these issues are separate do have some evidence to support it.
-DA14 isn't part of a comet stream of debris,
-there were no detected significant accompanying debris to DA14,
-all data points to the two objects' trajectories being completely different...

So wrap your mind around this for a moment:

To suggest two objects traveling through space at different trajectories are somehow linked in origin would be an event of such astronomical unlikeliness (aware of the pun) because the scenario requires that they would have been separated and then somehow re-converged on nearly the same point in space within 14 hours of each other, using different orbital paths, each traveling at a rate of speed a full magnitude above what we consider hypersonic. And that they re-converged at/near a third object (earth) also traveling along it's own completely separate orbital path at it's own incredible speed.

tldr: Given separate trajectories, mathematically it's infinitely more likely we observed a two unrelated events (a coincidence) than one impossible convergence.

One in a million? Happens, believable. That's what we saw.
Without evidence to back it up however, suggesting they were linked in origin is one in a million million millions.

Possible? Sure. Equally as possible as a rogue planet striking us at the same time a gamma ray burst from another galaxy toasts us. Unless new evidence that completely contradicts what we c ...


=============

In other words, it's just like the Powerball?    OK, I'll bet a dollar.
 
2013-02-15 11:14:26 PM  

jfarkinB: 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.


Yep, that's what tipped me off that people were just making shiat up.  Unless, throughout the skies of Cuba, there are tethered floating buses (or some other handy items of measurement) as visual points of reference for estimating size and distance of airborne objects that pass near them.
 
2013-02-15 11:15:08 PM  
Now everybody in that part of Russia is freezing their asses off because all their windows are broken. farking asteroids.
 
2013-02-15 11:18:28 PM  

davidphogan: Are we all going to die?


I am the bad wolf.  I create myself.  I take the words. I scatter them. In time and space.  A message to lead myself here.

You are tiny.  I can see the whole of time and space.  Every single atom of your existence; and I divide them.

Everything must come to dust.  All things, everything dies.  The time will end.
 
2013-02-15 11:19:20 PM  
s12.postimage.org
 
2013-02-15 11:21:59 PM  

SpaceBison: 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.


I was living in Lincoln when that happened. It rattled the house. Was pretty damn cool, tbh.
 
2013-02-15 11:24:43 PM  

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


Yeah, we deserve better than third-rate aliens.
 
2013-02-15 11:25:30 PM  

occamswrist: 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...


Do we still get to use the Hyperspace Key?
 
2013-02-15 11:26:20 PM  

MaliFinn: Lsherm: You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.

For sure.  Nobody's ever built a bomb shelter before.


Most of the old shelters died from water. Either they flooded directly, or they were just moist and seepy since they were underground.  Metal corroded and concrete cracked. Most got filled in. So it would be interesting to see how one survived.
 
2013-02-15 11:27:53 PM  
The shock wave was impressive.
 
2013-02-15 11:41:19 PM  
Russia should perhaps rename February to meteoruary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhote-Alin_meteorite
 
2013-02-15 11:44:44 PM  

KarmicDisaster: MaliFinn: Lsherm: You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.

For sure.  Nobody's ever built a bomb shelter before.

Most of the old shelters died from water. Either they flooded directly, or they were just moist and seepy since they were underground.  Metal corroded and concrete cracked. Most got filled in. So it would be interesting to see how one survived.


I think you're just being difficult because you want to see pics of a creepy old cold war bomb shelter.

Me too.
 
2013-02-15 11:57:34 PM  

MaliFinn: Lsherm: You tell a story like that without pictures?  I call bullshiat.

For sure.  Nobody's ever built a bomb shelter before.


You got a better way to get the pictures?
 
2013-02-15 11:59:04 PM  

patchvonbraun: Russia should perhaps rename February to meteoruary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhote-Alin_meteorite



It's not just Russia. There does appear to be an increased number of bright meteors in February compared to the rest of the year.

NASA is expanding their All-Sky Fireball Network, which will lead to better information about the orbits of these objects and tell us whether this is a real phenomenon or just a statistical fluke.

http://www.space.com/19814-russia-meteor-explosion-fireball-season.h tm l
 
2013-02-16 12:03:28 AM  
 
2013-02-16 12:11:03 AM  
I blame ONTV.
 
2013-02-16 12:15:26 AM  

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!


How about 4?  9news Denver says there was another over San Francisco on their 10pm newscast.
 
2013-02-16 12:15:34 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: patchvonbraun: Russia should perhaps rename February to meteoruary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikhote-Alin_meteorite


It's not just Russia. There does appear to be an increased number of bright meteors in February compared to the rest of the year.

NASA is expanding their All-Sky Fireball Network, which will lead to better information about the orbits of these objects and tell us whether this is a real phenomenon or just a statistical fluke.

http://www.space.com/19814-russia-meteor-explosion-fireball-season.h tm l


I hadn't heard about that before. I'm suspicious because last I checked most our regular meteor activity involves known fields left by comets and we cross them in summer, fall... shiat there is probably a major or minor one in almost every month of the year except February. (I always thought August was the prime month for activity.)

They say "the phenomenon appears real" but then cite multiple times in the year... I don't see any stats related specifically to February, not to say it doesn't look legit. Apparently it's common knowledge since the 60's?

if true and unrelated to known comet trail remains it would suggest that some other body in our solar system is influencing orbits in a way that both draws objects into groups or waves and drives their paths towards the inner system. (Like maybe Jupiter or Saturn.)

But as they say in the article, we'd need a buttload more technology and research to get data regarding all those thousand and thousands of orbits before we could put anything together.
 
2013-02-16 12:19:16 AM  
you know what causes that

Spin the wheel johnny!!

George Bush......Global Warming.....Fracking......

we have a winner
 
2013-02-16 12:19:58 AM  

MurphyMurphy: if true and unrelated to known comet trail remains it would suggest that some other body in our solar system is influencing orbits in a way that both draws objects into groups or waves and drives their paths towards the inner system. (Like maybe Jupiter or Saturn.)


I should add would be completely pants on head backwards to the understood behavior of these planets. Most credit Jupiter for being a gravitational vacuum for rogue objects and credit it with part of the reason life was able to develop here.

So, probably some other phenomenon... but still very interesting. I would like to know more.
 
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