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(Mercury News)   Meteor seen in California skies. EVERYBODY PANIC   (mercurynews.com) divider line 130
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2013-02-16 09:10:47 AM  
Thank you, Bruce Willis, for saving us yet again!
 
2013-02-16 09:11:07 AM  
Let's burn down the observatory so this never happens again!
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2013-02-16 09:11:58 AM  
The end times are here! Repent!
The end is nigh! Believe in Jesus and
Be spared the death and sorrow of
The Tribulation!
God loves you.
Won't you love Him?
Or will you die and burn in Hell?
 
2013-02-16 09:12:18 AM  
somewhere deep in the deep south: look, margarite, the Lord threw us another sparkler!
 
2013-02-16 09:13:08 AM  
Well there's this: US dash-cams are far more artsy than the Russian's.
 
2013-02-16 09:13:20 AM  
You have to approach any story coming from the Murky News with some skepticism.
 
2013-02-16 09:13:36 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The end times are here! Repent!
The end is nigh! Believe in Jesus and
Be spared the death and sorrow of
The Tribulation!
God loves you.
Won't you love Him?
Or will you die and burn in Hell?


i hope god beams you all up soon... we could do with some peace on earth.
 
2013-02-16 09:17:06 AM  
War after war and rumors of war from the east, fire and brimstone from the sky, talk of rfid implants that will be necessary in order to buy and sell if the makers get thier way. That religion thing is sounding a lot less fake than it used to.
 
2013-02-16 09:17:51 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The end times are here! Repent!
The end is nigh! Believe in Jesus and
Be spared the death and sorrow of
The Tribulation!
God loves you.
Won't you love Him?
Or will you die and burn in Hell?


Any being that sends people to hell isn't worthy of being loved.
 
2013-02-16 09:18:35 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
Was it this guy?
 
2013-02-16 09:19:32 AM  

Mock26: Thank you, Bruce Willis, for saving us yet again!


Curse you, Bruce Willis, for saving them yet again!
 
2013-02-16 09:19:34 AM  
i FOR ONE WELCOME OUR NEW UNIDENTIFIED OVERLORDS.

/sorry for yelling, but i think they may be deaf.
 
2013-02-16 09:20:19 AM  
It was a 49 Mercury.
 
2013-02-16 09:20:26 AM  

Bob Winsom: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 425x208]
Was it this guy?


Is that a vahooey turtle?
 
2013-02-16 09:21:16 AM  
This is clearly Russia's retaliation for the 'missle strike' we did on them.
 
2013-02-16 09:21:43 AM  

Ima4nic8or: You have to approach any story coming from the Murky News with some skepticism.


www.wingedmessenger.net
 
2013-02-16 09:24:05 AM  
Aren't meteors common? Isn't that what a shooting star is? Are people just finally looking up from their phones?
 
2013-02-16 09:24:34 AM  
Streetlight.

/or super bolide
 
2013-02-16 09:24:54 AM  
So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.
 
2013-02-16 09:25:28 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Any being that sends people to hell isn't worthy of being loved.


I'm sure the unrepentant murderers, rapists and the violent of history appreciate your support.
We do reap what we sow. Thank God for that free will you have, however, how you use it is on you.
 
2013-02-16 09:25:41 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Any being that sends people to hell isn't worthy of being loved.


 I disagree. You deserve to be loved. Don't sell yourself so short.
 
2013-02-16 09:26:03 AM  

rev. dave: So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.


Why does this meteor hate socialist places?
 
2013-02-16 09:26:21 AM  
Russia, Cuba, and now California? The Communist meteor trifecta is complete!
 
2013-02-16 09:26:31 AM  
Is this the new "thing"? Every time a fireball is spotted somewhere in the world, we're going to be seeing a myriad of news mentions about it, thereby making it seem as though this is some extremely rare event? Got it.

/ Remember all of those "mass animal deaths" (birds falling from the sky, dead fish covering ponds and lakes, etc.) that were all the rage in the media a few years ago?
// Obvious exception to this "ugh, why is this a big deal" feeling was the event in Russia yesterday
/// It seems these types of things always start with a high-profile event, though
 
2013-02-16 09:28:18 AM  
The one in Cuba was fake--total hoax.

This one seems legit since a number of people reported it simultaneously.
 
2013-02-16 09:28:48 AM  
Cereal Land , Fruits, Nuts, Flakes, Now with Star Clusters!
 
2013-02-16 09:28:55 AM  
It looked to slow to be a meteor.
 
2013-02-16 09:29:07 AM  
...followed by fault lines that cannot sit still,
followed by millions of dumbfounded dipsh*ts...

=Smidge=
 
2013-02-16 09:29:10 AM  
FTFA: measured about 45 feet across, weighed about 10,000 tons and was traveling about 40,000 mph

So the estimates keep getting bigger every time I read a different article. At this estimate, it is roughly half the dimensions (not weight or density)of the meteor estimated to have caused Tunguska, and Meteor Crater in AZ.

If this is anywhere near accurate, the ruskies got damn lucky this time.

/I think 10K tons is wildly exaggerated for something that small. Too lazy to do the math. Need coffee.
 
2013-02-16 09:30:13 AM  

WordsnCollision: Ima4nic8or: You have to approach any story coming from the Murky News with some skepticism.

www.wingedmessenger.net

If one of those hit Cuba, how could you tell?
 
2013-02-16 09:30:53 AM  
Oh for farks sake.  Get ready for a week or so of non-stop news stories about people recording meteors with their phones.   Here's a hint - go in your backyard late at night, look up for a while, you'll probably see one. At least one or twice per week if you're lucky,
 
2013-02-16 09:31:45 AM  

SirLothar: FTFA: measured about 45 feet across, weighed about 10,000 tons and was traveling about 40,000 mph

So the estimates keep getting bigger every time I read a different article. At this estimate, it is roughly half the dimensions (not weight or density)of the meteor estimated to have caused Tunguska, and Meteor Crater in AZ.

If this is anywhere near accurate, the ruskies got damn lucky this time.

/I think 10K tons is wildly exaggerated for something that small. Too lazy to do the math. Need coffee.


Wake me up when one approaches the K/T size neighborhood.
 
2013-02-16 09:31:53 AM  

WxGuy1: Is this the new "thing"? Every time a fireball is spotted somewhere in the world, we're going to be seeing a myriad of news mentions about it, thereby making it seem as though this is some extremely rare event? Got it.


There haven't been any plane crashes or shark attacks lately. Something's got to fill the void.
 
2013-02-16 09:31:58 AM  

rev. dave: So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.


Not even remotely does it suggedt that.

/hint; the Earth is moving very very fast
 
2013-02-16 09:32:22 AM  

GilRuiz1: Let's burn down the observatory so this never happens again!
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Nightfall (Asimov short story and novel)
 
2013-02-16 09:33:53 AM  

Pinnacle Point: Russia, Cuba, and now California? The Communist meteor trifecta is complete!


Now is the time to worry. The asteroid trifecta is next.
 
2013-02-16 09:34:24 AM  

Marshmallow Jones: Oh for farks sake.  Get ready for a week or so of non-stop news stories about people recording meteors with their phones.   Here's a hint - go in your backyard late at night, look up for a while, you'll probably see one. At least one or twice per week if you're lucky,


Getting people to look up from their iPhones?

IT'S A MIRACLE!
 
2013-02-16 09:35:06 AM  

GRCooper: /hint; the Earth is moving very very fast


Weeeeeeeeeee!!!
 
2013-02-16 09:35:20 AM  

CokeBear: rev. dave: So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.

Why does this meteor hate socialist places?


Well Russia is now more capitalist than the US.  But I get the point.
 
2013-02-16 09:36:49 AM  

GRCooper: rev. dave: So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.

Not even remotely does it suggedt that.

/hint; the Earth is moving very very fast


Yes I know that.  But I had to take some artistic license with the facts...
 
2013-02-16 09:38:23 AM  

WxGuy1: Is this the new "thing"? Every time a fireball is spotted somewhere in the world, we're going to be seeing a myriad of news mentions about it, thereby making it seem as though this is some extremely rare event? Got it.

/ Remember all of those "mass animal deaths" (birds falling from the sky, dead fish covering ponds and lakes, etc.) that were all the rage in the media a few years ago?
// Obvious exception to this "ugh, why is this a big deal" feeling was the event in Russia yesterday
/// It seems these types of things always start with a high-profile event, though


Just your typical, run of the mill coat-tail riding by the media.
 
2013-02-16 09:38:59 AM  

rev. dave: So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.


No, not really.  Those were not related to 2012 DA14.  Even ignoring the vast distance between DA14 and those other events, the one in Russia was traveling in a completely different direction.

Anyone who has ever been camping and looked at the sky for more than a few minutes can tell you that shooting stars (aka meteors) are a very common event.  As in, thousands per year of various sizes hit the Earth.  The fact that a few of notable size happened to hit our atmosphere within a day or two of each other is an inevitable statistical anomaly, and not a particularly unlikely one at that.
 
2013-02-16 09:42:41 AM  
I can't remember, is it supposed to be plagues next or the famine thing?
 
2013-02-16 09:44:40 AM  

mrinfoguy: Tyrone Slothrop: Any being that sends people to hell isn't worthy of being loved.

 I disagree. You deserve to be loved. Don't sell yourself so short.


Are you asking if I'm a god? Because the answer is yes.
 
2013-02-16 09:45:09 AM  

rev. dave: GRCooper: rev. dave: So Cuba, Russia, and now California.   It suggests the asteroid had a few fragments travelling with it that we did not see.

Not even remotely does it suggedt that.

/hint; the Earth is moving very very fast

Yes I know that.  But I had to take some artistic license with the facts...


Nah, you wiped your ass with the facts :)

Those rocks were millions of kilometers apart. It's like driving nonstop up I95, getting bird shiat on your car in DC, Philly and NYC and not only assuming it was from the same bird, but from the same bowel movement

/do birds have bowels?
//yeah, I need to hit the can
///I mean, I really need to take the Browns to the Superbowl. Now.
 
2013-02-16 09:46:35 AM  

Deep Contact: It looked to slow to be a meteor.


What is the minimum speed for a meteor? I would think that one traveling in the same direction as the Earth in an elliptical orbit would tend to be a lot slower than the one in Russia. It probably has a lot to do with whether is breaks up or not too.
 
2013-02-16 09:47:13 AM  

SirLothar: /I think 10K tons is wildly exaggerated for something that small.


A little back-of-the-napkin work shows that at 10,000 tons the meteor of that size would have to be, assuming a roughly spherical volume, about 6 times the density of iron.  So, yeah, slight exaggeration.
 
2013-02-16 09:49:11 AM  
AverageAmericanGuy:
The end times are here! Repent!
Or will you die and burn in Hell?


There is no "Hell", you puppet. I take it, that some tart who lied about being a virgin and subsequently raised a kid to believe he was a son of the man in the clouds, and that one day that bastard kid got killed then came back to life is an acceptable trifectca of bullshiat to you... go on, tell us more.
 
2013-02-16 09:50:09 AM  
It was probably Xenu.
 
2013-02-16 09:50:54 AM  

Smidge204: ...followed by fault lines that cannot sit still,
followed by millions of dumbfounded dipsh*ts...

=Smidge=


First thing I thought, too. I don't even really like Tool.
 
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