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(Sky & Telescope)   Scientists are learning more about the Russian meteor (including pics of what the explosion looked like from a weather satellite)   (skyandtelescope.com) divider line 6
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2013-03-07 12:02:43 PM
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Nice to see a Sky and Telescope article here.
2013-03-07 01:08:07 PM
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DNRTFA, but everyone keeps saying "explosion", and I don't see much evidence that the thing actually, you know, blew up with any significant part of its 500-kiloton energy.    It did punch a multi-hundred-km long hole in the atmosphere at way-hypersonic speed, which launched a cylindrical shock wave that blasted a pretty significant overpressure over a huge region... rather like an explosion would've... but the rock itself didn't detonate like a nuke or bunker buster or Ron Jeremy does.
2013-03-07 01:02:16 PM
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Snarfangel: I am still keeping my fingers that Comet C/2013 A1 strikes Mars next year. Not only would it be an amazing show, I can say things like "Not only did curiosity kill the cat, a comet killed the Curiosity."


I too kind'a hope it hits the Red Planet, but for selfish scientific purposes. Seeing what it does to Mars might just get Earth to get off its collective ass and get serious about putting our eggs in some more baskets, so to speak. We humans are only one good smack from having this noble experiment terminated.
2013-03-07 12:22:33 PM
1 votes:
And the other link from the article:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eumetsat/8474853633/

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2013-03-07 12:18:18 PM
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lostcat: (including pics of what the explosion looked like from a weather satellite)
Did they take those pics down or am I just not operating the Internet properly this morning?


Yeah, I thought the same thing. Then I found the link in the article:
http://i.space.com/images/i/000/026/276/i02/russia-meteor-meteosat-9 .j pg?1360942745

Which looks like this:

i.space.com
2013-03-07 12:04:59 PM
1 votes:
I am still keeping my fingers that Comet C/2013 A1 strikes Mars next year. Not only would it be an amazing show, I can say things like "Not only did curiosity kill the cat, a comet killed the Curiosity."
 
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