davidphogan: Are we all going to die?
tenpoundsofcheese: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?Yes.Everyone will die at some point.Except maybe for Steven Hawkings and Phillip McSweeney.
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
Mentat: If this is an alien attack, they're doing a piss-poor job of it.
jehovahs witness protection: We may be in for a big surprise soon.
AlwaysRightBoy: davidphogan: Are we all going to die?The short answer is yes.The long answer is y......... e....... s
beautifulbob: Thank God this didn't happen 30 years ago. No way the nukes would have stayed on the launching pads.
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?
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.
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.
tenpoundsofcheese: Obviously due to global warming.CNN is making the connection.
Gaius: Man Caves are so passé. Real men have bunkers.
ZzeusS: This web page was blocked because it contains malicious content
BarkingUnicorn: Gaius: Man Caves are so passé. Real men have bunkers.Like these real men?[u1.ipernity.com image 479x376]
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
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