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Massive Fireball Reported Across Midwestern Sky (Video)
hotairpundit ^ | 4/15/10 | hap

Posted on 04/15/2010 4:58:06 PM PDT by Talkradio03

Video from CNN, on Drudge now, "a large meteorite could have caused the brilliant fireball that has been reported," the National Weather Service said..."The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m"...NWS got reports of a sonic boom...New video

(Excerpt) Read more at hotairpundit.blogspot.com ...


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KEYWORDS: meteorite; triplicate

1 posted on 04/15/2010 4:58:06 PM PDT by Talkradio03
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To: Talkradio03

OMG! Where is Dennis Kucinich and his tin-foil hat?


2 posted on 04/15/2010 5:01:59 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Talkradio03

It is plan 9 from outer space...Maximum Energy. Obamanauts Away!


3 posted on 04/15/2010 5:02:51 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Talkradio03; CodeToad

Any freepers see it?


4 posted on 04/15/2010 5:02:58 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Talkradio03

Is this ANOTHER one?

There was video this morning on FOX news that an Idaho police dashboard cam caught by luck.


5 posted on 04/15/2010 5:03:13 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: goodwithagun

Mars Attacks!!!!


6 posted on 04/15/2010 5:04:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Talkradio03

Just my ex wife cooking again.....


7 posted on 04/15/2010 5:05:01 PM PDT by mosquewatch (No peace without FREEDOM.)
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To: Talkradio03

TV series meteorite men have another episode...finally


8 posted on 04/15/2010 5:05:26 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Travis McGee; stars & stripes forever

>Any freepers see it?

From Freeper “stars & stripes forever”:

“My husband and I saw the fireball as we were coming home from church. It looked like a bright star; then it got larger and very bright before it exploded! The whole sky lit up.

It was a magnificent sight.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2493768/posts?page=16#16


9 posted on 04/15/2010 5:09:23 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Things are getting Biblical in scale.


10 posted on 04/15/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT by omega4179 (Rush says Regime....... I say Suppository! JDhayworth.com)
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To: Talkradio03

“The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes ...” Um, then it was not a fireball, as in meteorite or meteor.


11 posted on 04/15/2010 5:10:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Talkradio03

It was Obama and the dmeocrats!


12 posted on 04/15/2010 5:12:17 PM PDT by crz
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To: MHGinTN

Still how can that space station be safe with all these rocks passing through our orbit.


13 posted on 04/15/2010 5:13:38 PM PDT by omega4179 (Rush says Regime....... I say Suppository! JDhayworth.com)
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To: SkyDancer
Mars Attacks!!!!

I hope not, all those ack, ack, acks are hard to take:).

14 posted on 04/15/2010 5:14:27 PM PDT by calex59
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To: MHGinTN
It is thought to have been a small asteroid.

From SpaceWeather.com:

Last night, around 10:05 pm CDT, sky watchers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri witnessed a brilliant green fireball streaking across the sky. Images from a rooftop webcam in Madison, Wisconsin, show a brilliant midair explosion:

PHOTOS:
http://www.spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Peter-Pokrandt-22_16_53.trig00_1271307234.jpg
Credit: University of Wisconsin - AOS/SSEC

The fireball was caused by a small asteroid hitting Earth's atmosphere at a shallow angle. Preliminary infrasound measurements place the energy of the blast at 20 tons of TNT (0.02 kton), with considerable uncertainty. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office estimates that the space rock was about 1 meter wide and massed some 1260 kg. "Fireballs of this size are surprisingly common," he notes. "They hit Earth about 14 times a month, on average, although most go unnoticed because they appear during the day or over unpopulated areas."

Many readers have asked if fragments of the meteoroid might have reached Earth. The answer is yes. Cooke advises looking directly underneath the fireball's debris trail, which was pinged by National Weather Service radars in Iowa. Click here and here for maps.

http://www.spaceweather.com/index.php

15 posted on 04/15/2010 5:17:39 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: calex59

Never fear, we have Slim Whitman’s song, “Indian Love Call” to protect us ....


16 posted on 04/15/2010 5:18:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: Talkradio03

Zero said at NASA today that he expects to land on an asteroid, he just missed his chance


17 posted on 04/15/2010 5:18:58 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (The light is about to go out, do your part)
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To: Talkradio03

...perhaps they meant fifteen SECONDS...


18 posted on 04/15/2010 5:20:46 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: omega4179
Still, how can the space station be safe with all these rocks passing through our orbit.

It is extremely unlikely that a space rock will hit the Space Station. It's more likely to be struck by a piece of "space junk" (man-made objects zipping around Earth at speeds in excess of 15,000 miles per hour).

19 posted on 04/15/2010 5:21:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

And just where will you stand to watch a meteorite for FIFTEEN MINUTES?


20 posted on 04/15/2010 5:28:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

They probably meant the smoke trail from it lingered for about 15 minutes.


21 posted on 04/15/2010 5:30:46 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: All

Here is an alternative link to the SpaceWeather.com piece I posted above (as opposed to a general link to their home page):

http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=15&month=04&year=2010


22 posted on 04/15/2010 5:33:46 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: MHGinTN
And just where will you stand to watch a meteorite for FIFTEEN MINUTES?

The report states that it entered the atmosphere at a *shallow* angle. This would have slowed it down significantly. The 15 minute time frame, I doubt, was from any one location. It probably was the duration of all of the observations combined. Some reports may have included the lingering smoke trail as well.

23 posted on 04/15/2010 5:42:14 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Talkradio03

Swamp gas... nothing to see, move along.


24 posted on 04/15/2010 5:44:32 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag line is on vacation.)
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To: Travis McGee

Nope. Would have been cool though.


25 posted on 04/15/2010 5:44:37 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: MHGinTN
And just where will you stand to watch a meteorite for FIFTEEN MINUTES?

Keep in mind that this was NOT a standard meteor (sand-sized particle that zips across the sky) but rather a small asteroid passing through the atmosphere at a shallow angle.

26 posted on 04/15/2010 5:50:59 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Talkradio03

Here’s a YouTube video of the famous Grand Tetons asteroid:

Oct 8, 1972 Grand Teton National Park USA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKiwzLFzQfc&feature=related


27 posted on 04/15/2010 5:56:13 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Talkradio03

Al Gore farted!


28 posted on 04/15/2010 6:05:12 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ronnie raygun

It’s a shame that the asteroid didn’t land on him, the human hemmorhoid.


29 posted on 04/15/2010 6:07:00 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: All

Breaking News:

Rick Sanchez just reported that the event was a real big word like Hawaii.


30 posted on 04/15/2010 6:08:34 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Let hot tar wash their throats and may it flow freely.)
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