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Urals meteorite allegedly intercepted by Russia’s air defense (BS Alert)
The Voice of Russia ^ | February 15, 2013

Posted on 02/15/2013 4:51:02 AM PST by PJ-Comix

A massive meteorite crash shook the Urals region in central Russia early Friday, shattering windows and prompting panic in three major cities. According to some reports, the meteor was intercepted by the air defense complex at the Urzhumka village near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, when a salvo missile allegedly burst the “shooting star” at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

Witnesses reported a sudden change in atmospheric pressure upon the impact that made their ears pop. The space object hit the ground with a tremendous crash that resembled thunder and earthquake, damaging houses in Chelyabinsk and cutting off communications, witnesses say.

(Excerpt) Read more at english.ruvr.ru ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bs; catastrophism; chebarkul; chelyabinsk; meteorite; meteoriteexplosion; russia
I'm calling complete BS on this story. The meteorite was traveling at 30 km per second which is 18 miles per SECOND. Do the math and the speed is like several hundred mach. There is NO WAY a missile could catch up to a meteorite moving at that speed. The meteorite broke apart because that is what normally happens when they enter earth's atmosphere.

Or is there somebody out there who actually believes a missile caught up with a missile moving at 18 mpSECOND?

1 posted on 02/15/2013 4:51:11 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

dubious at best.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 4:54:19 AM PST by brivette
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To: brivette

18 mps translates into just over 1000 miles per minute which means it was traveling at over 60,000 miles per hour. No way a missile can catch up with that meteorite.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 4:57:23 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Don’t forget this was a “Russian” missle.
I’m sure a North Korean rocket could have
done the same thing.../s


4 posted on 02/15/2013 5:02:13 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PJ-Comix

And a 20 lb warhead burst a solid chondrite or nickel iron meteor. Right


5 posted on 02/15/2013 5:03:48 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe the Russians have stolen the technology of the Obama deficit-reducing missile.


6 posted on 02/15/2013 5:08:00 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

I agree.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 5:09:17 AM PST by brivette
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To: PJ-Comix
They Russians must be using magic missiles that leave no contrails and whose streaks up into the sky don't show up on any of the videos.

If the Russians have magic, invisible missiles we're in trouble.

8 posted on 02/15/2013 5:09:47 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Kozak
I also found this quote from another story:

Regnum news agency quoted a military source who claimed that the vapor condensation trail of the meteorite speaks to the fact that the meteorite was intercepted by air defenses.

No. Actually it speaks to the fact that a military source was a complete idiot if he thought the condensation trail was caused by a missile interception. I sure hope the Russian military doesn't make this meteorite interception claim or they will end up as worldwide laughingstocks.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 5:11:45 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Just asking, how do you or anyone know the speed?


10 posted on 02/15/2013 5:12:35 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: tet68

Watching the vid’s, I’ve got a suspicion that after the filming of a new disaster flick, but prior to release, the producers got the GREAT FANTASTIC Almost NEW idea for putting out the trailer. Sort of along the lines of the radio program about Martians in 1938...


11 posted on 02/15/2013 5:13:01 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: tet68
...sounds like something out of the DNC. Then the savior raised his hands and the rogue space rock exploded to pieces....all hail the little boy king.
12 posted on 02/15/2013 5:13:44 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PJ-Comix

From Russia Today online: The military had nothing to do with the aerial meteorite explosion, the Urals Emergency Ministry said: “Russia’s defense ministry took no action connected to the incident. No aircrafts has been registered in the air at the given period of time.” Earlier, there were unconfirmed reports that the military had shot down the falling meteorite, shattering it into pieces.

http://rt.com/news/russia-meteor-meteorite-asteroid-chelyabinsk-291/


13 posted on 02/15/2013 5:14:17 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Ok, good. So now confirmed that there was NO missile interception. Any such claim would be laughable.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 5:17:05 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

Sounds plausable.

Or maybe I’ve just been watching too many James Bond movies lately.


15 posted on 02/15/2013 5:17:30 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: PJ-Comix

Remember to caveat every story you read with the understanding that reporters are idiots. Therefore, the first story they come out with is almost always wrong.

Do not assume that Russian reporters are smarter than our reporters. Their “military source” was probably the gate guard or an old retired tank driver.


16 posted on 02/15/2013 5:25:49 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: babygene
"know the speed"

Look it up. Space.com says they go through the atmoshpere at 30k mph.

17 posted on 02/15/2013 5:26:14 AM PST by driftless2
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To: PJ-Comix
What is the intercept speed of a ICBM?

I am betting the under, but a meteor moves in a relatively straight line Could be a lucky shot.

18 posted on 02/15/2013 5:31:04 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: PJ-Comix

If this were true, isn’t this “Star Wars,” the technology they condemned America for developing and demanded we pull it from Poland?


19 posted on 02/15/2013 5:44:03 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: PJ-Comix

In a separate statement, the Russian air defense command advised the rest of the world they they officially authorized sunrise today, having refrained from shooting the sun down. </sarc>


20 posted on 02/15/2013 5:44:11 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Obama shot it down with his skeet gub.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 6:03:32 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Gub=Gun


22 posted on 02/15/2013 6:04:34 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: redgolum

it’s not a matter of where he grips it. a two ounce bird cannot carry a 2lb coconut. it can’t be done.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 6:11:09 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: PJ-Comix

That meteorite was coming down anyway


24 posted on 02/15/2013 6:12:53 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CrazyIvan

Oh, yeah,right. Like hussein would even know the difference between a gub and a gun. But I was also thinking that maybe hussein was “doing some skeet shooting”.(But not the girls.)


25 posted on 02/15/2013 6:19:07 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Or is there somebody out there who actually believes a missile caught up with a missile moving at 18 mpSECOND?


Certainly, by the same people who believe meteorites are caused by man made global warming...


26 posted on 02/15/2013 6:33:00 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: PJ-Comix; All

Video at the site:
http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/


27 posted on 02/15/2013 6:46:48 AM PST by Mozilla
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“Or is there somebody out there who actually believes a missile caught up with a missile moving at 18 mpSECOND?”

I’m sure that if obama told his voters that story, they would fall for it hook, line and sinker—just like all the other things that spew from his fat lips.


28 posted on 02/15/2013 7:01:14 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PJ-Comix

You can hit a bullet with the USS Missouri, if you have enough prior knowledge and a favorable geometry.

In general, reliable interception requires that the interceptor have a speed advantage, but that is certainly not a requirement. When the Navy used an SM-3 to intercept a defunct satellite in 2008, the satellite was traveling a much, much faster than the missile at intercept. (SM-3 has a top speed of 9600 km/hr, but it would have lost most of that just reaching altitude. Low earth orbit requires about 25,000 km/hr.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Lake_Erie_(CG-70)#Interception_of_United_States_satellite_USA-193

But, no, they did not intercept that meteor and attempting to do so would only add chemical and kinetic energy, and possibly release harzardous chemicals, and generally only make things worse.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 7:07:37 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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Wouldn't it be around mach 55? Still valid point, no way their missile defense system could track anything that fast and get a shot off, forget about a missile actually catching the meteor. Even if the missile were heading directly to the meteor it wouldn't get launched before the meteor was down.
30 posted on 02/15/2013 7:33:57 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: PJ-Comix

It must have been one of those amazing new Iranian stealth missiles.


31 posted on 02/15/2013 9:19:49 AM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Or is there somebody out there who actually believes a missile caught up with a missile moving at 18 mpSECOND?

Unfortunately, yes. We have become a science and technology illiterate society.

32 posted on 02/15/2013 9:40:41 AM PST by pfflier
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To: PJ-Comix
An ICBM travels pretty fast too, the idea is to intercept it not catch up with it. That said there is no anti missile system capable of intercepting a meteorite on short notice. By short notice I mean “Holly s**t what that in the sky?” lol, but just for grins a 20 lbs anything inpacking a meteor traveling at 60,000 mph would result in a very very big band as e=mv2 and 60k mph squared is a very big number. Lets do the math! Mass is about 9kg, velocity is about 30,000m per second so the energy is about 8.1 billion joules. That is enough energy to light up 81 million 100 watt light bulbs for 1 second. Or about 2.1 kilotons of TNT, a small nuke, Not bad for a 20lbs payload.
33 posted on 02/15/2013 9:55:55 AM PST by jpsb
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34 posted on 02/15/2013 7:19:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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