Skip to comments.Urals meteorite allegedly intercepted by Russia’s air defense (BS Alert)
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.
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Or is there somebody out there who actually believes a missile caught up with a missile moving at 18 mpSECOND?
dubious at best.
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.
Don’t forget this was a “Russian” missle.
I’m sure a North Korean rocket could have
done the same thing.../s
And a 20 lb warhead burst a solid chondrite or nickel iron meteor. Right
Maybe the Russians have stolen the technology of the Obama deficit-reducing missile.
If the Russians have magic, invisible missiles we're in trouble.
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.
Just asking, how do you or anyone know the speed?
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...
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.
Ok, good. So now confirmed that there was NO missile interception. Any such claim would be laughable.
Or maybe I’ve just been watching too many James Bond movies lately.
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.
Look it up. Space.com says they go through the atmoshpere at 30k mph.
I am betting the under, but a meteor moves in a relatively straight line Could be a lucky shot.
If this were true, isn’t this “Star Wars,” the technology they condemned America for developing and demanded we pull it from Poland?
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>