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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
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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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To: Hotlanta Mike

“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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To: PJ-Comix
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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