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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Obama shot it down with his skeet gub.
it’s not a matter of where he grips it. a two ounce bird cannot carry a 2lb coconut. it can’t be done.
That meteorite was coming down anyway
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.)
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...
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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.
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.)
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.
It must have been one of those amazing new Iranian stealth missiles.
Unfortunately, yes. We have become a science and technology illiterate society.
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