Skip to comments.Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia
Posted on 02/15/2013 4:49:47 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
Meteor blast wave blows out doors and windows in Russia
There is a lot of good footage of this meteorite. (Especially thanks to the Russian fad of everyone driving around with dash cams in their cars. ) Russians estimate the explosion was the size of 20 Hiroshima bombs.
It's not a fad, it's a necessity. You'll start doing it too, when the insurance fraud artists here learn the techniques.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this “meteor” was part of a Russian military misadventure.
Some have I was asked to help stage them back in the 90s i parted company with that bunch post haste
Some have, I was asked to help stage them back in the 90s i parted company with that bunch post haste
Al Baby you almost make sense, almost. LOL!
Wise move. I saw a would-be scammer try his routine against an old lady in a Lincoln Town Car. Some nearby construction workers saw what he did, too - and administered some career guidance.
My wife says I am a work in progress. Thank you, I will alert her to your post
Same day as the 2012 DA14 near miss.
One heck of a coincidence!
They drive with their radios on too.
Apparently disco is still popular over there.
I still listen to disco
Corinth, Mississippi, 1985-87, number one place in the US for staged traffic accidents and burned down house claims. Wouldn’t have helped with a dash camera then, the sheriff and LE was in on the scam along with several physicians.
I think it is pretty clear from this video it is coming in too fast for a human launch, and in a wrong trajectory. Any failed launch would have the center of the earth as the center of a parabolic orbit, but this is not heading in that direction, it looks almost parallel to the ground at points. It seems like if the atmosphere was not there, it would have just skimmed by without hitting the Earth. I also think it heats up too fast for space debris.
There is good footage, and I don’t see an “explosion”. There’s a fireball that flares, then dims, while you can still the track of the meteor. So I’m not buying umpty kilotons. I think this was a huge sonic boom.
Here’s an amazing compilation of Russian dash cam video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itMdLTd1l4E
That's more or less the case with the Chelyabinsk meteor. It came in fast at a grazing angle, heated up, and exploded.
After seeing the flash, the Russians were outside with their cameras panning back and forth at the level contrail. Then the shockwave hit, knocking out windows and setting off car alarms and barking dogs. The delay between the explosion and the shockwave arrival indicates it was way up there when it exploded.
You can see an annotated collection of videos here: http://say26.com/meteorite-in-russia-all-videos-in-one-place
Holy Toledo! Why do so many wheels fall off their vehicles?
If the meteor was really a failed launch, then when it is burning up in the atmosphere, it would be pointing directly at the center of the Earth, as you can kind of see in the first picture.
The second picture is a trajectory of today's near asteroid approach. If you can imagine the Earth in that picture being a bit bigger, and the atmopsphere surrounding it too, you can imagine a path that would take the asteroid through the atmosphere, but not necessarily crashing into the Earth, or pointing at the center of the Earth. If you were standing on the Earth at the closest point to it, you might see it come down, burn in the atmosphere, and then go right back up and out of the atmosphere.
Watch the video in my post #14.
With the fireball being far ahead, it looks like a nuclear strike.
Thanks. Got it. I was thinking of a launch that had nearly achieved orbit rather than something looking more like a morter shot.
As I understand it hunting their impact areas is a profitable venture in the southwestern U.S..
What are the mechanisms which makes a meteor or comet explode in mid-air?
Then on the 11 pm news, they showed this video. Yep, she saw it and it and knew what it was. They say the sucker landed up in the North woods of Michigan.
My daughter was a pretty sharp kid then --- and she still is. :~))
Pretty much the same that happened to the space shuttle over Texas years ago.Things get REALLY hot just from friction of air resistance .
Now consider millions of match heads, which in this case are fragments of a fractured meteor which are being heated to incandescence due to atmospheric drag, while being further fractured by the deceleration (like hitting a brick wall) provided by that same atmospheric drag, creating even more match heads to generate heat as they themselves are exposed to atmospheric drag.
The net effect, if your object is big enough and traveling fast enough, is the same as a nuclear explosion - too much heat in too small an area. Boom.
Simplified, sure. But I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night, so my Neil deGrasse Tyson impression isn't what it could be.
Looks like you are right: Pedestrian scams
And they apparently now have a major counterfeiting problem in that area also. Merchants in the area, may soon stop taking $100 bills. Not a problem for me with wallet of 20's, but it was a problem for the gentleman in front of me. The cashier at the counter had just had some money docked from his pay check due to accepting a counterfeit bill.