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There were two bodies that crossed our vicinity on Friday. The Russia meteor title search got about a dozen other threads.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 1:01:39 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

It didn’t explode, it grazed the atmosphere, and went on its way.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 1:35:50 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: neverdem

Global warming, some people just knew that SUVs and central heating would create asteroids and such things, now look what has happened.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 1:52:51 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: neverdem
virtually impossible to see coming...

Perfectly predictable given the producers in the movie industry of today searching for newer and better ways to promote their glowbull-warming disaster movie genre.

Picture yourself a movie producer. Now, picture yourself working on a disaster movie. Say that movie is called "Meteor Apocalypse" or "Meteor Storm" or "The Meteor that ate the Urals". Now, you need a trailer to advertise your movie. You go to sleep one night with that need in mind, and then you wake up thinking about Orsen Well's War of the Worlds and the 1938 New Jersey radio thing on Halloween. Sold alot of books, eh? So, you come up with the idea of doing a modern-day version. Taking clips from the movie, meteors falling on a Russian city, you put them on Youtube and seed the social media sites with reports of meteors on the prowl, with spectacular video clips.

Sounds like the makings of a blockbuster movie! I can't wait till it comes to a local theater so I can drop $100 on tickets and popcorn and raisinets.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 3:48:48 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: neverdem

18 km/sec = over 40,000 mph (11 miles per second).
7,000 metric tons = over 17,000 fully loaded 747s.

Dat be some serious MV squared.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 3:49:46 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: neverdem

I’ve long believed a line from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas: “For where the beginning is, there shall be the end.”


9 posted on 02/17/2013 3:55:22 AM PST by onedoug
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To: neverdem

Liberals are confused about this, challenges their belief that whatever ‘bad’ happens, it’s always our fault.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 4:49:55 AM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: neverdem
Russia meteor virtually impossible to see coming

It is estimated that the velocity of the meteor as it hit the atmosphere was roughly double that of an SRV (depending on whose data you use on the event).

My mind immediately went to the reactions of those Russian radar operators that had seconds to react to what must have looked like a warhead on trajectory for one of the most valuable military nuclear research targets of the last half century.

Regardless whether or not the Russian radars could actually track it, it might only have been its speed that kept something far worse from happening had hungover Russian radar operators had the time to make phone calls on what they might have seen on their screens, leaving hasty decisions up to other (potentially hungover) officers with both little time and little information on which to make a decision on response to what might have looked like an SRV on trajectory for a high-altitude airburst.

Just sayin'...

18 posted on 02/17/2013 5:51:57 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: neverdem

“Yet even an object too small to detect can produce an impressive amount of destruction.”

A warning from God: “I’m gonna’ git you suckas’!


19 posted on 02/17/2013 5:54:31 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: neverdem; All

Thanks for the post; thread. Fascinating, humorous, informative, educational.

Science/astronomy BUMP! Thread music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8IkO-G5ai4


20 posted on 02/17/2013 5:55:39 AM PST by PGalt
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To: neverdem
"The meteor was 15 meters across and weighed more than 7,000 metric tons"

Hmmm, I think I'll wait for the above to be confirmed. That seems a bit large to me.

21 posted on 02/17/2013 6:24:17 AM PST by jpsb
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To: neverdem

If the UN wanted to do one useful thing;this would be it.


22 posted on 02/17/2013 6:24:42 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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39 posted on 02/21/2013 3:22:58 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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First Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Trial

Proteins behind mad-cow disease also help brain to develop

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40 posted on 02/21/2013 3:24:01 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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