Huge meteor over Russia

Normally I don't listen to heavy metal, but when when my commute is interrupted by bolide showers, I put on Tracktor Bowling.

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Tanglebones wrote:

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/threadwin

People are asking me why the Russian authorities and media haven't said anything about any surviving fragments of the meteorite yet. Knowing the place, I say: they were stolen most probably even before they hit the ground!

Gorilla.800.lbs wrote:

People are asking me why the Russian authorities and media haven't said anything about any surviving fragments of the meteorite yet. Knowing the place, I say: they were stolen most probably even before they hit the ground!

I wonder what the salvage value is per kilo. The BBC have got a picture where they say one fragment landed in a lake.

Russians love their dash-mounted cameras.

Holy crap. That last video in that article...

Bless the rampant insurance fraud that has led to a culture of dash cams.

Also, take note that no-one as much as slows down in all those videos. I'm beginning to believe Russia and Steelport aren't entirely different places.

EDIT: Also, the insane conspiracy theorists are going to come up with some absolute GEMS for this one. I can't wait to see what they're already saying this actually was.

Prederick wrote:

Bless the rampant insurance fraud that has led to a culture of dash cams.

Also, take note that no-one as much as slows down in all those videos. I'm beginning to believe Russia and Steelport aren't entirely different places.

EDIT: Also, the insane conspiracy theorists are going to come up with some absolute GEMS for this one. I can't wait to see what they're already saying this actually was.

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Prederick wrote:

Bless the rampant insurance fraud that has led to a culture of dash cams.

Also, take note that no-one as much as slows down in all those videos. I'm beginning to believe Russia and Steelport aren't entirely different places.

EDIT: Also, the insane conspiracy theorists are going to come up with some absolute GEMS for this one. I can't wait to see what they're already saying this actually was.

It was part of the debris that's being stirred up by the approach of Planet X.

Seriously, I immediately figured that one of my dad's favorite conspiracy theory nutjobs, Nancy Lieder, would claim this was due to Planet X. She didn't let me down. The sheer volume of batsh*t insanity on that page is mind-boggling.

Clearly not an asteroid, the Chelyabinsk meteor came from the direction of the Sun, where Planet X, aka Nibiru, is wafting its vast debris ridden tail. This meteor event is not the first nor will it be the last during this passage. Fireballs have been on the increase since Planet X arrived in the inner solar system in 2003. They have screamed across several countries or provinces or states, outside of any anticipated regular meteor showers. Is this meteor related to 2012 DA14, recently discovered and traced to pass between the Earth and Moon later on the same day as the Chelyabinsk meteor? There is no relationship, as 2012 DA14 is an asteroid dislodged from its usual path by the swirling in the tail of Planet X.
Farscry wrote:

Seriously, I immediately figured that one of my dad's favorite conspiracy theory nutjobs, Nancy Lieder, would claim this was due to Planet X. She didn't let me down. The sheer volume of batsh*t insanity on that page is mind-boggling.

Anyone who uses that much blue text is CLEARLY insane.

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I really did LOL thanks.

I tried to resist posting these too, but can't. Even though they're WAY off-topic.

Spoiler:

That last one still kills me after all these years.

I'm afraid to press play on those videos.

Aristophan wrote:

I'm afraid to press play on those videos.

The first one is a dramatic recreation of the event. The others are even more dramatic recreations of other, unrelated events.

Someone needs to make a "thanks, Obama" Russian meteor video.

Did the aliens die of the flu already?

A really impressive/interesting video, about asteroids in general, and not this strike in particular:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJsUD...

I'm not embedding it, because it's at way high resolution, and is best watched that way. Crank it up as far as your monitor goes (or to "Original" size if you're above 1080p), and watch it fullscreen.

This thing will blow your freaking mind. No exaggeration. I had NO IDEA.

Yup amazing. Is a wonder were not pummeled!

Holy sh*t! Towards the end of the video, you almost can't even see Earth due to how many asteroids there are buzzing around.

See, my model of the solar system was formed in the early 80s, basically. (Pluto is so a planet!) The start of that video is how I thought it actually was. I was really boggled to see what they've been finding in the thirty years since.

Go forth and play: Universe Sandbox

Have there been any pics/vids of the actual crash site? Possibly I just overlooked these, but I've seen a lot of videos of it passing over and some of windows breaking and such- just haven't seen any actual images of impact.

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demonbox wrote:

Have there been any pics/vids of the actual crash site? Possibly I just overlooked these, but I've seen a lot of videos of it passing over and some of windows breaking and such- just haven't seen any actual images of impact.

I would guess, since there haven't been pictures of a crater plastered all over the place, that it completely broke up before it landed.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
demonbox wrote:

Have there been any pics/vids of the actual crash site? Possibly I just overlooked these, but I've seen a lot of videos of it passing over and some of windows breaking and such- just haven't seen any actual images of impact.

I would guess, since there haven't been pictures of a crater plastered all over the place, that it completely broke up before it landed.

One news report said that a big chunk may have fallen into a lake, but they haven't found it yet.

The big explosion was about 10km up, so presumably most of it got vaporised long before hitting the ground.

Someone posted a clip with a Russian title that they claimed was the meteor, but was actually a shot of the "Door to Hell" crater in Turkmenistan. That's the closest I've seen of video of the impact site (i.e. not at all).

On a side note, the YouTube comments for the same make me despair for humanity and demonstrate that critical reading skills and the ability to verify facts are apparently at an all time low.