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Update now says over 1000 injured... video with news information below... newscaster in purple dress is a hottie too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … 6MEsWC1Pzc

More astounding video here... checkout runtime at 036... yikes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI

Updated video below... stating close to 1000 were injured... hmm

Feb 15 13 03:14 am Link

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Robb Mann

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And this was a completely different meteor than the one predicted for today. Universe totally faked us out.

Feb 15 13 03:28 am Link

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London Fog

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Yes, amazing footage of this event being seen over here, almost looks like a scene out of a Michael Bay movie! And, oddly enough this strike is just hours before the big rock passes by later today!

Let's hope they got their calculations right?

Feb 15 13 03:30 am Link

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Russian Katarina

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Robb Mann wrote:
And this was a completely different meteor than the one predicted for today. Universe totally faked us out.

In Soviet Russia, God trolls you.

http://de.brandwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/brandwatch/troll.jpg

Feb 15 13 03:35 am Link

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Ralph Easy

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Amazing portent.

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Feb 15 13 03:43 am Link

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London Fog wrote:
Yes, amazing footage of this event being seen over here, almost looks like a scene out of a Michael Bay movie! And, oddly enough this strike is just hours before the big rock passes by later today!

Let's hope they got their calculations right?

Maybe their timing was off as this fireball blazed over Russia Friday morning around 9am... wink

Feb 15 13 03:59 am Link

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Chris Rifkin

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Probably a "stony"asteroid(which is what this thing actually was),which means it was losely (relatively speaking)put together,and why it exploded so high up...
If this was more compact and had a higher iron content...this seriously would have fucked shit up.
The energy released in this incident was easily of that of a small nuclear weapon,and had this thing come closer to the surface and exploded(like Tunguska in 1908)it would have had the effect of a nuclear weapon detonating(sans the radiation)..

And what people don't realize is how frequently something like this happens on earth(an average of every 5 years),most of the time its higher up in the atmosphere and over the ocean..

Feb 15 13 07:06 am Link

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Digital Photo PLUS

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I feel sorry for those injured but man, was that amazing or what?

I wonder how many of you saw anything that is bigger and brighter than sun. That alone could be enough for many to make a mess in their nickers.

Feb 15 13 07:08 am Link

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Digital Photo PLUS wrote:
I feel sorry for those injured but man, was that amazing or what?

Agreed!

That SOB was fricking flyin!  Am I the only one that was hoping a creature would emerge from the crash site?

Feb 15 13 07:10 am Link

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double post  gg MM

Feb 15 13 07:11 am Link

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Russian Katarina wrote:

In Soviet Russia, God trolls you.

http://de.brandwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/brandwatch/troll.jpg

There is a lot of cursing going on in the videos. Understandably so.

Feb 15 13 07:14 am Link

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There is a video out there from a dashboard camera of a guy driving around in a parking lot, probably a security guard, showing the shock wave arriving some two and a half minutes after the flash. In many cases the shock wave came as the folks went outside buildings to take pictures of the funny clouds and got rained on by falling glass from windows. Ouch.

Note to self: do not stand near windows after a meteor flash.

Feb 15 13 07:21 am Link

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Chris Rifkin

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bgcfoto wrote:

Agreed!

That SOB was fricking flyin!  Am I the only one that was hoping a creature would emerge from the crash site?

So you were hoping the blob came out??? yikes

Feb 15 13 07:26 am Link

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Chris Rifkin wrote:

So you were hoping the blob came out??? yikes

no, could be something like a Mantis or Greedo looking thing.  Amazon space women? 

Yes stay the hell away from the windows.

Feb 15 13 07:45 am Link

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Austin IMagemaker

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Beware: 2:24PM EST.......today!

Feb 15 13 08:11 am Link

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Andialu

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Austin IMagemaker wrote:
Beware: 2:24PM EST.......today!

?

Feb 15 13 08:15 am Link

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Chris Rifkin

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bgcfoto wrote:

no, could be something like a Mantis looking thing

Oh sweet,a Zorak
yeah,that would have been cool

Feb 15 13 08:22 am Link

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Drew Smith Photography

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Have you seen the footage where only the shifting daytime shadows are shown moving rapidly across the ground as the meteorite passes overhead?

Stupendous.

Feb 15 13 08:22 am Link

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Feb 15 13 08:27 am Link

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In Soviet Russia, meteor booms you!

Another article:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom … ussia.html

Feb 15 13 08:43 am Link

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Marc Damon

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Just an observation...
Did NASA and other space agencies not realize there may be several pieces of the asteroid? Did they search for them? Did they find them? If not, why not? If they did find them, they had to be able to track them and know when and where the Earth would be hit. Was it kept secret to avoid mass hysteria? Or was it because they wanted to have teams in the air and on the ground nearby to capture video, collect pieces of the debris and conduct other scientific studies without interference from the media and general public?

Conspiracy theories abound! The Roswell incident wasn't even a blip on the radar compared to this.

Feb 15 13 08:43 am Link

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Digital Photo PLUS wrote:
There is a lot of cursing going on in the videos. Understandably so.

Fur sure... probably a few million 'WTF was that?'... yikes

Feb 15 13 08:44 am Link

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Updated video here... stating close to 1000 were injured... hmm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI

Feb 15 13 08:55 am Link

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Marc Damon wrote:
Just an observation...
Did NASA and other space agencies not realize there may be several pieces of the asteroid?

can they detect such a small piece of space junk, at the speed it was traveling?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI

man, those are some groovy freaking tunes those reds listen to. lol

Feb 15 13 08:59 am Link

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GK photo wrote:

Marc Damon wrote:
Just an observation...
Did NASA and other space agencies not realize there may be several pieces of the asteroid?

can they detect such a small piece of space junk, at the speed it was traveling?


man, those are some groovy freaking tunes those reds listen to. lol

I knoooooooow... I was rockin out to those too... lol

Feb 15 13 09:10 am Link

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i don't know, man. i doubt i could live anywhere where winter dawn isn't until 9:00. yikes

back to the space junk...

Feb 15 13 09:14 am Link

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That's intense!

Anyone seen any reports, or who can do the math and physics, to explain how high up the meteor would need to be to take about 30 seconds for the sonic boom to be heard on the ground.

ETA: Perhaps the sonic event occurred when it first entered the atmosphere?

Feb 15 13 09:19 am Link

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Andialu wrote:

?

Honestly, are people so unaware, or couldn't careless?

Just to clarify...this evening at approx 7.25PM GMT, Earth (you know, our beloved) planet will experience the closest fly by ever of one giant mother Asteroid!

Feb 15 13 09:21 am Link

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Skydancer Photos wrote:
That's intense!

Anyone seen any reports, or who can do the math and physics, to explain how high up the meteor explosion would need to be to take about 30 seconds for the sonic boom to be heard?

i believe they said it was 30k feet above earth when it started to come apart.

edit: my bad, it was traveling 30k mph when it came apart in the atmosphere. all the yahoo story says is several miles above the surface.

the intensity of the light, and the speed with which the shadows moved is, well, intense. smile

Feb 15 13 09:21 am Link

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Skydancer Photos wrote:
That's intense!

Anyone seen any reports, or who can do the math and physics, to explain how high up the meteor explosion would need to be to take about 30 seconds for the sonic boom to be heard?

Sound travels slower than Light. Ok School is over Michael!!! lol

Feb 15 13 09:23 am Link

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Skydancer Photos wrote:
That's intense!

Anyone seen any reports, or who can do the math and physics, to explain how high up the meteor explosion would need to be to take about 30 seconds for the sonic boom to be heard?

Speed of sound is approximately 700 miles an hour... time to get out your calculator... wink

Feb 15 13 09:23 am Link

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Speed of sound is approximately 700 miles an hour... time to get out your calculator... wink

That tells you how far, but not how high.

Feb 15 13 09:24 am Link

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Speed of sound is approximately 700 miles an hour... time to get out your calculator... wink

They say it was traveling 33,000 mph...when it came apart when it hit Earth's Atmosphere....

But the Sonic boom...came afterwards.  That is what made the windows break all through out.

Feb 15 13 09:26 am Link

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London Fog wrote:
Honestly, are people so unaware, or couldn't careless?

Just to clarify...this evening at approx 7.25PM GMT, Earth (you know, our beloved) planet will experience the closest fly by ever of one giant mother Asteroid!

Couldn't careless or couldn't care less? I know about the other one. I was just wondering why the beware. It's not going to hit.

Feb 15 13 09:27 am Link

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Andialu wrote:

That tells you how far, but not how high.

Hmmmmm... OK... so is altitude like measured in swizzle sticks?... hmm... lol

Feb 15 13 09:31 am Link

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GK photo wrote:

Marc Damon wrote:
Just an observation...
Did NASA and other space agencies not realize there may be several pieces of the asteroid?

can they detect such a small piece of space junk, at the speed it was traveling?


man, those are some groovy freaking tunes those reds listen to. lol

Sounded like one of the songs was Gangnam Style lol

Feb 15 13 10:15 am Link

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GK photo wrote:

i believe they said it was 30k feet above earth when it started to come apart.

edit: my bad, it was traveling 30k mph when it came apart in the atmosphere. all the yahoo story says is several miles above the surface.

the intensity of the light, and the speed with which the shadows moved is, well, intense. smile

If that thing had exploded 30K above the earth you would have seen a mushroom cloud,and it would have looked like a nuclear weapon had detonated....

Feb 15 13 10:17 am Link

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http://my.earthlink.net/article/top?gui … e7c611bda3

The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth's atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered into pieces about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.

Feb 15 13 10:29 am Link

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I bet there were a lot of soiled pants that day

Feb 15 13 10:36 am Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

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Chris Rifkin wrote:

If that thing had exploded 30K above the earth you would have seen a mushroom cloud,and it would have looked like a nuclear weapon had detonated....

no sir....it was traveling 33,000 mph...there was a brighter light when it did fall apart. But no mushroom. since it was traveling east to west!!! lol

Feb 15 13 10:40 am Link