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« on: February 15, 2013, 10:51:53 AM »

these videos are pretty damn cool...not so for the 500 injured i guess(they were injured mainly by glass shattering as the meteorite went past)



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

This is the Russia Today news broadcast(2 and a half minutes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36MEsWC1Pzc
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 01:23:28 PM »

Saw that this morning.  Fascinating...AND scary.   icon_eek
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 01:35:20 PM »

Yeah, I've been reading news and watching videos all morning, too.  

Someone clarify this for me: the reports I read all talk about this thing "shooting across the sky" but no mention is made of its making impact.  The meteorite just skimmed the atmosphere, basically?

Also, apparently scientists say this is not connected to the near-miss asteroid that's swinging by tomorrow.


And just to add: Boom

Man, that must have been scary as hell over there.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 01:50:23 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 15, 2013, 01:35:20 PM

Yeah, I've been reading news and watching videos all morning, too.  

Someone clarify this for me: the reports I read all talk about this thing "shooting across the sky" but no mention is made of its making impact.  The meteorite just skimmed the atmosphere, basically?

Sounds like it exploded in the atmosphere.

Despite what they've said so far, I'm still skeptical that this meteorite is not in some way connected with the asteroid passing by. Maybe it's coming close enough for chunks to break off?
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »

Might want to edit your thread title.  That was ONE meteorite, not a meteorite shower.

Impressive video nonetheless.  Glad no one was killed.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 02:37:12 PM »

Quote from: pr0ner on February 15, 2013, 02:26:31 PM

Might want to edit your thread title.  That was ONE meteorite, not a meteorite shower.

You're saying... a meteor shower isn't on any of the charts?  Is our position correct?  Is Alderaan ok?
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 02:40:45 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on February 15, 2013, 02:37:12 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on February 15, 2013, 02:26:31 PM

Might want to edit your thread title.  That was ONE meteorite, not a meteorite shower.

You're saying... a meteor shower isn't on any of the charts?  Is our position correct?  Is Alderaan ok?

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 02:59:30 PM »

Aside from the injuries, it's pretty f'n awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 04:15:32 PM »

I just saw this linked at Gizmodo. I was struck as to how calm the Russian man was as the meteor streaked across the sky. They're not shocked by anything over there.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 04:32:05 PM »

Some nutjobs are claiming it's a sign from God.

imho, it's a sign that God is angry that "A Good Day to Die Hard" is so freaking awful, and since it's set in Russia, he/she mistakenly blamed them...  paranoid
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 05:14:09 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on February 15, 2013, 04:15:32 PM

I just saw this linked at Gizmodo. I was struck as to how calm the Russian man was as the meteor streaked across the sky. They're not shocked by anything over there.

We hired a Russian lady as our Accounts person.  She sits across the hall from me.  The things she finds funny are often violent or fairly dark...which is why I've come to describe Russians as the Klingons of Europe.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 06:13:09 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on February 15, 2013, 04:32:05 PM

Some nutjobs are claiming it's a sign from God.

imho, it's a sign that God is angry that "A Good Day to Die Hard" is so freaking awful, and since it's set in Russia, he/she mistakenly blamed them...  paranoid
That's understandable.  It's hard to discern who's responsible for what from God's perspective, especially when professional athletes are distracting him with their constant requests for divine intervention to win games.  I imagine it must be really annoying.   
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 06:50:40 PM »

Quote from: Roguetad on February 15, 2013, 06:13:09 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 15, 2013, 04:32:05 PM

Some nutjobs are claiming it's a sign from God.

imho, it's a sign that God is angry that "A Good Day to Die Hard" is so freaking awful, and since it's set in Russia, he/she mistakenly blamed them...  paranoid
That's understandable.  It's hard to discern who's responsible for what from God's perspective, especially when professional athletes are distracting him with their constant requests for divine intervention to win games.  I imagine it must be really annoying.   

Don't forget God is also really busy giving signs and advice to Survivor contestants.... speaking of which I need to make a new Survivor thread!
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 06:58:30 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 15, 2013, 01:35:20 PM

Someone clarify this for me: the reports I read all talk about this thing "shooting across the sky" but no mention is made of its making impact.  The meteorite just skimmed the atmosphere, basically?







They are saying nearly 1000 people injured now....

or maybe 500 people actually injured and 500 more phoning in work with a perfect excuse



video of the impact area in the link
http://news.sky.com/story/1052514/meteorite-shower-hits-russia-injuring-over-900
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 07:37:15 PM »

I never thought the viral zombie apocolypse would start in Russia, or that the viral carrier would be a meteor.  "500-1000 people injured" by the passing metorite?  I'm guessing they have about 24 hours before all hell breaks loose...at best.  Time to activate ZA protocols, ground zero: Central Russia.
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 08:21:55 PM »

they have their top men on it:

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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 09:07:26 PM »

I've played enough Tom Clancy games to know this is a coverup story.

Kazakhstan based US operatives just flubbed their "Ghost" mission.
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 10:07:32 PM »

Yeah, this is really quite fascinating. The same thing happened, again in Russia, in 1908, where the boom leveled an entire forest, which to this day hasn't regrown. Left scientists puzzled for nearly a century, and I think this new event will lead to more clues if they can study it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 10:31:30 PM »

Thank you Russian insurance companies for requiring cars to have cameras.
Sure, the accident videos are fun to watch - but sheesh. The videos of the meteor are mental.
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 11:06:53 PM »

Heh, not really surprised by the whole forest not having regrown yet thing, that's not special considering what it takes to regrow a forest, compared to say rainforest or jungle.
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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 11:59:06 PM »

Yeah, I know what you meant. I feel it needed to be mentioned anyway.
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2013, 01:53:51 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on February 15, 2013, 04:32:05 PM

Some nutjobs are claiming it's a sign from God.

The nutjobs are a sign from God.
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2013, 02:06:30 AM »

Quote from: Misguided on February 16, 2013, 01:53:51 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 15, 2013, 04:32:05 PM

Some nutjobs are claiming it's a sign from God.

The nutjobs are a sign from God.

it may have been the new Pope arriving...
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2013, 01:15:11 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 06:32:52 AM »

maybe it wasn't a meteor  icon_lol
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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2013, 11:36:24 PM »

Cuba was feeling left out, so now they're saying they had one too earlier in the week.
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 02:11:45 AM »

OK, now THAT one probably was a US weapons test.
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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 03:02:44 PM »

I'll put this here,as i don't really know what to make of it

Green 'Space' Slime Baffles Nature Experts



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A "weird" green slime said in folklore to appear at the same time as meteors hit Earth has been found in a birdlife park in Somerset.

The RSPB have appealed for help in identifying the slime, which is said to be scattered on grass banks close to pools and lakes around Ham Wall Nature Reserve, near Glastonbury.

The jelly-like substance could be bacteria, fungus or toad innards, wildlife experts said.

Some believe it could be a substance that has been written about for centuries called star or astral jelly, which is said to appear in the wake of meteor showers.

Its appearance has coincided with a meteor strike in Russia and the harmless fly-by of an asteroid at a record distance from Earth last week.

Steve Hughes, the RSPB site manager at Ham Wall, said: "This past week we've been finding piles of this translucent jelly dotted around the reserve.

"(It is) always on grass banks away from the water's edge. They are usually about 10cm (4in) in diameter.

"We've asked experts what it might be, but as yet no one is really sure. Whatever it is, it's very weird."

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Tony Whitehead, an RSPB spokesman for the South West, added: "Although we don't know what it actually is, similar substances have been described previously.

"In records dating back to the 14th Century it's known variously as star jelly, astral jelly or astromyxin.

"In folklore it is said to be deposited in the wake of meteor showers."

One of the more favoured explanations is that it is a form of cyanobacteria called Nostoc.

Others suggest that it is the remains of the regurgitated innards of amphibians such as frogs and toads and of their spawn.

Alternatively, it may be related to the intriguingly named crystal brain fungus.

Mr Whitehead added: "We've read a few articles now and much speculation.

"One suggested it was neither animal nor plant, and another that it didn't contain DNA, although it does give the appearance of something 'living'.

"Our reserve team will be looking out for the slime over the next few days, but if anyone can offer any explanations we'd be glad to hear."

The public are being warned not to touch the mystery substance, and to inform nature reserve staff if they spot any.


1-This is in Somerset,England...So still quite a distance away from Russia(and what was it, 17,000 miles away from the one that past earth?) and 2-Doesn't look that Green to me icon_cool

oh,and that's a 50 pence piece in the top corner of the picture,50p's are about an inch in size,if that..so yeah,Frog Spawn as some people have suggested Tongue


I thought i would stick it here with them saying about the Russian Meteorite + Asteroid connection...because its fun to talk shit icon_lol
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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 05:01:44 PM »

I'm rooting for "crystal brain fungus" because it sounds alarming.
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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2013, 04:19:27 PM »

io9 has a nice write up on the current findings from the meteor.
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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »

Isn't this one of the ways zombie apocalypses start? Alien spores from outer space, sent in a meteor, reanimating corpses?
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