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Old 02-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Lots of clips out there, but this one is impressive. Make sure you have the sound on, and wait for the 30 second mark...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... x97csfPy0#!


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Old 02-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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I sure am glad that thing didn't fly over LA while Dorner was on the loose... or over my house at night
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Re: Russian meteor

Damn, I agree with the dog - run for cover!

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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Damn, I agree with the dog - run for cover!
Definitely! What a bang !!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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Re: Russian meteor

"...The fireball, travelling at a speed of 19 miles per second according to Russia's space agency Roscosmos, had blazed across the horizon, leaving a long white trail in its wake which could be seen as far as 125 miles away...."

19 miles per second?
To save you from breaking out your calculator, that's 1140 miles per minute.


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At least it wasn't the asteroid...

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Think of the stories that would have been written if this has happened last December 21.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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Think of what the Russian's would have done had this happened at the height of the Cold War.

Jump to the 40 second mark of this video:
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #9
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What I find amazing in that video is that it doesn't appear that anyone even broke stride, pedestrians or car drivers.


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Wait a minute, sound travels about one mile in 5 seconds. Smoke trail is in the air when the video starts. Assume camera person was alerted to the smoke trail by a sonic boom as it went by.

What? 15 seconds to grab the camera and start the video? That 45ish seconds to boom. That means the impact was 9 or so miles away.

That's a really, REALLY big boom for an explosion 9 miles away. Just say'n...

Edit: Heck, that's a really, REALLY big boom for an explosion 6 miles away.
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