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Rohirrim
02-15-2013, 11:28 AM
One thousand reported injured.

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/15/16969092-streaking-meteor-explodes-in-russian-sky-injuring-nearly-1000?lite

It's the end of the world, I'm tellin' ya. :puff:

razorwire77
02-15-2013, 11:33 AM
The videos that are surfacing are pretty incredible.

Requiem
02-15-2013, 11:58 AM
In Soviet Russia, meteorite wears you.

Kaylore
02-15-2013, 12:25 PM
Here's footage from inside one of their houses moments before it happened:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yS7bs8-DQ0s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cutthemdown
02-15-2013, 12:40 PM
Better brush up on your bible heathens.

DBroncos4life
02-15-2013, 12:56 PM
<a href="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/z2h44"><img src="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/newuploads/z2h44.jpg"></a>

Heyneck
02-15-2013, 01:55 PM
We Russians have the best dashcam footage eva!!! Suck on that USA!!!

Anikai
02-15-2013, 02:16 PM
we need Ultraman more than ever...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-83NYRbKDmYk/Tn9qhzcIhvI/AAAAAAAAAuo/FlqvlCZipDs/s1600/Ultraman1+website.jpg

Anikai
02-15-2013, 02:19 PM
do we have enough cap room to sign the meteorite???

peacepipe
02-15-2013, 02:56 PM
Waiting for mcghaffney to attach some conspiracy to this.

Broncojef
02-15-2013, 03:03 PM
Redemption draws near....signs in the sun the moon and the stars.

Pick Six
02-15-2013, 03:03 PM
The Mayans, apparently, were slightly off their prediction...

myMind
02-15-2013, 03:44 PM
It had to be a small asteroid that was in orbit around the much larger one that missed us by a few hundred thousand miles today. Just proves science to be correct and reliable. Those videos are pretty righteous.

Eldorado
02-15-2013, 03:45 PM
It had to be a small asteroid that was in orbit around the much larger one that missed us by a few hundred thousand miles today. Just proves science to be correct and reliable. Those videos are pretty righteous.

I thought it was 20,000 miles.

myMind
02-15-2013, 03:56 PM
I thought it was 20,000 miles.

Holy ****, I just read the article and it came within 17,100 miles of us. I thought it was way way farther away. Crazy.

The one that did enter our atmosphere was only 15 meters wide.

Rohirrim
02-15-2013, 05:27 PM
Holy ****, I just read the article and it came within 17,100 miles of us. I thought it was way way farther away. Crazy.

The one that did enter our atmosphere was only 15 meters wide.

So's my house.

Meck77
02-15-2013, 05:59 PM
This could be a reptilian strike.

Old Dude
02-15-2013, 06:23 PM
Sad, but it's their own fault for living there.

Bacchus
02-15-2013, 06:28 PM
Sarah Palin just tweeted that she saw the meteor from her house.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-15-2013, 06:40 PM
In Soviet Russia, world causes end of the meteor.

myMind
02-15-2013, 10:43 PM
So's my house.

The one that missed us was a bit more than three times that size.

maher_tyler
02-15-2013, 11:01 PM
Holy ****, I just read the article and it came within 17,100 miles of us. I thought it was way way farther away. Crazy.

The one that did enter our atmosphere was only 15 meters wide.

Inside of some of our satellites. Imagine how many we don't even know about. It's kinda scary.

OBF1
02-15-2013, 11:34 PM
This could be a reptilian strike.

It came from a bug planet :giggle:

orangeatheist
02-15-2013, 11:38 PM
Waiting for mcghaffney to attach some conspiracy to this.

No, what you don't understand is that this wasn't an asteroid, but a comet!

broncolife
02-16-2013, 01:27 PM
who would have thought the zombie apocalypse would start in Russia

ZONA
02-17-2013, 05:30 PM
These meteorites seem to love Russia don't they. Was watching some space documentary last year and found it interesting that NASA now tracks smaller asteroids now as well because of the damage they can do just from their shock wave alone. Most of the smaller ones would still disintegrate before they could make impact but looking at he pictures of Tunguska, you can see what those shock waves can do. Imagine if that were over a big city. Possible total destruction for a very large area.


Tunguska - Although the meteoroid or comet appears to have burst in the air rather than hitting the surface, this event still is referred to as an impact. Estimates of the energy of the blast range from 5 to as high as 30 megatons of TNT roughly equal to the United States' Castle Bravo thermonuclear bomb tested on March 1, 1954; about 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; and about two-fifths the power of the later Soviet Union's own Tsar Bomba (the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated). The Tunguska explosion knocked down an estimated 80 million trees over an area covering 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi) (i.e. circular area of 52km in diameter). It is estimated that the shock wave from the blast would have measured 5.0 on the Richter scale. An explosion of this magnitude is capable of destroying a large metropolitan area.

El Minion
02-18-2013, 01:54 PM
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5121fe39/turbine/la-na-tt-meteorites-20130217-002/600

Willynowei
02-18-2013, 02:46 PM
who would have thought the zombie apocalypse would start in Russia

I love the skinny little asian chick in that avatar, what is her name?