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#1 Ebyl

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:49 AM

Thought people might enjoy a couple of early (and extremely cool) videos of the meteorite that apparently airburst over Russia.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=e686-i7woR4

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=QIMKQihoYRI

http://www.youtube.c...ayer_embedded#!

Edit - It doesn't appear to exploded after all, despite the headlines and the bright flash. Apparently what's on the videos is the shockwave from its flight path. Crazy.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:24 AM

Thanks for sharing! There's always the speculation of its connection with 2012-DA14 :D Still, watching the various dash cams and security cams coming out of Russia, I have to say it's quite a somber reminder of the cosmic billiard game that we're right in the middle of ...

wow , check out this on the ground video footage of the shockwave blasting out windows!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:43 AM

Nice video. :D These are easily the best meteor/meteorite videos I've ever seen, and I'm sure there's many more to come. And it's probably the most significant event to occur in a long time. Very exciting, but hopefully nobody was seriously injured or killed. I know they're saying a section of roof collapsed at a factory, I think.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

Russia is now saying they shot it down?

http://english.ruvr....cepted-by-Ru...

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:53 AM

I've seen a few reports of that, but we all know it didn't happen. I'm willing to bet that is just random speculation from people.

Here is another video that's a compilation. The moving shadows on two of them towards the end look like time lapse videos. Amazing.

https://www.youtube....h?v=w6tpVZDg0Mk

Edit - So as to not multipost, here is a blog with a lot of photos and videos. Some hoaxes have been appearing (like the flaming pit), so just be aware.

http://zyalt.livejou...930.html?nojs=1

#6 PhilCo126

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:18 AM

Russia's Emergency ministry said some fragments fell near the town of Satka, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) from the regional capital city of Chelyabinsk. About 60 people were wounded by meteorite fragments...

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

Latest I have seen report over 400 injuries, mostly from broken glass. But WOW the videos are amazing!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

Shades of Sikote Aylin!!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

Phenominal video footage. By far the best i have ever saw.
I just hope the injuries were not severe and everyone is ok.
Who's up for fragment recovery?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:15 AM

I so wish I was there to experience that, even if it would have meant getting injured with flying glass or something. And I would so definitely be out there trying to collect if I was in the area and able.

I'm looking forward to hearing the expert analysis of this thing once the video footage has been digested and samples collected. It really could provide a lot of good observational information regarding this type of thing.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:33 AM

The image of Putin riding the con-trail is pretty darn funny!

The flaming hole if from a "failed" gas well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

Phil Plait has everything in one place, the amount of videos and photos is incredible.
http://www.slate.com..._meteor_expl...

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

6m wide crater found: http://english.ruvr....ged-fragment...

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

According to that article they've already found 3 craters! I wonder how many of the meteorite hunters are already on a flight there?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

According to that article they've already found 3 craters! I wonder how many of the meteorite hunters are already on a flight there?

"Ural Gold!"

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

According to that article they've already found 3 craters! I wonder how many of the meteorite hunters are already on a flight there?

"Ural Gold!"

Joe


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Live view of 2012 DA14 is now available here at UStream . This view courtesy the Murrumbateman Observatory, Australia. :p :p :p Dont miss !!!!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

According to that article they've already found 3 craters! I wonder how many of the meteorite hunters are already on a flight there?


I'd certainly love a sample of that one!!! Wonder how strict the laws are in Russia, for meteorite hunters?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

6 meter wide crater on the Chebarkul lake in Chelyabinsk region... the ice wasn't thick enough to hold the 30 cm fragment :smash:

In 2008 we had more luck with the Buzzard Coulée fragments in Canada:
http://skyriver.ca/a...e/meteorite.htm

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21480497

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

According to that article they've already found 3 craters! I wonder how many of the meteorite hunters are already on a flight there?


I'd certainly love a sample of that one!!! Wonder how strict the laws are in Russia, for meteorite hunters?


Me 2, i wonder if they will find a boat load of fragments like they found from the Sikhote-Alin meteor.
Certainly hope the people are all ok, seen reports where over 1,000 were injured.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

Beware any meteorites being offered for sale from this new fall - they are probably fakes. It will take some time before genuine specimens show up on the collector market, if they do at all.

There are a few respected Russian meteorite dealers. I am contacting them now to find out what the laws are in Russia regarding this, and if any specimens have been found yet.

One lesson here - we need to keep funding our sky-watch programs. :)

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Thanks Mike,
Yeah, i wouldnt expect any to surface on the market for a while, if they do.
Keep us informed.. :)

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

There are a few respected Russian meteorite dealers. I am contacting them now to find out what the laws are in Russia regarding this, and if any specimens have been found yet.



Mike, please keep us up to date on this! :)

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Beware any meteorites being offered for sale from this new fall - they are probably fakes. It will take some time before genuine specimens show up on the collector market, if they do at all.

There are a few respected Russian meteorite dealers. I am contacting them now to find out what the laws are in Russia regarding this, and if any specimens have been found yet.

One lesson here - we need to keep funding our sky-watch programs. :)


Here you go Mike.... Buyers beware....

e-bay - http://www.ebay.com/...teor-fall-as...


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