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#1 Brett Carlson

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:16 AM

http://www.liveleak....=152_1360906606

www.liveleak.com has a ton more that I'm looking through now! What a sight!

#2 Grava T

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

WOW! Amazing sight.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

Great site!! Wall Street Journal had a great vid too

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

It's good thing everyone in Russia drives with dashcams. Not only do we get to see some of the worlds worst drivers, we're able to witness totally awesome events like this!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

Amazing. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

I thought they said we didn't have to worry about a asteroid hitting us today?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

It didn't hit you, did it? ;)
It wasn't really an asteroid, more like a rock.

#8 Jim Rosenstock

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

It's good thing everyone in Russia drives with dashcams. Not only do we get to see some of the worlds worst drivers, we're able to witness totally awesome events like this!


My understanding is that Russia has had hundreds of scammers who would jump into the path of a car, then sue for injuries. This happened so much that folks in urban areas got dashcams to document/thwart these scammers.

The "side benefits" from these cams that we're seeing today are absolutely awesome!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

SPECTACULAR!

#10 Chris5235

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Some reports are saying that a 20 ft crater was found in frozen lake

#11 Brett Carlson

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

It's good thing everyone in Russia drives with dashcams. Not only do we get to see some of the worlds worst drivers, we're able to witness totally awesome events like this!



My understanding is that Russia has had hundreds of scammers who would jump into the path of a car, then sue for injuries. This happened so much that folks in urban areas got dashcams to document/thwart these scammers.

The "side benefits" from these cams that we're seeing today are absolutely awesome!


Go to www.Liveleak.com and search for insurance scam and you will see why everyone in Russia drives with dash cams! Be aware that they show some gruesome and disturbing stuff on Liveleak but most of the time you are forewarned. There has to be two dozen video's of the meteor on there.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

WOW!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

http://say26.com/met...os-in-one-place

http://zyalt.livejou...com/722930.html

I saw in one media video of a little girl with a bad cut on her cheek. Brought a tear to my eye to see her in pain. My prayers go to the people injured. William

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

Its really a steep coinsindence that this meteor hits the same day as that asteroid passes over. Sorry if this has already been shot down, but is it possible that this rock was in some way related to DA14?

Also that 5th video down is just incredible. I have some hefty speakers. I turned up the bass and volume. That sound is just... terrifyingly awesome. SO lucky that this thing broke appart when it did. Any lower and, oi... My thoughts are with the injured.

Well.. thats one way to get more people to look up. Hello from SPACE. It DOES exist.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Hi,

Check out this online article from S&T. It's got good info and vids.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

Naturally, the original soundtrack in many or most of these videos features Russian expletives of the kind that if translated would jeopardize the American TV stations' licenses. It was funny to see how CBS, for example, rolled them with the original sound loud and clear.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

To add a bit of comic relief to a rather frightening situation, the one video in the city where the shock wave not only blasted out the windows but set off all the car alarms. I said to myself, "Sounds like Los Angeles!" :)

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

Some of the people (who got outside the long office building in one of the videos) were talking about how they first thought it was WWIII. Now it is reported that the blast was equivalent to 0.5 megaton; the city (Chelyabinsk, population over a million) was saved by the altitude.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

Did anyone else notice that in the Ops original video

http://www.liveleak....=152_1360906606

That in the first video at approximately 0:20 seconds there looks like there is something that comes off to the left side rather than following the rest of the meteorite? What is that?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Looks to me like a reflection - either on the windshield or on the camera lens. If it's not, then it's pretty impressive. I did not notice it before in this video.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Now theres news of more large meteors over Cuba and San Fransisco. Whats going on here? There must be a debris field moving through of somekind.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Like they didn't see this one coming. Even if there was an asteroid or meteor was going to strike the earth. They would never tell us, think of the civil chaos that would ensue. Societal break down and strickened wide panic. And then after the fact, they have the odacity to address the general public looking like idiots, saying they didn't know it was coming and infer the need for more funding in space exploration. Way to go JPL and NASA.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

Likely every asteroid large or small has several much smaller companions orbiting nearby.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

Now theres news of more large meteors over Cuba and San Fransisco. Whats going on here? There must be a debris field moving through of somekind.


The Cuba meteor, at this point, appears fake. Supposedly very bright, it should have been seen and recorded from Florida and the Bahamas as well, but there are no sightings and no video.

The California meteor looks a fairly typical bright fireball, about -10. magnitude. Nothing special.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Like they didn't see this one coming. Even if there was an asteroid or meteor was going to strike the earth. They would never tell us, think of the civil chaos that would ensue. Societal break down and strickened wide panic. And then after the fact, they have the odacity to address the general public looking like idiots, saying they didn't know it was coming and infer the need for more funding in space exploration. Way to go JPL and NASA.


No they did not see this coming. A rock that "small"is almost impossible to detect because it entered on the day side of the planet.
And.. as far as the government not telling us about an extinction sized asteroid heading our way. That's just foolish. Governments not the only establishment with a telescope. Anyone would be able to look up and see a a random star that moved and got brighter each night. You can't keep the entire planet silent.






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