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Ebyl
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Meteorite over Russia
      #5680564 - 02/15/13 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.com/watch?v=e686-i7woR4

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qch-pIEgf44&feature=player_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.

Edited by Ebyl (02/15/13 03:33 AM)


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core
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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Ebyl]
      #5680581 - 02/15/13 02:24 AM

Thanks for sharing! There's always the speculation of its connection with 2012-DA14 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!

Edited by core (02/15/13 02:31 AM)


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Ebyl
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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: core]
      #5680607 - 02/15/13 02:43 AM

Nice video. 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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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Ebyl]
      #5680609 - 02/15/13 02:48 AM

Russia is now saying they shot it down?

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_15/Urals-meteorite-allegedly-intercepted-by-Ru...


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Ebyl
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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #5680614 - 02/15/13 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.com/watch?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.livejournal.com/722930.html?nojs=1

Edited by Ebyl (02/15/13 03:40 AM)


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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Ebyl]
      #5680663 - 02/15/13 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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jmandell
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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5680727 - 02/15/13 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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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: jmandell]
      #5680732 - 02/15/13 06:31 AM

Shades of Sikote Aylin!!

/Ira


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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Ira]
      #5680757 - 02/15/13 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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Ebyl
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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: jkaiser]
      #5680763 - 02/15/13 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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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Ebyl]
      #5680841 - 02/15/13 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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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: BSJ]
      #5680856 - 02/15/13 08:39 AM

Phil Plait has everything in one place, the amount of videos and photos is incredible.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/15/breaking_huge_meteor_expl...


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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5681104 - 02/15/13 10:36 AM

6m wide crater found: http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_15/6m-crater-found-at-site-of-alleged-fragment...

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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: JoseBorrero]
      #5681265 - 02/15/13 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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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5681287 - 02/15/13 12:01 PM

Quote:

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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Ravenous
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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Joe F Gafford]
      #5681368 - 02/15/13 12:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

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




"There be gold in them there holes!" (sorry.)


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Re: Meteorite over Russia new [Re: Ebyl]
      #5681415 - 02/15/13 12:54 PM

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

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Re: Meteorite over Russia [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5681418 - 02/15/13 12:55 PM

Quote:

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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Re: Meteorite over Russia [Re: csa/montana]
      #5681471 - 02/15/13 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

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


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Re: Meteorite over Russia [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5681989 - 02/15/13 05:13 PM

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

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