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"Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:22:08 AM »
I have been posting lots of videos etc on the meteorite which exploded in the Russian atmosphere causing over 1,000 injuries and damage to property.
We are going back and forth about last night's fireball and the close asteroid encounter of today, (2012) DA14 - which is OK - but for now I will put future Fireball posts here.
Here is a link to a yahoo news slideshow of images about the Russian meteorite,
Yowbarb  One photo below, for this post.
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Reuters News/Yahoo

"A Russian policeman works near an ice hole, said by the Interior Ministry department for Chelyabinsk region to be the point of impact of a meteor seen earlier in the Urals region, at lake Chebarkul some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013. The meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to earth which shattered windows and damaged buildings, injuring more than 500 people.

REUTERS/Chelyabinsk region Interior Ministry/Handout
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http://news.yahoo.com/photos/meteorite-hits-russia-1360937923-slideshow/   slideshow

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 11:24:28 AM »
http://www.space.com/19814-russia-meteor-explosion-fireball-season.html    VIDEO on page


Russian Fireball Explosion Comes Amid Fireball Season


Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer

Date: 15 February 2013 Time: 11:12 AM ET

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 02:32:54 PM »
CNN right now discussion on how the meteor went undetected...and more about what happened...
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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 06:16:50 PM »
It seems weird that the hole in ice would be so round. I read earlier diver found nothing. Cant find link now.

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 04:36:29 AM »
It seems weird that the hole in ice would be so round. I read earlier diver found nothing. Cant find link now.

Well let us know if you find the link...
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Chelyabinsk meteorite - Extended Version 02/15/13   1:24   67,333 Views

http://youtu.be/PXFq-RWdpnI

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 06:08:47 AM »
Here is one
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/02/16/Divers-find-no-pieces-of-Russian-meteorite/UPI-97681361028430/

Given the speed and probable softness of the lake bottom its possible it is covered. It is being reported fragments have been found in the area but no pictures of such as yet. I don't doubt it was a meteor, its just a mighty fine circle in that ice.

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 11:02:53 AM »
Here is one
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/02/16/Divers-find-no-pieces-of-Russian-meteorite/UPI-97681361028430/

Given the speed and probable softness of the lake bottom its possible it is covered. It is being reported fragments have been found in the area but no pictures of such as yet. I don't doubt it was a meteor, its just a mighty fine circle in that ice.

I don't know why someone would bother to fake that report but stranger things have happened.  ;D
Thanks for the link...

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 01:46:38 PM »
Im with ya/  It is Russia though- Ive seen some weird stuff reported from that country

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 02:58:49 PM »
Im with ya/  It is Russia though- Ive seen some weird stuff reported from that country
Understood!  ;D

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 07:23:11 PM »
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It seems weird that the hole in ice would be so round

If the object's speed was fast enough, that is what can happen.  It just pulverizes the part of the target that it touches, which breaks away cleanly.  Like chopping a tree limb with a sharp blow rather than pressing the axe against it until it breaks somewhere.

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 07:26:21 PM »
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It seems weird that the hole in ice would be so round

If the object's speed was fast enough, that is what can happen.  It just pulverizes the part of the target that it touches, which breaks away cleanly.  Like chopping a tree limb with a sharp blow rather than pressing the axe against it until it breaks somewhere.

Jim, that's interesting...
Does anyone know if they are going to look for an object there?

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 10:09:09 AM »
Answering my own question here...
CNN News had a reporter out near the big hole in the ice. He said yes they have found several pieces of meteorites on the ice and have already sent dive teams down ther to find the largest pieces, however "conditions are too dark and murky."
They will wait until a thaw, spring when conditions are better to complete the investigation looking for the meteorite.
The area has been sealed off. - Yowbarb one you tube video in this post
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Cráter REAL de la caída del Meteorito en Russia (15-Feb-2013) 0:37

http://youtu.be/V_AdDXpH8y0

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/18/world/europe/russia-meteor/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Scientists track down meteor pieces    Video on page

The meteor that exploded spectacularly over Russia's Urals region last week consisted of rock and a bit of iron

(CNN) -- What was in that meteor that exploded spectacularly over Russia's Urals region last week? Radioactive spores? Tiny Martians? Kryptonite?
 
Nope, just rock and a bit of iron, according to Russian scientists who tracked fragments of the meteor to the frozen surface of Lake Chebarkul.

Scientists from Urals Federal University found 53 small meteorites on the surface of the lake and believe a larger fragment is under water, said Viktor Grokhovsky, the scientist who led the effort.
 
The fragments point to a rocky meteor with about 10% iron mixed in, Grokhovsky told CNN.
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/18/world/europe/russia-meteor/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

http://www.cnn.com/

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Re: "Russian Fireball" Feb 2013
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 10:34:26 AM »
The area where the large meteorite fragment made a large hole has been cordoned off for security...
They cannot dive down to get it yet. Diving has already been going on but conditions are not good enough for further search until spring, authorities are saying.
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