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« Reply #450 on: October 10, 2017, 08:09:30 AM »
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Did I mention on here, one of our former administrators, Lori had her Georgia house hit by a small meteorite. It punched a hole in one portion of their ceiling and went out another...  :o They went out the next day but could never find the fragment.

Barb, I may already have mentioned that we had a similar experience here back in February.  We had just completed getting a metal roof on the house the previous Friday, and that following Monday received a hard hit to the roof from something that we could never locate the remains of. 

Another blessing of putting the metal roof on was that when the solar panels were removed during the work, we discovered that squirrels had chewed the covering off of two cables that would have ignited the roof had they touched together.  Fortunately, this was corrected as soon as it was discovered, and of course the metal roof now is too slippery to allow squirrels to nest underneath the solar panels.  Readers who have solar panels and an asphalt or cedar shake roof may want to have the roof inspected periodically.

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« Reply #451 on: October 11, 2017, 10:32:57 PM »
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Did I mention on here, one of our former administrators, Lori had her Georgia house hit by a small meteorite. It punched a hole in one portion of their ceiling and went out another...  :o They went out the next day but could never find the fragment.

Barb, I may already have mentioned that we had a similar experience here back in February.  We had just completed getting a metal roof on the house the previous Friday, and that following Monday received a hard hit to the roof from something that we could never locate the remains of. 

Another blessing of putting the metal roof on was that when the solar panels were removed during the work, we discovered that squirrels had chewed the covering off of two cables that would have ignited the roof had they touched together.  Fortunately, this was corrected as soon as it was discovered, and of course the metal roof now is too slippery to allow squirrels to nest underneath the solar panels.  Readers who have solar panels and an asphalt or cedar shake roof may want to have the roof inspected periodically.

Wow RR - that is fortunate you decided to put a metal roof on your house, when you did.  :o
That is useful data - thanks.

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« Reply #452 on: October 12, 2017, 03:33:02 PM »
Man videos 'meteorite strike' in Cairns, Australia; loud explosion heard

https://www.sott.net/article/364137-Man-videos-meteorite-strike-in-Cairns-Australia-loud-explosion-heard

The city's "big bang" mystery continues to deepen with residents split on whether it was caused by a meteorite, gas bottle explosion, electrical transformer failure or sonic boom.

Beginning with the latter theory, a single FA-18 Hornet was heard flying loudly over Cairns on Sunday night, with a Department of Defence spokesman confirming it landed at Cairns Airport while carrying out a training exercise from RAAF Base Townsville.

But no jets were operating late on Saturday night when a god-almighty "explosion" was heard across the city.

As for the gas bottle theory — the most popular on social media — emergency services had no report of any such activity despite speculation it was the product of juvenile delinquents running rampant at Jensen St in Manoora.

The Cairns Post was called by an anonymous man trying to sell CCTV footage he swore showed a jolt of light shooting up a power pole and causing the ensuing aftershock.

"I'm sure this is the location of what caused that massive bang though," he said.

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« Reply #453 on: October 12, 2017, 04:14:07 PM »
Just wonder if there will come a point when the fireballs and debris showers are so dense that we'll need hard hats?

Public Service Reminder from the Chelyabinsk event: Never stare at a meteor or comet, as a terminal explosion could cause corneal damage, as it did to many in Russia.

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Russian authorities stated that 1,491 people sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk blast within the first few days.[3] Health officials said 112 people had been hospitalised, with two in serious condition. A 52-year-old woman with a broken spine was flown to Moscow for treatment.[24] Most of the injured were hurt by the secondary blast effects of shattered, falling or blown-in glass.[24][71] The intense light from the meteor, momentarily 30 times brighter than the Sun,[47] also produced injuries, leading to over 180 cases of eye pain, and 70 people subsequently reported temporary flash blindness.[72] Twenty people reported ultraviolet burns similar to sunburn, possibly intensified by the presence of snow on the ground.[72] Vladimir Petrov, when meeting with scientists to assess the damage, reported that he sustained so much sunburn from the meteor that the skin flaked only days later.[73]

More about corneal sunburn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photokeratitis
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« Reply #454 on: October 13, 2017, 10:01:55 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onvzhsLK8Wc

Short minute long film of the immediate aftermath of the front end of a sturdy vehicle taken out by an exploding meteorite that appears to have left a 2' diameter fragment.  Glass is broken, camera explodes, front tire is flat, hole where vehicle front end used to be.

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« Reply #455 on: October 13, 2017, 12:14:14 PM »
WOW....great video thanks for sharing ..  ;D

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« Reply #456 on: October 19, 2017, 04:18:34 AM »
Meteor explosion brightens southern Sri Lanka's skies!

https://www.sott.net/article/364811-Meteor-explosion-brightens-southern-Sri-Lankas-skies

Colombo University Physical Science Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne confirmed that the bright light and sound which was heard from the Southern Province (SP) this evening was because of an explosion caused by a meteor.

"People who saw the asteroid entering our atmosphere at about 8.30p.m, saw different colour lights. Most of it was green and yellow due to its elements reacting to the heat," he said.

"The explosion could have caused damage, but fortunately it broke into small pieces.

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« Reply #457 on: October 21, 2017, 11:34:00 AM »
The mystery boom that shook northeast British Columbia was probably a fireball says astronomer!!

https://www.sott.net/article/364972-The-mystery-boom-that-shook-northeast-British-Columbia-was-probably-a-fireball-says-astronomer

The source of a loud bang followed by shaking in northeast B.C., that caused confusion for residents, was likely a meteor shooting through the sky, says a B.C. astronomer.

"It's entirely consistent with it being a large fireball," said Ken Tapping, a National Research Council of Canada astronomer.

Residents who experienced the event said it sounded like the object was just outside their homes.

"It was like when a shotgun goes off and you're right beside it," said Donna Taylor of Charlie Lake, a small community northwest of Fort St. John, who was in her home when she heard the noise around 11 pm Wednesday night.

"I thought somebody threw something against my place or ran into it, because all the windows shook."

Jessica Krupp was in bed when the noise woke her up. "It sounded like a fuse blew or something electrical kind of snapped or crackled," she said. "Like an explosion almost.I thought a truck blew up or something.”

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« Reply #458 on: October 21, 2017, 11:37:46 AM »
Bus-sized Asteroid heading for Earth after string of near-miss encounters!

https://www.sott.net/article/365034-Bus-sized-Asteroid-heading-for-Earth-after-string-of-near-miss-encounters

The newly-discovered space rock - named Asteroid 2017 TD6 - is expected to zoom past our planet at around at around 7.53pm.

Last week another asteroid made a close shave with Earth, as it soared past at a distance of just 27,000 miles above the surface.

And experts have warned a second bus-sized asteroid will zoom past our planet again today at half the distance between the Earth and the moon.

But thankfully, experts predict there is no threat of it hitting out planet.

The asteroid was discovered by the Pan-STARRS survey in Hawaii last Wednesday.

After today's near-miss, 2017 TD6 will then pass by the moon tomorrow at 6.06am.

Its next pass with Earth is predicted to be on May 29 2018.

While 2017 TD6 is expected to miss our planet, if it did hit Earth, experts believe it would be worst than the impact of the 59ft asteroid that hit the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia in 2013.

That particular blast injured around 1,500 people, and damaged over 7,000 buildings.

The passing comes just a week after asteroid 2012 TC4 flew by at just one-eighth of the distance between Earth and the moon.

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« Reply #459 on: October 24, 2017, 02:55:56 AM »
Unidentified object, possibly a meteorite, crashes down near St. John's, Canada

https://www.sott.net/article/365253-Unidentified-object-possibly-a-meteorite-crashes-down-near-
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Andrew Wilkins was eating dinner at a downtown St. John's pub, looking out over the city's iconic harbour, when a flash of green light caught his attention.

"The whole sky just lit up," he said. "It was coming in on a 45 degree angle, coming down to the right."

Wilkins stopped eating and stared as the moving ball of light crashed down on the opposite side of the harbour, towards the largely uninhabited Southside Hills area.

He paused to determine if he could hear a crash, but the noisy chatter of the busy pub prevented him from hearing any sound the flash of light may have made.

"It was like a big green ball of fire, is what it looked like. At first I thought, 'Wow, geez, that's a really bright firework,' but fireworks don't shoot downwards.”

"It was pretty wild. I've seen meteor showers and stuff before, but I've never seen something so bright make it so close to earth ... This looked like it may have actually made contact with earth.”

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« Reply #460 on: October 26, 2017, 04:08:39 PM »
Meteor Impacts??

Mystery booms heard in North Carolina, Michigan and Queensland

https://www.sott.net/article/365497-Mystery-booms-heard-in-North-Carolina-Michigan-and-Queensland

Mystery booms seem to be occurring with increasing frequency lately, with booms being heard just this week in North Carolinaand Michigan. In both cases, authorities have been left baffled by what might be behind these earth-shaking noises which seem to emanate from the sky itself. This unexplained phenomenon is host to a wide variety of explanations including gas escaping vents deep within the Earth, anomalous meteorological events, sonic booms from tests of secret military aircraft, UFOs of course, and meteorites exploding in the atmosphere. While most of these eerie thunderous noises go unexplained, a recent mystery boom in Australia might have a simple, cosmic - and terrifying - explanation.

Death from above.

The boom was heard by residents throughout the Cairns region of Queensland, Australia marking the second time in two months that southern Australia has been rocked by anomalous explosions in the sky. The boom occurred around 10:30 pm on Saturday, October 7th and was reportedly so loud that it shook houses in the area.

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« Reply #461 on: October 27, 2017, 03:23:11 AM »
Planet X: The Meteorites Have Begun!

http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2017/10/planet-x-the-meteorites-have-begun-video-2529255.html

The Nibiru cataclysm is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Planet X or Nibiru.

The idea that a planet-sized object will collide with or closely pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence and has been rejected by astronomers and planetary scientists as pseudoscience and an Internet hoax.

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« Reply #462 on: November 01, 2017, 02:29:42 PM »
Earth-grazing meteor fireball with radio reflections caught over New Mexico!!

https://www.sott.net/article/366178-Earth-grazing-meteor-fireball-with-radio-reflections-caught-over-New-Mexico

On October 25th 3:42am MDT (09:42 UT), amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft caught an Earth-grazer Fireball over his personal observatory "Heliotown" in Lamy, New Mexico. Earth-grazing fireballs are a bright meteors that enter Earth's atmosphere at a very shallow angle and skim along the top of the atmosphere. Some actually re-enter space.

Ashcraft combines all-sky video camera observations with a forward-scatter radar array that is tuned to the plasma and ionization produced by meteors (Channel A 76.309 MHz CW - Channel B 54.309 MHz CW).

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« Reply #463 on: November 01, 2017, 05:38:58 PM »
Wow, I didn't know it was possible for a meteor to avoid our gravitational pull once it had entered our atmosphere - that's amazing! :)

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« Reply #464 on: November 01, 2017, 06:10:11 PM »
Wow, I didn't know it was possible for a meteor to avoid our gravitational pull once it had entered our atmosphere - that's amazing! :)
I remember in the early days of space exploration when NASA officials would be narrating the experiences of whoever was "up there" at the time, and then when it would be time for re-entry, they would warn the audience that if the angle of re-entry was not correct, the astronauts could just "bounce" off the atmosphere, sort of skimming it, and then back out into space, presumably to be forever lost in space.  .

Seems like that's what happened to this meteor.