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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    What's ridiculous is how small this thing was. They estimate it at 10 metric tons (22,000 lbs).



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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by cychosis View Post
    What's ridiculous is how small this thing was. They estimate it at 10 metric tons (22,000 lbs).
    Not so ridiculous when you consider that many visible "shooting stars" are simply interplanetary dust - particles as small as a grain of sand that burn up with incredible energy when they streak through the atmosphere at 20-40,000 mph. 10 metric tons seems like quite a bit when compared to something that weighs something like 20 micrograms.


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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Not so ridiculous when you consider that many visible "shooting stars" are simply interplanetary dust - particles as small as a grain of sand that burn up with incredible energy when they streak through the atmosphere at 20-40,000 mph. 10 metric tons seems like quite a bit when compared to something that weighs something like 20 micrograms.
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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    Looks like a job for these guys.




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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Not so ridiculous when you consider that many visible "shooting stars" are simply interplanetary dust - particles as small as a grain of sand that burn up with incredible energy when they streak through the atmosphere at 20-40,000 mph. 10 metric tons seems like quite a bit when compared to something that weighs something like 20 micrograms.
    But at the same time, 2012 DA14 (the "near hit" of that just passed by) weighs in at 130,000 metric tons or 13,000x larger than what just blew up over Russia.



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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

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    But at the same time, 2012 DA14 (the "near hit" of that just passed by) weighs in at 130,000 metric tons or 13,000x larger than what just blew up over Russia.
    Yes, a hit by a big boy like that would be cataclismic. We need to start preparing to bump an object off course on short notice since we track less than 1% of objects of comparable size.


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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    Not positive but I think I read somewhere that if 2012 DA14 were to hit earth, it is likely that it would only blow a hole where it hits and there was about a ten mile radius of where you didn't want to be to live. So technically if you are in a good spot, you may not necessarily die from the meteorite. However, if the meteorite hits NYC, it could be devastating for America due to how much influence NYC has.

    So, we need to hope that IF a mega meteorite hits earth, it hit the nation everyone hates and doesn't need the most, North Korea.


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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

    A little worse than that. Estimated at 180 times the blast at Hiroshima. On the scale of the 1908 Siberian blast. But you are correct, wouldn't be an end to the earth or even a world wide disaster.

    What Would Happen if Asteroid 2012 DA14 Hit Earth? | Space.com


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    Re: Meteorite in Russia

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    In politics it isn't what you can prove that matters, it is what you can get people to believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    In politics it isn't what you can prove that matters, it is what you can get people to believe.
    Lots of truth in that



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