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    Russian Meteor Impacts

    It's been in the news (Belgium - Europe) for the last 2.5 hours now.

    Amazing stories and a few genuine videos, maybe not so cool for the people living there, but I'd find it thrilling to actually see a real meteor/asteroid/comet crash through the skies above me.

    And with the prospect of the Asteroid shaving the Earth tonight (20h35 Belgian Time) I might get a glimpse of it!

    What do you guys think about such a sight, or even the impacts? What about a (hypothetical) giant crash which wipes out half the world, I've always been fascinated with post-apocalypse scenario's (seen tomany movies, but always wondered what would really happen to mankind)

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    /cue jmervyn COMINTERN theory

    For myself, the times I have seen unusual things in the skies - meteors, comets and such - have been memorable for me. It brings home the idea of scale, the size of human concerns compared to the enormity of the physical universe we see in the sky.

    My sympathies go to those who have suffered as a result of one of Nature's wonders - but to me, they are still natural wonders.

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    Quote Originally Posted by LozHinge the Unhinged View Post
    /cue jmervyn COMINTERN theory
    Not really; I was going to drop a vid in my latest WAR thread for giggles but Dawnmaster beat me to it. Here's the article from the Mail; I don't have time to shop around YouTube but there's apparently lots of vid from various Russians.

    I thought it was interesting that there's claims (more reasonable than those about UFO's) that the thing was blasted apart by Russian air defense. The fact that there are three impacts makes this seem plausible, but I don't really think it's likely - people forget that SAM's are largely reliant on fragmentation and blast to down their targets, and I doubt very much that the Russians would have a SAM-Laser deployed in the area.

    EDIT - We don't like to think about it, particularly regards Global Warming, but we're not much more than ants when seen from the cosmic scale. Anyone who doesn't get a chill witnessing the Power of the Universe ought to have his head examined.

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    Metorite, not meteor!

    BTW, 3 hours later and the meteorites might have struck me!
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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    What's going to come out of this? Place your bets now:

    A) This
    B) This
    C) This
    D) OMG, THIS!

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    I voted for B.

    I want to believe in the writings of HPL and hope one day to see a Shoggoth.

    Plus - gigantic tomatoes - what's not to like?

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    Quote Originally Posted by krischan View Post
    Metorite, not meteor!

    BTW, 3 hours later and the meteorites might have struck me!
    no. in space it's a meteoroid, when it's shooting through the sky it's a meteor, when the dust has cleared and you pick up the resultant rock, that's a meteorite. No one cares about the rock, it's the blast that's newsworthy. hence, meteor.

    http://www.beedictionary.com/common-...e_vs_meteoroid

    Dumb that they' are different words, if you ask me....not that anyone ever does.....

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    In space, it's an asteroid.

    A meteorite is a piece of rock which falls on the earth and reaches its surface.

    A meteor is a piece of rock which heats up and leaves a glowing trail when entering our atmosphere. Its name is from ancient times when it was considered an issue of weather (meteo = weather).

    A comet is a piece of rock which does that when approaching the sun.

    An asteroid is a piece of rock which doesn't leave a trail while travelling through the solar system.

    A shooting star is a piece of rock which falls on the earth and evaporates before it can reach the surface.


    So we are both right and partly wrong
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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    Quote Originally Posted by krischan View Post
    In space, it's an asteroid.

    A meteorite is a piece of rock which falls on the earth and reaches its surface.

    A meteor is a piece of rock which heats up and leaves a glowing trail when entering our atmosphere. Its name is from ancient times when it was considered an issue of weather (meteo = weather).

    A comet is a piece of rock which does that when approaching the sun.

    An asteroid is a piece of rock which doesn't leave a trail while travelling through the solar system.

    A shooting star is a piece of rock which falls on the earth and evaporates before it can reach the surface.


    So we are both right and partly wrong
    still think there should be only two words. one for comets (mostly water) and one for rocks, wherever they be. We're getting very particular with our terminology.

    A few weeks ago I helped the mooch (bro's gf) who is a tutor, get caught up on the whole pluto not a planet issue from a few years back when they reclassified it (student was writing a paper about it). there are so many different terms for things. i suppose there are reasons for why we have all these overlapping distinctions, but for her (a space novice) it was very confusing.

    i should have charged for that. :/

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    Re: Russian Meteor Impacts

    I think watching that meteor would be amongst the top 10 most badass experience in someone's life.

    A: "Hey I met <Insert random celibrity>, yesterday!"
    B: "I just saw a meteor explode inside the atmosphere, and I felt the shockwave on my face"

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