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Meteor screams across Russian sky, blast injures nearly one thousand   [View Full Version]
Adrenaline » Posted 4/4/09 2:45:00AM

A huge meteorite flared through the skies over Russia's Chelyabinsk region early Friday, triggering a powerful shock wave that injured nearly a thousand people, blew out windows and reportedly caused the roof of a factory to collapse.
Multiple amateur videos posted online showed the meteor’s flaring arc – called a bolide by scientists – cross the western Siberia sky. Others from the scene included the sound of a loud boom, followed by a cacophony of car alarms. One video showed the hurried evacuation of an office building in Chelyabinsk.



If I read correctly, no fatalities and most of the injuries are minor but this is pretty interesting.

postman » Posted 6/23/07 7:57:00PM

Siberia death zone for rocks falling from the sky

Poor_Franklin » Posted 6/7/11 4:52:00AM

not the news i was expecting to see when i woke up this morning.

i found it funny that everyone on the interwebs was saying "I THOUGHT THEY SAID THE ASTEROID WAS GOING TO MISS US!!!!"

they obviously dont know that 2012 DA14 is scheduled to miss us at 225 ET

fyi.....i didnt know either. following Neil DeGrasse Tyson on twitter makes me a little smarter at least once each day

Never Trust A Man Who Does Not Make All Of His Picks

DancingDoll » Posted 9/23/11 8:44:00PM

There's a lot of vids on youtube of this. Apparently a lot of Russians have dash-cams on their cars. Looked pretty scary.

Does anyone know if they had any warning about it ahead of time or was this just a random unexpected meteor? Do we even get warnings about meteors or only about big asteroids and other extreme impending space-junk collisions?

prozacnation1978 » Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM

Pretty sweet. Something out of a Michael bay movie

tcunningham » Posted 9/30/09 9:33:00PM

Russia is a crazy fuckin place. i know the meteor could have done that anywhere because meteors dont give a shit, but it had to be Russia. it also helps that Russia fucking huge too. pretty awesome though.


jay98107 » Posted 1/24/07 6:50:00PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Pretty sweet. Something out of a Michael bay movie

A paradox.

airkerma » Posted 1/6/10 12:05:00PM

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