Meteor shower over Russia sees meteorites hit Earth

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    http://www.smh.com.au/world/meteor-shower-over-russia-sees-meteorites-hit-earth-20130215-2ei2j.html

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  4. keeponsearching

    keeponsearching The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood it

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    Wow, that would scare me to pieces. I hope everyone is ok, and not to hurt.
     
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    :what::what::what:

    OMG, how terrifying!

    That chunk out of the lady's leg in the latest dailymail article (n~t's post above this one) is disturbing too!

    I hope all is well long term for everyone there.
     
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    From the Daily Mail link I posted above


    SO WHAT IS A METEORITE?
    Meteorites are small pieces of rocky debris that have been captured by the Earth's gravity, pulling them from their paths through space and bringing them crashing down to Earth.
    Most are fragments of asteroids that have been shattered by collisions with other asteroids, although some are pieces of Mars or the Moon which have been thrown into space after asteroid collisions with these bodies.
    The vary in age depending on their sources.
    Meteorites from asteroids are around 4.5billion years old.
    Meteorites from the Moon are older than 2.5billion years and meteorites from Mars may be as young as 65million years
    Meteorites are distinct from meteoroids, which are smaller. When meteorites plow into the Earth's atmosphere they produce a brief flash of light, known as a meteor.
    These were originally thought to be weather phenomena - hence the term meteorology for the study of weather.
    The impact of a comet or asteroid 65million years ago is thought to have caused, or at least contributed to, the extinction of around three-quarters of all species living on Earth at the time - including the dinosaurs.
    There have been no recorded deaths due to a meteorite fall.
    A dog was, however, reputedly killed by the fall of the Nakhla martian meteorite in Egypt in 1911.
     
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    The world is ending.
     
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    Scary. There are Bible and prophecy teachers who believe the book of Joel is speaking about asreroids or meteors. I thinks it's war/weapons at least until the very end because the Bible says men will be destroying the earth, but who knows.
     
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    I can understand the nervousness.......it is *awfully* coincidental.......
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking...and a lot of asteroids have (I don't know the right scientific word) little bits that break off and do their own thing...so maybe it is part of tonight's pass?

    Just not comfortable about this at all...

    Bless their hearts, each and everyone who was impacted (no pun intended) by this "meteorite"...how scary.

    And yes, shades of Tunguska indeed.

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
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    Drudge has an article

    Russian lawmaker denies metorite, claims US weapns test :what:

    I couldnt open it on this computer, not sure if the link is good.

    I seen some tweets also alone this line.


    Metorite.jpg
     
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    Here we go with the conspiracy theories.....

    Yes blame America for everything. Good grief.

    Not aimed at you QueenD.
     
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    bbm

    From your link:

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow, going to my Astronomy class in about two hours...My professor always tells us about a news story about astronomy every class...I wonder if he will mention this!
     
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