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02-18-2013, 05:37 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Vid here, but audio is bad.

Pieces are already emerging on Russian websites...for sale for as much as £6,500.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/shortc...ric-prices


Quote:On Sunday, an expedition from the Russian Academy of Sciences found certain particles that bore resemblance to rocks found in a giant hole in the ice-frozen Chebarkul Lake in the region. The agency ran tests and confirmed the particles were from outer space, AFP reported quoting news agency RIA Novosti.

"We confirm that the particles of a substance found by our expedition near Lake Chebarkul really do have the composition of a meteorite," the news agency quoted Russian Academy of Sciences member Viktor Grokhovsky as saying late Sunday.

Grokhovsky said the particles were composed of metallic iron as well as chrysolite and sulfite. While another report in the Inquisitr quoting the same official said the rock is made up of “ordinary chondrite.”

http://www.ibtimes.com/russian-meteor-sh...ke-1090774

Quote:Why are so many people in Russia busy gathering up meteorite fragments?

It's a historic event. This will be talked about forever. Everyone wants to have a little piece of it. And scientifically, we want to study it. We want to know what's out there, and we want to know how big it is, and we want to know what damage it can cause. The preliminary data from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says about 7,000 tons landed.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/...-asteroid/

02-18-2013, 06:30 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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7,000 tons! damned.gif Holy crap, that's way over what I would have expected. It looks like a dangerous proposition to invest large sums for one of these fragments though.
With my luck I'd end up with a lump of cinder block. chuckle.gif

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02-18-2013, 07:01 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Sorry Jay, that was the weight of the meteorite entering Earth's atmosphere. So, there are only fragments left.

Quote:NASA has said the meteor weighed upward of 7,000 tons when it entered the earth’s atmosphere and exploded over the Ural Mountains region around 9:20 a.m. local time on Friday with the force of 500 kilotons of TNT. Small fragments likely reached the earth, NASA said.

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Quote:Igor Murog, the deputy governor of the Chelyabinsk district, told the news service that he believed the hole in Lake Chebarkul had not been caused by a meteorite.

But, he's accusing the U.S. of military testing. He should have goodled 'how fast do missles fly' and found that the fastest U.S. missiles flies 15,000 mph, whereas the meteorite was travelling 33,000 mph. One simple search and he wouldn't look like a fool now.

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02-18-2013, 07:08 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lol.gif That's what happens when I try to cook dinner and be on the forum at the same time. I do wonder what the heck caused the hole in Lake Chebarkul?
That appeared to be a bit larger than someones ice fishing hole. Certain elements here don't add up.

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02-18-2013, 08:17 PM #5
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(02-18-2013, 07:08 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  lol.gif That's what happens when I try to cook dinner and be on the forum at the same time. I do wonder what the heck caused the hole in Lake Chebarkul?
That appeared to be a bit larger than someones ice fishing hole. Certain elements here don't add up.


Perhaps a whaling hole???

They are much larger than fish I am told...


(02-18-2013, 07:01 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  But, he's accusing the U.S. of military testing. He should have goodled 'how fast do missles fly' and found that the fastest U.S. missiles flies 15,000 mph, whereas the meteorite was travelling 33,000 mph. One simple search and he wouldn't look like a fool now.

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I am pretty sure he would look like a fool even if he knew how to use google.
02-18-2013, 08:42 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(02-18-2013, 08:17 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(02-18-2013, 07:08 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  lol.gif That's what happens when I try to cook dinner and be on the forum at the same time. I do wonder what the heck caused the hole in Lake Chebarkul?
That appeared to be a bit larger than someones ice fishing hole. Certain elements here don't add up.


Perhaps a whaling hole???

They are much larger than fish I am told...


(02-18-2013, 07:01 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  But, he's accusing the U.S. of military testing. He should have goodled 'how fast do missles fly' and found that the fastest U.S. missiles flies 15,000 mph, whereas the meteorite was travelling 33,000 mph. One simple search and he wouldn't look like a fool now.

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I am pretty sure he would look like a fool even if he knew how to use google.


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02-20-2013, 03:29 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Now they are speculating the meteorite weighed 10,000 tonnes. blink.gif I am curious to find out how much of it vaporized in the atmosphere.


Quote:“I just saw the first pieces. They’re the size of a pea,” he says. It’s possible most of the meteor vapourized mid-air. The last very large meteor that penetrated the Earth’s atmosphere, which blew up above Siberia in 1908, exploded so completely that no detritus or crater was every found.


If the tiny pieces collected by locals are all that’s out there, they could be incredibly valuable down the road. For scientists, however, much of the value in the meteorite fragments may already be gone.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/0..._hunt.html



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