Originally posted by yubiaden
I find it strange that this happened roughly 100 years ago..
Great Meteor Procession of February 9, 1913
February 9, 1913. One hundred years ago today, a strange meteor sighting occurred over Canada, the U.S. Northeast, Bermuda and some ships at sea, including one off Brazil. What happened that night is sometimes called the Great Meteor Procession of 1913, and it sparked decades of debate concerning what actually happened.
Originally posted by nerbot
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
reply to post by Brainiac
Now you get it lol I think there's more to this than what they are telling us.
1st impression...I agree.
Is This A Test for something bigger in the future?
With all the crap they have been sending up into space, who knows what they have ready and waiting to pummel into the earth below to cause widespread panic.
Next time it could be a western target and specific landmarks for creating the right scenario and outcome.
HERE we have the problem (unforseen impacts from space)
NEXT we have the reaction (Star Wars program type)
THEN we have the solution (More weapons in space at the taxpayers expense)
Let's hope this is not going to be anything more than an isolated incedent.
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
reply to post by winofiend
Never mind that
How do you explain the two trails of smoke?
Thanks for replying
Originally posted by intrptr
Originally posted by chebob
Lot of updates on RT.com. 6 metre crater found, meteor weighed 10 tons, "exploded 9 times" while in the air. I'm no expert, does it all sound about right for something like that?
Oh, absolutely. Historically speaking this is quite uhhh... historical. Thanks for the "crater" update.
Originally posted by Mnemicrsl
I would be totally freaking out if that took place here in California. Does anybody know if there were any casualties yet?
Army units found three meteorite debris impact sites, two of which are in an area near Chebarkul Lake, west of Chelyabinsk. The third site was found some 80 kilometers further to the northwest, near the town of Zlatoust. One of the fragments that struck near Chebarkul left a crater six meters in diameter.
[...] Servicemembers from the tank brigade that found the crater have confirmed that background radiation levels at the site are normal.
According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers, local newspaper Znak reports quoting a source in the military.
Regnum news agency quoted a military source who claimed that the vapor condensation trail of the meteorite speaks to the fact that the meteorite was intercepted by air defenses.
Police in the Chelyabinsk region are reportedly on high alert, and have begun ‘Operation Fortress’ in order to protect vital infrastructure.
Originally posted by Destinyone
RT Cable news/TV covering story now. Channel 280 on my Dish Network.
Project Thor is an idea for a weapons system that launches kinetic projectiles from Earth orbit to damage targets on the ground. Jerry Pournelle originated the concept while working in operations research at Boeing in the 1950s before becoming a science-fiction writer.
The most described system is "an orbiting tungsten telephone pole with small fins and a computer in the back for guidance". The weapon can be down-scaled, an orbiting "crowbar" rather than a pole. The system described in the 2003 United States Air Force (USAF) report was that of 20-foot-long (6.1 m), 1-foot-diameter (0.30 m) tungsten rods, that are satellite controlled, and have global strike capability, with impact speeds of Mach 10.