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Originally posted by T4NG0
reply to post by JayDub113
Yeah but that contrail was much finer in width when the event took place and what you are seeing is the contrail dissipating, just as jets and missiles do. Is the contrail huge as the airliner creates it? Or does it dissipate into a huge one?
Originally posted by CaptainAbstract
Originally posted by symptomoftheuniverse
I think i heard on rt that russias biggest nuclear powerstation is in that city chebinsk, i may be wrong.
seems like they @ RT were too lazy to check the wikipedia.
or maybe you just heard it wrong?
nuclear plants in Russia
there is no nuclear plant in Chelyabinsk, there are plans to build one 140 km north-west from it.
Chelyabinsk has had a long association (since the 1940s) with top-secret nuclear research, though this is more properly applicable to Chelyabinsk Oblast as a whole, as nuclear facilities such as Chelyabinsk-70 (Snezhinsk) are, or were, located far outside the city. A serious nuclear accident occurred in 1957 at the Mayak nuclear fuel reprocessing plant, 150 km north-west of the city, which caused deaths in Chelyabinsk Oblast but not in the city. The province was closed to all foreigners until 1992 other than a British medical team following a two train rail explosion in the mid 1980s.
As the rare, larger meteoroids enter the atmosphere, they often leave a smoke trail behind. This trail can last from a few seconds to many minutes. The longer lasting trails are called trains. While they start out straight, the speedy high altitude winds (around 80 kilometers or 60 miles high) can distort them into strange shapes.
Originally posted by Maskander
It was a natural gas explosion!
The news told me so!!!
Originally posted by RestlessNRG
i think this must have something to do with the large asteroid which is meant to 'skim' earth in next 24 hours.