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Astronomers at the Pulkovo Observatory outside St Petersburg say they believe the meteorite that crashed into the South Urals this morning was linked to the approach of the 2012DA14 asteroid, which is to make a close shave with the Earth at a distance of just 27,000 kilometers tonight.
MOSCOW, February 15 (RIA Novosti) – Russian nationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky, long known for his flamboyance and outrageous remarks, said Friday that meteorite fragments had not rained down on Russia in the morning, but that the light flashes and tremors in several of the country’s regions resulted from US weapons tests.
Originally posted by T4NG0
reply to post by DangerDeath
Dude all these people just posted that it was traveling East to West. Now think for a second. What direction does the sun rise.
The meteorite flew across the Russian sky from the direction of Kazakhstan, its trajectory going over southern Siberia, above the Tyumen, Kurgan and Sverdlovsk regions, said the head of the Urals regional branch of the Emergencies Ministry press service, Vadim Grebennikov. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... ws.html#ixzz2KyMNLsKA Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
Originally posted by xXSvenXx
reply to post by woogleuk
Its not manual.
Do you think some poor sole has to calculate the trajectory himself?
And then press fire?
Im sure its all automatic.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Originally posted by harryhaller
5. The Pulkovo Observatory seems to think there will be more
Interested in this aspect, do you have a link?
12:24 GMT: The military had nothing to do with the aerial meteorite explosion, the Urals Emergency Ministry said: "Russia's defense ministry took no action connected to the incident. No aircrafts has been registered in the air at the given period of time." Earlier, there were unconfirmed reports that the military had shot down the falling meteorite, shattering it into pieces.
12:49 GMT: There’s practically “no chance” such incident could happen in the region again, the Russian Academy of Sciences said. Roshydromet monitoring systems have detected flybys of several meteorites overnight and in the morning.
Scientists from the Russian Academy of Science believe the meteorite could be an "advance guard" of the asteroid 2012 DA14, which is expected to bypass the Earth at an uncomfortably close distance of 27,000 km at 23:25 p.m. Moscow time (1925 GMT) on Friday.
Originally posted by silo13
I just heard on the afternoon news that another meteor has hit - again in Russia.
Anyone else heard this yet?
I'm looking for confirmation.