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Hours after a 10-ton meteor exploded over Siberia on Friday, residents of the Russian city of Chelyabinsk had already begun to list meteorite pieces for sale on Avito.Ru, Russia’s leading website for classified ads.
Lipunov described the area surrounding Chelyabinsk as filled with “dozens of defense factories, including nuclear factories and those involved in production of thermonuclear weapons.”
Originally posted by edog11
This hole and the condition of the ice around it does NOT match up with the damage that is to be expected at a highly energetic impact event.
The meteorite had a weight of around 10.000 metric tonnes at impact and hit with a velocity of 18.000 meters per second.
At that velocity, it would have a kinetic energy of (10.000,000 x 18.000) 1.620.000 Gigajoules which has the equivalent force of a 400 Kiloton nuke. That's 20 times bigger then the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Where is all the damage that is to be expected from such massive transitions of energies? Are we supposed to believe that this tiny microscopic little hole is supposed to have went through transferring such insane amounts of energies?
IT--edit on 17-2-2013 by edog11 because: (no reason given)
Not necessarily. And there is no reason to think a fragment would not be falling vertically.
When you think about it something coming in on an angle when it leave a perfect hole. It would be more elliptical.
No. I am not. If you think I'm saying that you have not read my posts. If you think a fragment would have to produce an "elliptical" hole, you have not read my posts.
Phage, is saying the hole in the lake, or more accurately, in the ice is a fake.
Originally posted by Phage
Or maybe the hole was cut with a chainsaw.