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Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by Deny777
NASA has estimated the meteor's diameter to be 17 m. That's a radius of 8.5 m, a volume of 2572.44 m³, and a mass (based on the density you gave) of 10,933 tons.
Originally posted by NeoVain
reply to post by Helious
1000 times bigger than originally thought? And they say 15 meters in diameters? That would mean they originally thought it was 1.5 cm big. It seems they where originally very dumb, or something doesn´t smell right here.
Originally posted by openyourmind1262
Sort of makes one wonder about the vids showing and saying it was shot down from behind. Never beleive a damn thing NASA say's. If this isnt proof of that statement, I don't know what is.
Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
It truly is frightening stuff that this got through undetected, what if it was bigger still?
Originally posted by Helious
So, it went from being an estimated 10 tons to 10,000 tons? How could this be exactly?
I heard initial estimations that the meteor was 2m in size but this just can not be the case at all if it was actually 10,000 tons. Something about this doesn't make a whole lot of sense on the surface.
Wouldn't something of that mass and velocity have caused a lot more damage and loss of life? I'm no astrophysicist but 10,000 tons seems like a lot to me.
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