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20 February 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20FEB2013

Florida fireballs renew calls for early warning system (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Florida fireballs lit up the night sky Sunday. The fireballs (aka meteors) were seen by more than 60 people in Florida. Coming after the huge meteor in Russia, there are new calls for an early warning system to protect the Earth from giant meteors and ...

20130216 - 民眾恐慌以為世界末日隕石襲俄1,000傷- YouTube
20130216 - 民眾恐慌以為世界末日隕石襲俄1000傷.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkHf49iDgng

【特別新聞】隕石襲擊俄羅斯多人受傷- YouTube
更新: 受傷人數增至近千人查詢: broadious@gmail.com/YouTube頻道.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzD-VkXSTIc

Russian Meteor: A Cosmic Flesh Wound
Discovery News
The problem with quoting asteroid impact statistics is that they can sound cold, unsympathetic and irrelevant to our daily lives. Friday's historic meteor airburst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, however, gave the statistics of being hit by space ...

Russian security footage reveals curiosity, then chaos, as meteor strikes
NEWS.com.au
The meteor - which injured nearly 1500 people and caused widespread property damage in Chelyabinsk city - was the largest recorded space rock to hit Earth since the 'Tunguska event' more than a century ago. Health officials said 46 of the injured ...

The Last Time a Meteor Rocked Russia
History
Scientists quickly determined that the cause was an extremely rare explosion of a 10,000-tonmeteor about 12 miles above the earth's surface. According to scientists, the blast was the largest space-related explosion since the mysterious 1908 Tunguska ...

NASA to boost meteor defense
China.org.cn
A handout photo taken on Monday shows pieces of porous black rock, reportedly fragments of themeteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains, as scientists work on them in a university lab in Yekaterinburg. [Urals Federal University ...

Florida fireballs? Experts say Florida fireball was a small meteorite
Examiner.com
Fireballs in Florida? A fireball lit up the sky over Florida's eastern coastline Sunday night, The Florida Times-Union reports. But fortunately, it was nothing like the meteor that hit Russia on Friday. Florida's fireball that could be seen along the ...

Did You See The Bay Area Fire Ball?
thebolditalic (blog)
According to the Huffington Post the flash of light was a sporadic meteor or fireball – nothing to be too worried about. What was strange, though, was that the meteor's astronomical glow could be seen all the way from Gilroy to Sacramento. Was this ...

Russia Meteor Blast Largest Seen by Nuclear ...
The devastating meteor blast over Russia on Feb. 15 was the largest explosion ever detected ...
space.com

【监控器实拍】俄罗斯陨石坠落爆炸冲击波冲破门窗.flv - YouTube
Statistics Report. Published on Feb 15, 2013. 【监控器实拍】俄罗斯陨石坠落爆炸 冲击波冲破门窗【监控器实拍】俄罗斯陨石坠落爆炸冲击波冲破门窗. Category ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M_QUonhUns

CCTV-【世界周刊】2013.2.17(2of3)特别报道:陨石坠落! - YouTube
创建:2013-02-17 CCTV-【世界周刊】 http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/shijiezhoukan ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF3M6X9JJRU

CQTV:俄天文学家解析陨石坠落过程- YouTube
俄罗斯车里雅宾斯克州当地时间15日发生陨石坠落事件,迄今已造成1000多人受伤 。在接受记者采访时,俄罗斯天文学家解析了陨石降落的过程。来看报道。 更多详情 ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwhe-W671Bw&feature...

Frenzy over Russian meteor sparks memory of an explosion that shook Melrose
Boston Globe
It is a moment that John S. Lewis remembers well, nearly 60 years ago, when a “powerful blast wave” rocked his Melrose neighborhood. “Two tremendous explosions that seemed to come from everywhere turned this city of 27,000 into a madhouse at 5:47 ...

NASA: Even small meteor can wreak big havoc
Daily Press
While all eyes were on a 150-foot asteroid harmlessly skimming Earth's atmosphere Friday, it was upstaged by a surprise meteor a third its size that appeared out of nowhere and exploded in a fireball above the Ural mountains near Chelyabinsk, Russia.

In the Wake of 2012 DA14, Russian Meteor, New Interest in Asteroid Detection ...
Yahoo! News (blog)
The Russia meteor incident, along with the close encounter with Asteroid 2012 DA14, has excited interest in asteroid detection as well as the means to divert them if possible. Both NASA and private industry are involved in such musings. How to detect ...

Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban ...
Science Daily (press release)
Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban Treaty Organization's Infrasound Sensors. Feb. 19, 2013 — Infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke up over Russia's Ural mountains last week were the largest ever recorded ...

مريم سعيد - قصة نيزك روسيا - علوم التاسعة‎ - YouTube
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8aH9dE5iow

نيزك يضرب روسيا‎ - YouTube
نيزك يضرب مدينه بروسيا خلف وراءه العديد من الاصابات.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=66iIXWMehY4

Вслух.ru: НЛО метеорит не взрывали
YouTube
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метеорит в Челябинске meteorite in Chelyabinsk.mp4
YouTube
метеорит в Челябинске meteorite in Chelyabinsk.mp4. Александр Дзюба·9 videos. Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe 6. 105,532. Like 56 Dislike 4. Like. Sign in to YouTube. Sign in with your YouTube Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome ...

A Meteorite Rush - Video - The New York Times
3 min
Watch A Meteorite Rush video online. News and opinion video from The NYTimes including ...
nytimes.com

Russian Scientists Recover Meteor Fragments
U.S. News & World Report
A meteor exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, and part of it plunged into Chebarkul Lake. By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press. MOSCOW (AP) — Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a ...

Meteor Videos Set Online Viewing Record
New York Times (blog)
How did you watch the videos of the meteor that lit up the sky over Siberia last week? If you're like many people, you went straight to YouTube, where dozens of amateur videos were uploaded soon after the rare occurrence. The most-viewed of all the ...

Russia Meteor Blast Was Largest Detected by Nuclear Monitoring System
Space.com
A far-flung system of detectors that make up a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty network made its largest ever detection when a meteor exploded over Russia's Ural mountains last week. The Vienna, Austria-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban ...

Russian Meteor Kicks Up Cloud of Mistrust
Bloomberg
If I had to choose a single word to describe the dominant attitude in Russian society, it would be “mistrust.” The meteor, or possibly small asteroid, that exploded over the Ural Mountains city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 illustrated this as few other ...

Russia meteorite: Scientists test meteor pieces after Chelyabinsk blast
Washington Post
The meteor blast over the Chelyabinsk region, which has a population of 3.6 million people, was the largest recorded since the Tunguska event flattened more than 800 square miles (2,100 square kilometers) of Siberian forest in 1908. The object entered ...

Why wasn't Russian meteor detected before it entered the atmosphere?
al.com (blog)
meteor visibility chart View full size This graph compares the Russian meteor's size and reflectivity (left) with a time line (right) to show when the two would meet and make the meteor visible to asteroid survey telescopes. The soonest it would be ...

Debris From Space Helped Shape Who We Are
NPR (blog)
The 17-meter wide chunk of asteroid that became a meteor streaking over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Friday caused a worldwide sensation. Its not every day that space drops a 500-kiloton explosion into the skies of a populous, camera-laden city. It was a ...

Russian Security Council Chief Urges Global Asteriod Defense
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 01:46 PM PST
The recent meteorite strike in Russia’s Urals underlines the necessity of establishing an international asteroid defense system, Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev said on Tuesday.

Russian meteorite fragments pop up for sale online
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 01:03 PM PST
Purported chunks of the meteor that streaked over the Siberian sky last week are going for hundreds or thousands of dollars on eBay and Russian classifieds sites.

Where the nuclear weapon blast-Russian meteorite comparison falls short
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 12:41 PM PST
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last four days, you’ve seen the comparison: last week’s Russian meteorite “exploded with a force of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT –... Read more

Urals Schools, Hospitals Reopen After Repairs
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 12:02 PM PST
MOSCOW — Schools and hospitals reopened in the Chelyabinsk region on Monday following repairs of major damages from Friday’s meteorite strike and the subsequent debris fallout, the press service of the region’s governor announced, Interfax reported.

Meteorites strike Earth every few months
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 11:52 AM PST
GERMANY: A meteor exploded in the sky above Russia last Friday, causing a shockwave that blew out windows injuring hundreds of people and sending fragments falling to the ground in the Ural Mountains. Here’s a look at those objects in the sky — what’s the difference between a meteor and a meteorite?

7 Incredible Meteorite Strikes Before Chelyabinsk
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 11:15 AM PST
And they are far from alone. Thousands of tons of stuff falls from space every year. Here, a handful of the hottest rocks ever seen. Last week a fallen space rock caused all sorts of chaos in Chelyabinsk, Russia . Its supersonic shock wave smashed buildings, injured about 1,000 citizens, and caused a boom in the trade of extra-terrestrial rock samples . A big reason it was so dramatic was the ...

Russian police investigate online sale of meteorite fragments
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 11:12 AM PST
MOSCOW: Russian police are investigating claims that fragments of a meteorite that struck Chelyabinsk city in Central Urals last Friday are being sold online, Xinhua news agency quoted local media reports.

Mysterious 'space slime' thought to be from Russian meteorite turns out to be unfertilised frog spawn
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 10:57 AM PST
The jelly-like substance was found at the RSPB Ham Wall Nature reserve in Somerset and theories about what it is ranged from 'meteor slime' to frogs' innards.

Professor: Michigan home to fireball sightings
Petoskey News-Review
... meteor missed Michigan by thousands of miles when it exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Friday morning. But Northern Michigan is no stranger to meteors that are large enough to break into pieces and create fireballs, called “bolides,” in the sky.

Russian scientists track down fragments of Urals meteor - CNN.com
Scientists find fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Urals region. The small fragments suggest a rocky meteor, scientists say.
www.cnn.com/2013/02/18/world/europe/russia.../index.html

Russia starts cleanup after meteor strike - CNN.com
A day after a spectacular meteor blast shook Russia's Urals region, the cleanup operation got under way Saturday in the hard-hit Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
www.cnn.com/2013/02/16/world/.../russia-meteor-shower

Treasure Hunt: Scramble for Meteor Debris in ...
2 min
Mad dash for space rock collectors, meteor fragments sell big on eBay.
abcnews.go.com

One day, a meteor falls from the sky. The next day it's treasure.
Pioneer Press
DEPUTATSKOYE, Russia -- Ever since the meteor exploded over this impoverished Siberian town, Larisa Briyukova wondered what to do with the fist-size stone she found under a hole in the roof tiles of her woodshed. On Monday, Feb. 18, a stranger ...

First Came the Russian Meteor, Now the Meteorite Deals
Businessweek
A meteorite for sale on Avito.ruPsssst! Want to buy a piece of that meteor that exploded over Russia the other day? Hundreds of vendors will be happy to hear from you. Some of them might even be selling real meteorites. Avito.ru, the Russian equivalent ...

Siberian Stereotypes Might Have Some Meteor to Sell You, But Come Have a ...
Vanity Fair
Enterprising Russians are scanning the snows for bits of last Friday's meteorite, illegally selling the stones, and, in turn, educating an attentive international audience about the veracity of Russian stereotypes. The New York Times reports: “Out on ...

Russian Meteor Largest To Hit Earth In Over 100 Years; NASA Revises Estimate
International Business Times
Earlier, NASA had confirmed that the Russian Meteor was not part of the asteroid 2012 DA14 that passed the earth on the same day, but was an independent mass with its own trajectory. In a latest report on the Russian meteor, NASA said that themeteor ...

Meteor message for unbelievers
The Dominion Post
An amazing thing happened in Switzerland last weekend during the annual Peace and Light Symposium. This inter-faith conference, renowned for its catering, had attracted leaders from every major belief system. Top of this year's agenda was the Russian ...

Russian meteor strike: why your wedding ring was once part of a searing ...
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
I'm writing this because it was reported the other day that the meteor that exploded over Russia last week has sparked a "gold rush", as excited collectors hunted for pieces of the rock. One has appeared on a Russian auction site at a price of £6,500.

Meteor fragment leaves huge hole in lake
CNN
Sign in with your YouTube Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add CNN's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Feb 18, 2013. A meteorfragment hits a lake in Russia, leaving a big hole. CNN's Phil ...

Russian Meteor Is The Largest Ever Detected By CTBTO's Infrasound Sensors
RedOrbit
Infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke up over Russia's Ural mountains last week were the largest ever recorded by the CTBTO's International Monitoring System. Infrasound is low frequency sound with a range of less than 10 Hz. The blast was ...

Russia reeling from meteor aftermath
Press TV
The meteor incident in Central Russia stirred a lot of discussions about what could have been done to prevent it. Indeed, if it crashed into Chelyabinsk's nuclear plant, it would have been a catastrophe for the whole Europe. But as scientists agree, it ...

Russian meteor had nothing to do with 2012 DA14 asteroid flyby
SlashGear
The scientific community is still following the meteor that exploded over Russia last Friday closely. The meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia at approximately 7:20 PM PST. The explosion had enough force to blow the Windows out of hundreds of ...
Russian meteor strike was US weapons test, claims politician
Belfast Telegraph
Contrary to Zhirinovsky's theories scientists said today they have found more than 50 tiny fragments of the meteor. Viktor Grokhovsky, who led an expedition from Urals Federal University, said the meteorites plucked from the ice-covered Chebarkul Lake ...

Biggest Piece of 55-Foot Meteor Found So Far: 7mm
Newser
(Newser) – The numbers are pretty staggering: The meteor that rocked Russia last week was the biggest since 1908, at 55 feet in diameter, estimates NASA. But the largest meteorite found to date by scientists with Ural Federal University measures just 0 ...
More meteors create fireballs over Cuba, Florida and California
Mother Nature Network
The first of the three new events occurred about 8pm local time on Friday, February 15 when people in Cuba caught site of a bright white fireball that some users said was "bigger than the sun." A Cuban TV station posted this report with brief glimpses ...

Russian fireball largest ever detected by CTBTO's infrasound sensors
Phys.Org
17 infrasound stations in the CTBTO's network detected the infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke-up over Russia's Ural mountains on 15 February 2013. The furthest station to record the sub-audible sound was 15,000km away in Antarctica. Credit: ...

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