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21 February 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21FEB2013

Russian meteorite blast explained: Fireball ...
Russian scientists investigating the meteorite explosion in the Urals explained the nature of the ...
rt.com

'Shock and frustration': Locals report on ...
A meteorite exploding across the skies is quite an unusual wakeup call – many people in the ...
rt.com

With more money, could NASA have spotted meteor? Ask USA TODAY
USA TODAY
With more money, could NASA have spotted meteor? Ask USA TODAY. A reader asks whether there is a connection between NASA's budget cuts and its inability to spot the meteor that exploded over Russia. Dan Vergano, science reporter, answers this ...

Devastating Russian meteor, asteroid flyby hint at possible doomsday
The Guardian Nigeria
THE world on Friday February 15, 2013, witnessed a near doomsday scenario when a 50-footmeteor unexpectedly crashed into Chebarkul, Russia, while scientists were waiting for asteroid 2012 DA14's close encounter with Earth. According to reports from ...

Meteor brings out dark side of Russian humor
Newsworks.org (blog)
The New York Times reported that it only took a heartbeat (timing is everything) beforemeteor investigators standing around a 20-foot hole in lake ice wondered out loud when little green men would come crawling out. "That is the typical national ...

That Russian meteor
ABC Online
Paul Bevan thought he'd put the wilder theories to rest. Those included a satelite shoot down and (most likely) a "tractor beam" mishap. But the real story was provided by Glen Nagle from the National Tracking Station in Canberra. NASA mantains a Near ...

How Russian dashcams in cars saw that meteor
CIOL
Earlier today I was wondering why Russia gets all the good meteor strikes--like this one, which looks like a viral promo for a sci-fi movie, captured from a dashboard-mounted video camera. What I should have been asking -- and Wired did -- was "why do ...

Videos of Meteor Hit 100 Million Total Views in Record Time
ReelSEO Online Video News
This past Thursday night/Friday morning, when everyone was gobbling up videos on themeteor that hit Russia, you could tell that the collective amount of views was going to be high just by seeing how hard it was for YouTube to update the real count.

網絡視頻顯示不明飛行物曾追上俄羅斯隕石並將其擊穿- YouTube
有人說這不明物是導彈(但導彈應該快不過隕石?) 有人說是隕石其他的碎片,可是這 又會加速? 先不用UFO學說,大家可以再理性 ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IMLfv_gLqo

How to 'hear' Russian meteor blast
NBCNews.com (blog)
Infrasonic waves from the Russian meteor fireball were picked up by 17 infrasound stations around the world, part of a network for detecting nuclear weapon explosions. Stations as far away as Antarctica tracked the blast's low-frequency waves as they ...

Seen any meteors lately? Map shows 4300 years of impacts
Los Angeles Times
Like something out of a game of Thermonuclear War or "Missile Command," the map blotches Earth's continents with colored circles based on the size and frequency of meteor impacts. De la Torre used data from the Meteoritical Society to map his points.

Could Another Chelyabinsk-Scale Meteor Sneak Up on Us?
Scientific American (blog)
When a 17-meter asteroid barreled into Earth's atmosphere over central Russia on February 15, releasing a powerful shock wave that injured more than 1,000 people, many observers wondered how such a momentous event could arrive unheralded. The fact ...

Jon Stewart amazed by 'jaded' Russian reaction to meteor
Los Angeles Times
Imagine you're driving to work one day when a blazing meteor streaks across the horizon and explodes into a fireball. You'd be pretty shocked, and might even blurt out an expletive or two, right? That's what most of us, including Jon Stewart, would assume.

That Russian meteor
ABC Online
The meteor that exploded over Russia last week caused speculation. Print page; Email this · Permalink. Share. To view this media, please enabled Javascript in your browser setttings. Download this mp3 file. Paul Bevan thought he'd put the wilder ...

JON STEWART: The US Might Be Screwed, But At Least We Don't Have Meteors ...
Business Insider
Promising he would "get to the [Chuck] Hagel stuff tomorrow," Jon Stewart soothed Americans tuning into the Daily Show Tuesday night by reminding them that as bad as things might seem, at least the U.S. doesn't have meteors exploding in the sky or ...

Scientist speaks about Novato's meteor shower
Novato Advance
Dr. Peter Jenniskens, principal investigator for NASA´s Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance andMeteor Astronomer at the SETI Institute, will talk about the small asteroid that crashed into Earth's atmosphere on Oct. 17. He will speak on March 9 at ...

Conspiracies Abound Following Russian Meteor Impact
allvoices
Disappointment is the mother of imagination, so many of these conspiracists are pinning their hopes that the Russian meteor was a sign of the Apocalypse. Writer Gary C. Daniels, unshaken by the lack of Armageddon in December, has been claiming that ...

Russian meteor fragments cause 'gold rush' on black market
CBC.ca
Storified by CBC News Community· Wed, Feb 20 2013 14:45:04. RT @urbc: 4 тыс. долларов за челябинский метеорит. Кто больше? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Meteorite-Russia-15-02-2013-/111013565868?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d8ec95ac http://pic.twitter ...

More details of Russian meteor emerge
Nature.com (blog)
Over the weekend scientists learned more about the meteor that struck the Chelyabinsk region of Russia on 15 February. Ria Novosti is reporting that scientists from Urals State University in Ekaterinburg have made an expedition to Lake Chebarkul, where ...

The True Story of History's Only Known Meteorite Victim
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 02:54 PM PST
The Russian meteorite isn't the first to impact people. Ann Hodges is the only confirmed person in history to have been hit by a meteorite.

Russian meteorite: Not the first strange event in the skies of Siberia
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 01:57 PM PST
Science writer Surendra Verma looks back at the 'Tunguska event,' a mysterious occurrence in Siberia in 1908 which, like the 2013 meteorite, caused injuries and damage when the sky exploded.

Germans can’t see meteorite YouTube videos due to copyright dispute
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 11:28 AM PST
German rights group wants $0.005 per stream and Google says nein .

Astronomers building asteroid early-warning system
52e52b92-fce0-11e1-bbf7-ebc7a782d70e Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 10:40 AM PST
Last Friday's meteorite strike in Russia was quite the wake-up call to just how dangerous the space around us is, and scientists around the world aren't hitting the snooze button on the issue. In fact, to help protect us for … Continue reading →

Every Meteorite That's Slammed Into Earth Since 2300 BC [MAP]
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 10:37 AM PST
Meteor mania has taken over all corners of the Internet, following a string of close encounters and sightings of flying space rocks. A map showing every meteor strike since 2300 B.C. is now making the rounds.

Russian Military to Develop Anti-Meteorite Defenses
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 10:25 AM PST
The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces will develop a series of measures aimed at protecting the Russian soil from falling meteorites and other dangerous space objects, commander of the western military district’s aviation Maj. Gen. Igor Makushev said on Wednesday.

Russia’s dangerous roads, corrupt cops allow for great meteorite videos
a46739d5-8815-464f-bfbc-14c44e9996d0 Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 09:34 AM PST
When a meteorite streaked across the Russian sky last Friday, hitting parts of central Russia with an impact similar to a 'cosmic shotgun blast' we here in Canada were able to almost instantly view it from many different angles. And … Continue reading →

Russian meteorite recalls “Weston Fall” of 1807
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 08:47 AM PST
Last Friday morning, a meteor weighing about 10,000 tons fell from the skies and exploded over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. It was a dramatic event. According to NASA, the meteor had the intensity of 30 Hiroshima bombs as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

Kolkata scientists plan to study Russian meteorite bits
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 07:17 AM PST
Kolkata, Feb 20 : Scientists in Kolkata plan to buy fragments of the meteorite that rained in on parts of Russia Feb 15 to investigate the mysteries of the "origin of life".

How to 'Hear' the Russian Meteor Explosion
Yahoo! News (blog)
The meteor blast was not a fixed explosion, Pierrick Mialle, an acoustic scientist for the CTBTO, said in a statement. Instead, the meteor was traveling faster than the speed of sound, burning up as it went. "That's how we distinguish it from mining ...

Infographic: What's the Difference Between a Comet, Asteroid and Meteor?
Universe Today
Another name commonly used for a meteor is a shooting star. A meteor is the flash of light that we see in the night sky when a small chunk of interplanetary debris burns up as it passes through our atmosphere. “Meteor” refers to the flash of light ...

Somerset meteor mystery solved - or is it?
This is Somerset
Prof Bailey said: “To my mind, this is the contrail of a distant high-flying aircraft illuminated by the setting Sun. In my view it's most unlikely to be a meteor. I would imagine that any meteor which was so bright as to have been visible in the ...

Video Analysis of the Russian Meteor
Wired
If you looked at the top of the light post (actually, there seems to be a thicker part that goes thinner that I used to mark the locations) then this light post would be covering the meteor. The θr value is the “heading” to the location of the meteor ...

The Russian Meteor Finally Lands on Stewart and Colbert
The Atlantic Wire
After taking President's Day off, both Stephen Colbert (of The Colbert Report) and Jon Stewart (of The Daily Show) returned last night to grasp for the true meaning of the Russian Meteor of 2013 — the 10,000-ton, 17-meter rock from outer space that ...

Nuclear monitors picked up Russian meteor
UPI.com
The infrasonic waves from the meteor were the largest ever recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's International Monitoring System, they said. Infrasound is low frequency sound with a range of less than 10 Hz, and while ...

Mystery of 'space slime' linked to meteor shower has down-to-earth explanation
This is Somerset
“Many pointed out the sighting of a strange meteor-like object over the reserve last week captured on film by a local wildlife photographer. However, the majority of people suggested more earthly origins. “Some identified it as a slime mould, but by ...

2010 meteor over Mifflin, Wis., investigated
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
The Mifflin meteorite was much smaller than the object that exploded over Chelyabinsk in Siberia last week, injuring an estimated 1,200, but it was still visible some 50 miles away in Madison. About 8 pounds of fragments were recovered from the meteor, ...

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