18 February 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18FEB2013

Bolide fireball hits Urals - Video Dailymotion
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Bolide Hits Urals, the meteor was relatively small to detect, some argued its... Bolide ...

A meteor miracle from God
Jerusalem Post
Prayers continued in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk's synagogue on Friday morning, despite ameteor exploding overhead, causing a shock-wave that shattered windows and frayed the nerves of worshipers, Chabad Online reported. Participants in the ...

Scientists claim discovery of Russian meteor fragments
Scientists said Monday they had discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes. The giant piece of space rock streaked over the ...

Russian meteor damage estimated at over $30 mn
Zee News
The meteor streaked across the sky some 80 km from the town of Satka at around 9:20 a.m. Friday and broke up. Shockwaves from the explosion affected several adjacent regions and even parts of the neighbouring Central Asian country of Kazakhstan.

Did you see a 'fireball' in the sky?
Local 10
Local 10's Terrell Forney reported he saw the fireball as well. Forney said he was heading north on the Florida Turnpike when the light caught his eye. "It appeared to be some sort of firework at first glance, but there was a white streak in the air ...

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نيزك روسيا يصيب 1200 Meteorite Метеорит 陨石 운석 ... - YouTube
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تحطيم نيزك من قبل الجيش الروسي في الاورال صباح اليوم‎ - YouTube
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لحظة سقوط نيزك على سطح الارض في روسيا‎ - YouTube
لحظة سقوط نيزك من السماء الي سطح الارض في روسيا. ... مرور نيزك ناري وملتهبby t5yll 1,478 views · 0:26. Watch Later سقوط نيزكby ...

Russian Scientists Confirm Space Meteor...
ABC News
Scientists confirmed today the first recovered fragments of the giant meteor that exploded over this region on Friday, according to Russian media. The fragments were found on the edge of a giant hole in a frozen lake in this tiny village, thought to ...

Possible meteor shower sighting in South Florida
The Coast Guard's command center starting receiving reports of a possible meteor shower at about 7:30 p.m., said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Laberdesque. Laberdesque said the Coast Guard could neither confirm nor deny whether it was, ...

Opinion: Plan for the next meteor
A meteor broke apart over rural Russia on Friday morning, injuring at least 1,200 people. Hours later, an asteroid known as 2012 DA14 passed about 17,000 miles above Earth's surface - a close shave in astronomical terms, passing nearer than many of our ...

NASA: Russian Meteor Nuclear-Like
Daily Beast
So the reports of the Russian meteor explosion were not exaggerated: the meteorthat hit the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk on Friday was even bigger than originally suspected, NASA said Saturday. The meteor is the largest to hit earth since the asteroid ...

Expert: Sporadic Meteor Streaks Across S. Fla. Night Sky
CBS Local
A CBS 4 employee was the first to call and report the possible meteor or fireball streaking across the sky. BSO and the Coast Guard then reported they too were receiving calls. Some people thought it was a flare from a distressed boater but the Coast ...

Russian Meteor Blast's 'Infrasound' Detected Over Vast Distances
Huffington Post
Up to 11 sensors in Greenland, Africa, Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula and other far-flung regions detected the Russian meteor blast's infrasound, or low-frequency sound waves. The sensors are part of the global network of 60 infrasound stations ...

Scientists find fragments of meteor that struck Russia
The Australian
SCIENTISTS have discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1200 people and damaged thousands of homes, RIA Novosti reports. The giant piece of space rock streaked ...

The dash-cam: a vital witness to meteors ... and road rage
Sydney Morning Herald
The meteor that exploded over Russia and injured nearly 1000 people on Friday morning was astonishingly well-documented by amateur videographers, and many of the videos seem to have been captured from the dashboards of cars. All of the available ...

Bright Streak Lights Up Florida Night Sky; Likely Sporadic Meteor, Expert Says
NBC 6 South Florida
A sporadic meteor is basically a rocky object that comes from the asteroid belt, said Mike Hankey, operations manager for the American Meteor Society, based in Genesee, N.Y. The group logged 27 reports within about the first two hours of the event, he ...

24000 launch clean up after meteor explosion
24,000 launch clean up after meteor explosion. An army of 24,000 workers and volunteers was engaged in a giant clean-up operation on Sunday after a meteorexploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia sending a shock wave ripping through the city. Employees ...

The Russian Meteor, Pope Benedict's Resignation, and the Fast-Food Fresh Wars
Slate Magazine
“Why Didn't We Know the Russian Meteor Was Coming? We're getting better at spotting potentially dangerous objects, but this one was too small,” by Konstantin Kakaes. Over the past twenty years, scientists have developed stronger telescopes to scan the ...

Russian meteor blast injures at least 1,000 people, authorities say ...
A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Chelyabinsk region Friday, before exploding with a boom that shattered glass and injured hundreds.

In Russia, Ruins and Property Spared by Meteor, Side by Side
New York Times
Published: February 17, 2013. CHELYABINSK, Russia — The shock wave from a meteor that exploded above Siberia last week somehow sheared the roof off a brick and steel factory building while leaving a nearby glass facade unscathed. Enlarge This ...

Russian Meteor Blast Bigger Than Thought, NASA Says
Huffington Post
The meteor that exploded over Russia Friday was slightly larger than previously thought and more powerful, too, NASA scientists say. The Russian meteor explosion over the city of Chelyabinsk, on Friday (Feb. 15), injured more than 1,000 people and blew ...

Treasure Hunt: Scramble for Meteor Debris in Russia
ABC News
N. And from russia this evening, the fall-out from the massive meteor. Tonight we learned it was traveling 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. And this evening, people on the internet looking to... See More. N. And from russia this evening, the fall ...

Chelyabinsk, Russia, cleans up after meteor blast - video
The Guardian
Parts of Chelyabinsk, central Russia, are left in tatters after a meteorite exploded sending shards of space rock onto the city's streets. Volunteers and professionals work to repair windows at a university and a hospital in Chelyabinsk. The cost of ...

Russian meteor was a command performance from the cosmos
Boston Globe
No matter how “tucked away in some forgotten corner” of the universe we are, to use the astronomer Carl Sagan's phrase, the universe still finds us. That was evident to people near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk Friday morning, when a meteor exploded...

Russian meteor explosion generates heated discussion
The meteor that exploded over a Russian city in the Ural Mountains Friday is likely to be the largest recorded object to strike the Earth in more than a century. But according to Addi Bischoff, a mineralogist at the University of Muenster in Germany ...

Meteor launches space safety alert
Sydney Morning Herald
''We should be thankful to fate that this meteor, in fact, was a blessing in disguise, and instead of destroying a significant part of Russia with quite dire consequences to the rest of the world, it sent us a clear warning signal by simply blowing up ...

Meteor Hits Russia: Chebarkul Residents Describe 'Phenomenon' - 2013
New York Times
A day after a piece of meteor apparently landed in a lake in the small Russian town of Chebarkul, residents gathered at the shore with a mix of awe and pride. (More coverage of the Russian meteor:

Fireballs light up skies over Cuba, US
... up in the Earth's atmosphere, creating a bright trail through the skies above Cuba. Cubans watched in awe as a fireball soared across the twilight sky before exploding — one day after a destructive meteor shower in Russia injured more than 1200 ...

Chebarkul meteorite impact was like a ‘cosmic shotgun blast’
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When a huge meteor plowed through the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia Friday morning, it punched a 6m-wide hole in the ice at Lake Chebarkul, about 80 km west of the city. Expecting to find a large meteorite fragment there, divers … Continue reading →

Focus on repairs after meteor blast

Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 03:22 PM PST
Russian authorities halted their search yesterday for the meteorite that spectacularly struck the Urals, leaving about 1,200 people injured and damaging several thousand buildings.

Understanding the meteorite's havoc in Russia
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 03:20 PM PST
Experts explain the reasons that led to the large number of wounded and the relationship of the event with the asteroid passing 27,000 km of Earth...

An explosion in the sky: Facts behind Russia's meteor crash
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 03:14 PM PST
A meteor exploded in the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, causing a shockwave that blew out countless windows and injured about 1,100 people with flying glass. Here's a look at those objects in the sky: Question: Meteor, meteorite. What's the difference?

Russia cleans up after fireball
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 02:48 PM PST
As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked on Saturday about what had happened in this troubled pocket of Russia. Related Posts: Meteorite falls in Russian Urals Keeping Earth safe from ‘rocks’ Restaurant explosion

Meteorite fragments found in Urals
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 02:46 PM PST
Russian scientists say they have found fragments of a meteorite that struck in the Urals region on Friday, injuring some 1,200 people.

Russian Meteorite May Be Named Chebarkul
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 01:40 PM PST
The meteorite which fell in Russia’s Urals on Friday is likely to be named Chebarkul after a lake where it fell in and the eponymous city on the lake’s shores, a leading scientist said on Monday.

Meteorite Impact Rendered Dinosaurs Extinct Millions of Years Sooner Than Previously Thought
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 01:14 PM PST
A meteor’s flight across Russia, and word that the DA14 asteroid would narrowly avoid hitting earth Friday, has coincided with the publication of new evidence indicating the meteoritethat hit Earth millions of years ago wiped out the dinosaurs much faster than originally thought.

Fun facts about this week's asteroid and Russian meteorite
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 12:45 PM PST
There are so many interesting tidbits about this past week's sky-show events. Here is a list of what caught my eye: -- The 150-foot wide asteroid, known as DA14 passed so close to earth, missing by 17,200 miles, that out planet's gravity was expected to bend the asteroid's trajectory enough to put it in a slightly different orbit. The result will make future close encounters less likely ...

Meteor-broken windows in Russian city fixed
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 12:32 PM PST
Half of the acres of windows smashed have been replaced after a 10-ton meteorite broke apart and blasted out windows.

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Small Town Meteor - Video - The New York Times
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Russia Meteor: Former Astronaut Says 'Universe Is a Crowded Place'
Referring to the Russia meteor explosion, former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly reminded us this Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the "universe is a crowded place." "We have stuff entering the atmosphere all the time," Kelly told moderator ...

The Meteor Threat From Space Is Real, but Man has a Better Chance Than the ...
Huffington Post
A meteor estimated to be 10,000 tons by NASA exploded Friday morning over Russia's Ural region and its shockwave caused injuries to over 1,000 people. It took out windows and walls in the city of Chelyabinsk. And it temporarily shifted the conversation ...

Russian politician joins conspiracy theorists, blames meteor explosion on US ...
The Verge
The meteor explosion that rocked Russia last week may be late to the end times party, but that hasn't stopped some brave truth seekers from questioning the official story. Voice of Russia reports that political firebrand Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of ...

'Fireball' seen in California sky day after Russia meteor explosion
A day after a meteor ripped through the skies over Russia, injuring more than 1,000 people, residents in Northern California reported seeing an unusual streak of light flash overhead. A day after a meteor ripped through the skies over Russia, injuring ...

Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk meteor's path, with Google Earth, YouTube, and ...
Boing Boing
Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk meteor's path, with Google Earth, YouTube, and math. Xeni Jardin at 11:49 am Sun, Feb 17. Stefan Geens: "Like many others, I was absolutely astounded by themeteor strike over Chelyabinsk when I woke on Friday morning.

Meteor Smashed Russian Synagogue's Stained Windows
The Jewish Press
The Russian meteor shower that caused widespread damage Friday smashed the stained glass windows of a synagogue in Siberia Friday morning. Yechiel Michel Levitin, director of the Or Avner Jewish day school in Chelyabinsk, located 1,000 miles east of ...

Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima N-bombs
Economic Times
NEW YORK: The meteor that streaked across the Russian skies on Friday, injuring around 1,200 people, exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, NASA scientists say. The 55 foot wide rock with a mass of 10,000 tonnes lit up...

More Than 24000 Clean Up Meteor Mess in Russian Urals Region
Arutz Sheva
More than 24,000 workers were hard at work over the weekend clearing up the damage caused by the explosion of a meteor slamming into Russia's Ural mountains region. The space rock landed in the central part of the country on Friday, with a blast that ...

Russian meteor like 'a dozen Hiroshima bombs': Vancouver expert (with video)
Ottawa Citizen
While many people are calling what exploded over Russia Friday a meteor, that's not quite correct, said Gladman. When an object is hurtling through space and coming through the atmosphere, it's called a meteoroid, he said. The fragments left over after ...

Russia cleans up after meteor explosion
Brisbane Times
Russia cleans up after meteor explosion (01:02). Workers begin the big task of repairing around 1,700 buildings damaged when a bus-sized meteor exploded over central Russia last week. 18/02/13. Russia halts search for meteorite · Meteorlaunches space ...

Top 10 largest meteor craters on Earth
Usually, a meteor crater will be formed when a meteor impacts another celestial body. A number of meteorite craters can be found across the Earth, but few have diameters of 20 kilometers or above. Statistics show that the Earth only experiences one to ...

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BREAKING ロシア・ウラルに直径10m規模の隕石が落下@33 feet ...
Debris and a Boom, Likely From a Meteor, Hit Siberia New York Times-1 hour ago MOSCOW ...

Bay Area Fireball: Bright Streak Of Light Reported Over Northern ...
SAN FRANCISCO — Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, residents ...

Chelyabinsk, Russia, cleans up after meteor blast ...
Parts of Chelyabinsk, central Russia, are left in tatters after a meteorite exploded sending shards ...

Russian Meteorite Recalls 1934 Farmville North Carolina Fireball
Residents of Kinston were surprised by a fireball in the sky and an explosion on 4 December 1934, at about 1:15 in the afternoon. The first impression was that a moonshine still, or the city gasworks, had exploded outside of town somewhere. That ...

VIDEO: Fireball in Northern California sky caught on camera may have been a ...
New York Daily News
The great ball of fire that blazed across the skies of Northern California was caught on camera — an astonishing sight that occurred just hours after another meteor sent shock waves over Russia and injured hundreds. A car dash cam video uploaded to ...

Russian Meteor: Rushing to Cash in on the Blast
ABC News
The shattered glass and broken walls caused by the massive explosion of a monstrousmeteor over this remote, industrial Russian city is not even cleaned up, and people are already trying to cash in. Some residents want to turn this city known mostly ...

Meteor-Broken Windows in Russian City Being Fixed
ABC News
Authorities in a Russian city say more than half of the acres of windows smashed in the city by an exploding meteor's shock wave have been replaced. Friday's explosion, estimated to be equivalent to several atomic bombs, shattered glass in more than 4 ...

Russian Meteor Blast 'Heard' Around the World
The shock wave from Friday's (Feb. 15) meteor explosion above Russia sent subsonic waves through the atmosphere halfway around the world. Up to 11 sensors in Greenland, Africa, Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula and other far-flung regions detected the ...

Russian Meteor Blast Bigger Than Thought, NASA Says
Yahoo! News (blog)
But late Friday, NASA revised its estimates on the size and power of the devastating meteorexplosion. The meteor's size is now thought to be slightly larger — about 55 feet (17 m) wide — with the power of the blast estimate of about 500 kilotons, 30 ...

The mystery of the Somerset 'meteor': Wildlife photographer catches flaming ...
Daily Mail
On Friday a meteor crashed in Russia's Ural mountains - injuring at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Reader Joe King read this story and sent in this picture of another mysterious object in the sky in the Middle ...

Meteor Fireball Streaks Across the Sky in California, Too [VIDEO]
It's no Russian meteor, but Californians experienced a shooting star of their own on Friday night. Residents reported seeing a flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area, with some sharing their sightings on Twitter: Just saw meteor over San ...

Message from a Meteor
Topeka Capital Journal (blog)
Imagine this: here you are, looking out the window while driving or taking the morning bus, just another so-so day in Topeka. But without warning, you see a bright spot of light in the blue sky, streaking across and downward, getting brighter and ...

Why so many in Russia caught meteor on video
(Wired) How is it possible that a dozen different motorists around the Russian city of Chelyabinsk were able to capture video of a massive meteor flying through the sky? Because almost everyone in Russia has a dash-mounted video camera in their car.

Russia's meteor strike is followed by California sky show
legal Insurrection (blog)
Experts believe a “sporadic meteor” caused a fireball to streak across the western California sky Friday night, according to NBC's Bay Area affiliate. A bright flash of light was first reported in Santa Rosa, Calif., around 7:45 p.m., and was seen as ...

Meteor explodes over Russia
... 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 16, 2013. CNN's Phil Black reports on the meteor shower that injured hundreds in Russia.

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