Meteorite in Chelyabinsk (15.02.13). Today (3/15/13) over Chelyabinsk flew meteor and fell near the city. The blast wave has passed over the city. Many building meteorite chaos russia
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#57 - axtinguisher
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(02/15/2013) [-]
In soviet russia, space explores earth!
#81 to #57 - anon
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When the **** does the Earth explode space
#198 to #57 - itsmewaffle
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Too bad this is the Russian Federation
#21 - roflstorm
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And to think, it exploded at the height of a cruising 747. 30 000 feet.
And it was still that ******* large and bright.
Just imagine if that thing made it all the way through the atmosphere.
#117 to #21 - bignastysoap
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(02/16/2013) [-]
it hit a cement factory as well (with other piece)
#151 to #117 - roflstorm
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I saw that
like 400 people were injured right?
#197 to #151 - bignastysoap
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initial reports said 500+, mostly broken glass from the blast wave.
#204 to #21 - haveagoodone
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it was the size of a school bus too
#221 to #204 - roflstorm
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Wasnt that the same size as the only that created this bad boy here in Arizona?
#271 to #221 - herashak
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same size but the one from russia wasn't as much iron and not as heavy, thats mainly why it disintegrated
#280 to #271 - roflstorm
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So the matter of life and death for 1 000 000+ people was the difference of a few tons.
Jebers....
#282 to #280 - herashak
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not sure, but i think that the area within 50 miles would be destroyed if it was the same meteorite as the one in arizona
#285 to #282 - roflstorm
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Nice big fireball seen 300 miles away
#25 to #21 - yunoacceptnumbers
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It didn't? Here they said it fell into a lake or something
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#31 to #29 - yunoacceptnumbers
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Cool, thanks!
#49 to #25 - anon
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Actually 3 such holes are found in that like, so far.
#27 to #21 - fatbabie **User deleted account**
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#119 to #27 - CRosBY
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I think he meant the whole thing, just a chunk of it made that.
#155 to #27 - wiredguy ONLINE
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**wiredguy facepalms**

If it had made it "all the way through" I reckon we'd have ******* noticed.
#163 to #155 - wiredguy ONLINE
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Okay, okay, here.

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/15/40-russians-hospitalised-after-meteorite-falls

"The meteorite entered the atmosphere travelling at a speed of at least 33,000mph and broke up into chunks between 18 and 32 miles above the ground"

It broke up. It did.
Really.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=chelyabinsk-fireball-asteroid

"From the energy of the impact, we think that it was about 15 meters in size, so it would be the largest object to hit the Earth since the Tunguska impact, as far as we know—we haven’t recorded an object larger than that. It had a mass of probably about 7,000 metric tons, so it was a very large object."

Not only does that hole not look quite like 15 meters to me, but if the whole 15 had hit, it'd have made... A slightly larger hole.
#92 to #27 - roflstorm
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******* jebers
I thought it kersploded in the atmosphere
#159 to #92 - wiredguy ONLINE
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It did.
One tiny, tiny, tiny fragment of it hit that lake after most of it burned up in the atmosphere.
#216 to #159 - roflstorm
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Damn.
Still though, imagine the devastation the thing would've done.
#290 to #27 - Dun
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Three meteorites have been confirmed, last thing I read.
#139 to #27 - popkornking
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(02/16/2013) [-]
No it didn't, it exploded about 30 km off the ground and rained debris down, the original meteor was 10 tons and travelling around 30 km/s when it blew up so if it hit the ground it would've made a bit larger hole than that.
#97 - younglegend
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(02/15/2013) [-]
Driver was all like
Driver was all like
#104 to #97 - thegamerslife
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(02/15/2013) [-]
this wasn't funny till now. I spit up cookie crumbs all over my desk.
#7 - scodran
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(02/15/2013) [-]
The russians face when
#70 to #7 - noket
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(02/15/2013) [-]
not really, many people were injured actually
#194 to #7 - chcknchsr
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(02/16/2013) [-]
behold! "Citizens of the meteorite look on in horror as they realize they will land in Chelyabinsk"

Жители метеорита с ужасом наблюдали приближение Челябинска
#196 to #194 - chcknchsr
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(02/16/2013) [-]
"...horror at the approach of Chelyabinsk"

Sorry.
#46 - orkonis
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What the **** is with Russian drivers and documenting their ******* travels?!
#47 to #46 - intrepidy ONLINE
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Its for insurance purposes. Lots of insurance scams there.
#48 to #47 - orkonis
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(02/15/2013) [-]
Now I know. Thank you for telling me, I feel far more informed than I was previously. You are a good person.
#208 - mixmastergandalf
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#252 to #238 - mantheon
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<my mom
#240 to #238 - mixmastergandalf
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****, you wish.
****, you wish.
#246 to #240 - zzombiee
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#259 to #234 - icametocomment
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And here I was worrying I would never be able to use this.
#230 to #222 - naroshida
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plus I'm watching Naruto right now~
#264 to #231 - zzombiee
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#72 - iamatoaster
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(02/15/2013) [-]
>15/2/2013 (I'm English so I write it like this)
>20-13=7
>15-2=13
>13-7=6
>6/2=3
>Asteroid contains Half-Life 3
#79 to #72 - fredeminator
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(02/15/2013) [-]
eat a dick. **** that Half Life 3 cancer joke.
#94 to #79 - revanthewin
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You know, I don't think the problem is that all these jokes get run to the ground, I think it's just that the average person here has the attention span of a 3 year old with asperger's syndrome.
#140 to #94 - ghettograndpa
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand half life 3 confirmed
#152 to #140 - revanthewin
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(02/16/2013) [-]
14 a's
1 A
17 letters in all
3 letters that aren't a

17-14=3
Half Life 3 confirmed

3+1=4
Half Life 4 confirmed

#256 to #72 - derogatory
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Christian Bale is getting real tired of your ****
#87 to #72 - fosforgasxiii
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(02/15/2013) [-]
Too bad it exploded.
#114 to #72 - Crusader
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(02/16/2013) [-]
you could jsut do
15/02/2013
1+5+2+2+1+3=14
4-1=3
#131 to #72 - cakefaceify
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Meteorite*


I'm sorry, I had to. I like science n stuff.
#237 - allnamesrtaken
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(02/16/2013) [-]
"many buildings smashed glass"
#169 - songemot
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(02/16/2013) [-]
>be russian driver
>see meteor
>start chasing it
>you don't ******* mess with russia
#171 to #169 - seniorawesomesauce
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(02/16/2013) [-]
What's it gonna do, come back and get him because he's following it?
#50 - jokersaysamuseme
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(02/15/2013) [-]
Its OPTIMUS PRIME!