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#21 - roflstorm
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(02/15/2013) [-]
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.
#204 to #21 - haveagoodone
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(02/16/2013) [-]
it was the size of a school bus too
#221 to #204 - roflstorm
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Wasnt that the same size as the only that created this bad boy here in Arizona?
#271 to #221 - herashak
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(02/16/2013) [-]
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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(02/16/2013) [-]
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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(02/16/2013) [-]
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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(02/16/2013) [-]
Nice big fireball seen 300 miles away
#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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(02/16/2013) [-]
I saw that
like 400 people were injured right?
#197 to #151 - bignastysoap
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(02/16/2013) [-]
initial reports said 500+, mostly broken glass from the blast wave.
#27 to #21 - fatbabie **User deleted account**
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#290 to #27 - Dun
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(02/16/2013) [-]
Three meteorites have been confirmed, last thing I read.
#155 to #27 - wiredguy ONLINE
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(02/16/2013) [-]
**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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(02/16/2013) [-]
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.
#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.
#119 to #27 - CRosBY
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(02/16/2013) [-]
I think he meant the whole thing, just a chunk of it made that.
#92 to #27 - roflstorm
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(02/15/2013) [-]
******* jebers
I thought it kersploded in the atmosphere
#159 to #92 - wiredguy ONLINE
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(02/16/2013) [-]
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.
#25 to #21 - yunoacceptnumbers
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(02/15/2013) [-]
It didn't? Here they said it fell into a lake or something
#49 to #25 - anon
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(02/15/2013) [-]
Actually 3 such holes are found in that like, so far.
#29 to #25 - fatbabie **User deleted account**
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#31 to #29 - yunoacceptnumbers
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(02/15/2013) [-]
Cool, thanks!