DA14 to miss Earth, but another explodes over Chelyabinsk

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  1. BORTZ
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    The football sized asteroid DA14 is expected to pass under the orbits of geosynchronous satellites, but miss earth today or tomorrow ( I can't remember when).

    But earlier this morning, Chelyabinsk, a Russian city of about a million people, was rained down upon by the heavens. Another space rock exploded in the atmosphere before touching down and doing more damage than it did by disintegrating in the skies. A few hundred were hurt and a roof of a zinc factory collapsed, but so far, no deaths reported.

    Videos for your entertainment.

    This one shows that its predawn, meaning the skies were clear and you could see the explosion from far far away.


    This one you can hear the windows and car alarms haha


    And finally. People in the office dicking around till the blast throws one across the room.


    :arrow: Source: Io9
     
  2. AlanJohn

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    Holy fuck
     
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  3. Fluto

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    Just hope the Russians don't think those were missiles.
     
  4. IBNobody

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    Maybe it's time for Russia to reconsider dismantling the automated nuclear retaliation system that they have in place? One wrong meteorite, and we're looking at WW3.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Ah...oomsday-machine-ready-action/story?id=8757004

    Russian cold war technology != robust and failsafe.
     
  5. DCG

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    Yea, go crazy carcam russians XD
    I was already hoping to see actual videos from the meteor :)
     
  6. FireGrey

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    Why can't something that cool happen here?
     
  7. IBNobody

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  8. Gahars

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    Wait, so Russia copied their retaliation system from Dr. Strangelove? They do know how that movie ends, right?

    Personally, I blame Cloud Strife, the no-good ruffian.
     
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  9. Flame

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    even space blames communism. capitalism for the win.

    if Russia didn't have so much oil it wouldn't be shit.
     
  10. Wizerzak

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    Just thought I'd add: This meteor(s) (unconfirmed how many) is totally unrelated to the fly-by of DA14 later today according to NASA.
     
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  11. Dann Woolf

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    I've got a zincing feeling about this...
     
  12. Engert

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    We need more religious people in this thread.
     
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  14. dj4uk6cjm

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    Asteroids are far more dangerous D:
     
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    That left me with a mixed bag of feelings.
     
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  17. Dann Woolf

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    They'd probably just say that jeebus sent the meteors to free murka from the ebil commie turrists.
     
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    Wow, it looked incredible. As for the guy in the office, lol. I just hope he didn't get hurt or anything.
     
  19. Janthran

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