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NASA: Meteor exploded with
force of 20 Hiroshima bombs

USA Today, by Anna Arutunyan and Marc Bennetts

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/15/2013 6:36:12 PM

MOSCOW - People in a freezing industrial region of Russia saw a flash of blinding light before an explosion of flying glass Friday when a meteor streaked across the sky and blew up, injuring 1,100 people in what looked like a disaster out of a movie. (Snip)While NASA estimated the meteor was only about the size of a bus and weighed an estimated 7,000 tons, it exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs. Luckily, "the atmosphere absorbed the vast majority of that energy," said Amy Mainzer, a scientist at NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 2/15/2013 7:11:58 PM     (No. 9178871)

A "gentle reminder" of our vulnerability. I´m sure that the AGW crowd will find a way to tie this into their agenda, or at least blame Bush. /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/15/2013 7:23:03 PM     (No. 9178885)

Fascinating comment by a Russian official saying that it was the Americans testing a new weapon. The Jug Ears Bomb?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/15/2013 7:45:44 PM     (No. 9178910)

Funny how we got the media spin that the 2012 DA14 asteroid was going to miss Earth by 14,000 miles, but the msm could not say a word that this other one would be a direct hit. Jug ears and the boys surely had their eye on the smaller one before they went to bed last night, right?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/15/2013 8:00:12 PM     (No. 9178928)

Waiting for CNN or Katie Couric to declare that global warming or Bush/Cheney are somehow responsible. They have done more stupid things.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: quark, 2/15/2013 8:53:56 PM     (No. 9179006)

I thought the same #3, why hadn´t we heard about a meteor heading for earth??

NASA??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 2/15/2013 10:14:57 PM     (No. 9179101)

Yes indeed, when there´s a blinding flash in the middle of the day, the thing to do is go straight to a glass window, or better yet out into the open, to experience what happens next. Don´t you think with all the Soviet-era civil defense indoctrination, adults of a certain age would have told younger folks to DUCK AND COVER?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: razorx22, 2/15/2013 10:51:44 PM     (No. 9179127)

1 hiroshima bomb did lots of damage.
If this was so powerful -2 - where is the damage? I mean, why isn´t the city / forest leveled

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/15/2013 11:41:59 PM     (No. 9179163)

Darn. Wrong country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: anonymous, 2/15/2013 11:44:17 PM     (No. 9179165)

This was extraordinary. I saw a compilation of footage from CCTV cameras and car cameras taken in the region today. It showed the fireball streaking across the sky, office doors blowing open and things flying through the air. Extraordinary.

It just proves that Nature rules when it wants to. Man-made global warming and other silly theories don´t stack up to the big guy, sorry.

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