Pages

Jump to bottom

8 comments

1 Dr Lizardo  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 8:22:45am

From what I just read, the explosion of the bolide itself produced a blast estimated to be from one to ten kilotons, according to Russian scientists.

2 TDG2112  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:05:07am

I guess our Near Earth Asteroid search isn’t as good as we thought.

Here is the Google Map plot:
[Link: attivissimo.blogspot.ch…]

I wonder if there are any more of these rocks accompanying the bigger one that will miss us. I wonder how big any of those might be?

A penny for NASA would go a long way. I’ve signed the petition, have you?

[Link: www.penny4nasa.org…]

3 Bob Dillon  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:12:51am

Russian meteorites not caused by asteroid flyby, NASA says

The meteor explosion over Russia that injured more than 500 people and damaged hundreds of buildings was not caused by an asteroid zooming close by the Earth today (Feb.15), a NASA scientist says.

NASA asteroid expert Don Yeomans, head of the agency’s Near-Earth Object Program Office, told SPACE.com that the object which exploded over a thinly inhabited stretch of eastern Europe today was most likely an exploding fireball known as a bolide.

More than 500 people were injured, mostly by glass cuts when windows shattered during the blast, according to the Russian Emergency Ministry.

“If the reports of ground damage can be verified, it might suggest an object whose original size was several meters in extent before entering the atmosphere, fragmenting and exploding due to the unequal pressure on the leading side vs the trailing side (it pancaked and exploded),” Yeomans told SPACE.com in an email. “It is far too early to provide estimates of the energy released or provide a reliable estimate of the original size.” [Photos of Russia’s Meteor Fireball Blast]

Yeoman stressed that the bolide event was likely not associated at all with the incoming asteroid 2012 DA14, which will fly within 17,200 miles of Earth when it passes safely by our planet today.

[Link: www.cbsnews.com…]

4 TDG2112  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:14:25am

Here is a non-profit organization that is out there searching for these things:

[Link: b612foundation.org…]

5 Destro  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:40:01am

Conservative websites are filled with posters bringing up “Revelations” stuff about this event.

6 Tigger2  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:58:08am

They got lucky, it could have been a lot worse.

7 ProBosniaLiberal  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:50:10am

Fun Fact:

Apparently, meteor incidents are covered by many homeowners insurance, by the falling object portion.

Though, if you get a fragment of the bolide, you wouldn’t need to use it, as the fragment would likely cover the damage.

8 TDG2112  Fri, Feb 15, 2013 11:14:59am

re: #3 Bob Dillon

Yep, this rock was moving in a different direction than DA14 as it turns out. So it was on a totally different orbit than the big one.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scares Way to No. 1 at Box Office During his Sundance post-screening Q&A, Peele added that Get Out “was a missing piece in the genre. One of my favorite movies is the Stepford Wives and the way it dealt with social issues in regards to gender. I ...
Tarkloon
1 hour, 49 minutes ago
Views: 61 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Democratic Victory in Delaware Special ElectionMore of this, please: In the most expensive special election in Delaware history ― a contest to decide which party controls the state Senate ― Democrat Stephanie Hansen was on track to annihilate her Republican rival on the back of ...
jhncsy
1 hour, 57 minutes ago
Views: 52 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Widow of Olathe Shooting Victim: ‘I Need an Answer’ on How U.S. Stops Hate Crimes Two days after her husband was shot to death in an Olathe bar, the widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla on Friday publicly sought answers to what she perceived was a spread in American hate crimes. “I have a question in ...
Tarkloon
2 hours, 58 minutes ago
Views: 100 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Of Monsters & Women - Guernica As the magnifying glass is passed around, body parts take on exaggerated significance. The problem, most (women and men) around the table agree, lies somewhere between her heart and her ring finger. More: Of Monsters & Women – Guernica ...
Birth Control Works
4 hours, 9 minutes ago
Views: 100 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
John Mayer - Emoji of a Wave (Audio)John Mayer's song "Emoji of a Wave" off 'The Search for Everything - Wave Two' is available now: smarturl.it iTunes: smarturl.itSpotify: smarturl.itApple Music: smarturl.itAmazon Music: smarturl.itGoogle Play: smarturl.it Follow John Mayerjohnmayer.comfacebook.com@johnmayerinstagram.comjhnmyr.tumblr.comsnapchat.com
Tarkloon
6 hours, 49 minutes ago
Views: 82 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Ayreon - Everybody Dies (Official Lyric Video) the Source 2017 The latest from Dutch Progressive Rocker Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Official lyric video for 'Everybody Dies' from the new Ayreon album 'The Source' which is scheduled for release on April 28. You can pre-order THE SOURCE here: arjenlucassen.com We pulled ...
Tarkloon
7 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 90 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
George Harrison - What Is LifeMusic video by George Harrison performing What Is Life. (C) 2002 G.H. Estate Ltd, under exclusive licence to Calderstone Productions Limited, a division of Universal Music Group vevo.ly
Tarkloon
7 hours, 20 minutes ago
Views: 100 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Tom Perez Elected as First Latino Leader of Democratic Party ATLANTA — Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, defeating Rep. Keith Ellison at a contentious party meeting in Atlanta. “With hard work and a hell of ...
Tarkloon
7 hours, 52 minutes ago
Views: 187 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
2013 SALON: Even Nixon Knew That Birth Control Reduces Spending For more than 40 years, Title X has provided family planning and reproductive health services to millions of American women. More recently, conservative lawmakers have targeted Title X as part of their obsession with shrinking the social safety net ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 13 hours ago
Views: 258 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
HISTORY: Richard Nixon: Special Message to the Congress on Problems of Population Growth. In 1917 the total number of Americans passed 100 million, after three full centuries of steady growth. In 1967--just half a century later--the 200 million mark was passed. If the present rate of growth continues, the third hundred million ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 13 hours ago
Views: 252 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1