Russian Meteor Impact Explained In Graph Form [Pic

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Science

A 10 ton meteor has hit the atmosphere above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Here what it all means...
Credits: Telegraph UK
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Male 567
@toblessed
I think you mean "extinct" and how do you conclude this exactly?
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Male 2,216
Meh...wake me for the mass extinction...
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Male 13,630
drawman61

`Have you noticed since the pope resigned, God keeps throwing freakin rocks at us?`

He has a point :-P
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Male 48
Nice try outer space but your puny pebbles are no match for our atmosphere.
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Male 7,774
Have you noticed since the pope resigned, God keeps throwing freakin rocks at us?
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Female 30
What does this all mean?..........Dinosaurs did not become instinct by an asteroid.
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Male 10,338
For the last time. It was not a sonic boom.

It was the shock wave of the meteorite exploding that caused the damage. That was the loud boom. The little booms afterward, were the sounds of further pieces breaking up, and of echoes.
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Male 183
You`re welcome, IRockYeah, it`s our job here to keep uninformed dumbasses like yourself in the know.
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Male 5,024
"It was Nyan Cat."

That bears repeating.
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Male 3,477
"What are you, wikipedia?"
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Male 341
I think this is referred to as a "bolide". I saw one about 20 years ago over Huntington,Pa. that looked just like the Martian rocket canisters in the 1952 version of "War of the Worlds". A large bright blue/white center and appeared to move quite slowly compared to a regular meteor. The flaming debris trail is visible w/o a telescope. Pretty spectacular.
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Male 535
IRockYeah - Are you always such a dickhead or did you not have your drink today?
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Male 5,167
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Male 5,167
Another info this space object are called Asteroids when they are out in the space,when they cross the atmosphere they are called Meteors,the pieces of it that eventualy "survive" and arrive to the ground are called meteorites.
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Male 2,619
Fu*k me. Thanks for that "infographic" you jobless sack of dicks. I wouldn`t have known it had happened because I never watch the news.
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Male 5,167
They assume the asteroid exploded in 9 major pieces earing the sonic boom i presume. In fact there was one major boom followed by some other minor.
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Male 5,167
Corydoras87 i see, this is if we assume that he was a totaly dense block ,if we introduce porosity the volume could be much more. I am not an expert btw, some scientist say that this asteroid was like 10 meter of diameter and when he impact the atmosphere he exploded in someting like 9 major pieces. Anyway untill they don`t find some piece of it they can`t clearly say how much porosity he had. They allready have found one of the point of impact with the ground in a frozen lake. We will know something more in the next days. Anyway ty for your info.
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Male 642
(sorry, in my previous response I wrote grams per cubic meter, but it has to be grams per cubic centimeter)

on another note, if it was 10 meter diameter, so a sphere with a radius of 5 meters, this would equal to a volume of 524 m3...

this means that if you want a sphere of that size to weigh 10 tons, you would need a material that has a density of 0.019 g/cm³, which is pretty low, probably a gas
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Male 642
piperfawn, lets say it was a sphere to make things easier, with a radius of 1 meter (diameter of 2 meter).
this equals to a volume of around 4.2 m3.
Now the density of asteroids varies significantly between 1.7 and around 5 grams per m³. lets use the lower end of the scale, 2 g/m², leaving much room that it could weigh more.

This equals in a mass of 8400 kg for a 2 meter diameter spherical asteroid, pretty close to 10 tonnes if you ask me and as I said, it could weigh much more
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Male 674
Poopy chart!
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Male 97
Meteorite Damn it!!!!!!
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Male 40,764
Cool! So glad no one died too.
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Female 519
Dude!
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Male 3,445
It was Nyan Cat.
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Male 5,167
SmagBoy1 That`s true.
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Male 2,855
god trolling
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Male 4,431
The Internet is FREAKIN` AMAZING! Can you imagine how long this info would have taken to gather and verify even twenty years ago? So cool!
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Male 5,167
News here says the russian meteor was somethingh like 10 meter of diameter. I find strange that a rock of only 2 meter of diameter could be heavy 10 tons.
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Male 20,917
Link: Russian Meteor Impact Explained In Graph Form [Pic [Rate Link] - A 10 ton meteor has hit the atmosphere above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Here what it all means...
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