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Date: 02/15/13 03:09 PM

29 Responses to Russian Meteor Impact Explained In Graph Form [Pic

  1. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm
    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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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    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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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    god trolling
  4. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    SmagBoy1 That`s true.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    It was Nyan Cat.
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    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    Dude!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Cool! So glad no one died too.
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    SunThunder Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Meteorite Damn it!!!!!!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    Poopy chart!
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    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    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
  11. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    (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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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm
    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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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    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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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm
    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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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    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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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    Some Russian news about it
  17. Profile photo of Magickrat
    Magickrat Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm
    IRockYeah - Are you always such a dickhead or did you not have your drink today?
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    mentott510 Male 60-69
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    February 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    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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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    "What are you, wikipedia?"
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm
    "It was Nyan Cat."

    That bears repeating.
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    bassman56 Male 50-59
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    February 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    You`re welcome, IRockYeah, it`s our job here to keep uninformed dumbasses like yourself in the know.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm
    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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    toblessed Female 30-39
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    February 16, 2013 at 4:07 am
    What does this all mean?..........Dinosaurs did not become instinct by an asteroid.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    February 16, 2013 at 4:54 am
    Have you noticed since the pope resigned, God keeps throwing freakin rocks at us?
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    motleystew Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2013 at 7:17 am
    Nice try outer space but your puny pebbles are no match for our atmosphere.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    drawman61

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

    He has a point :-P
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    February 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    Meh...wake me for the mass extinction...
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm
    @toblessed
    I think you mean "extinct" and how do you conclude this exactly?

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