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#1
http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteorite shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones have stopped working.

According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

A bright flash was seen in the Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Sverdlovsk regions, Russia’s Republic of Bashkiria and in northern Kazakhstan.

Lifenews tabloid said that at least one piece of the fallen object caused damage on the ground in Chelyabinsk. According to preliminary reports, it crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city's Internet and mobile service.

The Emergency Ministry reported that 20,000 rescue workers are operating in the region. Three aircraft were deployed to survey the area and locate other possible impact locations.

Witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it seemed like an earthquake and thunder had struck at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.


Loud-as-balls impact: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b0cRHsApzt8
#2
holy **** that video is awesome
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#4
THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT


oh wait


Seriously though, this is crazy.
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#5
holy shit.

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i did too
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#6
I wonder how big/awesome the impact would've been it they hadn't blown it up with a missile
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#8
A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.

I very much doubt that.

Now, imagine this many times larger and you've have the Tungaska incident. Except instead of communications and windows knocked out, you'd have buildings being flattened.
#9
Completely fucking awesome.
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#10
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#12
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JESUS CHRIST I jumped when the meteor hit

This

Glad I didn't have headphones on
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#13
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This

Glad I didn't have headphones on

I didn't. Woke everyone up
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#14
that video scared the shit out of me -___-
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#17
Holy mother ****in shit. How did those cars keep driving?? If I saw a bright ass light like that I would have shit my pants and ran into a telephone pole.
#18
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Holy mother ****in shit. How did those cars keep driving?? If I saw a bright ass light like that I would have shit my pants and ran into a telephone pole.

that's exactly what I was thinking. Plus in the first video the guy said almost nothing about it.
#20
I wonder if there are bits of the meteorite for sale on EBay yet
not going viral


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#21
I legit didn't get scared. Though that was surprising.
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#25
The missile part is almost definitely bs, but this is crazy nonetheless.

According to BBC, there could be up to 400 people injured! (From glass etc. though, not direct meteor apocalypse impact.)

The Russians wouldn't have known this was a meteor, how the shit could they stay so calm?


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#26
I very much doubt they shot it down. It would have broken up in the upper atmosphere.

The sound in the videos isn't the impact, it's the sonic boom. A sonic boom that shattered windows!

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Probably not, although that was my first thought.
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#28
This zinc plant just got owned. This is apparently where it landed.
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#29
I don't zinc they saw that one coming.
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#30
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We probably shouldn't be joking about this, remember the last time a meteorite hit?



#31
Didn't read the pretext to that video and watched it with headphones. This is crazy.

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#34
Holy shit man

*Insert Soviet Russia joke*
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#35
^ In Soviet Russia, meteor hits you!
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#36
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I think that happens everywhere.
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#37
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^ In Soviet Russia, meteor hits you!


lol fail

I'm just not witty enough to think of a good one, but there's gotta be
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#38
Russia is a depressing looking country. Sorry if you live there and you take offense but it just seems so dull.
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#40
So the spacefags didnt even know it was coming? Lawl, their whole lives have been wasted
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