Every Angle of the Russian Meteor!

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A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb. The meteor, estimated to be about 9 tonnes, entered the Earth's atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 km/h and shattered about 30 to 50 kilometers above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.

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  1. JimBrown1946
    JimBrown1946 Feb 15, 2013

    This looks more like a sinkhole I've heard of in the Middle East which is fueled by natural gas deposits. This doesn't look like an impact crater.

  2. 4499124
    4499124 Feb 17, 2013

    Check out an incredible painting by the late artist Chesley Bonestell done in 1947: "A meteor has gouged a mile-wide hole in Manhattan"....Miller and Durant III, "Worlds Beyond: The Art of Chesley Bonestell"....

  3. 30301101
    30301101 Feb 19, 2013

    Someone should fly up to the cloud made by the "meteor" and test it for composition in case that was a man-made object, not a meteor.... judging by the weight and speed it could have been just as easily a man-made object. the big explosion could have been a big ol' rocket-fuel tank popping... maybe

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