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Russian Meteorite Impact Captured on Security Camera

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Russian Meteorite

Asteroids and meteors have been a common topic of discussion this past year, particularly following February's massive explosion over the Russian town, Chelyabinsk. Exploding with the force of several Hiroshima bombs, the 500 kiloton boom killed townsfolk and razed buildings.

While it may be a few months after the fact, it also seems that the rock, still moving at many times the speed of sound, was captured on a household security camera. Shown above, the SETI institute video is a part of a much larger research paper archiving the damage caused by the meteor, and what we can expect down the road.

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    rodbowler , November 20, 2013 3:49 PM
    As I recall, there were no fatalties, and the worst building damage was a collapsed factory roof.
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    will1220 , November 20, 2013 3:50 PM
    Umm... I don't know where you get your information but zero deaths have been reported due to the Chelyabinsk meteor.
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    rodbowler , November 20, 2013 3:56 PM
    As I recall, there were no fatalties, and the worst building damage was a collapsed factory roof.
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    rodbowler , November 20, 2013 3:57 PM
    It would appear that refresing the page caused a double post. Sorry about that...
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    dalethepcman , November 20, 2013 4:03 PM
    wow, awesome reporting. nothing like confusing Chelyabinsk and tunguska...
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    popatim , November 20, 2013 5:50 PM
    Was this a slow news day or what? 11 month old news on the front page...
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    Draven35 , November 21, 2013 1:27 AM
    $33 million is total damage is nothing to laugh at, good thing it didn't actually impact.
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    MaxTesla , November 21, 2013 6:12 AM
    @rodbowler

    @will1220

    You both need to learn how to read.

    In the text, it is said that the BOMB killed many people NOT the big rock
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    zarf42 , November 21, 2013 7:55 AM
    @MaxTesla: Rod and Will are right, you just aren't diagramming the sentences correctly. Read the following:

    "Asteroids and meteors have been a common topic of discussion this past year, particularly following February's massive explosion over the Russian town, Chelyabinsk. Exploding with the force of several Hiroshima bombs, the 500 kiloton boom killed townsfolk and razed buildings."

    The "boom" in the second sentence is not the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Which was equal to 16 kilotons, not 500), it's the impact of the meteor mentioned in the first sentence. Describing the impact of the Hiroshima bombing with "killed townsfolk and razed buildings" would be the understatement of the century.

    Of course, we don't know what the actual force of the Chelyabinsk detonation was (The only estimate I've seen was 640 kilotons, not 500), it didn't kill anybody, and it didn't raze any buildings - this is hyperbolic falsity, the likes of which I'm not used to seeing on this site.
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    nezzymighty , November 21, 2013 9:00 AM
    As the title suggests... the meteorite was Russian in origin?... "Russian Meteorite Impact Captured on Security Camera"... should it not read "Meteorite Impact Captured by a Security Camera in Russia"?
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    Draven35 , November 21, 2013 11:41 AM
    Technically, it didn't impact, it exploded in the air.
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    coolitic , November 21, 2013 1:37 PM
    I officially announce that that all news on tomshardware sucks (not including the articles at the top).

    They always post false info and misleading topics.
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    _Cosmin_ , November 22, 2013 12:30 AM
    As usual... misleading title: WHERE IS THE IMPACT SHOWN?
    Also what meteorite was all over the news at THAT TIME... why is news now for you!?