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Russian Meteorite Impact Captured on Security Camera

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.

  • rodbowler
    As I recall, there were no fatalties, and the worst building damage was a collapsed factory roof.
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  • will1220
    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
    As I recall, there were no fatalties, and the worst building damage was a collapsed factory roof.
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  • rodbowler
    It would appear that refresing the page caused a double post. Sorry about that...
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  • dalethepcman
    wow, awesome reporting. nothing like confusing Chelyabinsk and tunguska...
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  • popatim
    Was this a slow news day or what? 11 month old news on the front page...
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  • Draven35
    $33 million is total damage is nothing to laugh at, good thing it didn't actually impact.
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  • MaxTesla
    @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
    @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
    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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