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#286    Tutankhaten-pasheri

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

View Postbmk1245, on 25 February 2013 - 11:13 AM, said:

Slightly better than Электрофикация, but still... Imagine Mетеорёнок (Метеор) Полиграфович Челябинский :no:
Fantastic name :D
and when I saw Электрофикация I immediatly though of Приключеня электроника. weird....

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

and another...

Massive green 'fireball' blazes across California sky in another too-close-for-comfort meteor shower





http://www.dailymail...eor-shower.html

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

View Postseeder, on 25 February 2013 - 08:18 PM, said:

and another...

Fireballs like this are fairly common and pose no threat to life and limb, the only reason they are being reported world-wide is because of the Russian meteor.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

View PostAtentutankh-pasheri, on 25 February 2013 - 05:20 PM, said:

Fantastic name :D
and when I saw Электрофикация I immediatly though of Приключеня электроника. weird....
Heh... Brings old memories.

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To echo Waspie's post, one can estimate how often asteroids (meteoroids) of particular size will collide with Earth

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(Figure 3, Nature 420, 294-296 (21 November 2002); for larger than 200 m see Figure 4)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

The biggest fragment so far

http://rt.com/news/m...t-fragment-404/

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Russia meteor's origin tracked down

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-21579422

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

View Postseeder, on 26 February 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

Russia meteor's origin tracked down

There is a thread on this HERE.

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