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#16    Zaphod222

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

To cross reference another thread: This is a likely way in which the human species will end. This thing was only a few centimeters wide. Now make it the size of Manhattan, and that would do the trick. And there plenty of objects that size flying around us.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

I think we have probably just had the luck of filming two in a relatively short period of time.  When you think the Earth is only populated in relatively small area's, like cities etc there must be thousands of times this must have happened over oceans or unpopulated area's which have gone unknown.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 24 April 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

Crazy...the one over Russia and now this one. I wonder if some distant planet exploded and sent a few chunks our way?

Meteors are created when there is a collision between asteroids (in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter) happens all the time. Some come from the moon and Mars. Small meteors frequently collide with Earth, about 4-7 thousand tons every year.

If the big ones out there, lets say a mile across, did the same, we wouldnt be having this conversation.

Edited by Hazzard, 25 April 2013 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

View PostHazzard, on 25 April 2013 - 03:24 PM, said:

Meteors are created when there is a collision between asteroids (in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter) happens all the time. Some come from the moon and Mars. Small meteors frequently collide with Earth, about 4-7 thousand tons every year.

If the big ones out there, lets say a mile across, did the same, we wouldnt be having this conversation.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

The world, still busy with fighting and killing each other.


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

View Postskookum, on 25 April 2013 - 09:41 AM, said:

I think we have probably just had the luck of filming two in a relatively short period of time.  When you think the Earth is only populated in relatively small area's, like cities etc there must be thousands of times this must have happened over oceans or unpopulated area's which have gone unknown.
Also, thanks to the coverage the Russian meteor got, every fireball since then gets in the media when previously they would only be local news, giving the false impression that there has been an unusual barrage of meteors headed our way recently.

If a fireball over Argentina a few years ago exploded and broke some windows but did not other damage, would we even hear about it?

Edited by Archimedes, 27 April 2013 - 07:59 PM.

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