Sunday, April 23, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Russian meteor shockwave circled the globe


Posted on Sunday, 30 June, 2013 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: seeder


Image credit: Youtube / Russia Today

 
The huge meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk produced a shockwave that circled the whole planet.

The 17m rock burned up above Russia in an event so destructive that it injured 1000 people and sent a shockwave that circled the Earth twice. Scientists were able to determine the nature of the seismic aftermath using sensors designed to pick up signs of nuclear detonations. The explosion was the equivalent of 460 kilotonnes of TNT, the largest such event since the 1908 Tunguska meteor in Siberia.

The explosion over Chelyabinsk has also generated renewed interest in developing methods to deflect or destroy incoming objects from space. Solutions ranging from solar sails to nuclear missiles have been proposed as potential ways to protect the Earth from future impacts.

"The shock wave from an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February was so powerful that it travelled twice around the globe, scientists say."

  View: Full article |  Source: BBC News

  Discuss: View comments (5)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by b0wn on 1 July, 2013, 5:49
So that's what scared the hell out of me?
Comment icon #2 Posted by d e v i c e on 8 July, 2013, 22:59
It's only a matter of time, I'm predicting 50-200 years, before another Tunguska occurs, but this time over a populated region as in the Chelyabinsk event. Lets hope the technology has been developed by then to prevent such a scenario from taking place.
Comment icon #3 Posted by seeder on 11 July, 2013, 11:18
It's only a matter of time, I'm predicting 50-200 years, before another Tunguska occurs, but this time over a populated region as in the Chelyabinsk event. Lets hope the technology has been developed by then to prevent such a scenario from taking place. If the tech can actually 'know; about a future strike...and bear in mind the Russia meteor came as a huge surprise...Im sure the rich and powerful will cosy up in some secret and very secure bunker if the S-H-T-F big time, and the regular population will be left to fend for themselves
Comment icon #4 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 11 July, 2013, 11:32
If the tech can actually 'know; about a future strike...and bear in mind the Russia meteor came as a huge surprise...Im sure the rich and powerful will cosy up in some secret and very secure bunker if the S-H-T-F big time, and the regular population will be left to fend for themselves It's never long before a decent thread gets infected by conspiracy theory mentality is it?
Comment icon #5 Posted by seeder on 11 July, 2013, 11:58
It's never long before a decent thread gets infected by conspiracy theory mentality is it? Sorry but Im not really into the CT's mentality, But you have to consider - quite reasonably, that safe and secure well stocked bunkers are in existence for the benefit of certain people. Govts absolutely have their safe bolt holes, this would seem common knowledge, and other wealthy folks have theirs too You only have to google something like 'doomsday shelters' or similar to find there are some firms who specialise in building these things for people who have the "money". And heres just one such firm h... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Fossilized dinosaur eggs unearthed in China
4-23-2017
Discovered near Foshan in the southeast of the country, the eggs date back over 70 million years.
'Most Haunted' crew films 'ghost' in old house
4-22-2017
The footage shows a shadowy figure walking up a staircase in a stately home in Rotherham, England.
Mystery haul of gold coins found inside piano
4-22-2017
The treasure trove was found in Shropshire, England inside an old school piano that was being retuned.
'Hobbits' much older than previously thought
4-21-2017
Scientists have revealed that Homo floresiensis is actually one of the earliest known forms of human.
Other news in this category
'Mega-constellations' could cause crashes
Posted 4-20-2017 | 3 comments
Concerns have been raised over the number of new satellites being launched over the next few years....
 
Titan 'disappearing islands' mystery solved
Posted 4-19-2017 | 9 comments
Researchers in France have determined why entire islands have been vanishing from the surface of Titan....
 
'First ever image of dark matter' revealed
Posted 4-13-2017 | 2 comments
Scientists in Ontario have compiled an image of dark matter filaments connecting two galaxies together....
 
NASA funds 22 wild new sci-fi technologies
Posted 4-8-2017 | 0 comments
The space agency has revealed its latest list of new Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) projects....
 
Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet
Posted 4-7-2017 | 32 comments
Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around GJ 1132b - a planet situated 39 light years away....
 
NASA photographs mysterious circle on Mars
Posted 4-6-2017 | 15 comments
The space agency has released a new image of a peculiar circle on Mars - but what exactly is it ?...
 
Cassini probe prepares for its 'grand finale'
Posted 4-5-2017 | 9 comments
NASA's long-lived Cassini spacecraft will soon begin its first in a series of final orbits around Saturn....
 
Hunt for Planet Nine continues in earnest
Posted 4-5-2017 | 7 comments
Astronomers from around the world have been combining their efforts to seek out the new planet....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ