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Russian meteor shockwave circled the globe

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


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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."

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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]


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