Meteor over Russia

Re: Meteor over Russia

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:36 pm

:lol: Hell of a crew over there at CNN. They sure know how to pick 'em! :rofl: :doh: Too much ... they're killin' me!


I wish one of these things would land in my yard. I could then afford new windows after the sonic boom ... because ALL of it would be on eBay before it even cooled. :D
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Re: Meteor over Russia

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:04 am

rberq wrote:Russia again. Here's the one from 105 years ago.

http://history1900s.about.com/od/1900s/qt/Tunguska.htm

That was a cataclysmic event..."The explosion leveled an estimated 80 million trees over an 830 square-mile area in a radial pattern from the blast zone."

I'm in awe every time I read about it. :shock:
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Re: Meteor over Russia

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:14 am

Me too - I remember seeing the black & white pictures of that in some book at school when I was real young. I stared at the pic for 10 minutes trying to imagine the power of that. I still remember the picture EXACTLY without even clicking the link - hundreds of acres of trees toppled like matchsticks. Amazing. 8-)
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