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Offline firewalker

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Re: Meteorite explosion over Russia injures hundreds.
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 08:31:44 pm »

why are there two parallel trails ?

Maybe the object got split at contact with the upper layers of the atmosphere in a non catastrophic way. The two pieces followed an identical trajectory after that.

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Re: Meteorite explosion over Russia injures hundreds.
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 09:56:26 pm »
woa!. caught live... (4:35)


The time from the flash to the bang was 140 seconds in this video,  the speed of sound in cold air about .34Km/second give or take, so that explosion was about 47.5 kilometers away line of sight, still shattering glass.  Amazing.
 

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Re: Meteorite explosion over Russia injures hundreds.
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2013, 01:10:33 am »
Nice animation of the meteor strike:



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