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Possible meteor shower reported in eastern Russia

Discussion in 'The OT' started by cj9788, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. P Smith

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    I see you guys follow lemming's path - pumping more and more fear into each other. :D

    Will see when all your scare conditions happened in next 10 mil years.
     
  2. djlong

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    10 million years? Try twice in a hundred years - this and the Tunguska event.

    Never mind how many times this might have happened over the oceans and seen by nobody or even more desolate places.

    We're fortunate in that this scare didn't occur a few decades ago when it could have EASILY been misinterpreted as a missile-based attack.
     
  3. P Smith

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    It's another example of exaggerating - a speed and the trajectory are clearly distinguish the meteor from a missile.Mass media screwed ppl pretty badly. :(
     
  4. Nick

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    I agree with djlong -- half a century or so ago, the meteor over Russia could well have precipitated WWIII. Remember, that was the era of the Cuban missile crisis.
     
  5. P Smith

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    I see good brainwashed results en mass :D.
     
  6. Nick

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    Would you care to elaborate on that statement?
     
  7. P Smith

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    see post#43
     
  8. dpeters11

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    Right and in 1995, Norway launched some scientific equipment, and freaked Russia out enough that Yeltsin activated his nuclear keys for the first time and sent the sub commanders to prepare for nuclear retaliation. It wasn't until after this that they realized that the rocket wasn't even heading towards Russia, it was headed north from Norway for study of aurora. Russia had been notified ahead of time of the launch as well.

    I understand that this was still "missile" based, but if they freaked out over something that wasn't even headed their way, they could easily have gotten spooked by something that was.
     
  9. djlong

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    Ummm... Put your 1964 hat on.

    You're in the Kremlin. You got a report of a streaking fireball from a remote outpost in central Russia. What you don't know is that the airburst knocked out communications. You can't raise the location that reported it. You get another report from an installation a hundred miles away saying that they saw a huge explosion the size of a nuke in the direction of the station that originally reported the fireball. You can't confirm anything.

    What do you do? It's the height of the cold war. You know the US is lying about a "missile gap" (the US has plenty and you don't) Do you trust that the US didn't just surprise you with a new secret weapon?
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    I saw that movie.:)
     
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  12. phrelin

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    Thanks for the link to the NASA analysis. And I love the last sentence:
    :eek2:
     

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