Meteor Impact Injures Hundred

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Meteor Impact Injures Hundred

Postby shawomet » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:14 am

I see where this forum is big on impact events. What happened today is an extraordinary coincidence given the close passage of a Near Earth Asteroid at about 2:30pm Eastern time Friday Feb. 15. I've maintained a meteorite collection since the early 80's. This will likely rank as one of the most historic meteorite falls ever recorded. There will be major collectors/dealers on their way to the region as I speak. This report has some great footage of this event:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-575 ... rning-sky/
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Re: Meteor Impact Injures Hundred

Postby E.P. Grondine » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:38 am

Yeah, shawomet. You can pick up cheap used copies of my book "Man and Impact in the Americas" over at amazon.

The current reports are that this one came in tangential to the path of asteroid 2012 DA14.
A remarkable coincidence.
Usually people believe what they want to believe until reality intrudes.
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Re: Meteor Impact Injures Hundred

Postby shawomet » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:39 pm

Thanks, E.P. I just came across the best video so far....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/ ... intcmp=122
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