"The Internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea: massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it" - I wish I had said this.
33, 000 MPH ! I've watched the various videos of this asteroid but it's still hard to wrap your mind around that level of speed.
BTW: Another huge asteroid is set to buzz the Earth in approximately one hour from now. Does anyone know how best to view it?
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http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...8956--nhl.htmlTraktor Arena, home to KHL’s Traktor Chelyabinsk, closed due to meteor damage
When I watched some of those videos earlier I was thinking to myself "Wow, Russians really just aren't fazed by anything" because the people were driving on like nothing was happening, not even hitting the breaks or yelling. "Oh, what is that? Huh, could be the end of the world maybe. Whatever." Then I saw that Cracked had pretty much the same thoughts
5 Meteor Videos that Prove Russians Don't Give a ****
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Formerly known as Nunya Bidness per arrangement with ES staff
Fantastic indepth interviews about tracking and predicting these events. Yeah, I'm biased, but I left the booth thinking this is really cool stuff. Please let me know whatcha think.
A story on the meteor strike in Russia and the difficulties of predicting and tracking them. Amazingly, more damage is usually done by the sonic boom than by the meteorites themselves.
I was able to speak with Dr. Ed Beshore he's a senior staff scientist at the University of Arizona as well as the deputy principal investigator for NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission and Dr. Ed Beshore, a deputy principal investigator for NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, to discuss the meteorite strike..
Really appreciated the way they broke everything down. Great analysis of the difficulties of tracking and working with these objects.
Google Removes Google Doodle of Asteroid After Meteorite Injures Hundreds in Russia.
The doodle was created to commemorate the passing of asteroid 2012 DA14 passing near Earth, but then Google pulled it once news came out of the major incident in Russia.
Flying Vince Lombardi x x x x x x x x x x x Ryan Kerrigan... Funky-style
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