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NEWS (with VIDEO): Meteorite airburst explosion, Chelyabinsk Russia — hundreds hurt; also, NASA anounces a close flyby of an asteroid today

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Early this morning, near the Urals in Russia, HT Russia Today. (Has video.)

Video, through Youtube:

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And, NASA has a projection of a close earth asteroid flyby at about 1 – 4 pm US Eastern Seaboard time, here:

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F/N: SLOOH gives a summary, here:

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A day for the history books, ~ 1,000 people hurt (mostly by flying glass from the shock wave, NB in the Blitz in the 1940’s most of the dead in London were from flying glass . . . ) by a meteorite impact; never before in history. Let us trust the two reported as in critical condition do well. The coincidental timing with the near miss by the ~ 150 ft sized asteroid should also be a wake up call.


12 Replies to “NEWS (with VIDEO): Meteorite airburst explosion, Chelyabinsk Russia — hundreds hurt; also, NASA anounces a close flyby of an asteroid today

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    Why does the video date show December 31, 2012?

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    kairosfocus says:

    EA, Beats me, I think that is someone’s personal vid cam or maybe a phone vid — no warning, just happens. They may be doing the equivalent of blinking midnight on the old fashioned VCR. KF

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    sagebrush gardener says:

    It’s a dash cam, apparently with a miscalibrated date. I understand that dash cams are common in Russia, apparently because their courts require this kind of proof in case of accidents.

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    Looks awfully cold there.

    I sure wish there were some way we could warm up this planet . . . 🙂

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT: Human Hearing Outsmarts Physical Limits – February 15, 2013
    Excerpt: “Oppenheim and Magnasco discovered that the accuracy with which the volunteers determined pitch and timing simultaneously was usually much better, on average, than the Gabor limit. In one case, subjects beat the Gabor limit for the product of frequency and time uncertainty by a factor of 50, clearly implying their brains were using a nonlinear algorithm.”
    That (hyper acuity) algorithm is encoded in the ear and the brain.

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    Eugen says:

    Thanks, Kairos. What an event in Russia!

    If somebody is interested there will be a show online in which astronomers will track and comment on asteroid pass.

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    Joe says:


    Did the book arrive yet? My daughter wants to read it. She thinks it’s about horses and flies.

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    bornagain77 says:

    On Dr. Hunter’s LaPlace article, a poster named Vel, after noting the meteor, he asked:

    “Design or natural law? God’s Will or bad luck? A message or physics?”


    It is interesting to note that ‘natural law’, and physics, was originally discovered, and elucidated, by Christian Theists, such as Newton, Kepler and Galileo, because they believed in a lawgiver who governed this universe. As to physics, General Relativity had, even before the discovery of the Cosmic Background Radiation, forced science to consider the ex-nihilo creation of the entire universe (Lemaître).,, Quantum Mechanics has gone even further than General Relativity and, in the words of Eugene Wigner, shown “that the very study of the external world led to the scientific conclusion that the content of the consciousness is the ultimate universal reality”. ,,, As to ‘Natural Law’, the fine-tuning of ‘Natural Law’ for life in the universe is now found to be so precise that it has atheists postulating infinite untestable universes to ‘explain away’ what we have now found,,, a most un-parsimonious explanation to put it mildly.,, Thus neither physics nor ‘natural law’ is conducive to an atheistic worldview. But why did Vel present the issue of ‘natural evil’ (of the meteor) as if belief in God is somehow diametrically opposed to belief in physics and/or Natural Law?? The reason why is simply because Vel, as with Darwin before him, has failed to reconcile the problem of ‘natural’ evil with the reality of a infinitely good God. But Christian Theists have never claimed we were in heaven in the first place, but instead that we live in a fallen world. Thus why should vel presuppose heavenly perfection in a fallen world so as rail against God? He clearly has a distorted view of reality.,,,, As CS Lewis wisely put it:

    “If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.” –
    CS Lewis God in the Dock, page 52

    Music and verse:

    Natalie Grant – Held

    Luke 13:4-5
    Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

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    Eugen says:

    Hi Joe, funny thing, my kids were also asking about the eye catching book cover. The book is great. It’s easy to read and understand. Thanks for recommending it. (Why is a fly not a horse, Sermonti).

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    kairosfocus says:

    SCORE: One hit (airburst) from E-W S – N in Eurasia [cf. here], one near-miss somewhat N – S; scrapingly close: 17,000+ mi. Both in a 24 hr window. The first (~ 10 tons) seems to have come out of “nowhere,” the second (~ 150 ft) has been tracked for months. A lesson in our vulnerability. KF

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    kairosfocus says:

    F/N: I have given a footnote to the original, with a link to a discussion by SLOOH. Vid embed comes up with an under construction message. KF

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    Robert Byers says:

    this would be a great show for NOVA to do .
    The people are fascinated by space rocks hiting earth for many reasons.
    God protected everyone pretty much.
    All impacts above the k-t line, by the way, have been in the last 4000 years.
    I wonder if it was seen before the crash? Who’s watching? How much a surprise was it?

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