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Amazing Video – If a Large Meteor Strikes Earth – Dan Nagasaki

- by - February 18, 2013 - 08:39 America/New_York - 2 Comments

This video was made several years ago. It shows the damage that a large meteor can do today, as similar meteors have done in the past on earth.

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  1. Chieftain

    February 18th, 2013

    We almost got a preview of this last Friday in Chelyabinsk. If that meteor had come straight down instead of expending all of its energy in the upper atmosphere, Chelyabinsk would not exist today.

    What’s scary is that this near-strike happened while the scientific community was laser-focused on a smaller asteroid that was passing near the earth. Nobody saw this one coming, and it was over before anyone on the ground even realized what had just happened.

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  2. Dadof3

    February 18th, 2013

    The one that blew up in Russia was something like one eighth the mass of the one that was being watched. Not the other way around.

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/15/injuries-reported-after-meteorite-falls-in-russia-ural-mountains/

    http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/15/live-blog-asteroid-2012-da14-approaches-earth/?hpt=us_t4

    If the one that flew past us had landed we’d be having a different kind of news day.

    The Earth would have been altered somehow forever more.

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