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Meteor Explodes over Russia

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My inner science geek loves this.

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I wonder if it was debris from 2012 DA14.

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I think it is a secret government operation to aid a clandestine Klingon invasion.

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kind of ironic that a blast stronger than the hydrogen bomb dropped on hiroshima happens at a former soviet secret nuclear weapons production site, and was caused by a meteor from space.

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It's the Tunguska Blast of 1908 all over again! Run for the hills the <insert object of whichever conspiracy theory you prefer here> are coming!

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It's the Tunguska Blast of 1908 all over again! Run for the hills the <insert object of whichever conspiracy theory you prefer here> are coming!

Dr Ray Stantz: You know, Mr. Tully, you are a most fortunate individual.

Louis: I know!

Dr Ray Stantz: You have been a participant in the biggest interdimensional cross rip since the Tunguska blast of 1909!

Louis: Felt great.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki were Atomic Bombs. Hydrogen Bombs are so big a blast, an Atomic bomb is the trigger.

What I don't want to imagine is that type incident happening over a multiple "Glass Tower" city, such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Toronto, Paris, London, and any others that might be local to other EMT City denizens. They're lucky, as "ONLY" 1,000 victims, roughly 3/4 requiring ER services.

Historical note: When the USAF Academy opened, they had a supersonic jet fly-over, who's sonic boom shattered almost, if not all, the new building's windows.

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Quantifying it is rater interesting:

The object had an approximate mass of 7,000 metric tonnes and a velocity of 33,000 miler per hour. Let's crunch the numbers:

Kinetic Energy = 1/2[ M(V)2] (M needs to be in kilograms and V needs to be in metres/second)

7,000 tonnes is around 7 million kilograms (short tonnes). 33,000 miles per hour is around 52,800 kilometres/hour. 52,800 kilometres per hour is about 880 kilometres/minute, is about 15 kilometres per second, is about 15,000 metres/second.

KE = 1/2 [7 mil * (15,000)2 ] = ~7.9 * (10)14 Joules

* A Joule is a derived unit of work and/or energy with the units Kg*(Metre) 2/(Second) 2 or basically simplified to 1 Joule ~ force of 1 Newton applied over the distance of 1 metre.

*A Newton is a unit of force where 1 Newton will accelerate a 1 Kg mass to 1m/s/s

The Hiroshima bomb by comparison released ~6.3 × 1013 Joules

Is my math good?

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