NASA: Russian meteor was actually a “tiny asteroid” — Believed to be from belt between Mars and Jupiter

Published: February 15th, 2013 at 7:42 pm ET
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Astronomy Magazine, 6:35p ET: Scientists report that a nearly 50-foot-wide asteroid created this trail before breaking up over Russia on February 15, 2013 [...] The “tiny asteroid,” as Paul Chodas, research scientist in the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, referred to it, weighed some 7,000 metric tons and penetrated the atmosphere at some 40,265 mph (18 kilometers per second). [...] According to Bill Cooke, lead for the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the asteroid streaked through Earth’s atmosphere for approximately 30 seconds before it broke up 12 to 15 miles (19 to 24 km) above the surface. [...] this explosion was the largest one since the Tunguska event over Siberia in 1908 [...]

Los Angeles Times, 6:54p ET: Russian ‘meteor’ was actually a tiny asteroid, NASA says [...] At a news conference Friday, NASA scientists said the object that exploded over Russia was a “tiny asteroid” that measured roughly 45 feet across [...] Scientists believe the object originated from the asteroid belt, a vast collection of debris between Mars and Jupiter that consists of leftover bits from the formation of the solar system. [...] The fact that the asteroid hit on the same day that the world was anticipating the close flyby of a larger asteroid, 2012 DA14, was an extraordinary coincidence. [...]

See also: CNN Expert: Asteroid will miss us "by about 15 minutes" next week -- Would flatten around 1,200 sq. miles -- Coming closer than TV satellites (VIDEO)

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25 comments to NASA: Russian meteor was actually a “tiny asteroid” — Believed to be from belt between Mars and Jupiter

  • Now we've proven, once again, that another RISK was not properly considered or assessed when it comes to Nuclear Power.

    It was gambled upon. Our planet. You and I's lives!

    Have a chuck of one of these land in the Atlantic or any body of water near where Nuclear Power plants reside and the level of radioactive contamination and destruction would be… horrendous to say the least. :(

    "The fact that the asteroid hit on the same day that the world was anticipating the close flyby of a larger asteroid, 2012 DA14, was an extraordinary coincidence." – NASA scientist

    Extraordinary coincidences happen, as proved by Fukushima.

    Extraordinary coincidences will happen again.


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    • FREEDOMROX

      Again, I want to repeat this. Actually, this was predicted. This was an off shot of the so-called asteroid because of the axial shear of the magnetosphere. As an asteroid this close comes close to a celestial body, then the electrical properties inherent undergoes a shear effect, and propels parts of the mass forward, while conversely slowing down the main body. It is an action/reaction electrical impulse.
      No rockets were involved, no missiles intercepted anything. This was so fast and unexpected by mainstream scientists, that it is doubtful you will hear a word of it here in the US. If everyone didn't die here, then people wake up in the morning and go to work never knowing a thing about it.
      As the main portion of the 'asteroid' has now passed the earth, it will continue to degrade and axial shears will get worse. It is fully expected to be an extreme blow out, as projected by the Electric Universe.

      If this does not completely stream out as projected, then so much mass will be lost at the extreme speeds it grazed by and in contact with out magnetosphere, then it will only be because its trajectory was just changed because of it, and will be greatly diminished in mass.
      This really could have spawned many more 'children' meteorites, and possibly did, and we should all feel very lucky sonic booms and smoke is the worst that planet earth received.
      EU, it's not just for kids.

      This could easily have become a 'Tunguska' event, and proves the theory of just what…


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      • FREEDOMROX

        (Cont) what did happen in 1908.
        It was just a larger chunk that impacted the atmosphere, and the glow and the sonic booms were dead on in line with the electrical model of Tunguska, and what was proposed to happen today.

        The asteroid hit our magnetospheric tail about 7 hours ago. Just as the Solar CME was still impacting earth, yet the main wave had passed earth and impacted the asteroid, causing the magnetic variations which lead to small shears along it's axial framework.
        VALENTINE'S DAY MAGNETIC STORM: Valentine's Day in Scandinavia began with a magnetic storm. Rob Stammes of the Polar Light Center in Lofoten, Norway, reports: "Our instruments recorded 2o swings in the local magnetic field, which induced strong electrical currents in the ground outside our lab." The needles on his chart recorder were swinging wildly: At this time, twice the amount of solar CME radiation and solar wind density had streamed passed by earth and impacted the asteroid.
        http://www.spaceweather.com/
        "At 2:25 p.m. EST (19:25 UTC) on Friday, Feb. 15th, asteroid 2012 DA14 will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet's surface. This will put it well inside the orbit of geosynchronous satellites, closer than any asteroid of the same size has come since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s. Researchers speculate that Earth's gravity might even cause seismic activity on the 50m-wide space rock."
        http://www.spaceweather.com/
        Current solar winds and protonic density near…


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        • FREEDOMROX

          (cont)

          Current solar winds and protonic density near earth is only a Solar wind
          speed: 371.6 km/sec
          density: 2.6 protons/cm3
          This will be the main event, and it is possible for more shears, but doubtful since only the weaker outlying sections fall prey to these protonic excitations of mass activity in such extreme shearing conditions only exist from an electrical excitation comparable to 4.6 protons/cm3 that the asteroid encountered earlier and after it had passed the earth yesterday.
          There is a chance, however small, that a flame out could still occur after it passes earth, if any CME's or prominences are expected, and at this time, no coronal holes venting are aimed in this direction, so the probability is very low.

          Now most of this was poated as the event was reported, and only a small bit added afterwards, and what happened?

          Wal Thornhill, and the Electric Universe predicted just what would happen, as I did as well, although neither have stated anything regarding this event. But they will, for it follows my own mentor's teachings, Hannes Alfvén


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          • gr81 gr81

            Fantastic, FREEDOMROX!
            I support and believe the work of Wal Thornhill, and the Electric Universe.

            They have made several predictions in recent years which have been spot on, while the conventional theorists have been totally incorrect, and admittedly confused at the outcomes of their experiments gone awry.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Now it's an asteroid, lol. And they know where it's from, even though no radar or satellites detected it when it was hurling towards earth.


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  • kintaman kintaman

    Would love to see the actual material that landed and what it is composed of. Any other world microbes? Would be cool.


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    • dosdos dosdos

      With the light it gave off and the smoke trails, it obviously contained a large amount of magnesium, which ignited in the atmosphere. So the chance of any microbes is small, considering the heat generated by the burning magnesium, added to the heat of atmospheric friction.


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  • redwing redwing

    There are these other reports of meteorites in Cuba and Japan. Are these hoaxes? If not, then doesn't that mean there is some kind of connection with 2012 DA14? And why isn't any of it being reported?


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Another strange coincidence that the 'asteroid' exploded right above the worst polluted nuclear radiated town in the entire world, right next to the Mayak nuclear facility.

    The film showed a region in crisis, where its people expect to live only to 50, perhaps 55, and where as many as 90 per cent of the children suffer from chronic illnesses.
    http://www.wentz.net/radiate/cheyla/chelya.html

    Ozyorsk – Kyshtym – Mayak Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Center Disaster And Coverup; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/ozyorsk-kyshtym-mayak-nuclear-waste.html

    Pu-239, The Half Life of Timofey Berezin; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/pu-239-half-life-of-timofey-berezin.html


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  • I have traveled on Destroyers, which can see a US quarter out in space 250 miles away.

    This whole event is a joke, the powers that be refuse to announce a threat…they think the sheeple must stampede. They might be right.

    they would rather kill and maim rather than admit a threat , what does this tell you? They have no respect for their subjects.


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  • Meteorites are meteors until they hit the earth, they are asteroids until the enter the atmosphere….they are all the same.


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  • Jay

    It's taboo to talk about why neither NORAD nor Russia's S-400 didn't even flinch in sensing this danger coming in .

    Keep in mind , the meteorite striked near a very large nuclear fuel manufacturing complex that SHOULD have SAMs S-400 guarding !

    How about the Patriot SAMs in Poland and Romania ?


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  • nan.bhajani nan.bhajani

    "The leader of Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party and vice speaker of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky accused on Friday the United States of testing new weapons over Russia immediately after reports of a meteorite explosion appeared."

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/russian-duma-vice-speaker-the-meteorite-was-a-new-us-weapon/5323148


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  • LOOK..! FOLKS… We fired on that damned thing with our space-based laser… OKAY!? On its inbound track to see if we could alter its trajectory. It just DIDN'T WORK! And, WORSE!?… We BROKE IT..!!!!

    I have the picture of the thing before… and , after!

    This is facts… and they had to then cancel the whole ISS live film-show of the fly-by because like the IDIOTS that they are… they PUBLISHED the pictures of it they had.

    It doesn't LOOK like THAT anymore!

    The "Knob" that stuck off of it before is now missing! Look for the biggest remaining bit of it in the hole that was made by impacting in the Ural Mountains area, and the remainder where they burned up around the globe! 4 other location got a show, and that's just the ones that were seen!

    Chicanery-mountain… home of the space defense farce decided to test the toys again. The test was worse than a failure! And per standard government actions… people got injured but they could care less! And have made NASA out to be idiots, even though it quite likely that they told them such use of a laser on an asteroid wouldn't work! And would have a probability of causing the fracture of such to be about 97% certainty!

    But they gave it a try, anyhow!

    Military intelligence and your stolen taxes at work!

    Now are you clear on their interest in public safety!???


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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This of course has perked the attention of meteor collectors.
    Many waiting for a look at the genuine material.

    "If pieces of meteorite reached the surface, as NASA said was likely, they fell largely into the sea of birch and pine trees in this patch of western Siberia, now blanketed in snow."

    "Lake Chebarkul is one of four sites that the government believes felt a significant impact, the minister of emergency situations, Vladimir Puchkov, told the Interfax news agency.

    As the sun rose there on Saturday, the snow crystals sparkling like a million tiny mirrors, steam wafted from the ice crater, apparently related to the work of the divers, but the lake yielded few clues.

    Mr. Puchkov later said the divers had found nothing on the lake bed, but had not ruled out meteor shrapnel as the cause of the hole.

    “Experts are studying all possible places of impact,” he said. “We have no reports of confirmed discoveries.”

    This means we have not seen the actual material..the meteor is made of..or evidence of impactites.

    Feb 16 2013

    After Assault From the Heavens, Russians Search for Clues and Count Blessings

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/world/europe/russians-seek-clues-and-count-blessings-after-meteor-blast.html?_r=0


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  • Yes… well… let's shoot some round up into the air… and see if any fall back on our heads..! shall we..? It's about as rational as what they did!


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  • markww markww

    Breaking news NASA makes a new discovery on the meteor in Russia. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., now say the meteor weighed about 10,000 tons and was traveling 40,000 mph (64,373 km/h) when it exploded Read more at

    http://news.yahoo.com/russian-meteor-blast-bigger-thought-nasa-says-234920189.html

    Markww


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    AGreenRoad has made the most important contribution on this thread. Spread the news..

    Pay attention:
    http://www.wentz.net/radiate/cheyla/index.htm


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