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Message 1338565 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:34:24 UTC - in response to Message 1338563.

Zapped - wrong space lump, that was far too early for the Friday afternoon's one (actually more like mid evening given its expected to fly-by over Eastern Europe)

Whoops :)
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Message 1338595 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 19:51:26 UTC

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Message 1338596 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 19:52:22 UTC

Could see nothing here at 0430 local time. Not even the bright flash that would have said NASA had got it wrong :)

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Message 1338598 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 19:56:53 UTC - in response to Message 1338494.

Actually, the asteroid pass is this afternoon (Central time, which you are), not yesterday.

You are correct........I got the timeline wrong. I don't think the event could precede the asteroid's flyby. Maybe the gov got the open air test timing wrong...LOL.

Besides I think the relevant agencies only know of perhaps 1% of all the asteroids that orbit near the earth, or at least that's what I've read, so the one that supposedly hit Russia could be an unknown one that went under the radar as it were.
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Message 1338601 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 20:04:11 UTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCawTYPtehk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGyQIw899dQ
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Message 1338602 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 20:10:42 UTC

Both links are for Friday the meteor that exploded over Russia on Friday morning, not the much larger asteroid that is passing by as I type.
The Russian Meteor was about 15 hours too earl and only about 10% or so of DA14.
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Message 1338604 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 20:15:46 UTC

Well whatever,

What is all the angst?

We apparently are all still here

Can we move on to the next OMG event

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Message 1338685 - Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 0:43:13 UTC

A little more OMG from Sky News interviewing the Meteor Curator at a London museum
Scientist: "One object was travelling (roughly) N to S, the other S to N so definitely unconnected."
Anchor: "Is there a scientific term for that?"
Scientist: "Yes, we call it Sod's law".
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Message 1338805 - Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 7:55:32 UTC

Since Friday afternoon's event was very much a "non-event", and has now passed by, this thread is being locked.
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