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A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass.

"There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people's houses to check if they were OK," said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, the biggest city in the affected region.  

"We saw a big burst of light then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud thundering sound," he told The Associated Press by telephone.  

Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement.  

Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said more than 400 people had sought medical treatment after the blasts, and at least three had been hospitalized in serious condition. Many of the injuries were from glass broken by the explosions.  

Kolsenikov also said about 600 square meters (6000 square feet) of a roof at a zinc factory had collapsed.  

Reports conflicted on what exactly happened in the clear skies. A spokeswoman for the Emergency Ministry, Irina Rossius, told The Associated Press that there was a meteor shower, but another ministry spokeswoman, Elena Smirnikh, was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying it was a single meteor.  

Amateur video broadcast on Russian television showed an object speeding across the sky about 9:20 a.m. local time (0320 GMT), leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.  

Russian news reports noted that the meteor hit less than a day before the asteroid 2012 DA14 is to make the closest recorded pass of an asteroid - about 17,150 miles (28,000 kilometers). There was no immediate demonstrable connection.  

Small pieces of space debris — usually parts of comets or asteroids — that are on a collision course with the Earth are called meteoroids. When meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere they are called meteors. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites.

 

 

 

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600 square meters (6000 square feet)

 

not really doe

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lol at that not being aliens fam

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Some war of the worlds shit, believe.

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Its a Comet from the Kuiper belt thrown into the inner Solar system by Neptune that got past our natural comet barriers of Jupiter and The Moon.

 

Its crap. Was like the size of a table

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up until about 17 seconds id be thinking that shit was coming for ME

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my question is why have so many of them cars got cameras 

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alie bare ppl driving casual. car would have halted

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my question is why have so many of them cars got cameras 

 

A few different reasons, all to do with protecting themselves.

Corruption is rampant in the Russian Federation, and that’s led most motorists to take matters into their own hands. It’s not uncommon for a driver to be pulled over by the notorious Russian Highway Patrol (GAI) and harassed into paying a bribe. Dash cams afford at least a little protection from baseless accusations.

 

Lax law enforcement has also made is easier for organized crime to make millions from insurance scams. It’s a straightforward racket — crashes can be staged, or already damaged cars presented as evidence of a crash that never even occurred. The perpetrators can certainly produce witnesses that corroborate their version of events.

 

These scams became so common that Russian auto insurance companies have started denying claims with little reason. Buying a good policy that covers damage to your own vehicle is now prohibitively expensive for most drivers. When almost everyone is stuck with liability coverage only, no one is keen to take responsibility for an accident. Hit-and-runs and straight up lying about the cause of a crash are extremely common. This brings us to the Russian courts, which are often left to sort out the he-said-she-said mess of traffic accidents. Because of the prevalence of scams, corruption, and insurance-motivated lying, judges rarely accept verbal evidence in these cases.

 

The Russian civil code allows judges a ton of latitude in determining what evidence can be presented in court. Eyewitness testimony can be offered, but it is rarely given much weight because of the myriad of issues discussed above. Dash cams won’t lie, so you really need one to have any hope of winning a case.

 

The technology running dash cams has gotten small enough and cheap enough that most Russian drivers are happy to pay the price. Good quality dash cams can be bought in Russia for as little as $50, or as much as $200. This small expense can conceivably save thousands in the event of a crash.

 

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:lol: where do u find these 

 

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isn't there a meteor the size of a continent on its way towards earth? might have been misinformed tho

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yeah gonna brush by apparently between us and the moon. We should be able to see it from 8-10 tonight or something

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wouldnt it be cool if we all jjust left with a bang at the same damn time?

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duno about you dave but i aint tryna die aged 23 so much i aint done yet

 

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thats fuked i suggested at the time we shoot a rocket or laser at it (looney tunes style) but the person who i was having a chat with looked at me like  ^) . felt super dumb after :lol:

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Swear bursting it with anything just turns it into more fragments and more carnage shall ensue

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tbh real end of the world thread, gets 2 pages, tings gonna land soon innit, all public figures have already retired

 

hated u lot innit, s'all good

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reh, how can n the ting be 17m in diameter but 9 million kg in weight?

 

and and an energy release 20-30 times more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki

 

mud ting

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