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Video captures massive meteor as it lights up sky in Canada
New York Daily News ^ | November 23rd 2008 | Michael Sheridan

Posted on 11/23/2008 10:46:19 AM PST by Lorianne

amazing video


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; meteor

1 posted on 11/23/2008 10:46:19 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Cool.


2 posted on 11/23/2008 10:52:24 AM PST by Ronzo (Poetry can be a better tool of understanding than tedious scribblings of winners of the Noble Prize)
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To: Ronzo

very hot


3 posted on 11/23/2008 10:56:38 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I saw something very similar in November of 1950,while riding in the back of a truck and looking north. I thought there had been a nuclear attack !

Later on,after reading a lot of science fiction,I wondered if the meteor had contained “contra-terrene matter” (positrons instead of electrons,etc.)

The color of the “fireball” was almost exactly like that produced by the nuclear test at Eniwitok (sp?)a year or two later.


4 posted on 11/23/2008 11:10:00 AM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: Lorianne
Cosmonauts Chang and Wong returning unhappily from a training flight preparing for a surprise moon landing?
5 posted on 11/23/2008 11:10:17 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
Cosmonauts Chang and Wong returning unhappily from a training flight preparing for a surprise moon landing?

ROTFL!

6 posted on 11/23/2008 11:12:59 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I voted for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: Lorianne

Cool. If it were me in the car I might have gotten into an accident ... or had an accident.


7 posted on 11/23/2008 11:13:17 AM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: Lorianne
the house shook twice and it sounded like dinosaurs were walking," Evans said.

Yeah, because the time that I saw dinosaurs walking, it sounded just like this.

8 posted on 11/23/2008 11:16:57 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Lorianne; All

Wow....If I had seen that I would have thought it to be a ballistic missle. I wonder if there was any explosive sound that happened when it broke up?


9 posted on 11/23/2008 11:20:30 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Lorianne

I lost my meteor. Thanks for finding it.


10 posted on 11/23/2008 11:21:18 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (The committed will surely dominate the complacent.)
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To: BenLurkin

That wasn’t any toolbag crashing to earth!


11 posted on 11/23/2008 11:26:04 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Wow! On the evening of November 14th, between 7 and 7:30 p.m., we saw one of the largest meteors we’ve ever seen as we were driving back to our cabin. The one we saw actually looked like a brilliant green burst before falling through the atmosphere. It was really something to see and I don’t know how many times we said, “wow, oh wow!” LOL


12 posted on 11/23/2008 11:29:14 AM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: Sola Veritas
Wow....If I had seen that I would have thought it to be a ballistic missle. I wonder if there was any explosive sound that happened when it broke up?

That's exactly what I thought when I saw one headed right for Salt Lake City one evening back in the Cold War days of the early 1960s. It was twilight and the street lights had just come on. The thing grew brighter and brighter until the lights turned off again. I was waiting for the Soviet nuclear blast but instead the thing exploded silently in a huge fireball then disappeared.

We learned the next day a large meteorite had exploded over central Utah. I know teams were sent to search for remnants and can't recall if any were found. But for a few moments I thought WWW3 had started.

13 posted on 11/23/2008 11:36:26 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: BenLurkin
Cosmonauts Chang and Wong returning unhappily from a training flight

Taikonauts.

14 posted on 11/23/2008 11:56:37 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Lorianne

Ha ha! My daughter and I saw a pretty amazing meteor on Tuesday, I think, and that’s what we wondered if it could be - the lost toolbag!


15 posted on 11/23/2008 12:00:30 PM PST by aberaussie
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To: Lorianne

The Toolbag Has Landed!


16 posted on 11/23/2008 12:07:24 PM PST by seawolf101
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To: seawolf101

At a $100 Grand it must have been SnapOn.


17 posted on 11/23/2008 12:43:03 PM PST by dusttoyou (First they steal our savings, then our liberty)
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To: Doogle

The average of 2 “Cool” and post 3 “Very hot”: Lukewarm!


18 posted on 11/23/2008 12:46:10 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
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To: Lorianne

LOL I saw the video on Fox this morning after watching a show on Discover last night about Mammoths and a comet hitting the earth 13k years ago, and at the end the supposition was maybe this was much more common than we thought....


19 posted on 11/23/2008 12:49:49 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Lorianne
Photos here:

Massive fireball lights up the night sky

20 posted on 11/23/2008 12:57:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All

A fireball shoots across downtown Edmonton in this image taken from video sent to CTV Edmonton by Andrew Bartlet, late Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008.
21 posted on 11/23/2008 12:59:20 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: All

A CTV map details the area of western Canada where the flash was reportedly visible.
22 posted on 11/23/2008 1:01:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: NormsRevenge; neverdem; Marine_Uncle; All; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; BOBTHENAILER; ...

fyi


23 posted on 11/23/2008 1:02:43 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

60 kilometers per second.. that’s boogying.. cool stuff.


24 posted on 11/23/2008 1:05:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

thanks, bfl


25 posted on 11/23/2008 1:09:54 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: Bernard Marx
The thing grew brighter and brighter until the lights turned off again. I was waiting for the Soviet nuclear blast but instead the thing exploded silently in a huge fireball then disappeared. . . . But for a few moments I thought WWW3 had started.

I was just a kid in NYC in the late 40s or early 50s when I heard a low rumble, looked over towards New Jersey and saw a large mushroom cloud. I thought that Joe Stalin had started the Big One. Scared the yell out of me. It was "just" a ship that was loaded with ammunition - and I guess someone was clumsy. Nobody who knew for sure was left.

26 posted on 11/23/2008 1:15:59 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: brytlea
"... and at the end the supposition was maybe this was much more common than we thought...."

From "Darwin's Ghost" by Steve Jones. page 218 ...

A trillion comets orbit the sun. The gravel that surrounds them appears, should it hit our atmosphere, as a shower of meteors. The Earth gains a ton in weight every hour from their dust. Two thousand asteroids big enough to destroy civilization orbit nearby.

27 posted on 11/23/2008 1:28:47 PM PST by OldNavyVet (Character counts)
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To: OldNavyVet

Yeah, I try not to think about it! ;)


28 posted on 11/23/2008 1:30:35 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Lorianne
Awesome.

One thing that I've always found pretty amazing about these things is that they seem so cataclysmic from the ground, but then most experts indicate that the object was actually pretty small. One guy quoted in the article says it was probably no larger than a grapefruit.

29 posted on 11/23/2008 2:07:55 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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SASKATCHEWAN FIREBALL: Amazing Video!
Spaceweather | Nov 20th, 2008
Posted on 11/21/2008 11:30:07 AM PST by TaraP
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30 posted on 11/23/2008 2:16:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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31 posted on 11/23/2008 2:16:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: brytlea; OldNavyVet
> a show on Discover last night about Mammoths and a comet hitting the earth 13k years ago

The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Simon Warwick-Smith


32 posted on 11/23/2008 3:57:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Very impressive. Must have been one heck of a big chunk to be seen that large of an area.


33 posted on 11/23/2008 6:53:00 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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To: Alberta's Child
The main reason for that is that the light phenomenon you see actually does not originate from the meteor itself (as in a glowing piece of rock) but from a cloud of ionized gas surrounding it. The kinetic energy of the meteor ionizes the gas around it, which in return produces the light when recombining.

This way a seemingly small object can produce a brilliant shine.
34 posted on 11/24/2008 8:03:34 PM PST by drtom
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