|glasseye - 2008-11-21 |
|charmlessman - 2008-11-21 |
Gah... what an awful movie.
|kiint - 2008-11-21 |
imminent extinction momentarily averted!
human race WIN!
|Cleaner82 - 2008-11-21 |
I *did* in fact say, "Holy SHIT!" before I saw the tags -- well done!
|Albuquerque Halsey - 2008-11-21 |
Shit like this happens all...the...time. The only reason we don't notice is because we live on a giant ball of water.
"A stony meteoroid of about 10 metres (30 ft) in diameter can produce an explosion of around 20 kilotons, similar to that of the Fat Man bomb dropped on Nagasaki, and data released by the U.S. Air Force's Defense Support Program indicate that such explosions occur high in the upper atmosphere more than once a year."
"On February 1, 1994, high over the Western Pacific, a huge fireball from space exploded with the equivalent energy of a 40-kiloton bomb -- twice the power of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima near the end of World War 2."
|Caminante Nocturno - 2008-11-21 |
I haven't been able to stop whistling the Chrono Trigger theme since watching this.
|Ouroboros - 2008-11-21 |
I saw this in person, on the highway just east of Drayton Valley on my drive home from work.
I don't know if I can really find the words for it and I hate to break out the old "They should have sent a poet" thing. At the time I wasn't very eloquent and in fact, as people have suggested, I do believe my first words were "HOLY SHIT"
The video is excellent, but it does not really grasp the sheer size (illusionary, I know) of this thing. Nor the mixed feelings of awe, wonder, and irrational terror it inspired.
I had a slightly better view of it than this cruiser did, and of course my eyes don't suffer the same flare problems as a camera lens. What we see here as bright white flashes was, in fact, a fucking pillar of fire like something out of the bible. I saw it "explode" three times before it slipped out of my view.
It was incredible.
|Cube - 2008-11-21 |
|Desidiosus - 2008-11-21 |
A few years ago I drove out to the country to watch the Perseids. I sat in some farmer's field for hours and didn't see anything even remotely like this.
I want my money back :(
|Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2008-11-22 |
|j lzrd / swift idiot - 2008-11-22 |
That must have been loud.
|Xiphias - 2008-12-04 |
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