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starrs
2015-Jan-18, 07:41 PM
Video: a meteorite over Blagoveshchensk, Russia's Far East, Jan 18, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmVmj75g7iQ

schlaugh
2015-Jan-19, 02:39 AM
That looks like a satellite burning up to me, given all the pieces and the somewhat slow passage of the debris. Has it been confirmed to be a true meteor?

NEOWatcher
2015-Jan-19, 03:08 AM
That looks like a satellite burning up to me, given all the pieces and the somewhat slow passage of the debris. Has it been confirmed to be a true meteor?
I don't know how you can judge the speed. The debris from a meteor can break up like that.

But, so far, there's no official word yet. It left a Nike logo in the sky, so they are calling it the Nike Meteor (http://rt.com/news/223771-russia-meteorite-far-east/).

The object then exploded but the thunderclap-like sound was heard only eight minutes later, people said.
That would put it nearly 100 miles away and quite loud if they heard it. Although; that doesn't rule out a coincidence with another boom of some sort.

schlaugh
2015-Jan-19, 03:46 AM
Agreed, the speed is difficult if not impossible to to judge in that video. But it resembles other debris re-entry videos I've seen, as compared to bolides. Hence the request for more information, such as the report of a loud noise.

NEOWatcher
2015-Jan-19, 04:39 AM
But it resembles other debris re-entry videos I've seen, as compared to bolides.
Probably because it broke apart rather than exploding or skipping out of the atmosphere. Example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrL-cWaYdno).

AsmaMohd
2015-Jan-20, 07:18 AM
“It looked like a plane’s trail but way bigger and brighter,” a witness claimed.

starrs
2015-Jan-20, 09:14 AM
Most probably that was the re-entry of SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage...

DaveC426913
2015-Jan-20, 02:56 PM
That looks like a satellite burning up to me, given all the pieces and the somewhat slow passage of the debris. Has it been confirmed to be a true meteor?

It's actually a satell. They're only called satellites once they reach the ground.

NEOWatcher
2015-Jan-20, 04:09 PM
Most probably that was the re-entry of SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage...
Bingo (http://www.spaceflight101.com/re-entry-of-falcon-9-second-stage-observed-over-eastern-russia.html).
Apparently it didn't de-orbit as planned. They most likely had too little fuel due to lightening the load for the first stage landing.



It's actually a satell. They're only called satellites once they reach the ground.
True; but the incoming debris would be a satelloid.

schlaugh
2015-Jan-20, 04:09 PM
Most probably that was the re-entry of SpaceX Falcon 9 second stage...

Which raises an interesting question; was the Falcon second stage under a controlled deorbit maneuver or are they random? The observed path suggests the debris did not make the Sea of Japan, let alone the Pacific.

ETA: Errt....NEO and I posted at the same time. Asked and answered.

George
2015-Jan-26, 01:58 AM
It's actually a satell. They're only called satellites once they reach the ground. Since it started as a satellite (from the ground) then it stays a satellite, I would expect. If you launch a meteorite, it should remain being called a meteorite, especially if it has already been given a hard-to-spell name. I'm sure this is in the manual somewhere at the IAU, right? ;)