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Pinemarten
2007-Apr-20, 04:39 AM
Here is a simulation video of a small meteorite hitting Earth.
Don't show it to the kids without viewing it first.
Then tell them it will hit two days before their next birthday.
No cake, no presents, no nuthin'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjk-9yJBIG0

If they behave in the time between show them this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4V93tm466U

01101001
2007-Apr-20, 05:39 AM
See also article in topic The Sinking of Japan (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=773783#post773783)

Roy Batty
2007-Apr-20, 01:34 PM
I wouldn't say it was a small meteorite (more like a small moon) :)

Good to see it again but with subtitles.

As for the 2nd one - rofl!

Pinemarten
2007-Apr-20, 01:38 PM
Sorry, I looked back 6mo to see if it was linked. I guess I should have been more anal and gone back further.
The version I linked to has English sub-titles.
If you have seen it check the second link for the alternate ending. It is only 1:07 in time.
There are many versions on Youtube now with various soundtracks, I really enjoyed the casino one. Just enter meteorite in search.

Pinemarten
2007-Apr-20, 01:49 PM
I just noticed that Nancy left a note in the 'comments' section.

Roy Batty
2007-Apr-20, 01:55 PM
Sorry, I looked back 6mo to see if it was linked. I guess I should have been more anal and gone back further.

Don't sweat it. Somethings are worth bringing up again. Besides, I seem to remember the BA blogged about it himself :)

korjik
2007-Apr-20, 04:08 PM
I wouldn't say it was a small meteorite (more like a small moon) :)

Good to see it again but with subtitles.

As for the 2nd one - rofl!

Thats no moon, its a space station!

Sorry, couldnt help it.

I dont think that qualifies as a small moon either. I think you are talking Ceres size or so, since it is round.

mugaliens
2007-Apr-20, 05:42 PM
The second one was definately an hilarious throwback to Pong - nice!

I'm surprised most depictions of large meteor impacts properly show ejecta the meteorite creates along the Earth's surface, but fails to show proper ejecta patterns the Earth would create along the meteorite's surface.

LurchGS
2007-Apr-22, 09:10 PM
is it my memory, or is it memorex..

Isn't that a *meteor* striking the earth.. doesn't it become a meteorite AFTER it has done so?

And, truth to tell, I'd think something even a 10th that size (or smaller) would have more nearly instantaneous effects on the planet... the crust cracking/splitting all over just as an example. That's a LOT of mass/energy

Pinemarten
2007-Apr-23, 12:38 AM
I think when a meteor hits the Earth it becomes a meteorite. Before it hits it is referred to as 'who' and after it hits as 'whom'.

mickal555
2007-Apr-23, 08:54 AM
Pff, no worries.

Just duck and cover.

publiusr
2007-Apr-30, 10:49 PM
Ugh what a joke.