Few things fascinate us quite like our worst nightmares and while we may not actively think about devastating meteorite impacts punching an inconvenient hole into our day, such an event would certainly serve to put things into perspective for us! For example, cold coffee, traffic jams and your imbecile boss are not the end of the world. A meteorite impact could be.
Let’s take a look at some spectacular footage of space objects having fender benders with our planet.
Meteorite Soars into Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg, Russia, Feb 13th 2013: A Compilation of the Internet’s Best Clips
Meteor Footage Video Source: Uploaded by LifeBeyondEarth on YouTubeChannel https://youtu.be/UqrA007yZWQ
Want to hear a joke? The Russian meteorite in this video was considered “small.” Gosh, NASA scientists and their size issues! First Pluto and now this?
Eight months after this meteorite collided into the Earth, it was finally extracted from its resting place in Lake Chebarkul. It weighed a staggering 570 kg, which explains the damage it did to more than 3,000 nearby buildings and 1,000 people. The blast of this meteorite was estimated to carry the equivalent punch of 300,000 tonnes of dynamite.
Beautiful Time Lapse Video of Geminid Meteor Shower, December 30th, 2012
Meteor Footage Video Source: Uploaded by Kenneth Brandon (Dark Sky Chaser) on YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/S_jdfyp8pL0
Every December, the heavens rain down Christmas upon avid sky-watchers and star enthusiasts in the form of the beautiful, glittering Geminid Meteor shower. In this video, photographer Kenneth Brandon filmed the entire event and then sped it up so that we can truly appreciate why this event is actually called a “meteor shower” in the first place. In the first sequence, we see the star trails in addition to the meteors, which in reality are probably no bigger than grains of sand. In the second sequence, the meteor trails have been rendered persistent by some nimble filming techniques. Gorgeous!
The End of the World Asteroid Impact: Animated Conjecture By JDC Creation
Meteor Footage Video Source: Uploaded by JDC Creation on YouTubeChannel https://youtu.be/pe3s2G8ulBc
Now THIS is something to start your day with! What happened if a gigantic asteroid smacked into Earth and Bruce Willis wasn’t available to stop it? This video. This animated short video provides us with front row seats to the end of the world.
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Great post – and some slightly scary video! The Russians WOULD get the Chelyabinsk one on their dashcams! I wrote a very silly post about that meteorite. I worked out how long you could run a 1kW fan heater off the energy released and linked it to a Papal conspiracy (and beer). Now why don’t proper astronomers ever write anything like that, I have to ask?
I need to read that post… Link?
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Here it is – a couple of years old now and pre-dates finding the rock – enjoy! 🙂 https://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/russian-meteor-could-be-pope-resignation-conspiracy-but-i-prefer-science/
LOVED it! Great work!
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“NASA scientists and their size issues! First Pluto and now this?” … those darn size-ists! … loved the End of The World vid. I reckon with a collision that big though there’d be a lot more bits splatting off into space. 😀 Awesome anyway though.
Yeah, whoever made it has some serious time on their hands… that or they’re a total anarchist. Or both!