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Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater

Posted by Matteo Chinellato  
avatar Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 05:17AM
    
A meteorite that was big enough and fast enough to create a 02 meter crater fell in Latvia, one of the smallest country in the world. Here are a few links, I think we will be hearing a lot about this one. For me is not a meteorite

http://readrussia.com/blog/News/00264/

http://en.rian.ru/world/20091026/156588612.html

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2009 07:09AM by Matteo Chinellato.
Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 09:13AM
Something just seems suspicious to me after viewing the film of the crater with the smoking, on fire contents. This looks like Hollywood's idea of a meteor strike instead of the real thing.
avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 10:48AM
more likely a stray russian missile?

Jolyon
avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 10:51AM
    
or a piece of satellite

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avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 11:44AM
A piece of satellite is far more unlikely than a meteorite! Thousands (millions?) more meteories fall to earth each year than man-made space debris.

Jolyon
avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 11:46AM
    
yes but a meteorite not burn, this is artificial material

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avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 12:02PM
    
I agree, the video is very suspect..It does not seem to be a real meteorite
Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 12:22PM
I was wondering the same thing. What was actually burning? Not the meteorite.
avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 12:42PM
A german site claims that the meteorite is radioactive. strange film, a crashing meteorite could set fire on something but this looks like a campfire in a gigantic hole - a hoax?
avatar Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
October 26, 2009 03:57PM
    
here the confirm its a fake

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/sci-tech/latvian-meteorite-crater-is-a-hoax_100266012.html

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Re: Meteorite fall in Latvia, 20 meter crater
February 15, 2011 07:02AM
As a person with Russian heritage... I generally don't trust anything that comes out of Russian news websites smiling smiley
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