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Why didn't we recieve any warning about yesterday's meteorite impact in Russia?

Couldn't a giant meteorite been noticed by NASA or some organization and made a warning around the possible zone of impact in order to have stopped the 1000+ people from getting injured?
If their was a warning then tell me, I was not aware-if so, my bad.

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wickedpissah

Because it was too small to be detected by our technology.
It wasn't a "giant" meteorite. It was only about 50 feet across. That's really really tiny as space-stuff goes.
Sorry, but we live in a volatile galaxy. There is no guarantee of safety.
Just ask the dinosaurs.

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Occupantis Caveat: occupant beware! The problem with rocks traveling at 30,000 mph is its hard to dodge them, even of they are small.
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As Billy Bob Thornton said in Armageddon, "Our object-collision budget is a million dollars a year. That allows to track about 2% of the sky and, begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-a$$ sky."
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There are so few observatories around the globe, that picking up the one large meteorite that hit Russia nearly impossible. While most have asked for funding to expand the technology needed to track all large asteroids and meteors, there will still be gaps in the ability, due to the few well located observatories that are trying to do so. Just look at the craters on the moon, then figure out how large a shooting gallery the earth really is.

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The meteorite that entered our atmosphere was the size of your kitchen table. It occurred at the same time that its much larger cousin, an asteroid the size of a football field, missed us by 17,000 miles. It had been tracked for 2 years, but like many asteroids it had some followers and it was one of those that exploded over Russia.

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The meteorite that hit our atmosphere was traveling at 33,000 mph or 10 miles per second. It wasn't very large either, I understand it was about the size of a bus. The damage to the city was caused by the shock of sound waves or "sonic boom" breaking glass and damaging buildings. This in turn injured hundred of people. The meteorite itself, landed in a nearby lake.

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We called you but it went to voicemail. We knew you'd get the message too late so we didn't leave one.

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Dajer: Warning....... things in space enter our atmosphere on a daily basis.
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Ok now you have fair warning.
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As neighborlady stated above, the meteor did not harm anyone at all. It was the sound waves/sonic shocks causing damage to windows and the like, which in turn injured people.
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This is the same situation as earthquakes. Here in California we are used to them. They occur somewhere in the world every single day. Only large ones are ever reported.
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What do you want NASA to do? What would you do if they warned you every single time a meteor entered our atmosphere? You can't "hide" in the ground like you do for tornados.
This is nature and s*** happens. People cannot control things like a meteor.

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They wanted it to be a surprise.

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