Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th June 2012, 16:12   #31
BHPian
 
rangakishen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Gothenburg
Posts: 203
Thanked: 96 Times
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

Nice!! Is this the first time something like this is happening in India? It's amazing to see such rocks in museums or read about them in books but to actually get to see them at the crash site and study them!! You are a lucky man!! Congrats!!

Umm, sorry for nitpicking but in the pics, either the name of the quantity is wrong or the unit is. The second number should be Density. Specific gravity does not have a unit!!
rangakishen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2012, 20:22   #32
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,624
Thanked: 5,253 Times
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

Thanks Rehaan, swarnava, alpha and rangakishen for your interest.The history of meteorite falls predates the advent of human beings (hominids) on the earth. Our Lonar Crater is a huge meteorite impact crater in Buldhana dist. as old as some nearly 40-50 million years.The gigantic Chixculub crater in Mexico and another in Arizona, US are the other such huge meteorite impact craters. In fact, a school of geologists correlate the extinction of dinosaurs with the Chixculub impact some 65 million years ago. These are some the largest meteorites ever recorded to impact the earth.
Besides, since about one and a half centuries, the documentation of meteorite falls in India and largely the world is well documented.The last fall was in the Thar desert on May 5th 2012 prior to the Katol meteorite.
In fact, asteroids can go astray and move along to fall as meteorites and impact any planet. Mars, Mercury, Venus and the Moon have impact craters that have been studied by various space missions through the years.

Last edited by anjan_c2007 : 8th June 2012 at 20:26.
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th October 2012, 00:35   #33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: pune
Posts: 10
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

so do they finally know what kind or type of meteorite it is ?
ride2026.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th April 2018, 16:46   #34
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 175
Thanked: 394 Times
Default Narrow escape for Earth as closest large asteroid ever recorded whizzes past

Narrow escape for Earth as closest large asteroid ever recorded whizzes past

A SURPRISE asteroid the size of a football field came alarmingly close to Earth on Sunday morning, just hours after being spotted by astronomers.

Ref: Narrow Escape

Ref: 2018_GE3



Mods: Not sure whether to open a new thread or just post here.

Last edited by kozhissery : 17th April 2018 at 16:47. Reason: Changed the title
kozhissery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2018, 17:34   #35
BHPian
 
sparky@home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: KL08/KL46
Posts: 239
Thanked: 383 Times
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

A small asteroid about the size of a boulder slammed into Earth's atmosphere Saturday (June 2), incinerating itself in a brilliant fireball caught on video Scientists discovered the asteroid, called 2018 LA, early Saturday. After a closer look at the space rock's trajectory, it "was determined to be on a collision course with Earth, with impact just hours away," NASA officials said in a statement. The asteroid hit Earth's atmosphere over the southern African nation of Botswana at 12:44 p.m. EDT (1644 GMT) while hurtling down at a whopping 38,000 mph (61,155 km/h). That's 10 miles (or 17 kilometers) every second! Astronomers with the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, were the first to discover the asteroid. The space rock was very faint, with observations suggesting it was just 6 feet (2 meters) across — small enough to burn up completely during its fiery plunge through the atmosphere, NASA officials said. "The discovery of asteroid 2018 LA is only the third time that an asteroid has been discovered to be on an impact trajectory," Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said in the statement. "It is also only the second time that the high probability of an impact was predicted well ahead of the event itself."

The asteroid's fiery demise was caught on camera by spectators, who later posted their footage to YouTube.

This whole incident reminded me of the movie “Deep Impact”. If the rock where any bigger, things would have been different.

sparky@home is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2018, 23:20   #36
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Delhi-NCR
Posts: 1,195
Thanked: 7,042 Times
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

Anjan_c2007, thank you for sharing this news and the exclusive photos. Always a joy to learn a little more. Like others I find it mind boggling that the little piece of rock has been hurtling through space for millions and millions of years till it ends it's journey near a village somewhere. Almost like destiny. To think that rock has been on the move from pre-historic times while life evolved on planet earth.
V.Narayan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2018, 14:43   #37
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,798
Thanked: 25,037 Times
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparky@home View Post
A small asteroid about the size of a boulder slammed into Earth's atmosphere Saturday (June 2)
Wow, that footage pretty much embodies every illustration we've seen of how dinosaurs went extinct!

Given the forewarning in this case, I'm surprised there wasn't more video footage?
Rehaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2018, 16:12   #38
BHPian
 
sparky@home's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: KL08/KL46
Posts: 239
Thanked: 383 Times
Default Re: Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur

The thing is that it was small, what if it was a full-blown comet, then it could mean end of times. I am attaching a photo of the Rosetta Comet, shown in comparison with L.A. You can get the gist. The thing is that there was hardly any warning, what with all the early warning systems in place, it still managed to slip thru.
Attached Thumbnails
Meteorite Shower in Central India Around Nagpur-comet_v_la.png  

sparky@home is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nagpur, Shirdi & Nagpur: 23 hours pramods Travelogues 10 13th January 2017 19:14
Gypsy Journey planned : Nagpur-Mangalore-Chikmagalur-Goa-Solapur-Nagpur : Need inputs abheekg Route / Travel Queries 6 3rd November 2009 11:55
Nagpur-Manali-Leh-Srinagar-Jammu-Nagpur:5.5K pramods Travelogues 48 20th June 2009 22:06
My Jeep. Hot Shower. Go figure. rohanarthur 4x4 Vehicles 4 20th April 2009 21:05


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:32.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks