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Posted: 01 October 2005 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]
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No way, why isn’t this in the news if its real

http://www.filecabi.net/v/file/desertmeteor/wmv

Seriously!

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Posted: 01 October 2005 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Definitely fake, or rather, definitely NOT a meteorite strike.

Several giveaways. The most important one: average sized meteorites do not reach the ground incandescent. They are decelerated by atmospheric friction, untill they have lost most of their cosmic velocity at say 25-15 km altitude. At that point, they stop ablating and stop emmiting light. They enter a free fall. This is called the “Dark Flight” phase. When they reach earth surface, they are just cold dark stones travelling at speeds of about 200-300 meter/second.

For the same reason, there will be no fire on ground level. So the flaming debris seen in this movie is impossibe if it is a meteorite.

Cosmic bodies large enough to impacts at cosmic speeds, being incandescent, are very large. In that case, the people in the movie would not have survived, and there would have been a big crater, and/or big damage area due to the blast.

So this is some clever trick movie, but made by people who did not document themselves well.

Perhaps part of a SF movie or something.

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Posted: 01 October 2005 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I smell a car ad.

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Posted: 01 October 2005 08:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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UPDATE: This appears to be from the July 1 released movie “UNDEAD”

see:

http://www.undeadthemovie.com/

(link updated to primary link)

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Posted: 01 October 2005 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Looks like rubbish to me

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Posted: 02 October 2005 12:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Just what I was hoping for, another zombie movie!

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Posted: 03 October 2005 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thats a car add…...Lama is very correct, but ofcoarse, he does that stuff as a hobby…....but I would also assume, besides the fact they miraculously survived, I can point one simple thing out….
that blast would have knocked out anything electronic…..

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Posted: 03 October 2005 09:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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X - 03 October 2005 01:35 PM

Thats a car add…...Lama is very correct, but ofcoarse, he does that stuff as a hobby…....but I would also assume, besides the fact they miraculously survived, I can point one simple thing out….
that blast would have knocked out anything electronic…..

Why?

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Posted: 03 October 2005 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Stephen seems to be thinking of blasts from things like nukes or neutron bombs, where a lot of radiation is sent out and fries unshielded electronics.  A meteor hitting shouldn’t do anything to electronics unless it actually physically hits them, since most of the energy it would put out would be kinetic energy and heat.  Unless, I suppose, it’s a plutonium meteor that just happens to hit a giant lode of concentrated uranium ore.

Something about the whole impact just seems wrong.  I can’t really place what it is, though; maybe the sound.  I would certainly say it’s fake, although a well-done fake.

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Posted: 04 October 2005 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Im thinking of the shock wave….from the blast….

DON’t question me!!!!  just take what I say as the truth and go on with your lives…...

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Posted: 05 October 2005 04:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Fake or not its still pretty cool

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Posted: 05 October 2005 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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yeah, Dave is right…...

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