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03-02-2010, 18:33   #1
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Meteorite? Meteoroid? Visitors?

Was just listening to Matt Cooper, apparently reports are coming in from all over the country reporting sightings of a fireball streaking across the sky at around 6pm. Dude from Astronomy Ireland reckons it might have landed somewhere in the country. Sounds pretty cool. Anyone see this or were ye all here on boards scratching ye're nether regions?
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Seriously... landed?

He's probably just trying to flog telescopes tbh.. he's always at it
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I'd have to go outside to see that sort of thing.
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Astronomy Ireland say a meteorite hit the earth's atmosphere at c.5pm and debris sprayed out over Ireland.
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Who cares... we shall all be dead by December 21th 2012 when the world ends.. This now today is not the time.. we have to wait till then.
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F-cking NASA, phone is on hold
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i saw it. it was friggin massive. thought i was hallucinating!!! looked like it landed a few fields away but apparently they all look like that.
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I saw it too, I was driving into Navan from Dublin around 5:50pm. Looked like a firework at first, kinda green, but far too big. Then it seemed to disappear for a split second, the reappeared looking more orange/yellow, continued on and then disappeared. Looked like a meteorite, but huge, I'd guess it burned up fully in the lower atmosphere. Looked very cool though
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They're worth a fortune.
Treasure hunt, anyone?
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That's not landing that's crashing with style.
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They're worth a fortune.
Treasure hunt, anyone?
25,000 to 50,000 dollars - count me in!

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Very cool!
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Treasure hunt, anyone?
€/£/$?500 a gramme apparently...

i'm in...
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imagine it was just a big advertising campaign by meteor, no doubt they will milk it somehow anyway
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