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Link Posted: 6/1/2013 11:47:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2013 11:48:13 PM EST by -DesertFox-]
It coulda been this too:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/31/giant-asteroid-to-sail-past-earth-today-watch-it-live/

Apparantly, it was hauling it's own moon.


Edited for spelling.
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Link Posted: 6/1/2013 11:50:55 PM EST
Some one saw an Iridium satilite flash
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 12:01:19 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 12:02:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
It coulda been this too:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/31/giant-asteroid-to-sail-past-earth-today-watch-it-live/

Apparantly, it was hauling it's own moon.


Edited for spelling.
It wasn't bright enough to see with your naked eye.

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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 12:07:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mullah_Atari:

Originally Posted By -DesertFox-:
It coulda been this too:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/05/31/giant-asteroid-to-sail-past-earth-today-watch-it-live/

Apparantly, it was hauling it's own moon.


Edited for spelling.
It wasn't bright enough to see with your naked eye.


Really?

I didn't go looking for it. But the timing seemed to be about right. Meh, just a guess.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 12:13:08 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 1:33:50 AM EST
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ever get the feeling the costume designers jsut threw thier collective hands in the air and said FUCK IT!! lets make retarded space jamicans out of scrawny white people and splash some red on em... we failed.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 1:37:02 AM EST
The Death Star was just taking out another rebel alliance planet.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:17:20 AM EST
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It was a Gamma Ray Burst. The gubmint won't tell us about it because they are moving all high-ranking personell and porn starlets to a secret location in order to preserve their precious bodily fluids while the rest of us die of skin cancer over the next year.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:21:16 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:26:02 AM EST
I saw one, too!

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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:37:49 AM EST
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I knew if I stayed here long enough, I'd encounter someone who couldn't even spell "vagina".
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:38:32 AM EST
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shooting star coming straight in.. and you were in the perfect spot?


My thought as well.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:47:17 AM EST
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Went out to close the garage and just happened to glance up at the sky. Was looking towards Vega and one of the stars got really big and bright for just a moment then vanished.

CSB



I've seen that kind of thing several times. I think it's a sun going Nova. There's a difference between a Nova and a SuperNova. When a star goes Nova it flares up as opposed to a SuperNova where it explodes.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 2:52:12 AM EST
One time, when I was out late at night, doing nothing in particular, I saw a Chevy Nova..
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:32:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
shooting star coming straight in.. and you were in the perfect spot?


My thought as well.


I guess this seems the most likely.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:32:37 AM EST
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What is that thing?


I am not sure myself.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:33:42 AM EST
Meteorite or brain tumor; I hope it was the former.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:33:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
Originally Posted By glockfan45:
Went out to close the garage and just happened to glance up at the sky. Was looking towards Vega and one of the stars got really big and bright for just a moment then vanished.

CSB



I've seen that kind of thing several times. I think it's a sun going Nova. There's a difference between a Nova and a SuperNova. When a star goes Nova it flares up as opposed to a SuperNova where it explodes.


Or that.

From wht I've read and the videos I saw I'm positive it was not an satellite reflecting sunlight as many have suggested.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:39:41 AM EST
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Meteorite or brain tumor; I hope it was the former.


So, instead of hoping it was the "prior" (meteorite), you chose to hope he has a brain tumor (the former)? Really?
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:41:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By America-first:
Meteorite or brain tumor; I hope it was the former.


So, instead of hoping it was the "prior" (meteorite), you chose to hope he has a brain tumor (the former)? Really?


Former and Latter.


Former comes first. Latter comes second. It's a common turn of phrase.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 6:48:09 AM EST
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Meteorite or brain tumor; I hope it was the former.


So, instead of hoping it was the "prior" (meteorite), you chose to hope he has a brain tumor (the former)? Really?




Could it have been an iridium flare from a satellite in geosynchronous orbit?
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 7:07:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By PugglePod9000:
Originally Posted By America-first:
Meteorite or brain tumor; I hope it was the former.


So, instead of hoping it was the "prior" (meteorite), you chose to hope he has a brain tumor (the former)? Really?


You have that backwards.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 7:31:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By glockfan45:
Went out to close the garage and just happened to glance up at the sky. Was looking towards Vega and one of the stars got really big and bright for just a moment then vanished.

CSB



I've seen that kind of thing several times. I think it's a sun going Nova. There's a difference between a Nova and a SuperNova. When a star goes Nova it flares up as opposed to a SuperNova where it explodes.


Or that.

From wht I've read and the videos I saw I'm positive it was not an satellite reflecting sunlight as many have suggested.


It's quite possible what you saw was an Iridium flare. If you weren't aware and actively watching for a predicted flare, just seeing one by accident, so to speak, the sudden burst of light would very much resemble what you saw. I've seen many such flares, both on purpose and by accident. Iridiums can be painfully bright, and of very short duration. I've also seen Iridium flares occur just seconds apart, quite close together in the sky.

Seeing a meteor come in head on to your line of sight is also a possibility, but the Iridium flare is much more likely. Any nova or supernova would have been detected by professional astronomers, and would be all over the news.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 7:34:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:
Originally Posted By PugglePod9000:
Originally Posted By America-first:
Meteorite or brain tumor; I hope it was the former.


So, instead of hoping it was the "prior" (meteorite), you chose to hope he has a brain tumor (the former)? Really?




Could it have been an iridium flare from a satellite in geosynchronous orbit?


Um, no. Iridium satellites aren't geosynchronous.
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Link Posted: 6/2/2013 7:56:12 AM EST
Only Nova I saw last night was this one
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