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View Diary: Scientific American Gives Details on the Russian Meteor (277 comments)

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  •  A half a train full of coal (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, AdamR510

    The average weight of the coal is 100.19 short tons.

    1 metric ton = about 2200 pounds

    7,000 metric tons (1000 kg each) is about
    7700 short tons (2000 pounds each)

    1 rail car full of coal = 100.19 short tons (coal only)

    1 coal train is about 150 cars

    The meteorite is about a half a freight train of coal.

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