We have photos of the Chelyabinsk meteor event. The electric universe people think it was an electrical discharge from the earth that caused the meteor to explode, but there is no electrical arcing in the photos. The answer may be in the phenomenon of micrometeoroids which turn into plasma when they contact satellites at speeds of many miles per second. Kind of like what happens in a particle accelerator. The molecules of the atmosphere are the target.
“…poking around for some numbers seems to come up with a value of about 5 gigajoules of energy in a typical lightning strike and a ton of TNT is around 4.2 GJ. So a lightning strike would be about 1.2 tons of TNT.” Looks like electricity falls short.
The Russian meteor is described by NASA–
// The large fireball (technically, called a “superbolide”) observed on the morning of Feb. 15, 2013, in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, was caused by a relatively small asteroid approximately 17 to 20 meters in size (about 18.6 to 21.9 yards) that entered Earth’s atmosphere at high speed and at a shallow angle. In doing so, it released a tremendous amount of energy, fragmented at high altitude, and produced a shower of pieces of various sizes that fell to the ground as meteorites. // –From NASA in 2013
It is not stated if any of these pieces were ever found and analyzed. NASA has been trying to sell the idea that they need funding to protect the earth from “asteroid impact,” so they have a financial incentive to not tell us all they know. The rock discovered in the lake sediments below the hole in the ice could not be tied to the event with certainty, as far as the articles tell us.
It does not give us much confidence when an article about “everything we know about the Chelyabinsk meteorite” starts out telling us they know it is 4.5 billion years old and left over from the formation of the solar system.
“Physical collisions alone are cause for concern (to satellites), but a second threat may be even more ominous. Because of the tremendous impact velocities involved (closing with the Earth at 71 km per second, the Leonids [meteors] are the fastest-colliding cometary fragments known), the highly charged plasma clouds generated by the impacts of even extremely small Leonids particles may be powerful enough to kill satellites that would have been minimally affected by the physical collisions.”