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Attack of the asteroids: New [April] video shows where they hit and when
latimes.com ^ | April 22, 2014, 3:13 PM | By Deborah Netburn

Posted on 06/08/2014 2:52:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The asteroid explosions were recorded by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, which has an array of infrasonic microphones scattered throughout the world. The microphones are used to monitor man-made nuclear explosions, but they also pick up nature-made asteroid explosions as well.

"As far as we know, all these explosions were asteroids, though it is possible some were small comets (but unlikely)," Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario, who first reported the asteroid explosion data in a paper published in Nature last year, wrote via email. The video is based on information in his report.

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short video at link
1 posted on 06/08/2014 2:52:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

The Mayans predicted this!


2 posted on 06/08/2014 3:10:31 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: anyone

Would we be setting up the means for some “wag the comet” events with such a space-monitoring system for tracking commets, meteors, etc.? Wouldn’t a politician love to say, “I misu have more power in order to save the planet becaus it’s possible the planet might be hit (by a commet identified by a science team funded by the federal government which used to do climate change studies?


3 posted on 06/08/2014 3:24:57 PM PDT by Coyote Choir
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To: Coyote Choir; anyone

Anyone hasn’t posted since 2003 so I’d say there’s a good chance he or she isn’t checking his or her ping list.

But, I’d like to respond to “wag the asteroid”, if I may. You may be correct. Nothing would surprise me these days.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 3:32:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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