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Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space
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Posted on 06/11/2009 12:30:47 PM PDT by Scythian



For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth's atmosphere — but no longer.

A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroids; astronomy; catastrophism; fireballs; science; space
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1 posted on 06/11/2009 12:30:47 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Maybe some of them aren’t “fireballs” - ya think.


2 posted on 06/11/2009 12:32:27 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: Scythian

Spaceballs?


3 posted on 06/11/2009 12:33:25 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Scythian

Is Mel Brooks involved in the Space Balls?


4 posted on 06/11/2009 12:33:25 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Scythian

Sorry that was just me after some Taco Bell and a BIC lighter......LOL


5 posted on 06/11/2009 12:34:30 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: Scythian

Jerry Lee Lewis sang soulfully of these back in the 1950’s. No reason for the government to clap “secret” on this now.


6 posted on 06/11/2009 12:34:45 PM PDT by spald
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To: Scythian
Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space

Obama gave the order. He doesn't want the rest of us to know when the spaceships from his home planet arrive...

7 posted on 06/11/2009 12:34:54 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Scythian
Goodness, gracious!
8 posted on 06/11/2009 12:35:18 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Quix; Las Vegas Dave

>>>Ping<<<


9 posted on 06/11/2009 12:36:13 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Scythian
We went camping in northern New Mexico last summer. I was actually awakened several different times by meteorites and explosions in the sky.

There's a lot of activity in our atmosphere we don't usually see.

10 posted on 06/11/2009 12:36:44 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: Scythian

The big one is headed our way and they don’t want mass panic?

The sky is falling!!! We’re doomed!!!


11 posted on 06/11/2009 12:37:19 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Scythian

Are the Star-Trek-classic Romulans attacking? They had some of the coolest weapons...


12 posted on 06/11/2009 12:40:12 PM PDT by kromike
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To: bgill
The big one is headed our way and they don’t want mass panic?

Yup. Mercury is about to collide.
13 posted on 06/11/2009 12:41:32 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Scythian
Spaceballs Pictures, Images and Photos
14 posted on 06/11/2009 12:42:15 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Scythian

Ok, if that’s how they want to be, I won’t tell them about
what I’ve been seeing.........boy will they be sorry.


15 posted on 06/11/2009 12:46:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Snickering Hound

May the Schwartz be with you!


16 posted on 06/11/2009 12:47:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: Scythian

Star Blazers.


17 posted on 06/11/2009 12:48:51 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A GUTLESS SOCIALIST LOSER WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: wolfcreek

If I may ask where in N Mexico? Kit Carson Nat’l Forest?


18 posted on 06/11/2009 12:49:48 PM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: Scythian

Fireballs from space. OOOOOO! Sounds so mysterious and otherworldly.

Meteroite sounds so, well....normal. Can’t use a word like that.


19 posted on 06/11/2009 12:51:52 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: wolfcreek

Near White Sands Missile Range, perhaps?


20 posted on 06/11/2009 12:52:57 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: silverleaf
Maybe some of them aren’t “fireballs” - ya think.

More than likely, they don't want everyone watching while they experiment with their "Rods From God".


An Air Force space program, nicknamed Rods From God, aims to hurl cylinders of tungsten, titanium or uranium from the edge of space to destroy targets on the ground, striking at speeds of about 7,200 miles an hour with the force of a small nuclear weapon.

21 posted on 06/11/2009 12:54:49 PM PDT by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: Scythian
Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space


22 posted on 06/11/2009 12:54:51 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: silverleaf

Now info on incoming bolides and fireballs is classified secret because they appear and disappear too fast to read them their Miranda rights.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 12:55:05 PM PDT by ColoradoUSA (Let's Right This Ship !)
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To: Scythian
Before the UFOers chime in:

The satellites' main objectives include detecting nuclear bomb tests, and their characterizations of asteroids and lesser meteoroids as they crash through the atmosphere has been a byproduct data bonanza for scientists.

It was secret, because the projects purpose was to detect (man made) nulcear explosions. The data it collected on asteroids and meteorites hitting the atmosphere (the fireballs from space) was just a by product of the study.

No UFO junk science here.

24 posted on 06/11/2009 12:55:44 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: Scythian
Well, you'd think that it would be pretty darned difficult to cover up a giant spaceball crashing into the earth and wiping out a city somewhere, causing a tidal wave, or tossing up a sun blotting dust cloud even if it hits an unpopulated area.

I doubt that anything that I can see burning up in the atmosphere by my own observation of the night sky is much of a 'secret' anyways.

And when that giant global killer does come, will it really matter if we know it's on it's way? What can we do about it? buld our own spacecraft in our back yards in a hurry so we can escape to- where?

The mass panic, people running around on killing sprees or what ever they want to do on their last day would ruin any chance of being able to throw a good "last day" party, so it would be best we didn't know we are all going to die in 24 hrs.

25 posted on 06/11/2009 12:56:12 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Man from Oz
Yep! (actually on the boder between the Carson and Santa Fe forests) Abiquiu Lake near the Ghost Ranch.
26 posted on 06/11/2009 12:57:44 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Ya, but imagine spending you last day at work, what a bummer ... I’d rather know and go fishing with the kids ...


27 posted on 06/11/2009 12:58:24 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Hulka

See post #26


28 posted on 06/11/2009 12:59:53 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: jakerobins

LOL but WTF? Is Obama doing this or is this being done for an intelligent reasonable reason?


29 posted on 06/11/2009 1:02:16 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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30 posted on 06/11/2009 1:03:01 PM PDT by central_va (www.15thVirginia.org Co. C, Patrick Henry Rifles)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Well..if you believe the Black Helicopter crowd.......

My opinion is if it can’t be explained easily then the Gov’t doesn’t want to try......Out of sight out of mind!!

2nd Explanation....BUSH’S FAULT!!


31 posted on 06/11/2009 1:04:24 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: snowrip

Star Blazers ROCKED!!!!! “We’re off to outer space. We’re leaaaaving mother earth. To saaaave the Human Race.....”


32 posted on 06/11/2009 1:04:31 PM PDT by Enigo54 (What we don't have makes up for what we don't have)
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To: bgill

33 posted on 06/11/2009 1:05:20 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: wolfcreek
"There's a lot of activity in our atmosphere we don't usually see. "

That's because people living in cities are blinded by light pollution.

I live way out in the country, far away from any source of light pollution.

The night sky is amazing. there's always meteors streaking across the sky. Sometimes you get lucky and see a larger one put on a good show.

34 posted on 06/11/2009 1:07:25 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Brookhaven
>>Fireballs from space.<<

Great movie, NOT:


35 posted on 06/11/2009 1:09:44 PM PDT by RobRoy (This too will pass. But it will hurt like a you know what.)
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To: JoeProBono

>>>Ping<<<


36 posted on 06/11/2009 1:09:47 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

37 posted on 06/11/2009 1:13:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Nathan Zachary

We *use* to live in the country. Civilization has nearly consumed us.

I would love to move to New Mexico or southwest Texas.


38 posted on 06/11/2009 1:14:17 PM PDT by wolfcreek (KMTEXASA!)
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To: Scythian

I, for one, welcome our new overlords.


39 posted on 06/11/2009 1:14:17 PM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Scythian
Just how in the heck can anybody cover up a fireball from space? Do they go up and paint them with stealth technology so nobody sees “Blazing Fireballs from Space”.
40 posted on 06/11/2009 1:14:37 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Dr._Joseph_Warren
"An Air Force space program, nicknamed Rods From God, aims to hurl cylinders of tungsten, titanium or uranium from the edge of space to destroy targets on the ground, striking at speeds of about 7,200 miles an hour with the force of a small nuclear weapon."

They've been dropping stuff from near the edge of space for a long time. One of the best are large hunks of concrete we call bunker busters. some have no explosives at all, and smaller ones are low collateral damage bombs.

41 posted on 06/11/2009 1:14:40 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: spald

so did Otis Blackwell, that 1957 hit song, Great Spaceballs of Fire


42 posted on 06/11/2009 1:14:54 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: Scythian; Slings and Arrows

Global Warming is coming from OUTSIDE of our atmosphere.

Al Gore is a crook.


43 posted on 06/11/2009 1:16:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: BallyBill
Just how in the heck can anybody cover up a fireball from space? Do they go up and paint them with stealth technology so nobody sees “Blazing Fireballs from Space”.

Like an good magician, smoke, mirrors, and misdirection.

QUICK!

Look over here!RIGHT HERE!! HERE HERE HERE!!

44 posted on 06/11/2009 1:18:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Bon mots; DCPatriot; Las Vegas Dave

Interesting.

Thanks.

Up to Dave or DC to ping the list if warranted.


45 posted on 06/11/2009 1:18:24 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: central_va

I thought Id seen all the planes, but what’s that one?


46 posted on 06/11/2009 1:18:47 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: wolfcreek

I live in the northern hemisphere, plus I often work way up north near Churchill. The atmosphere is even thinner up there, and the stars even more brilliant than 1000 miles south of there where I live.


47 posted on 06/11/2009 1:19:00 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: All

If it gets too bad, we can call upon stargate command to save us.


48 posted on 06/11/2009 1:19:45 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous ( I think you're so full of inconsolable rage you don't care who you hurt)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Global Warming is coming from OUTSIDE of our atmosphere."

Not anymore it seems. The sun is very quiet, no sunspot activity at all, smooth as glass.

49 posted on 06/11/2009 1:20:53 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: KevinDavis

PIng


50 posted on 06/11/2009 1:23:01 PM PDT by Thunder90
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