Skip to comments.Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space....
Posted on 06/11/2009 7:42:50 PM PDT by TaraP
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.
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.
The upshot: Space rocks that explode in the atmosphere are now classified
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Time to don the tinfoil and ask
What are they hiding?
Why are they hiding it?
“Fireballs from Space” - sounds like the title of a great B-grade Sci-Fi movie!
My guess is the DSP satellites are slowly dieing and the next generation replacements keep getting delayed. Not a good idea letting scientists let the enemy know when one of our birds go blind!
Scientists say not only will research into the threat from space be hampered, but public understanding of sometimes dramatic sky explosions will be diminished, perhaps leading to hype and fear of the unknown.
If Fireballs explode over cities, are they going to lie about what just exploded?
***Fireballs from Space - sounds like the title of a great B-grade Sci-Fi movie!***
And I thought the FIREBALLS were a rock and roll band from Raton,NM!
This is an exceedingly common phenomenon.
Somebody probably decided that a technically savvy person viewing the data from the satellites could determine their capabilities and determine how to thwart them.
This new administration has fine priorities. How we observe meteors is now top secret but how we gather intelligence about terrorists is now an open book. You never know when a meteorite will have some blob-like creature that can only be killed by top secret technology (we don’t want any space creatures out there to know about our technology), but we will never, ever, have to worry about terrorism!
Next time, try moving your head away from the screen door.
“Zoo animals” have been around for years.
I take this as a new weapons system is ready for or is being tested.
The real ‘Aurora’
I saw that one, Morgan Freeman was the president...
So, Mooie, you see explosions. Do you also hear voices?
I’ll start worrying when Buenos Aires is destroyed by a meteor sent by large spiders!
Some of us can see them without the binoculars ~ even with urban light pollution.
Now, what is it about "explosions" that makes you think of "hearing voices"? Hmmmm! Outta' meds or what?
Mooie - just saying...maybe.
As for me, no meds.
But if Obama keeps going the way he is, we’ll all need something to keep our spirits up. The Prez sucks.
Here’s an interesting quote from the article on what is routinely hitting our earth, and has been hitting our earth, all along for years on end...
Most “shooting stars” are caused by natural space debris no larger than peas.
But routinely, rocks as big as basketballs and even small cars crash into the atmosphere.
And then, here was an article on an asteroid that hit the earth last year..., which I bet a lot of people didn’t know about. I had not heard that an asteroid hit the earth last year... :-) But, that is, yet again, another event that happens with great regularity, I’m sure...
The asteroid was detected by the automated Catalina Sky Survey telescope at Mount Lemmon , Ariz., on Oct. 6, 2008. Just 19 hours after it was spotted, it collided with Earth’s atmosphere and exploded 23 miles (37 kilometers) above the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan.
Because it exploded so high over Earth’s surface, no chunks of it were expected to have made it to the ground. Witnesses in Sudan described seeing a fireball, which ended abruptly.
But Peter Jenniskens, a meteor astronomer with the SETI Institute’s Carl Sagan Center, thought it would be possible to find some fragments of the bolide. Along with Muawia Shaddad of the University of Khartoum and students and staff, Jenniskens followed the asteroid’s approach trajectory and found 47 meteorites strewn across an 18-mile (29-km) stretch of the Nubian Desert.
“This was an extraordinary opportunity, for the first time, to bring into the lab actual pieces of an asteroid we had seen in space,” Jenniskens said.
I just don’t know what the purpose for the Military trying to hide all this....