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Air Force silent after 2-kiloton meteor hits Earth near base (Thule AFB, Greenland)
NY Post ^ | 8/4/2018 | news.com.au

Posted on 08/06/2018 5:55:49 PM PDT by Signalman

A meteor hit Earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force in July, but the Air Force has made no mention of the event.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed an object of unspecified size traveling at 15.1 miles per second (54,360 miles per hour) struck the ground in Greenland, just 27 miles north of Thule Air Base, on July 25. The base is mainly used to detect missile launches.

Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists Hans Kristensen tweeted about the impact, but the US Air Force has not reported the event.

Kristensen argues it’s concerning that there was no public warning from the government about the incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: airforce; catastrophism; greenland; meteor; nato; thuleairbase; usaf
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1 posted on 08/06/2018 5:55:49 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Makes you wonder ...


2 posted on 08/06/2018 5:56:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love Bull Markets!)
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To: Signalman

Low transparency....


3 posted on 08/06/2018 5:56:56 PM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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4 posted on 08/06/2018 5:59:23 PM PDT by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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5 posted on 08/06/2018 5:59:41 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Signalman

What are they supposed to say about it?
It’s not like anyone did it on purpose or they had any way to stop it.


6 posted on 08/06/2018 6:01:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Signalman

Old news and meteors this size are not that unusual.

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/fireballs/


7 posted on 08/06/2018 6:03:08 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: Signalman

IBTWHG


8 posted on 08/06/2018 6:04:54 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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To: Signalman

They don’t want the Russians to know they weren’t watching.

Seems a more likely scenario than some others.


9 posted on 08/06/2018 6:06:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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My math may be wrong, but at that speed the object should have weighed around 14 tons to release that much energy.


10 posted on 08/06/2018 6:14:31 PM PDT by buwaya
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They don’t want the Russians to know they weren’t watching

Or, they don't want any potential foe to know how well (or not) they are able track such events. Ties into missile defense.

11 posted on 08/06/2018 6:16:26 PM PDT by Ace's Dad ("John James for US Senate. Dump Debbie!! Let's Fly, Michigan.")
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To: Signalman

There was probably nothing to report. A dent in the ground is not exactly newsworthy.


12 posted on 08/06/2018 6:17:04 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: Ace's Dad

Similarly likely.


13 posted on 08/06/2018 6:19:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Signalman

Headline makes it sound enormous.


14 posted on 08/06/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: abb

Break out the thermite!


15 posted on 08/06/2018 6:21:30 PM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: abb

The Thing. Scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. LOL


16 posted on 08/06/2018 6:21:53 PM PDT by deweyfrank (Nobody's Perfect)
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To: Signalman

It did no damage and there was nothing to report.

Publicly reporting meteors does not come under any of the duties assigned to the US Air Force.


17 posted on 08/06/2018 6:23:37 PM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: buwaya
My math may be wrong, but at that speed the object should have weighed around 14 tons...

The Chelyabinsk meteor had an estimated weight of 10,000 tons and exploded with a force of 500 Kt. If the energy scaled with the square of the mass that would be about 6.3 tones. I think.

There was a similar explosion, 2.8 Kt, right over the heart of Germany in June. The Air Force didn't mention that one either and it was larger and a lot closer to populated areas. This sort of thing happens several times a year and usually doesn't get much notice.

18 posted on 08/06/2018 6:31:59 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Time to BLOAT again.)
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To: Signalman

The “AIR” Force is not in charge of outer space. Why the implication that the USAF is somehow “hiding” something?

Actually, I’m sure the base was as surprised as anyone. They’re not the ones with the super powered telescopes, charged with monitoring the heavens for anything other than enemy planes and missiles.


19 posted on 08/06/2018 6:40:59 PM PDT by FrankR (IF it wasn't for the "F-word", and it's deritiives, the left would have no message at all.)
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To: Signalman

As common meteorites sell for $2 or $3 a gram, that could be a small fortune. Shhhh!


20 posted on 08/06/2018 6:47:43 PM PDT by Doctor DNA (This is not your grandfather's internet.)
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