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Nasa reports huge explosion of seven meter space rock over the Atlantic

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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:18 AM
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It seems to me our best approach would be space based tracking systems tied to space based laser/energy weapons.
If ALL the nations would work together on it...we might have a reasonable chance of preventing our destruction from such an event




posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:19 AM
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Does anyone else wonder if this could have anything to do with large number of beachings by whales and dolphins, and if they are studying it?

What kind of effect might that blast have on the ocean?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

Meh, there are risks everywhere. I've lived on the Atlantic coast for almost sixty years. I love the beach.
If you live on the Pacific coast you risk earthquakes, if you live in the Midwest you risk tornadoes, in the southeast you're a sitting duck for hurricanes. Any of those events can kill. And a meteor can hit anywhere on the planet. Because we're mostly water the chances of it hitting the ocean are greater.


I laugh at articles that say 1600 injured in Russia. From glass cuts not the meteor but that doesn't play as dramatically.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: intergalactic fire

What do you think they can do? May as well try to keep the waves from reaching the beach.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

The cosmos don't care. Space isn't giving us a warning. It's a cold dark and silent place and these rocks aren't targeting us because we don't have our # together. They're rocks.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: HarryJoy
It seems to me our best approach would be space based tracking systems tied to space based laser/energy weapons.
If ALL the nations would work together on it...we might have a reasonable chance of preventing our destruction from such an event

If you're going to use weapons you might as well do nothing. Imagine blowing up a mile wide rock above the earth, you will have meteor showers that will last for days with multiple impact zones.

It would be a lot wiser to just deflect the object, push it out of it's trajectory.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: intergalactic fire

What do you think they can do? May as well try to keep the waves from reaching the beach.

You only target the waves during storms.
There is a reason they make harbors you know ( to provide a wave free zone) you should know that.
edit on 23-2-2016 by intergalactic fire because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: TrueAmerican
So an atomic bomb basically goes off over the southern Atlantic, and we are just now hearing about this? Or was this posted already?
Now you see why I don't want to live anywhere near an ocean. If that thing or bigger hits undetected in an ocean close to shore, or even far away from shore, a massive tsunami could come out of nowhere and destroy. And in the Atlantic, it could hit shore before any buoy sensors went off.


You know we used to detonate atomic bombs in the ocean right ?

No devastating tsunami's



There's no need to over react over this as scientists say the likelyhood of a tsunami are pretty slim


But many experts think the risk of an asteroid-caused tsunami has been overhyped. An upcoming study which will be published in the journal Earth and Planetary Sciences found that the Eltanin impact, which left a huge crater in the ocean floor off the coast of Chile 2.1 million years ago, didn't cause a tsunami. The asteroid that caused this impact was likely 0.9 to 1.2 miles (1.5 to 2 kilometers) in diameter — far larger than the relatively small rocks Ezzedine's team has modeled. If such a massive rock didn't cause problems, it seems even less likely that a relatively meager one could, Melosh said. In addition, past models that found monster wave heights were based on flawed assumptions about how waves break in the ocean. These models predict wave heights that exceed the depth of the ocean at that point — a physical impossibility, Melosh said. Instead, what would actually happen would be that "a big wave gets made by the impact and it's a very turbulent wave, and it breaks immediately, right next to the impact,"Melosh told Live Science. "Very little energy is actually radiated away." There are other risks, besides tsunamis, that could come from relatively small space rocks like the Chelyabinsk meteor impact. In the Chelyabinsk impact, the space rock burned up in the atmosphere, but air blasts caused significant property damage, Melosh said.


Are Ocean Asteroid Impacts Really a Serious Threat?
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Discotech

So an atomic bomb blast yield is around 15 kilotons of TNT.
Let's say comet Haley impact on earth. A fast calculation gives 3.12 x 10 to the power 8 MegaTons of TNT
Slight difference.
If that wont create a tsunami.

impact.ese.ic.ac.uk...



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: intergalactic fire
a reply to: Discotech

So an atomic bomb blast yield is around 15 kilotons of TNT.
Let's say comet Haley impact on earth. A fast calculation gives 3.12 x 10 to the power 8 MegaTons of TNT
Slight difference.
If that wont create a tsunami.

impact.ese.ic.ac.uk...




The impact energy is 4.57 x 1011 Joules = 0.11 x 10-3MegaTons.


Not quite sure how you got those figures



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

using comet Halley's data



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: intergalactic fire

11km diameter, 0.6 density ? or at least that's what the wiki has it at

Were you looking at the data for before atmospheric entry ?

Because there's 2 different sets of data for the energy, impact and atmospheric entry



The projectile begins to breakup at an altitude of 134000 meters = 439000 ft
The projectile reaches the ground in a broken condition.
The mass of projectile strikes the surface at velocity 0 km/s = 0 miles/s
The impact energy is 5.77 x 102 Joules = 0.14 x 10-12MegaTons.
The broken projectile fragments strike the ground in an ellipse of dimension 60.4 km by 42.7 km





The impact-generated tsunami wave arrives approximately 8.8 minutes after impact.
Tsunami wave amplitude is less than 10 cm at your location.


That's at 1km distance from impact

A 10cm wave, just like the link I originally provided claims



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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The sky is falling!!!


Anyone?



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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originally posted by: St Udio
we are getting the report of the event now.... only because the info probably got released from USA government Spy Satellite records...


Of course, if it turns out to be a real atomic bomb, we have a bigger problem at hand and may cause mass hysteria.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: johndeere2020

originally posted by: St Udio
we are getting the report of the event now.... only because the info probably got released from USA government Spy Satellite records...


Of course, if it turns out to be a real atomic bomb, we have a bigger problem at hand and may cause mass hysteria.


Which it won't be. And even if it was..why would it cause mass hysteria? Surely people would just he worries and scared...not hysteria.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

After the fact. Never warning us before the fact. There are many things that have remained secret until they're exposed by whistle blowers. So I have to disagree.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

thats what i was thinking, only difference you said it better then i could have.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

0 life was at risk at any time during this event. At this time, there remain 0 changes to any life.


Nothing was kept from us either as you are hearing about it now. It is not major news, nearly nothing happened.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: TrueAmerican

You realize nothing happened right?

It exploded and that was it.... Nothing else happened. There weren't any direct observers either.

It was a celestial fart in the wind.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:28 PM
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Just i case some people don't know/realise this

- the meteorite may have exploded but that doesn't mean it would have looked anything like an atomic blast. It just exploded and hit the ocean with the energy of a 13kt bomb. But there wouldn't have been any nuclear fireball or mushroom cloud.

- an explosion over water like this would never create a tsunami. Unless the thing was insanely big, in which case a tsunami would be the least of your problems. Tsunamis require a shifting and raising of the water from below. That's why they are so devastating , cuz that's a HUGE amount of water displaced at once. None of the hundreds of A or H bombs detonated created any tsunamis.




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