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Asteroid or Gas Leak?

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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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So as any good Conspiracy Theorist should know we have had a spate of near earth asteroids coming our way recently with the latest one passing today... Feb. 2. Asteroid 2017 BS32 at 82 feet in diameter was slated to pass at its closest point to earth at .41 lunar distances, with a lunar distance being the distance from the CENTER of the earth to the center of the moon. So less than halfway to the moon...close...not satellite close, but close. And keep in mind the one that exploded over Russia a few years ago, damaging buildings and injuring people was only 50 feet in diameter, about a third smaller than today's.
Well, it just so happens at about the same time the asteroid was to make its closest approach two very loud, window rattling booms or explosions were heard in the towns outside of the Paris area with the official cause being a gas leak.
Now, couldn't it just as easily have been the sonic booms caused by an asteroid that might have come a little closer to the earth than it was supposed to...barely skimming the edge of the atmosphere before heading on its way? And with only us crazy conspiracy theorists even aware it was coming wouldn't they tell us it was just a gas leak and not an asteroid that we have no defence against?
Or would they? It could have been a gas leak. It probably was a gas leak. Unfortunately for us conspiracy theorists our constant craving for a doom high makes us easily played. After all I just did it and I'm not even good at it.
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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

The Moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth.

Earth's atmosphere extends only about 200 miles up.

A sonic boom from an asteroid passing 100,000 miles from Earth could not have possibly caused a sonic boom.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

The only way you get an actual sonic boom from a cosmic object is when that object strikes our atmosphere, which extends to about 60 - 70 km. Above that altitude, the atmosphere is so rarefied that it would hardly cause any resistance to an asteroid.

And, despite the appearances, there has NOT been an increase in near-Earth objects or impacts. We simply got better at detecting and reporting those that do happen.

Meteoroids from one meter and up in diameter strike our atmosphere every few years: en.wikipedia.org...

A Chelyabinsk-sized object strikes us every 60 years on average, actually. It's just that a lot of them happen over the ocean or sparsely-inhabited areas like deserts.
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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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Yeah I know...the atmosphere looks like the candy coating on an M&M from space. Go to spaceweather.com and look at the daily fireball count at the bottom of the page.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: MissSmartypants

The Moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth.

Earth's atmosphere extends only about 200 miles up.

A sonic boom from an asteroid passing 100,000 miles from Earth could not have possibly caused a sonic boom.
So what does that have to do with anything I said? Thanks for sharing.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: wildespace

Yeah I know...the atmosphere looks like the candy coating on an M&M from space. Go to spaceweather.com and look at the daily fireball count at the bottom of the page.


Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

That's the thing. We didn't have this capability and utility of detecting and reporting NEOs or fireballs 20 - 30 years ago. Now, everyone and their dog can film a fireball on their phone and upload it to the Internet in the matter of minutes.



posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

And actually the point of my little musing here is to ponder whether tptb lie to us to keep us from knowing the truth or do they make us think they're lying to us to keep us from believing the truth.
Trick question...it's both.
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posted on Feb, 2 2017 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: wildespace

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: wildespace

Yeah I know...the atmosphere looks like the candy coating on an M&M from space. Go to spaceweather.com and look at the daily fireball count at the bottom of the page.


Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

That's the thing. We didn't have this capability and utility of detecting and reporting NEOs or fireballs 20 - 30 years ago. Now, everyone and their dog can film a fireball on their phone and upload it to the Internet in the matter of minutes.
Or could it be that there really ARE more asteroids because of...dare I say it...NIBIRU!!?
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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: MissSmartypants

The Moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth.

Earth's atmosphere extends only about 200 miles up.

A sonic boom from an asteroid passing 100,000 miles from Earth could not have possibly caused a sonic boom.

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
So what does that have to do with anything I said? Thanks for sharing.

It seems to have a lot to do with what you said in the OP...

That is, an asteroid passing 100,000 miles from Earth would not cause a sonic boom on Earth and rattle windows. Even if (as you suggest) it were closer than "They" told you, it should be noted that the Chelyabinsk meteor, for example, exploded no more than 20 miles up. There is quite a difference between 100,000 miles and 20 miles; I doubt "They" would have been off by that much -- plus most of these objects are tracked by amateur astronomers, not TPTB. You'd think that one of those dozens (or more) of amateur astronomers who were tracking this thing would have mentioned that the 100,000 mile distance was really 100 miles or 20 miles.

Obviously meteor air bursts do occur (just look at the aforementioned Chelyabinsk event) and asteroids do come within 1 Lunar Distance or less of Earth, but those are not kept secret.


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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: MissSmartypants

And actually the point of my little musing here is to ponder whether tptb lie to us to keep us from knowing the truth or do they make us think they're lying to us to keep us from believing the truth.
Trick question...it's both.


I don't think so anymore after 3 year off watching with my own 2 Sky Camera


direct URL of image:
files.abovetopsecret.com...

Here the ground Map overlay

full size files.abovetopsecret.com...

And here on a good night Meteor shower


files.abovetopsecret.com...

And this is the ISS

Just a $60.00 web cam looking out the window
a 5 to 7 second 720X480 avi. file will be aroun 200 to 300 Mb per file vid

And here one from my home


files.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: MissSmartypants

The Moon is about 250,000 miles from Earth.

Earth's atmosphere extends only about 200 miles up.

A sonic boom from an asteroid passing 100,000 miles from Earth could not have possibly caused a sonic boom.

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
So what does that have to do with anything I said? Thanks for sharing.

It seems to have a lot to do with what you said in the OP...

That is, an asteroid passing 100,000 miles from Earth would not cause a sonic boom on Earth and rattle windows. Even if (as you suggest) it were closer than "They" told you, it should be noted that the Chelyabinsk meteor, for example, exploded no more than 20 miles up. There is quite a difference between 100,000 miles and 20 miles; I doubt "They" would have been off by that much -- plus most of these objects are tracked by amateur astronomers, not TPTB. You'd think that one of those dozens (or more) of amateur astronomers who were tracking this thing would have mentioned that the 100,000 mile distance was really 100 miles or 20 miles.

Obviously meteor air bursts do occur (just look at the aforementioned Chelyabinsk event) and asteroids do come within 1 Lunar Distance or less of Earth, but those are not kept secret.

I was describing a hypothetical situation in which an asteroid comes closer to earth than expected. I know I didn't stutter.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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originally posted by: Trillium

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: MissSmartypants

And actually the point of my little musing here is to ponder whether tptb lie to us to keep us from knowing the truth or do they make us think they're lying to us to keep us from believing the truth.
Trick question...it's both.


I don't think so anymore after 3 year off watching with my own 2 Sky Camera


direct URL of image:
files.abovetopsecret.com...

Here the ground Map overlay

full size files.abovetopsecret.com...

And here on a good night Meteor shower


files.abovetopsecret.com...

And this is the ISS

Just a $60.00 web cam looking out the window
a 5 to 7 second 720X480 avi. file will be aroun 200 to 300 Mb per file vid

And here one from my home


files.abovetopsecret.com...
Thank you for your input. Very interesting...but can we really be sure they didn't know about the asteroid that exploded over Russia ahead of time?



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
originally posted by: Trillium

Thank you for your input. Very interesting...but can we really be sure they didn't know about the asteroid that exploded over Russia ahead of time?


Part of the reason the Chelyabinsk meteor was not seen before it hit was because it's approach trajectory seems to have been coming from the general direction of the Sun. Therefore, in the days and weeks prior to the event, it would have only been in the daytime sky (if you were able to magically see it in the daytime sky).

Another reason is that it was relatively small.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
originally posted by: Trillium

Thank you for your input. Very interesting...but can we really be sure they didn't know about the asteroid that exploded over Russia ahead of time?


Part of the reason the Chelyabinsk meteor was not seen before it hit was because it's approach trajectory seems to have been coming from the general direction of the Sun. Therefore, in the days and weeks prior to the event, it would have only been in the daytime sky (if you were able to magically see it in the daytime sky).

Another reason is that it was relatively small.

Actually I knew that but admitting it wouldn't have helped me make my point. I chose to use "alternative facts" instead.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: wildespace

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: wildespace

Yeah I know...the atmosphere looks like the candy coating on an M&M from space. Go to spaceweather.com and look at the daily fireball count at the bottom of the page.


Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

That's the thing. We didn't have this capability and utility of detecting and reporting NEOs or fireballs 20 - 30 years ago. Now, everyone and their dog can film a fireball on their phone and upload it to the Internet in the matter of minutes.
Or could it be that there really ARE more asteroids because of...dare I say it...NIBIRU!!?

Amateur astronomers all around the world are discovering new asteroids and comets all the time, many of which are fainter than Pluto. It would be impossible for them not to see a whole new planet out there.

www.minorplanetcenter.net... - check out the "running tallies" on that website. In this year, already, there's been 193 Near-Earth objects, 3634 asteroids (termed "minor planets"), and 7 comets discovered, with a total of 2 million separate observations of the sky.

TPTB have nothing to do with this. The astronomy community have their eyes firmly on the sky and will report anything new, especially if its unusual or remarkable.

So, sorry, Nibiru is a no-show.
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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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Astronomer Paul Cox at SLOOH said he was looking right at NIBIRU during their broadcast of the transit of Mercury. But of course he was kidding...right? No clever psyops here.
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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:12 PM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants
a reply to: wildespace

Astronomer Paul Cox at SLOOH said he was looking right at NIBIRU during their broadcast of the transit of Mercury. But of course he was kidding...right? No clever psyops here.
Paul Cox even said NASA was hiding it from us.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants
Astronomers are allowed to make a joke every now and again.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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Asteroid pick up smaller ones as they fly in space.
and the small asteroid will be pickt up by earths gravity.
thats what hits the earth most.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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originally posted by: wildespace
a reply to: MissSmartypants
Astronomers are allowed to make a joke every now and again.
And we know he was joking because...?



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