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And it detonated at an altitude of 580 meters wereas the meteor in question exploded at an altitude of 43,300 meters. You might want to include that in your calculations.
To provide context for my scrutiny, the bomb from Hiroshima in World War II had a yield of around 16 Kilotons, and killed roughly 100,000 people.
A failure to detect a rather tiny asteroid. Yes.
This was a failure, whose fault does not fall on any individual group, nation, or organization.
Why? It happened and caused no problem for anyone. Such an event could well happen every year, over places where no one is.
Either way, this was dangerous, and shouldn't have taken two weeks to go around.
Meters. Not feet.
43,000 feet is within flight range of high altitude aircraft.
They tracked it well ahead and calculated the trajectory and atmospheric bounce explosion with perfection,
The United States secretly tested chemical and biological weapons on American soil during the 1960s, newly declassified Pentagon reports show.
The tests included releasing deadly nerve agents in Alaska and spraying bacteria over Hawaii, according to the documents obtained Tuesday.
The United States also tested nerve agents in Canada and Britain in conjunction with those two countries, and biological and chemical weapons in at least two other states, Maryland and Florida.
The summaries of more than two dozen tests show that biological and chemical tests were much more widespread than the military has acknowledged previously.
The Pentagon released records earlier this year showing that chemical and biological agents had been sprayed on ships at sea. The military reimbursed ranchers and agreed to stop open-air nerve agent testing at its main chemical weapons center in the Utah desert after about 6,400 sheep died when nerve gas drifted away from the test range.