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Mini Armageddon Type Asteroid Exploded Over Antarctica

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posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 09:34 PM
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A "house sized" asteroid exploded over Antarctica last year. It came down about 900 km from the Japanese station Syowa. Australian Scientists from three different Australian stations have collected particles from the asteroid and are analyzing the data.


Japanese station Syowa


70south.com: Mini Armageddon type asteroid exploded over Antarctica

25 August 2005


Australian scientists are studying data from a "house sized" asteroid which exploded over Antarctica last year. Should the asteroid not have fragmented on impact with the atmosphere it is speculated that the devastation could have been similar to the nuclear bomb dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima. The asteroid came down 900km from the Japanese station Syowa.

Click the link for the "full" article...



Syowa Base - Credit: © Mark Wade




posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 04:06 AM
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I found some more about this story. The asteroid apparently crashed to Earth in millions of pieces last September. It was about 10 meter wide and 1000-tonne. "The largest body to enter the Earth's atmosphere in a decade".


News.com.au: Scientists probe asteroid crash

August 25, 2005


The 1000-tonne asteroid crashed to Earth in millions of pieces last September, 900km from the nearest humans at Japan's Syowa station. A trail of dust recorded by a physicist 1500km away at Australia's Davis station shows that if the asteroid had not fragmented into tiny pieces when it hit the Earth's atmosphere, it would have had an impact similar to the bombing of Hiroshima.

Dr Andrew Klekociuk, from the Australian Antarctic Division, said today the event helped scientists prepare for the effects of a larger asteroid hitting the Earth. "This is just one event and it's the first one to be seen in any detail so we're not sure if it's typical of large meteoroids," he said. The 10m-wide asteroid – part of the "potentially hazardous" Aten group orbiting between Venus and Earth – is the largest body to enter the Earth's atmosphere in a decade.

He said Australian physicist Joseph Zagari discovered the asteroid's dust trail "quite by accident" when he was making atmospheric observations. Mr Zagari initially thought the trail was a fault in his instrument but the crash was later confirmed by US defence satellites.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Related News Sources:
Asteroid blast helps scientists prepare (AAP)


d1k

posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 04:17 AM
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Aussie Bloke anyone?

Coming from the south it was if anyone remembers...and wasn't it at the end of August? Wasn't it also supposed to be that One big one misses us and one smaller one hits us, and that is just to be the begging of a series of hits over the next year(s)?

[edit on 26-8-2005 by d1k]



posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 09:31 AM
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Aussie Bloke


How could I forget that?

This might be what the scientists are "preparing" for...

And how come they didn`t tell us about this event until one year after it happened?



posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 02:06 PM
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Stop smoking crack people!

Aussie Bloke predicted impacts in the months of june 2004. He was just some dude looking for attention. And he said JUNE 2004!!! Not August 2005.


jra

posted on Aug, 26 2005 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Quest
Stop smoking crack people!

Aussie Bloke predicted impacts in the months of june 2004. He was just some dude looking for attention. And he said JUNE 2004!!! Not August 2005.



A "house sized" asteroid exploded over Antarctica last year.


Not that I believe that Aussie Bloke or that this is related or anything, just pointing that this happened last year, not this year.



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:53 AM
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Originally posted by Quest

Aussie Bloke predicted impacts in the months of june 2004. And he said JUNE 2004!!!

Are you sure he said June specifically. I can`t find the thread in question. It might have been removed. The evidence has been removed! It`s a conspiracy!
Anyway, this asteroid hit earth September 2004! And they are obviously preparing for more impacts. I would like to review the details of what Aussie Bloke said again...


E_T

posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Nothing really new.

Throughout cold war military satellites detected dozens/hundreds of multi kiloton explosion in upper atmosphere, some of those even ten times more powerful than bombs dropped to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Also listening stations built for detecting shockwaves from nuclear explosions have detected those.

abob.libs.uga.edu...
www.space.com...



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
And they are obviously preparing for more impacts.


And you got that from...?



posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid

Originally posted by Hellmutt
And they are obviously preparing for more impacts.


And you got that from...?


Well.. It's obvious isnt it?




posted on Aug, 30 2005 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid

Originally posted by Hellmutt
And they are obviously preparing for more impacts.


And you got that from...?

Ok, I guess that was a bit of a speculation from my side...


Btw, the crew on ISS are having an emergency drill right now (or is it next tuesday?) .


RIA Novosti: ISS crew to train emergency evacuation

30/ 08/ 2005


The crew on the International Space Station (ISS), Sergei Krikalyov and John Phillips, will train for an emergency evacuation Tuesday.

"The exercise includes practicing actions in the event of an emergency, which means evacuation on board the Soyuz rescue capsule docked to the station," an expert at Russia's Mission Control said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.




[edit on 2005/8/30 by Hellmutt]




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