posted on Jun, 9 2006 @ 03:46 PM
Originally posted by dgtempe
Beautiful!!! So they cover it up. Amazing what goes on in this planet- lies about everything!!!
Why would anyone in astronomy cover this up? What would the motive be?
Originally posted by Souljah
If it was a meteor I am sure they would be warnings before.
How would they issue a warning for something that happens spontaneously?
Originally posted by The Parallelogram
Why do the big ones always hit remote, unpopulated areas in the far north?
I'm willing to bet even more splash down in the southern hemisphere. If you look at it, the northern hemisphere is mainly land, while the southern is
mainly water. What is the significance of this? Well, people are more frequently around the land areas, so they would take notice of this more. After
all, several hundred-thousand tons of space material, ranging in size of dust particles to the size of a softball impacts the Earth on a yearly basis.
Occasionally though, we get something larger which will, for all intensive purposes, explode in the upper atmosphere. You might want to check out the
Impact Effects Calculator
to get an idea of what I'm talking about.
Something to take into account
A slue of meteor showers are going on right now, with the Arietids having peaked on the 7th.
[edit on 6/9/2006 by cmdrkeenkid]