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Massive Meteor Explosion Hits Norway

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posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 11:37 AM
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My big question that makes me suspicious is WHY HASNT THIS MADE IT ONTO THE NEWS AT ALL. lol. I think something may have gotten mistranslated. If it was the size of a nuclear explosion, I think it would have made it into American news for at least a day.




posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 11:56 AM
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Not really Yarc.

Remember The U.S. news stations are all about Us Us Us. If it happened in america, there would be a massive "Breaking news" label, with talks about it for about three weeks, all for scare tactics. The people watching most US news stations dont care about world affairs. Nobody died, or got hurt, its going to MAYBE show up in a month asa "Wierd things that happened last month" type stuff.

"This just in, Natalie Holloway day 618....still nothing.....Oh, and there was a meteor that hit norwey, and now to weather."



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:02 PM
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Maybe this is just me, but isn't an unstoppable falling piece of flaming rock as dangerous, or more dangerous, than a terrorist attack?

Why is this another one of those things that we have to wait until something tragic happens before we do something about it. Why can't we start talking about it now?

You can't stop it from hitting like you can arrest a terrorist, but you can at least give people warning and possibly evacuate if it's big enough to warrant doing so. Let people know this kind of thing is possible, even if they are more likely to get hit by lightning.

Come on. I flipped on CNN to see if they were saying anything about this, and a story about a guy stealing a goose was on. I think we could devote a couple minutes of news to a meteor strike.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:06 PM
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Sure it is yarc. And it would have made major network attention if it happened, in the us.

Nobody cares about other countries affairs. Thats the U.S. media motto.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid

Originally posted by Hellmutt

I guess it was lucky that it didn't kill any people, but I wonder if there might have been any microbes, bugs or viruses in this thing...

About as likely as there are in any of the other chunks of rock that impact the Earth every year.

Yup, but this one hit 06/06/2006 (US time), so maybe this particular meteorite had an "extra evil" virus inside?



To those of you asking about the picture that was taken of this meteorite: It was the picture I posted earlier in this thread, and cmdrkeenkid posted it as well (Aftenposten).


As someone here already mentioned: The blast of Mount St. Helens in 1980 had the explosive force of 500 Hiroshima bombs. This meteorite (which didn't kill anyone) had the explosive force of only 1...



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:12 PM
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True. 9/11 got weeks of nonstop coverage (they even took off commericals) while the London Bombings got about half a day.

"Don't pay attention to anything unless it happens to us, and then when it does, just blow up whoever/whatever is responsible"
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but this one hit 06/06/2006 (US time)


Owned. lol.

[edit on 10-6-2006 by Yarcofin]



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:12 PM
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re: news quoted in 2nd post -

surely an impact on the scale of Hiroshima would be a lot more than dynamite going off heard a mile away? How big is this mile? Are there caves and echos involved in these estimates?



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by Echtelion
Professional astronomers are completely able to detect any incoming meteor threat from months if not years ahead for chrissake! A meteor big enough to have provoked an explosion like that should be huge in space, before being burned and reduced 3-4 times its size in the atmosphere! WAKE UP!


No, they are not able to detect any incoming meteor, they can only see the bigger ones.

The size of the smallest feature that can be seen on the surface of the Moon with the Hubble telescope is about 90m, so it can only see meteors bigger than that at the distance of the moon, some 384,403 Km.

A 90m meteor is a relatively big one, but if you think that the Hubble can only see 1/72000 (if I am not mistaken) of the horizon you will see that the finding of a meteor is more a case of luck than anything else, unless it is a known meteor.

And do not forget that a rock with a diameter of 90m is not that bright, and if it does not come fully illuminated it is very hard to see.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 01:29 PM
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does any one actualy know where this happened like an exact location ?

is any one looking in to it ?



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 02:25 PM
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The photographer heard the blast about 7 minutes after he took this picture.


Photo: Peter Bruvold


There is now a 100,000 NOK (Norwegian currency) reward for finding the meteorite.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 02:42 PM
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UM WTF. OMG jeez why hasnt this been on cnn or anything or is it.... is this for real, omg .



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 02:51 PM
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Hellmutt, could the Royal Norwegian Navy have launched an Aegis missile from their new F310-class frigates, and this was mistaken for a meteor? Could this have been a test launch up north?

www.deagel.com...



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 03:08 PM
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I tried to get BBC news to put it on, 24 hours ago.
I sent them the news links.
They have not done a thing?
I don't think it was a missile,
As its on the news as a earth quake.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by desert

Could this have been a test launch up north?

I don't know for sure, but all seems to agree that it was in fact a meteorite.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 03:12 PM
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Yep, this is big news, very surprised it took so long for this to become known...


Originally posted by Souljah
Now this is Weird indeed.



If it was a meteor I am sure they would be warnings before.

I mean, what if it hit like a town or a village?

Or was it Really a meteor?


No, there wouldn't be any warnings if it was a meteor. Usually those things are too small to see until it's too late.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 03:23 PM
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Woah thanks for this,

this has totaly NOT been reported here in England, and id have thought it would have been mentioned if just for the scotland business

my question why cover this up?



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 04:25 PM
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Why don't we all spam the BBC, CNN, ABC, Fox etc and ask them wtf is going on?



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 04:29 PM
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haha sounds like a plan


but um we may get ATS a restraining order for harrasment



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 04:31 PM
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No reports of this event in Belgium either, there must be people from norway to confirm this to be in the news and stuff?



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
The photographer heard the blast about 7 minutes after he took this picture.


Photo: Peter Bruvold


There is now a 100,000 NOK (Norwegian currency) reward for finding the meteorite.


I had thought this happend at night?



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