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Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space
Thursday, June 11, 2009
By Leonard David
For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth's atmosphere — but no longer.
A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned....
The satellites' main objectives include detecting nuclear bomb tests, and their characterizations of asteroids and lesser meteoroids as they crash through the atmosphere has been a byproduct data bonanza for scientists.
Space rocks that explode in the atmosphere are now classified.
Originally posted by whiskeypoet
It's not that the information is being "kept" from us. It's that it's illegal to release the data with following procedure. And the government has determined that the data is not worth declassifying the satellite’s abilities, specs or location.
Originally posted by Tamale_214
Our generation, and the generations that follow us have to remember that the military, the legislature, the courts, the national agencies exist only to serve the citizen. More importantly, we have to remind them of this fact.