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So this is what I propose we do...we use science, math and hard facts to calculate how much mass and kinetic energy an object would need to create a crater 30m wide...because my math skills are pretty average, and I'm unable to do this properly myself...if anyone could find out the exact mass of object ID 33006 that would be very helpful, as I've looked high and low, but couldn't find the answer...I'm useless at that type of thing...we also need to know the angle of impact...but if that turns out to be too hard, we can assume it was close to vertical impact (90 degrees)...so hopefully, if things go the way I'm expecting, we might just blow their "official statement" right out of the water...which is what ATS was made for I guess ...
Originally posted by CHA0S
reply to post by Aggie Man
I doubt it...I'm betting if this was merely some "Russian Space Junk" we would have some pictures by now...but we wouldn't really have much to look at because if this was a piece of a satellite it probably would have completely burnt up upon re-entry...do you understand how brittle/fragile satellites are...do you understand how much it costs to lift 1kg into space...they need to be as light as possible...I was watching a show on the discovery channel recently and they were talking about space warfare, and how easy it would be to destroy satellites...we wouldn't even need to use explosive rockets, just firing a small solid object at the satellite would tear it apart with ease...
Well, it appears that there, in deed, was an impact, However, the "meteorite" was of Earthly origin. I guess this is the reason we haven't seen photographs as of yet...it's probably cordoned off.
But lets just assume for a second it's somehow possible that it stayed completely in tact upon re-entry into our atmosphere, even if it hit the ground at terminal velocity, I highly doubt it would weigh enough to leave a crater that big, especially since it isn't like solid rock/meteorite, and the weight distribution would have been significant, the area-to-mass ratio definitely needs to be considered...but I'm not an expert, and we would need to know the exact mass of the piece of satellite, before calculating how much kinetic energy it probably had on impact...then we can make some guesstimates as to how big the crater should have been...
Cosmos 2421 was the 50th spacecraft of its class to be launched since 1974.
According to the report, "nearly half (22 out of 50) of the spacecraft have fragmented at least once, typically within a few months of the end of their primary missions." Bizarrely, the cause of these fragmentation events remain unknown.
The root cause of the many
EORSAT fragmentations remains
unknown, and at this time Cosmos
2421 is the only member of its class
still in orbit.
"This just isn't what we expected," Schultz says. "It was to the point that many thought this was fake. It was completely inconsistent with our understanding of how stony meteorites act."
1)The composition of the impacted area in minerals ect.
2)If the official story changes again.
4)Speed of object?