posted on Mar, 7 2003 @ 06:54 PM
It appears that if something did hit the planet, it landed in the southern hemisphere, which is comprised of about 3/4 ocean. The likelihood of having
an eye witness (or at least an eye witness that would survive) is very small. The only other indicators would be either a seismic reading (which I
contend this is), or detection from the US KillSats in orbit.
As I mentioned, I contend that this information indicates a likely impact. Normally, I would expect the geological community to be talking about an
event like this, but then, the geological community is generally centered around the USGS, which is run by the same government that owns and runs
NASA, who said there was nothing out there in the first place. I find the lack of discussion on this to be rather disconcerting, and of suspision.
As far as the KillSats (a series of sattelites in geosync orbit, specifically designed to look for the light flash, thermal and EMP signatures of
nuclear detonations) most likely would have caught such and event. If so, we may eventually learn of this, but not for months at the earliest, esp
since we are on a war footing. KillSat data is very sensitive, and needs to be sanitized before release... we are very unlikely to hear about
something spotted from orbit on CNN anytime soon.
Speaking of KillSat observation, it has been reported in the past by NORAD that the KillSats routinely monitor high atmospheric detonations of up to
megaton yield from meteors that enter the atmosphere and explode. Those that are detected by KillSat are usually 20-30 meters in size, and release
between 0.5 to 1 megaton, but they usually blow up above 100,000 feet altitude. NORAD estimates that they record an average of a dozen or so events of
this type every year. Several of them have also been reported by airline pilots.