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Alleged Meteorite Crash In Honduras

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:32 AM
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Alleged Meteorite Crash In Honduras


www.plenglish.com

Specialists with the Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) are now in Trojes area, in the eastern Honduran department of El Paraíso, to investigate the alleged crash of a meteorite. According to the inhabitants of that region near the border with Nicaragua, a fireball crossed the sky on Saturday night and then they heard a loud explosion. A COPECO statement clarified that no specialized agency reported a meteorite passing by the Central American region, nor has reported the loss of an aircraft. Copeco and the astronomical observatory of the National Autonomous University of Honduras said their experts in the field are investigating what happened in that region and will report as soon as possible, while they called on people not to generate speculation to avoid uncertainty.
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:32 AM
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No additional information available at this time. Hope nobody got hurt and I really want to know what it really was since they are advising the people not to generate speculation on the event. How can speculation lead to uncertainty?

Note that Honduras already experienced a meteorite crash on December 15, 1996, terrifying residents and leaving a 165-foot-wide crater.

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www.plenglish.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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Good catch SnF.
i will be keeping an eye on this.

thanks



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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Damn I was Just there a couple of months ago I would have liked to have seen that. Note: Honduras is one of the less safe countries in Central America in my opinion.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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S & F

Keeping a eye on this one
why all the secrete about meteorite ?



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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interesting,hopefully more info will come out soon,as good as it would be to see in person i think i would be a little scared as well.
keeping an eye on this



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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So no specialized agency had evidence of that meteorite hitting earth's atmosphere. Are these the same people that are being paid to watch for these objects? Must have happened on lunch break, coffee break, toilet break, shift change, or a lot of other breaks. Maybe they were on Facebook or maybe they were checking here to see what they missed at the time.


Good thing we aren't counting on these tracking stations for our safety. They are as good as the TSA

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 09:22 AM
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It's possible that what they heard was a sonic boom as the meteor/bolide entered the atmosphere



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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If the Mayans are correct (and they are) we should see a uptick in meteor sightings. This is because the Earth is begining to past through the Galactic plain ie. the dark rift . Huge amounts of space debris is concentrated in this whirling disk. Interesting times are ahead.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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Honduras sure looked beautiful from the shore but that was as far as I got making a beach landing back in the mid 80`s. I was military and we were supplying them with toilet paper.


I could see fighting going on in the nearby mountains. Also had to take Malaria pills before going there.

Hope they find out what this was and we get to see some type pictures.
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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NASA doesnt catch all of them coming in...I dont think its a secret, Some of the meteorites are radioactive, not so much as secret as it may be an issue on cordoning the area until safe. Probably standard protocol



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by Oannes
If the Mayans are correct (and they are) we should see a uptick in meteor sightings.


The Mayans have been very correct about astronomical alignments. Unfortunately many others didn't quite understand the significance and some false theories have arisen and been passed around about the Dark Rift alignment coming up this December, 2012.

In actuality, the significance of this coming 21 December, 2012 is that the Earth and the sun will be in alignment with the Dark Rift dark spot going across the center of our galaxy on the winter solstice. This kind of alignment happens yearly, a second alignment six-months opposite with the sun on the opposite side. This year is significant in that it happens on the winter solstice. This is a measurable astronomical event that occurs some approximately 26,000 years, hence its importance in marking a large span of time. On that morning the sun will appear to be lined up in the middle of that galactic rift. It is a biggie but not as spectacular or breath-taking as some of the popular misunderstandings.

The Earth does move cyclicly from the poles of the galaxy, through that center rift toward the opposite pole and return again taking some 250 million years. Currently we are about 30 million years from being located in that rift and moving away from it. Read more about it here.


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posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Still no news on the subject. In the meantime I uploaded a picture from RSOE EDIS depicting the impact area and population density.




posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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Lets not jump the gun here!

As TXRabbit said, it's not uncommon for a meteoroid/asteroid that is large/hard enough, and therefore penetrates the atmosphere deep enough, to produce sonic booms high up in the atmosphere that can be heard/felt on the ground.

It does not necessarily indicate that anything has struck the ground with force, although it may well be that meteorites have made it to the ground.

In fact, most meteorites are the result of larger objects that break up at high altitude, but because of atmospheric resistance/drag these usually hit the ground traveling at free-fall velocity, and don't leave craters because of this.


Due to atmospheric drag, most meteorites, ranging from a few kilograms up to about 8 tons (7,000 kg), will lose all of their cosmic velocity while still several miles up. At that point, called the retardation point, the meteorite begins to accelerate again, under the influence of the Earth’s gravity, at the familiar 9.8 meters per second squared. The meteorite then quickly reaches its terminal velocity of 200 to 400 miles per hour (90 to 180 meters per second). The terminal velocity occurs at the point where the acceleration due to gravity is exactly offset by the deceleration due to atmospheric drag.

Source: The American Meteor Society Fireball FAQs

Events resulting in craters are actually extremely rare, where as meteoroids entering the atmosphere and causing sonic booms at altitude are comparatively common.



Originally posted by Anim8tr
Note that Honduras already experienced a meteorite crash on December 15, 1996, terrifying residents and leaving a 165-foot-wide crater.

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Not true!

These claims were investigated by at least one team of researchers, and no evidence of impact found.


The data from the expedition are being analyzed and the results will be published. Some facts are evident:

- No meteorite impacted on Cerro Negro. The fireball passed 50 km away (see the maps) and was only projected above Cerro Negro as seen from San Luis. The feature on Cerro Negro is a huge landslide on a steep slope (45 deg) and was reportedly formed few days before the fireball passage.

- The only meteorite-impact-like event was reported from the city of El Progreso. The fall of a small stone (2cm) from the sky to the yard of a house was observed. However, this occurred on Nov 22 afternoon and the location is also not consistent with the fireball trajectory. Moreover, the material is not similar to any known type of meteorite. The stone disintegrated into a few pieces of ash in the months after the fall. The sample is currently being analyzed.

- Very bright meteor really crossed the sky over Honduras. Strong sounds were produced and a smoke trail was formed. Meteorite falls are almost certain but no meteorite was recovered yet.

Source: Expedition to Honduras

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