"All Clear" given on potential 2040 impact of asteroid 2011 AG5

page: 2
4
<< 1   >>

log in

join

posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 01:23 PM
link   
And of course the point is that NASA, being a Gov agency is obviously subject to any protocols in place by the Gov dealing with National Security matters. So if they discover ANYTHING that is deemed a threat to National Security you can bet your behind that they'll cover it up.
Anything.




posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 01:50 PM
link   

Originally posted by JayinAR
But of course, if something is discovered years out, it only makes sense that they would seek all the help they could get tracking its trajectory. If you've got years, you can come up with a plan.

I'm not even talking about something years out.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 02:36 PM
link   
reply to post by JayinAR
 

And of course the point is that NASA does not have exclusive access to the discovery of NEOs.
edit on 12/23/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 02:38 PM
link   
reply to post by Phage
 


Who does have exclusive access? That could be a very interesting reveal.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 02:39 PM
link   
reply to post by December21st2012
 

Nobody. There are hundreds (thousands) of people looking for NEOs. A large one would be seen by many and word would spread.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 02:45 PM
link   
I suppose (probably incorrectly) most of those are amateurs, they must have limited equipment. I bet when you tally up the number of major players to some serious hardware, the list becomes a bit shorter.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 02:48 PM
link   
reply to post by December21st2012
 

www.dailymail.co.uk...

news.discovery.com...

www.universetoday.com...

uanews.org...

And the bigger they are (as in, those which would be planet killers) the easier they are to find.
edit on 12/23/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 04:31 PM
link   
reply to post by Phage
 


Well of course, Phage. You are stating the obvious. In the scenario I presented it would be up to amateurs to break the news. They'd probably be under pressure not to do so, however.



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 05:39 PM
link   
reply to post by JayinAR
 


When a new object is discovered, its coordinates are posted on the Minor Planet Centre confirmation page. www.minorplanetcenter.net... From there, it's up to anyone with a decent telescope to confirm the object and help with calculating its trajectory.





top topics
 
4
<< 1   >>

log in

join