reply to post by Glinda
Amazingly, twice (two different radio news services--one being NPR that my boss keeps on at work) have ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY ESTABLISHED that
the Russian meteorite as NOTHING to do w/2012 DA 14.
Don't ask ANY questions. In mere hours (in the dead of night for what would be western experts, and w/o the crater or soil being examined) it has been
DETERMINED that the two incidents are NOT related.
Exactly...it's just a bit too much of a coincidence for these two events to not be related. Indeed, if they are not, then this would completely skew
the statistics we've all been given over the years for our chances of an impact in our lifetime. Of course, this math would be done by the same folks
who claim that a billion dollar probe crashed because someone missed a 0....so forgive me if I worry just a little bit....
I could have told you that in seconds. The meteor hit Russia, which means it came from a completely different direction than 2012 DA14; the
latter is coming up steeply from the south, from basically right below the planet. It couldn't hit the Urals period. Secondly, the meteor came from
the direction of the sun, which is why nothing was seen beforehand. That's our blind spot. This should be a wakeup call to us both to get sun-orbiting
satellites out there searching the area of space between earth and the sun for small asteroids, and to stop being distracted by non-issues like 2012
DA14. While nearly every amateur astronomer was glued to that rock, another came from a completely different direction and smacked us in the head.
That's more like it..at least some reasoning. But, if not related, see my concern above... Is it just target Earth week or something?
15-2-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)