Originally posted by Human_Alien
Why is it so difficult for some to believe that NASA ( or some form of said agency) are years ahead of what they admit to us?
The reason why they keep it hushed is the advanced technology involved which they're NOT supposed to have according to our primitive science.
But we do believe they possess technology that would make Star Trek look like a day in the Flintstones life! They obtained this advanced technology from off-world beings and probably still continue to.
So it is not out of the question that there are space stations with space based weaponry on them that are in combat with who knows what!?
NASA is part of the government therefore they are a covert, clandestine and secretive agency. You know....for defense purposes against those 'terrorists' who seek to destroy us because of our freedoms!
IE*( the shock wave of such an attempt at moving or disrupting a trajectory of a large celestial body traveling at intense rates of velocity in the vacuum of outer space!)
What tech would that be?
We have the tech & the resources to put it there so it seems fairly reasonable that there probably is indeed something up there.
So instead, do it in "secret" in full view of many telescopes observing the asteroid. Perfectly logical.
Unless it's just such a hot button issue with other countries that they don't want to publicly acknowledge it exists.
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by cybro
There was some speculation that there may be an attempt to direct this asteroid into hitting Earth. I wouldn't be surprised if it leaks out later on to have happened.
DA14 was a very well publicised event.
HEAPS of amateur astronomers have observed this and posted comments on various astronomy forum websites, together with a heap of photos and video.
If it was shot, if it was deflected, if its course was altered in any way at all, it would be observed by guys in their backyards.
If people got out from behind their keyboards and did some actual real life observing, they'd know this.
edit on 17-2-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
I'm not saying that. I'm more concerned with the tech required to intercept an object so close and moving so fast. You say "we have the tech" but seem to have no idea of what that "tech" would be. A rail gun capable of launching a large object (large enough to be seen on the telescope)?
Lot's of options phage - don't act like there's no way to move an object just because it's in space -
And no one but a youtube poster would notice?
Obviously considering it could be any of the space capable nations there's no way to really pin it on anyone.
Did you know the asteroid was being tracked by radar?
Maybe they were banking on it being called a ufo or maybe they assumed some blowhard would do their work for them insisting it was a "stuck pixel" or whatever.