posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by PlanetXisHERE
Nobody is talking about Planet X, we should stick to the topic, if you desire to talk about Planet X or Nibiru maybe you should start another
No need to: after all, you asked the question:
Fireballs have increased, the question is why
theory? It couldn't possibly have anything to do with a mysterious rogue planet, could it? I certainly hope not, now that you
have made it clear that this thread is not
about Planet X.
Is that your opinion or do you have statistics to back that up?
My opinion, obviously, as we won't have the statistics until the year is up.
Yes, I have seen many posters post that youtube or iphones are the "apparent" cause of increased meteor/fireball sightings,
Link to one example. Just one.
when in fact these sightings have always been reported and talked about on TV, written about in the newspapers, or talked about on the radio -
because they used to be sensational events which the media thrives on through which they derive advertising revenue - even without youtube or iphones
- however rare these events used to be.
Nonsense. Hundreds of meteors flash across the sky every day. We know this because astronomers, both professional and amateur, have been keeping
detailed records for two hundred years. Most people are unaware of these records. Since the advent of the internet, it has been easier for
non-astronomers to report sightings, which has led to increasing numbers of reports over recent years. Reports of meteors are not the same thing as
meteors, so an increase in reports does not mean an increase in meteors. As for media coverage, the overwhelming number of sightings are not very
spectacular, and even the fairly spectacular ones are so brief that they are not recorded in an interesting way by a camera. No good pictures, no good
news copy. I'll give you this, though: the increasing number of personal devices that can take photographs probably has increased the odds that a
meteor will be photographed.
If you are truly curious go through some meteor threads and see for yourself.
You must be joking.