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Originally posted by FrankLY
I think there was already a thread about that on ATS....
Why today? Why not?
I'm sure a little planning wouldn't hurt in case something happens.
I'm sure the world governments were as surprise as we all were when an unexpected meteor entered Russia's sky a couple of weeks ago. They probably just wants to have a plan set up to counter any risk and prepare for the worst case scenario possible beside an ELE.edit on 19-3-2013 by FrankLY because: because...
- The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Originally posted by 11I11
In this day and age people have meetings for the sake of meetings so cant imagine there is anything in this.
Despite the cloudy weather, the flash of light was visible as far as 1,000 kilometers distant, though the sound of the blast would not reach that far for forty-nine minutes, in the form of an indistinct, heavy blow. The giant fireball reached from ground-level to about 34,000 feet into the air, violently releasing 3800 times more explosive energy than the Hiroshima bomb-- equivalent to fifty million metric tons of TNT. One hundred kilometers from ground zero the heat would have inflicted third degree burns. Atmospheric focusing produced areas of destruction hundreds of kilometers from ground zero, including wooden structures which were completely destroyed, and some shattered windows in Finland. The explosion's atmospheric shockwave traveled around the Earth three times before it dissipated.
They'd never tell anyone in the public if something like that could or ever did go into orbit as a fall back plan in an all out emergency.