Originally posted by K-PAX-PROT
So no definite proof or evidence that determines these lights as meteors, only speculations but hey ho , its the meteorites explanation that is being "forced fitted" , regardless of definite proof or evidence showing that its meteorites.All as i can say is those that are pushing the meteorite explanation thank god you are not in any position of of either law prosecution ect cause there would be a lot of people found guilty and in jail with inadequate evidence to commit them.
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Originally posted by _BoneZ_
Hate to burst a bubble, but there is no set speed on how fast meteors, asteroids, etc. can travel.
How fast do they travel through space?
As they enter Earth’s atmosphere at velocities from 11 to 70 km per second, friction slows them down and heats them up, so that their outer surface starts to burn (ablate). This is also what happened to the heat shields of Apollo crew capsules. This means that the space rock glows brightly.
Originally posted by _BoneZ_
The smaller the object, the slower it will go once it hits the friction of the atmosphere.
8. Can a meteorite dropping fireball be observed all the way to impact with the ground?
No. At some point, usually between 15 to 20 km (9-12 miles or 48,000-63,000 feet) altitude, the meteoroid remnants will decelerate to the point that the ablation process stops, and visible light is no longer generated. This occurs at a speed of about 2-4 km/sec (4500-9000 mph).
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Looks like it WAS Satellite debris. In this case it looks like a payload from the commercial spaceflight company
Orbital Sciences Corporation.
It’s with some relief I can say that’s not a fleet of alien spaceships bent on either enslaving the human race or possibly eating us. It's not even a swarm of meteors: what you're actually seeing there is a satellite dramatically breaking up as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere. And it’s even been identified: it was the Cygnus mass simulator, a payload lofted into space by the Antares rocket in April!
Read the article here:
Slate: Sat re entry looks like UFOs
Read the entire article, there's a nice tip 'o the hat to Jim Oberg at the end.
Both Antares and the Cygnus simulator are expected to remain in orbit for several months until they accumulate enough drag to reenter the atmosphere.
Cygnus Mass Simulator
Space Command ID: 39142
Dimensions: 5.06 by 2.90m (Cylindrical)
Re-Entry Prediction: April 27, 2013 - 12:19 UTC +/-22 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Pacific or Indian Ocean
Originally posted by Ilovemygreatdanes
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
Oh I *defiantly* agree we are not alone
Meant to say Definitely* Doh. Can't edit it /blush
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Originally posted by n3mesis
the "lights" went out. lights from terrestrial, extraterrestrial crafts do not go out.
Originally posted by JayinAR
They don't resemble meteors in any way. At least not in my estimation. The glow of lights was too steady. Meteors burn at varying consistencies when traveling through our atmosphere. Flaring up. Going out. Explosions. Etc.
I didn't see any of that. I saw blinking, and/or, steady lights.
Originally posted by gortex
I think the chances are that it's reentering space junk like this , there's a lot of it up there .
Or it could be a Meteor like this .
Or it could be a shot down ET space ship .... Who knows
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Operator: Orbital Sciences NASA
Major contractors: Orbital Sciences
Mission type; Demonstration
Launch date: 21 April 2013, 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT)
Launch vehicle: Antares 110 A-ONE
Launch site: MARS LP-0A
Mission duration; 603 seconds
COSPAR ID; 2013-016A
Mass: ~3800 kg
Regime: Low Earth
Apoapsis: 260 kilometres (160 mi)
Periapsis: 241 kilometres (150 mi)
The Antares A-ONE is the maiden flight of Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket with a boilerplate payload, the Cygnus Mass Simulator, which was launched April 21, 2013. It was launched from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Virginia, USA. The boilerplate payload simulates the mass of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft. This dummy payload was sent into an orbit of "approximately 150 by 160 miles" (240 km x 260 km) with an inclination of 51.6 degrees.
Four Spaceflight Services CubeSat nanosatellites were deployed from the dummy payload.
This launch along with several other activities leading up to it, are paid milestones under NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.
Does that make sense?
Originally posted by Bybyots
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