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Thursday, April 26, 2012

154,300 Pound Meteorite hit the Earth last night

 It landed in fragments in the Sierra foothills of California.

The meteor probably weighed about 154,300 pounds, said Bill Cooke, a specialist in meteors at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. At the time of disintegration, he said, it probably released energy equivalent to a 5-kiloton explosion. The Hiroshima bomb was 15 kilotons.

 "They" the scientists tasked to protect us from such things, knew nothing about this until it hit the atmosphere at 44,000 miles and hour, getting so hot that it didn't burn it vaporized.

These same think tank expert types are the ones telling that nuke can be made safe, that we can "soup up" the clunker nuclear plants and get even more power out of them, that only a handful of people ever got hurt by radiation from nuke.

The draw of the science, the sexiness of it all on the surface belies the ugliness of the denial that blinds. 

There is a new telescope system in Hawaii launched in 2015 that is specially set to scan for these type of space rocks.

ATLAS can provide one day's warning for a 30-kiloton "town killer," a week for a 5-megaton "city killer," and three weeks for a 100-megaton "county killer".


  1. wow! 77 tons! And California has so many nuke plants not built for 77 ton bomb landing on them!

    1. LOL, awe c'mon, some of those think tank buggers could do a paper based stress test and I am sure its not worse than an airliner. Those guys crack me up

  2. It's not about mass, it's about energy. 1/2 m * v^2


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