A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned.
The satellites' main objectives include detecting nuclear bomb tests, and their characterizations of asteroids and lesser meteoroids as they crash through the atmosphere has been a byproduct data bonanza for scientists.
The upshot: Space rocks that explode in the atmosphere are now classified.
"It's baffling to us why this would suddenly change," said one scientist familiar with the work. "It's unfortunate because there was this great synergy...a very good cooperative arrangement. Systems were put into dual-use mode where a lot of science was getting done that couldn't be done any other way. It's a regrettable change in policy."
Scientists say not only will research into the threat from space be hampered, but public understanding of sometimes dramatic sky explosions will be diminished, perhaps leading to hype and fear of the unknown.
the truth is a meteor is going to hit the Moon and they are covering it up. Even stating their 'fake' impact's strength to be similar to the meteors impact strength.
if the Moon was hit right in the south pole area, we can assume atleast 2/5ths of all ejecta would be captured by Earths pull and enter our atmosphere. Up to 2/3rds of ejecta could be pulled in.
I agree the risk is far beyond the character of NASA. If the impact debris can be seen by the naked eye, then it can reach Earth because the material would be far enough from the Moon to easily escape the Moons pull by a long shot.
Why not land a device to send doppler ground penetrating waves to determine the composition of the lunar soil? It's cheaper, safer, more reliable results and readings. AND THAT is also why I believe the NASA impactor is full of shit.
The Moon is going to get smacked by a large space rock.
If this is the case they definitely would never tell the general public as this would cause civil unrest. they would let us walk around like sitting ducks instead of letting us prepare by stockpiling food water etc. If this was the case they would start preparing troops for civil unrest and setup distribution/tactical outpost accross the us. The major cities would be a nightmare during this situation.
Now, the national guard activated in Alabama due to lack of funds for police or something along those lines?
Then, there activated troops on US soil a few months back?
As well as, suspicious activities in the military in the last few months. Especially concerning troop deployments on US soils.
Add to that, National agencies are NOT allowed to disclose such information until the government approves of it first.
AND, making all incoming objects classified information gives the government power to arrest and silence any astronomer who wants to blow the whistle, with out the court system. Military tribunals and the such can be as quiet as the government chooses.
If I were an astronomer and released information of an incoming object that might hit the Moon or, God forbid, the Earth, I could be arrested for treason.
When did the American people... become the enemy of the American government???