Why all of a sudden has the military classified space rocks? So what does the military know that they do not want us to know, or to tell us? Is there a space body inbound?
Anyway, the article:
By Leonard David
SPACE.com's Space Insider Columnist
posted: 10 June 2009
05:35 pm ET
For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth's atmosphere but no longer.
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.
Most "shooting stars" are caused by natural space debris no larger than peas. But routinely, rocks as big as basketballs and even small cars crash into the atmosphere. Most vaporize or explode on the way in, but some reach the surface or explode above the surface. Understandably, scientists want to know about these events so they can better predict the risk here on Earth.
Yet because the world is two-thirds ocean, most incoming objects aren't visible to observers on the ground....
read more here: http://www.space.com/news/090610-mil...fireballs.html
Now it's my turn.
Revelation 8:10-11 (King James Version)
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Is this space rock incoming and the military is hiding disclosure of it?
It's what happens next during the forth trumpet that I find fascinating from a scientific POV.
Revelation 8:12 (King James Version)
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise
Let's see...the Earth is struck by a huge space rock and the Earth speeds up by 1/3 because of gravitation and mass displacement. I can't imagine the massive earthquakes on a global scale and coastal tsunamis that would occur because of this...and the cities of the nations fell?
So the Earth is going to speed up by 1/3 so that a third of sun does not shine, a third of the moon does not shine and likewise the stars, and also a third of the night likewise.
The days and the nights will be shortened by 1/3 because of this rock that is going to hit us...that is to say that the Earth is going to speed up by 1/3.
24 hours in a day divided by 1/3 or 33.3 = 0.7200 = 17.28 hours in one day instead of 24 hours.
Could we really be that close?