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« Reply #405 on: June 10, 2017, 11:12:58 AM »
MadMax:
Thank you for the research, the many interesting posts especially the ones about earth changes and cosmic events!
You catch things and post events when really new, an invaluable thing to do for the Planet X Town Hall. :) So, this is just to say we all appreciate you being here!


Thank You and Well Done!!

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« Reply #406 on: June 10, 2017, 05:49:21 PM »
Thanks, yowbarb, for saying what needed to be said.  MadMax has been posting, seemingly, non-stop and his articles are never boring!

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« Reply #407 on: June 10, 2017, 09:20:51 PM »
Thanks, yowbarb, for saying what needed to be said.  MadMax has been posting, seemingly, non-stop and his articles are never boring!
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« Reply #408 on: June 26, 2017, 02:40:43 AM »
From the Planet-X debris field?

Stargazers left baffled after 'red fireball' seen over Perth, Western Australia

https://www.sott.net/article/354676-Stargazers-left-baffled-after-red-fireball-seen-over-Perth-Western-Australia

'red fireball' that lit up Australian skies has left locals baffled and debating the mystery object.

Several Perth residents reported the sighting on Saturday saying the fireball was seen streaking across the sky for five minutes.

One motorist driving on Karrinyup Road told 7 News Perth it was the craziest thing he had seen in a long time and believed the strange object was heading towards the ocean.

'Must have been a meteor... it went for approximately five minutes,' the unnamed witness said.

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« Reply #409 on: June 26, 2017, 02:54:01 PM »
Yesterday I received an e from a Montana friend who said she stepped outside around 11 PM a day or two ago and just happened to be in the right place at right time and saw a "burning fireball" appearing to be coming toward them.  She said it burned for about 30 seconds then just exploded.

She is outside Kalispell.

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« Reply #410 on: June 26, 2017, 03:30:45 PM »
Meteorite 'size of a small car' hits Sudan, fragments found!

https://www.sott.net/article/354766-Meteorite-size-of-a-small-car-hits-Sudan-fragments-found

The Sudanese Ministry of Minerals announced on Sunday that they found fragments of a meteorite, which had struck earth on Wednesday in the southern White Nile state.

Head of the geological team Othman Abu Aqla said that the team received the fragments of the stone and tests found radioactive elements in the field in which the meteorite fragments fell.

He added that when they measured the radioactivity of the collected samples of the meteorites they turned out to be at normal levels.

Last Wednesday, the General Authority for Geological Research announced that "the unrecognized object fell in the White Nile and caused panic among the residents is most likely a meteorite."

Eyewitnesses told local media that an object the size of a small car fell from the sky on Wednesday morning.

The witnesses said that the fall of the meteorite was accompanied by a loud sound and a bright light in the skies of several regions in the state.

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« Reply #411 on: June 27, 2017, 05:38:47 AM »
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an object the size of a small car fell from the sky

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« Reply #412 on: July 07, 2017, 03:44:50 AM »
Planet-X debris field??

Glowing meteor fireball flies over the Mediterranean Sea


https://www.sott.net/article/355695-Glowing-meteor-fireball-flies-over-the-Mediterranean-Sea

This amazing fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 4 July 2017 at 0:09 UT ( 2:09 local time). The event was produced by a sporadic meteoroid. The bolide began at an altitude of about 90 km above the sea level and ended at a height of around 50 km above the sea. The fireball was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Calar Alto (Almería, Spain) and Sevilla (Spain).

This impressive fireball flew over the Mediterranean on July 4 at 2:09 am local time ( 0:09 UT). The event occurred by the entry into the terrestrial atmosphere of a sporadic meteoroid. The luminous phenomenon began at a height of about 90 km above sea level, and ended at an altitude of about 50 km.

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« Reply #413 on: July 08, 2017, 01:42:12 PM »
WSO - Special REPORT - MOON Struck by Asteroid - This is NOT NORMAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIc-1hVLM20

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« Reply #414 on: July 09, 2017, 04:12:12 AM »
Time to start moving underground!!

88 pound meteor strikes the moon causing a massive explosion :o

https://www.sott.net/article/355781-88-pound-meteor-strikes-the-moon-causing-a-massive-explosion

A METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon - sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye.

And terrifyingly the 56,000 mph collision - captured by NASA scientists highlighting the catastrophic danger planet earth faces from similar meteors - was caused by a space rock weighing no more than 88 lbs (40 kilos).

Despite the meteor's tiny proportions - about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy - the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star.

A similar strike against a city on earth would create a crater 65feet (20m) deep and create a devastating kill zone equivalent to TEN Tomahawk cruise missile striking in exactly the same place.

Experts fear the death toll would run into thousands.

Unlike the Moon the Earth has a protective atmosphere meaning most space debris burns up before it can impact.

But bigger meteors sometimes get through - most recently at Chelyabinsk in Russia where a 20 metre asteroid travelling at 43,000 mph breached the atmosphere and exploded with the power of 33 Hiroshimas.

Fortunately because of the speed and angle of entry the rock exploded while still in the air but 7,200 buildings were damaged and 1,500 people were injured seriously enough to seek medical treatment.

A spokesman for respected science website Science.com said: "For the past eight years NASA has been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteors.

"They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the programme!!

"It exploded in a flash 10 times as bright as anything we've seen before. Anyone looking at the Moon at the moment of impact could have seen the explosion - no telescope required."

The Chelyabinsk meteor is the largest known natural object to have entered Earth's atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska meteor, which destroyed a wide, remote, forested, and very sparsely populated area of Siberia.

NASA is so concerned about the possibility of an asteroid strike ending all life on earth it has started the first design phase of a spacecraft known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) which will be used to redirect an asteroid's path.

NASA is working in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the craft and hope to have the first space tests underway by 2022 where it will attempt to move a "non-threatening" asteroid (Too Little too late..).

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« Reply #415 on: July 12, 2017, 03:04:48 PM »
This one must have been BIG!

Meteor fireball explodes over South Australia!!

https://www.sott.net/article/355925-Meteor-fireball-explodes-over-South-Australia

Six days after a suspected meteor shook Streaky Bay and very briefly lit up parts of South Australia's night sky, the event remains the talk of the town.

CCTV images of the spectacle show a bright light in the sky, lasting a couple of seconds, just before midnight on Friday, with locals reporting a thunder-like rumble a few minutes later.

Those lucky enough to have witnessed the event have described an "orange fireball" which could be seen from across the West Coast and Eyre Peninsula and as far afield as Elliston, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Riverton and even Mount Barker, near Adelaide.

"I heard something for a start and the night went to daylight," he said.

"It was really, really bright. Like, so bright that you could hardly even look at this thing and next minute, the dogs are going just berserk from the hissing noise from it.

"And it was like a big flame coming out of the sky, straight towards us; I reckon it could have only landed a kilometre away from us.

But it was not just the bright sky or the sound that made the Sidler's experience unique — Luke said they felt an impact and one of their children fell out of their bed in the campervan.

"It must have been quite close I think. It could have ended up in Bairds Bay or something like that".

Daniel said the suspected meteor had got the whole west coast of South Australia talking.

"People heard rumbles... some people said like a plane coming down," he said.

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« Reply #416 on: July 26, 2017, 04:27:07 PM »
They didn’t see this one coming (and big too)!!

Asteroid 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD

https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/asteroid-2017oo1/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD (~125 720 km / 78 740 miles) at 02:27 UTC on July 21, 2017. It was discovered 2 days after its closest approach.

This is the 21st known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The last time one flew past us within that distance was on May 4.

Asteroid 2017 OO1 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids and was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa, Hawaii on July 23, 2017.

Its estimated diameter is between 35 to 77 m (115 - 252.6 feet) and it flew past Earth at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.36 km/s.


For comparison, asteroid that exploded some 29.7 km (18.5 miles) above Russian city of Chelyabinsk at 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC) on February 15, 2013, damaging over 3 000 buildings and injuring over 1 500 people (mostly by broken window glass), had an estimated size of approximately 20 m (65 feet). Its light was brighter than the Sun, visible up to 100 km (62 miles) away.

Chelyabinsk asteroid, officially named Chelyabinsk meteorite, was undetected before its
atmospheric entry, in part because its radiant was close to the Sun.


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« Reply #417 on: July 27, 2017, 02:19:21 PM »
MadMax, wow yes hadn't seen that coming, either...

(2017 OO1) 0.0008 - pretty darned close. It will come around in November, but not nearly as close. Other objects will be popped up and categorized as they are passing. We can expects lots of other close ones...


https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2017%20OO1;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad

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« Reply #418 on: July 30, 2017, 04:23:23 AM »
Meteor lights up night sky over Canadian province of British Columbia

https://www.sott.net/article/357819-Meteor-lights-up-night-sky-over-Canadian-province-of-British-Columbia

A bright object in the heavens above the North Okanagan got the attention of many people over night.

Social media has lit up with speculation as to what the object was.

Some jokingly speculated it was an alien invasion, but the most common theory - and the most likely - is it was a meteor.

"Just something very large fell towards Vernon...bright light maybe really large meteor? Started high in the east sky and rapidly lowered behind the hills in the west," Liana Battye told Castanet.

Posted one witness on Facebook, "It lasted maybe three-and-a-half seconds. It looked huge. Over by the Swan Lake area, we saw it from Middleton."

The light was so bright it was seen in Enderby and Kamloops.

"Gave me goosebumps big time! Felt like a sign from above," (Ya think??) posted one person.

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« Reply #419 on: August 01, 2017, 02:29:19 PM »
The ones to worry about are the ones we aren’t being told about ..

30-metre asteroid skimming past Earth in October will test Nasa's doomsday 'planetary defen ce system'

Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass 4,200 miles from Earth on October 12
Nasa is using the flyby to test its asteroid detection and tracking network
As it starts to approach Earth, telescopes will establish its precise trajectory
The observations are expected to help refine knowledge about its orbit

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4746010/Nasa-test-defence-asteroid-skims-past-Earth.html

On October 12, a 30-metre is set to make a 'close' flyby of Earth.
The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, will pass just 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometres) from Earth for the first time since it went out of range in 2012.
Nasa is using this opportunity to test it's 'planetary defence system' put in place to protect Earth from a doomsday asteroid threat.

Based on predictions made at Nasa's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies, 2012 TC4 will pass no closer than 4,200 miles from Earth, although it will more likely pass much farther away, as far as 170,000 miles (270,000 kilometres).

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