On Feb 17, 8:26 am, Robert Clark <rgregorycl...@yahoo.com> wrote: > I really don't like coincidences in science. Reports are asteroids > the size of 2012 DA14 getting this close occur about once in 30 > years. And meteors the size of the Russian one enter our atmosphere > about similar frequency. But the problem is their both occurring in > the same 24 hour period. If you imagine the asteroid arriving on a > particular day, the question to ask is what is the probability of the > Russian meteor arriving on that same day? Once in 30 years, and then > 365 days in a year, means the chance of this happening is like 1 in > 10,000. That's disturbingly unlikely. > On the other hand if this really is just coincidence, then it should > be kept in mind that chances this low have been quoted in regards to > large asteroids impacting Earth in our lifetime. > > Bob Clark
Thanks to Google NOVA, we learn what it was and kinda where it came from, and as it turns out there was no recent asteroid coincidence, other than our Oort cloud and the merging Sirius Oort cloud will each deliver millions of significant asteroids as potential NEOs in addition to all the thousands of local asteroid belt items that can be easily disrupted enough to head directly towards us, as well as making any 19+ meter rock of 10,000+ tonnes seem relatively small by comparison of what's actually out there and having our name on it.
Getting the USAF or any other military agency to share public funded science with our mostly civilian NASA probably isn't going to happen, at least not within our generation nor the next dozen that are national and personal debt screwed to the tune of 18+ trillion anyway.
Thanks to our NASA/Apollo era of double/triple agents getting away with all sorts of mutually perpetrated cold-war cloak and dagger plus Paperclip Nazi stuff, is why any cross-agency collaboration simply isn't going to happen unless there's significant job security or some other military industrial complex benefits besides doing what's right. Of course protecting our own butts is going to benefit others, which should seriously piss off the oligarchs to no end.
This (EC 2013) is simply yet another ?I told you so?.
It?s certainly heating up, as one by one we get to play dodge asteroid and otherwise prey a lot. Almost daily we get another undiscovered asteroid sneaking past our radars as it passes inside of our moon?s orbit, and it?ll be those of retrograde added velocity that?ll always impose the greatest sneak attack threat.
2013 EC as yet another 19+ meter killer asteroid that could have been headed directly for us. For all we know, as the Sirius Oort cloud closes in, we?re in for a gauntlet of even bigger surprises unless those observations pick up and our long-range radars are never turned off.
Too bad our spendy JWST still can?t be counted on, because the Sirius Oort cloud that has lots to offer is going to keep us wondering, what?s next. At least once we?ve tunneled ourselves deep into our physically dark and extremely tough moon, we?ll be safe from all but the most planet killer asteroids or planetoids headed our way via Sirius that released all sorts of big stuff.
This is simply becoming yet another ?I told you so?, with an ever increasing asteroid threat looming and growing by the year. It?s certainly heating up, as one by one we get to play dodge asteroid. Perhaps pretty soon it?ll start acting more like Whack-a-Mole. Almost daily an undiscovered asteroid sneaks past our radars as it passes inside of our moon?s orbit (Apollo style), and it?ll be those of retrograde added velocity that?ll always impose the greatest threat. Fortunately, most will be of less than 10 meters and for the most part harmlessly self-destruct before reaching the ground.
Conservatively those Sirius Oort clouds could easily represent a million fold the mass of our Oort cloud, especially with the tidal loss of its planets and asteroid belts, not to mention its enormous Oort cloud radius that?s well populated.
2013-EC as simply yet another 19 meter killer asteroid that could have just as easily been headed directly for us. For all we know, as the Sirius Oort cloud closes in, we?re in for quite a busy gauntlet of even bigger surprises, unless our observations pick up and our long range radars are never turned off.
Too bad our spendy JWST can?t be counted on for spotting those IR cool asteroids, because the Sirius Oort cloud that has lots to offer is going to keep us on our toes and wondering, what?s next. At least once we?ve tunneled ourselves sufficiently deep into our moon, we?ll be relatively safe from all but the most planet killer asteroids or planetoids headed our way via those Sirius stars closing in at 7.6 km/ sec plus whatever proper motions of orbital velocity differentials that can easily add up to 60+ km/sec.
The real coincidence we can all identify with is how such a lethal threat is handed off to us by our peers, as yet another no big deal because it missed us, and obviously we really don?t care about Russians or any other nation that?s put at risk. Google-NOVA was attempting to point this out, but even they have higher authority to obey, so they can only go so far within the context of their televised infomercial, whereas naming names and finger pointing isn?t allowed.