Saturday, June 13, 2009

All exploading fireballs and meteorites now classified says Military

An extremely interesting development has occurred whereby the Us military has now classified all exploading fireballs and meteorites now as being 'classified'.


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.

"These data have been available to the scientific community for the past decade," he said. "It is unfortunate this information is shut off just when it is becoming more valuable to the community interested in characterizing near Earth asteroids and protecting our planet from asteroid impacts."

The newly issued policy edict by the U.S. military of reporting fireball observations from satellites also caught the attention of Clark Chapman, a planetary scientist and asteroid impact expert at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

"I think that this information is very important to make public,


Is this something to do with the build up to 2012 or related with Ufo coverup? Please discuss..

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fact that a document, a file, a photo, or anything else is "CLASSIFIED" means absolutely nothing. In the military, EVERYTHING is classified. A note to "Junior's" teacher regarding his behavior is classified- What DOES matter, is the LEVEL of classification something holds, such as "Routine", "Confidential", "Restricted", "Secret", "Top Secret", etc.
So, if some informant sends you a file that has a big red "Classified" stamped on it, chances are, it's phony. A genuine file or folder or report will NEVER have "Classified" stamped on it. The real deal will have the LEVEL of classification stamped on it, like "Routine", "Restricted" etc, the same ones mentioned above.

markymint said...

These military satellite camera's have probably seen it all - and plenty of UFO's to boot. If they really have shut the feeds down to our own scientists, especially now, then surely it's quite easy to see they've got a definitive answer about something. Aliens, nuke threats, whatever. Naturally, average joe will be kept in the dark, but this is an interesting news story. I haven't picked it up in any other media sources yet but if it's true, I think it's quite a serious issue that should be un-done.