On Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that meteors that could destroy an entire state in the United States and that they are a real threat to Earth. Bridenstine also claimed that not enough people are taking his warnings seriously enough.
Speaking at the Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C., Bridenstine said: “This is not about Hollywood, this is not about movies, this is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life!” And it’s not being taken seriously, according to a report by WRCBTV.
Bridenstine used the meteorite that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013 as an example of just how dangerous these space rocks could be to the Earth. The Chelyabinsk meteor had “30 times the energy of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima” and injured around 1,500 people. Just 16 hours after the crash, NASA detected an even larger object that approached the earth but did not actually land on it, he revealed.
“I wish I could tell you that these events are exceptionally unique, but they are not,” Bridenstine said. “These events are not rare — they happen. It’s up to us to make sure that we are characterizing, detecting, tracking all of the near-Earth objects that could be a threat to the world.”
In 2018, the White House published an action plan that required NASA to detect, track, and characterize 90 percent of near-Earth objects measuring 140 meters (460 feet) in diameter. Bridenstine admitted on Monday that the space agency had a long way to go to meet that goal. “We’re only about a third of the way there,” he said. “We want more international partners that can join us in this effort. We want more systems on the face of the Earth that can detect and track these objects, and we want to be able to feed all of that data into one single operating system so that ultimately, we have the best, most accurate data that we can possibly get.
Bridenstine warned that failure to track these near-Earth objects could result in an apocalyptic tragedy. “We know for a fact that the dinosaurs did not have a space program,” he added. “But we do, and we need to use it.”
Don’t asteroids bring smaller debris with then on their orbit? I think of a “ball & buck” load of the colonial period. You miss the big one and catch a few smaller.
There will be all kinds of debris hitting the earth toward the end of the next decade:
Revelation 8:6-11 And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. (7) And the first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. (8) And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; (9) and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, even they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed. (10) And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the waters; (11) and 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.
Best to prepare now:
OMG Mac not meteorites!!!!! What is the proper prep for that? Hard hats? Run everybody run for your lives or don’t run meteors don’t hit the same place twice do they. So if you survive the first hit you are good.
In addition to large rocks, scum politicians, corrupt corporations, social media scumbags, islamic savages, scum illegals, communist filth, and more I’m forgetting to list are a threat to us all. Bought time we just kill them.
According to your logic, IF you survived the first hit your doomed.
“meteors don’t hit the same place twice do they”
If ya see it coming, grab a lawn chair, a drink and watch the fireworks.
What I worry about more than that is all the space junk up there. Hundreds of old satellites etc. That shit falls to earth eventually and who knows whats in them (nuclear etc.). I found a piece of meteorite the other day out running the dog. About the size of a golf ball. If that hit you it would clean yer clock!
Spent the majority of my youth in the woods and otherwise rural outdoors. I never found an arrowhead and every friend had collections of them, one found a rock ax head unmistakably man made. I couldn’t find a meteorite if it hit me.
I have noticed that meteorites tend to be in the same area. A large area but sort of clustered there. All the ones I have found and friends found were the iron ones. If you find a good area even a mediocre metal detector will detect them. Speaking of finding cool stuff I found a hand dug well all lined with rock and full of water a few weeks ago about 3/4 of a mile from our cabin hidden in the brush. Another water source if need be. 🙂
have the warer tested.
Just got back from running the doggie in the hills where I found the meteorite and this time I went looking around for more. I found 16 of them! 12 are dime size or less and 2 are just smaller than a golf ball and 1 golf ball size and 1 is 2X the size of a golf ball! The one golf ball sized has some yellow crystal looking stuff embedded in it. I need to look for more every time I go there. Find a big one and make some cash! 😀
Ha, my beer has given me an idea! I will get a big magnet on a pole and just run it across the ground and it will pull up the meteorites out from the dirt! And pull on the pole if it is too big and I have to dig it up. Heck I can sell the little ones for 5 bux a piece at a rock shop or souvenier place. If I got 16 in less than an hour just visually thats over 60 bux an hour! For going out with my doggie as I would anyway lol. Golf ball size would fetch 20 bux. Easier than mining gold and just up the road a bit!
I looked on ebay and it seems they sell by the gram. I weighed the biggest 5 and they came in at 173g,… 115gr….52gr….38gr…24gr… The one with the crystal stuff is 115gr. Dang, I never thought I would be a meteorite prospector lol.
Where is this?
I think he’s in one of the western states, without giving up too much info, right G? 🙂
I found a football size meteorite in our front yard one morning in CA. It was the iron type and heavy. Pockmarked big time.
Dad lent it to some ‘scientist’ to check out and I never saw it again.
As a 16 yr. old at the time I had other interests so forgot about it.
I will narrow it down for you. It is in either Arizona, Nevada, Utah, or Idaho. All states where Kalifornians are NOT welcome.
Everybody has to go sometime. Everybody knows this is nowhere.
Look up pan STARRS. It is located very near our dear friend Nailbanger and about 52 miles as the crow flies from me.
It identifies near Earth and possible collision objects. We can’t do a damn thing about it but if they locate the object and can figure out its mass we can pretty much figure out where it may hit.(and you thought higher Math was a waste of time).
I rather expect that if we don’t have weeks or years worth of warning, that the government will just save it’s own a$$ and not warn anybody else. Given that most the Earth is covered in water odds are that any object that makes it to Earths surface will hit water. I suspect that we have had several “Chelyabinsk meteor” events and they happened over water so nobody was there to report the event.
I am ready for a Tsunami, but that is a frequent event where I live. Mainland guys may find out the hard way that you could end up with a 100 meter long ship in your back yard.
relik, Sounds like you better get busy building that ARK! Stock it with feed for the goats etc. Perhaps you will be visiting me instead lol.
I don’t know about goats, My Donkey killed my only goat two days ago.
I sometimes let the Donkey out of his paddock, to free roam, he is a very good lawn mower. The goat had hurt him some months back(Donkey is very friendly) and apparently he did not forget. He ran the goat down and killed him. I already saved the goat once, but this time, I didn’t hear the ruckus so I could not stop it. Donkey is about 1.5 years old so he will be around for a while.
Until you deal with them, most people don’t know Cattle, Horses, Mules, Donkeys, and even chickens can be very dangerous if you don’t establish yourself as the “Boss”.
5G tops my list as the greatest dire threat to human kind (and every kind) on planet earth.
Here’s an idea. Turn some of the thousands of satellites around to face space instead of spying on us. Should be plenty of hardware for detection.
JRS, best idea yet–winning post!
‘They’ Know It’s Coming – ‘their’ Last 1260 Days And ‘they’ will use this to Fully implement ‘their’ Luciferian One World Church-State….
“THE REVELATION OF CHRIST WHICH GOD GAVE HIM TO SHOW….” CH. 8, 9, 11
THE FIRST FOUR TRUMPETS Will Destroy the infrastructures of the World and in so doing Produce The Great Tribulation we Have Been FORE-WARNED About:
The First Four Trumpets –
“And the seven angels which had the Seven Trumpets Prepared themselves to Sound.
7The First Angel Sounded, and there followed hail and fire (meteor storm) mingled with blood (Mercy – Not Everything & Everyone Is Destroyed), and they were cast upon the Earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8And The Second Angel Sounded, and as it were a Great mountain burning with fire (asteroid?) was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
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 (second asteroid striking a continent?); 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood (bitter/poisonous due to buried waste – including nuclear, being released when this astroid strikes); and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12And 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 (volcanic activity due to the asteroid strikes?).
13And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a LOUD Voice, “WOE, WOE, WOE, to the inhabiters of the Earth by reason of the other voices of The Trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to Sound….” – Trumpets 5, 6 & 7.
After the Fourth Trumpet there will be some time Given (it is estimated ~ 2.5 years) for survivors to wrap their heads around what is Truly Happening and “the time'” in which they’re living Before Satan is Allowed “to rise/come up out of, then come down on the Earth” at The Fifth Trumpet To Deceive – Rev. 9 & 13:11-14 claiming to be GOD – “like a lamb” But Not “The Lamb”….
At The Sixth Trumpet Satan/the Destroyer declares war and 1/3 of the living die – http://biblehub.com/kjv/revelation/9.htm
At The Seventh Trumpet, just before GOD “Pours Out The Seven Last Bowls/Plagues” on those that “refused to love and accept The Truth That Would Save them,” – 2 Thessalonians 2, GOD Opens The Temple In Heaven And Displays The Ark Of The Covenant That Contains HIS TEN COMMANDMENT LAW/COVENANT – INDICATING HIS LAW (ALL TEN) ARE AS ETERNAL AS HE IS – see Revelation 12:17 and note GOD’S DESCRIPTION (AND THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS) OF HIS NEW COVENANT People, also “See” Galatians 3:26-29.
Like I have so much control over one hitting the earth. (sarcasm btn on)
Hope it lands not too far away then go get it and sell it for a furtune! 😛
Boy, talk about telling us something we don’t already know. I would not mind one hitting Washington DC.
Hey, add New York City, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, San Fran, & Los Angeles to the list and probably others.
If society continues to decay an asteroid will be the least of concerns in 2029..
He only mentioned tracking meteors, he did not come up with a solution for protection from them. What’s the point of tracking if you can’t do anything about it. I imagine meteors have been hitting the earth for years. I’m more worried about space stations and other junk falling back to earth. They track those yet can’t tell you where exactly they will hit.
Ep. 195 – FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM RADIO BADBABY AND SAMUEL HOFMAN TALK ABOUT THE INBOUND PLANETS
The last article (yesterday?) stated an asteroid would fly by at 18,000 from Earth, INSIDE the orbit of satillites. Will it hit any?
What it didn’t talk about is how Earth’s gravity will affect its path.
What it DID talk about was that it would be passing over the United States as it passes Earth. If gravity pulls it in, I guess the U.S. will be hit.
Great point – But I would hope these smart guys know what they are doing and have calculated earth gravitational pull.
But then again they are government workers – ha
well it could be a case of them telling us, without telling us directly.
Do you really think they would tell us if they knew?
WOW! Once again….MORE news from the Department Of Duh!
NASA leaked that they register anti-granitic space craft!!!
Listen for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccz1_uwxd-Q
Asteroids are NOT a threat…. all they need to do is strap one of these ANTI-GRAVITIC DRIVES onto any incoming asteroid and it gets pushed out of the way…. FAR FAR FAR out of the way.
NASA can use ANTI-GRAVITICS to push asteroids out of the way… but they use the devices to also get there and back….
NASA has deployed (a military term) MANY MANY MANY more satellites than they have told us. They use their anti-gravities to put the satellites up.
This is classified information. NASA does not want this leaked. Share it wide and far…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccz1_uwxd-Q
I would rather have a massive asteroid strike that to see the Democrats get control of the government.
Their agency is portraying an existential threat.
Does that change the power dynamic.
Are they granting themselves emergency privileges, to take people, places, useful things, and money.
Try this to get a notion of what level of destruction would occur upon impact relative to your distance from same:
Here you can enter various parameters and get an estimate of the consequent effects.
Have a HAPPY day Boyz and Gurlz
There is an asteroid that has been coming at various intervals during the Earth History very close to the Earth and God told Moses to remember this when the Destroyer passed over. In Moses time this Asteroid block the sun for 3 days, debris fell from it and destroy the life that was in the open and people could feel the pressure of the atmosphere increasing as it came closer. This event was called the Passover when the Messenger of Death passed over.
When Jesus was crucified on Passover again something blocked the sun for 3 hours and caused the Earth to shake. Daniel tell us that Anointed one would be cut off after a 69 year cycle of 7 year periods. There is still one cycle of 7 years to go which goes from Passover to Passover
Between the 69 the cycle of 7 year periods and the final 7 year period when God’s kingdom would be established on the Earth, there is a time period called the time of the Gentiles which lasts for 2000 years. Jesus death and resurrection were symbolic of when He would return to gather His people, a day of God’s is equal to 1000 years of Man’s time, 2 days gone is equal to 2000 years away and the third day is found in Revelation, the 1000 year reign of Christ.
2000 years after Christ was crucified brings us to Passover 2029AD, at this time there is an asteroid coming very close to the Earth called Apophis which will return 7 years (last 7 years of Daniel/Jocob’s trouble/7 year tribulation) and pass over closer then before on Passover 2036 but this time it will not pass over but bring destruction on the Earth.
Revelation tells us about a star that smashes into the Earth and opens up the furnaces of the Earth and later gives us 2 names and they are Abaddon in Hebrew and Apollyon in Greek which means the Destroyer, the Destroyer that Moses was told to remember when it passed the earth and do that on a yearly basis for all generations to come. Apophis also has a similar meaning to destroyer.
Jesus tells us to watch for His return otherwise you may be left behind if you don’t put you trust fully in Him and Exodus tells us that the Passover is the time for watch for God’s people to be saved.
42 It was a night of watching by the Lord, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the Lord by all the people of Israel throughout their generations.
When I read the headline I thought it read minorities are a threat to the earth!! They are certainly a threat to our great country.
They are flooding in by the millions and we’ll one day be a minority in our homeland.
The Democrats should be despised.
As much as I don’t believe anything NASA says. There might be smething to this danger. The ongoing magnetic pole shift has weakened the Magnetosphere. and its getting weaker. The magnetosphere protects the earth from space winds and space debris ect. So its logical to assume that a lot more space rocks could impact the planet.
The magnetosphere protects the earth from cosmic rays. It does nothing to protect the earth from debris.
Small meteors would do limited amounts of damage if they hit the earth on land. The bigger concern would be asteroids a mile or more in diameter. One landing in the Pacific would probably create thousand foot tsunamis in all directions.
I’m not too worried about these improbable events. There’s nothing I can do to stop it or mitigate its effects it so why worry? If the government would be so kind as to tell me when and where it was going to strike, I might be able get to a safe area. But I doubt they will show me that courtesy. After all, I am just another useless eater to the PTB.