We’re just finding out about huge meteor that struck near Air Force base in Greenland in July

We’re just finding out about huge meteor that struck near Air Force base in Greenland in July
The meteor that rattled Detroit, 16 Jan 2018. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video, YouTube)

[Ed. – It is a little interesting that there was no announcement about this, considering the damage it apparently did.  Doesn’t seem like that big a deal, but the silence on it for over a week will no doubt encourage conspiracy theorists in their fevered imaginings.]

A meteor hit the earth and exploded with 2.1 kilotons of force last month, but the US Air Force has made no mention of the event.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed an object of unspecified size travelling at 24.4 kilometres per second struck earth in Greenland, just 43 kilometres north of an early missile warning Thule Air Base on the 25th of July, 2018.

Director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, tweeted about the impact, but America’s Air Force has not reported the event. …

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According to a study referenced by Mr. Kristensen, a meteor struck earth every 13 days over a 20-year-period. Most break apart upon entering the atmosphere and are “harmless.”

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