Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Things That Go Boom In The Night Part 2

More information and an answer as to what caused "the event", that occurred on Sunday night, has surfaced. It appears that it was not a meteor but rather an exploding piece of space junk from the second stage of a Russian Soyuz rocket falling back to Earth. There is actually someone at the Naval Observatory that keeps track of this type of space junk. According to document listings for debris that were expected to enter the lower atmosphere from their decaying orbits around this time period, a listing was found that the second stage of the Soyuz rocket that launched last Thursday was slated to hit the earth during a window that started at 8 p.m. ET Sunday. My only question would be...if they know that a piece of this space junk is coming down, why did someone not mention it and make the info public. It would have saved an awful lot of people from making and receiving tons of telephone calls not to mention any safety issues that could have possibly been involved. For more information about this event, please click on the link below:
Mystery Boom In Virginia Solved
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