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Cosmic roulette: Astronauts warn that "we are literally in a shooting gallery"

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© Former US astronauts are behind an early warning asteroid strikes project.
As members of an elite band of cosmic explorers, they are among the few to have gone beyond the final frontier and looked down on the Earth from space.

Now, inspired by the unique perspective they gained of their home planet - and armed with startling new data about the scale of the threat it faces from asteroid strikes - a group of former Nasa astronauts is on an extraordinary mission to save the world.

Fourteen months after a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on a scale equivalent to 30 Hiroshima bombs, the B612 Foundation, a non-profit group founded by the Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart and the space shuttle astronaut Dr Ed Lu, is warning that only "blind luck" has so far saved us from worse.

Comment: Unfortunately these astronauts are a day late and a dollar short, and asteroid defense systems seem somewhat of a pipe dream. Speaking of pipe dreams, perhaps a better defense would be to kick the psychopaths out of power, learn to create a more just, honest world, and start living by the rules of the universe.

Xenophobic Self-Destruction Or, How the Odyssey and the Old and New Testaments Can Predict Our Future

Celestial Intentions: Comets and the Horns of Moses



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Spectacular fireball from space explodes over Russian city (Video) - 19 April 2014

A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk.
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Multiple drivers with dashcams out on the streets of the 300,000-people city at 2.10am on Saturday noticed a bright blue trail speed across the night sky, then explode while still in the air.

Most observers identified the object as a meteorite, though officials have neither confirmed it nor said where the fragments are likely to have landed. Others speculated that the object may have been space debris, re-entering the atmosphere.

Emergency services say there were no injuries as a result of the astral event.

While tens of tons of cosmic dust reaches the Earth's atmosphere each day, the number of meteorites that reach the surface may be about 500 a year, though most are small, and scientists do not have a precise calculation.

The most spectacular meteorite of recent years was over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk last year, when an astral body exploded in the sky with the strength of 40 Hiroshima bombs, temporarily blinding and deafening hundreds of people below.


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Meteorite lit up the sky of Juarez, Mexico - 12 April 2014

Translated from Spanish by Sott.net

The phenomenon was discussed in social networks and subsequently confirmed by witnesses of the neighboring area and Juarez city.
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The Juarense Astronomical Society, through its website at Facebook, confirmed "we were able to capture on camera an intense light caused by a large meteorite that crossed the sky in Ciudad Juarez on Saturday night, April 12."

They added: "Usually, when an intense stream of light is observed through the night sky, it is a clear indication that this is a meteorite from outer space. These are objects are the size of a basketball. Upon entering our atmosphere, they burn from the tremendous force of air friction from traveling more than 60,000 miles per hour. The stella changes color as it crosses different temperature zones, and usually, if the sky is clear and dark, the stella registers the seven colors of the rainbow. When the stella is no longer seen, there may be two causes: either the fireball has disintegrated completely, or due to cooling, the object has turned off and finally hit the ground, making the bolide in what we call a meteorite."

Comment: Considering the location of Juarez, it's likely the same fireball that was seen from El Paso to Phoenix and SW U.S. on the same day:

Blazing fireball spotted in the sky above Arizona, 12 April 2014
Meteor lights up Phoenix skies - "fireball falling from the sky"
Meteor seen streaking across the Southwest U.S. sky


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U.K. residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

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The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks.
Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate "the new Roswell", after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Jo Collier was among those who saw a burning orange light in the sky shortly after 8pm, and likened it to the infamous UFO incident in New Mexico in 1947, which sparked numerous conspiracy theories.

She said: "I was at my mum's in Rudloe and my other half came running up the road shouting there was something falling out of the sky.

"It was like this big orange glow, absolutely huge, and the tail was bright, bright orange.

"I have looked online at The Sky at Night website and I can't see any meteors or comets in our vicinity. It wasn't an aeroplane, because it was going down; I think it went over the fields in Box.

"I event tweeted Dara Ó Briain, but he didn't reply.

"I honestly don't know what it was but it was definitely a strange phenomena in the sky that was travelling quite fast at a really strange angle.

"A lot of other people saw it, everyone's talking about it. I thought we're going to have the government round with the men in black to wipe our minds. They're all saying Rudloe is the new Roswell."

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Meteor fireball spotted over Tucumán, Argentina - 14 April 2014

Translated from Spanish by Sott.net

An alleged meteor fireball passed through the Argentinian sky during the morning, causing surprise and amazement among those who were able to observe the phenomenon. The incident occurred just after 7am local time, with witnesses writing on social networks about the event.

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Apparently, and as seen in the picture, it was a small object - up to one centimeter- that due to the speed with which it enters the earth, burns and vaporizes, causing a large luminosity.

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Meteor? Rudloe, England Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

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The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks.
Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate "the new Roswell", after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Jo Collier was among those who saw a burning orange light in the sky shortly after 8pm, and likened it to the infamous UFO incident in New Mexico in 1947, which sparked numerous conspiracy theories.

She said: "I was at my mum's in Rudloe and my other half came running up the road shouting there was something falling out of the sky.

"It was like this big orange glow, absolutely huge, and the tail was bright, bright orange.

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Blazing fireball spotted in the sky above Arizona, 12 April 2014

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Officials were searching areas near Globe and Superior after agencies received calls Saturday night about an orange fireball that shot through the air and crashed to the ground.

Officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety said the agencies had been getting numerous calls from people reporting they'd seen a glowing ball streak across the sky.

DPS said they were checking the areas near State Route 87, Anthem and the Four Peaks.

A spokeswoman with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said they had received reports of a fiery object being spotted east of the Superstition Mountains.

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Meteor lights up Phoenix skies - "fireball falling from the sky"

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The ABC15 newsroom was flooded with phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook messages Saturday night after several people reported seeing what appeared to be a "fireball falling from the sky." Reports of a "green and red" flash of light came in from all over the Valley, from Chandler to Scottsdale to Buckeye, Ariz.

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Meteor seen streaking across the Southwest U.S. sky

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A meteor sighting prompted many viewers to call into the FOX 10 newsroom Saturday evening.

Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment's Office confirmed the object was a meteor that was seen just after 9 p.m. MST.

The meteor was caught on camera by NASA's meteor camera located at New Mexico State University.

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Signs of change: Extreme weather, seismic activity, and meteor fireballs in March and early April 2014

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Comment: More rain in California in one day than it got in the past year, a record cold winter in the U.S., a "1 in 100 years" flooding event in New Zealand, a meteor explosion that shook homes in New Mexico, giant hailstones in places that don't usually get any hail, record earthquakes in California, the Andaman Islands and all along the Ring of Fire, two meteor fireballs lighting up the East coast of Canada and northern U.S. states in the space of 24 hours, landslides and flash-flooding putting out wildfires in Western U.S. states, and the "worst flooding in living memory" on the Solomon Islands (at the same time as a strong earthquake)...

The following video compilation is a sample of just some of the planetary upheaval recorded in the last month.

Visit HawkkeyDavis's Youtube channel to check out the rest of his awesome work chronicling the 'signs of the times'.



The world has been overwhelmed with disasters in recent weeks. A series of fireballs and earthquakes has rocked and shaken this planet to its core. Meanwhile, the "one-in-100-year events" continue to strike...

Even though it looks like it sometimes, this series does not mean the world is ending! These are documentaries of series of extreme weather events that are leading to bigger earth changes. If you are following the series, then you are seeing the signs.

For those who can't view YT videos: