Asteroid 2002 MN nearly collides with Earth. All world media suppresses this story until five days later when CNN finally reports, "An asteroid the size of a football field passed extremely close to Earth last week but it remained undetected until days later, according to astronomers. The space rock missed our planet last week by only 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third the distance to the moon, making the near collision one of the closest ever recorded. Cruising at 6.2 miles (10 km) per second, the big boulder could have unleashed some major firepower had it struck, according to the NEO (Near Earth Objects) Information Center in Leicester, England. The destructive force might have been comparable to an asteroid or comet that exploded over Siberia in 1908, which flattened 77 square miles (2,000 square km) of trees, according to the NEO…The asteroid, designated 2002 MN, was first spotted on June 17 by scientists with the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project in Socorro, New Mexico, three days after it gave the Earth a close shave."
This incident is the THIRD (known) near miss of Earth by asteroids in the past six months.
July 24, 2002:
ABC News announces, "You might mark February 1, 2019 on your calendar. That's the day scientists say a mile wide asteroid could collide with the Earth, and the impact could destroy a continent…They just discovered this asteroid and they'll know more after observing it longer."
Notice the clincher at the end of this New York Times article (see left), "astronomers will probably be able to rule out any chance of impact
This statement is the foregone conclusion that ALL modern reports of asteroids are required to conform to. All astronomers associated with NASA and the US Government are ordered to "creatively re-calculate" the orbits of any asteroid or comet on a collision course with Earth. The intent is to pacify the public and nullify any cause for concern. Scientists are today engaged in cooking the books, all news of space rocks is Enron-ed & WorldCom-ed - with data skewed into fake happy endings. The interesting thing about news of 2002 NT7 is that it was leaked to media from England before NASA had the chance to water down the trajectory calculations. The astronomer who reported this asteroid's path didn't conform with NASA's order to fudge the numbers and "prove" that the rock is not a threat to Earth.
And notice the names given to June's "2002 MN" asteroid (see above) and July's "2002 NT7" asteroid - are these references to Microsoft Network (MN) and Windows NT (NT)? Certainly the witch doctors at NASA who name these rocks are aware of Microsoft's role in suppressing the Hendrix Rock Prophecy.
August 18, 2002:
World media covers the approach of asteroid 2002 NY40 as it passes within 330,000 miles of Earth, slightly farther than the distance of the moon. This half mile wide rock comes close enough to be seen through small telescopes or binoculars. It is unusual for an asteroid to be so bright. Don Yeomans, who manages NASA'a Near-Earth Object Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said, "Asteroids are hard to see because they're mostly black like charcoal.
CNN reports, "Scientists planned to 'ping' it with radio waves, the radar observations can help determine whether the asteroid...will pose a threat to Earth in the future."
October 3, 2002:
The Associated Press reports, "At least 30 times per year a space rock slashes into the Earth's atmosphere and explodes, releasing energy equal to that of an atomic bomb, Air Force Brig. Gen. Simon Worden told members of a House Science subcommittee. Worden said the Air Force in 1996 detected an asteroid burst over Greenland that released energy equal to about 100,000 tons of explosives. He said similar events occurred in 1908 over Siberia, in the 1940s over Central Asia and over the Amazon basin in the 1930s. Had any of these rocks struck over a populated area, thousand, perhaps hundreds of thousands might have perished, he said. Edwarsd Weiler, head of NASA's office of space science, told the House committee that his agency is finding about 100 new [Near-Earth ) Objects] each year...If an asteroid the size of a cruise ship smashed into the ocean, it could cause huge waves capable of drowning coastal cities on two continents."
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October 7, 2002:
CNN reports, "Residents in Utah, Colorado and southern Wyoming saw a fireball, which some said had a long tail of green, orange and purple flames that raced across the night sky. 'People said it had a 500-foot tail and it was huge, a meteor, and green and orange,' La Plata County, Colorado, sheriff's dispatcher Kristy Lee said."
November 22, 2002:
"Satellite Study Establishes Frequency of Megaton-sized Asteroid Impacts," SpaceDaily.com writes, "Earth is threatened by enormous asteroids. New research at The University of Western Ontario establishes a better baseline for the frequency of large impacts that may cause serious damage on the ground. Based on these new estimates the average chances the Earth will be hit by an asteroid impact capable of causing serious regional damage (roughly one megaton TNT equivalent energy) is close to once per century. The study, led by Peter Brown, Canada Research Chair in Meteor Science and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western, appears in the November 21 issue of the prestigious journal Nature…The revised estimate suggests Earth's upper atmosphere is hit about once a year by asteroids that release energy equivalent to five kilotons of TNT. The object that exploded above Tunguska, Siberia in 1908 was considered 'small' (30 to 50 metres across), yet its energy was big enough to flatten 2,000 square kilometres of forest. It would have completely destroyed a city the size of New York…'It seems likely there is also a non-random component to the impact flux at these smaller sizes which would suggest our estimates are lower bounds to the true impact risk,' says Brown."
August 24, 2003:
The Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research Project (an MIT Lincoln Laboratory program funded by the United States Air Force and NASA) discover a near Earth asteroid they name 2003 QQ47 and rates it a classification of 1 on the Torino scale of impact hazards. At around 1.2 km in width, 2003 QQ47 called "an event meriting careful monitoring" by astronomers, is calculated to arrive at Earth on March 21, 2014 (the birthday of Son House and anniversary of Jimi Hendrix playing in Rochester, NY, where Son House lived).
September 27, 2003:
The closest known asteroid flyby in history gets almost no media coverage, a rock named 2003 SQ222 came within 54,700 miles (88,000 kilometers) of Earth. It was not detected until after it hurtled by.