U. S. DOD Satellites Detected Explosion of Siberian Bolide

"U.S. satellites detected the impact of a bolide near Bodiabo (Bodajbo) in Siberia at 16:48:56 UTC (12:48:56 EDT) on 24 September 2002. The object was simultaneously detected by both visible wavelength and IR (infrared) sensors. The object was first detected at 57.91 North Latitude, 112.90 East Longitude at an altitude of approximately 62 kilometers (38.5 miles). It was tracked to 58.21 N, 113.46 E at an altitude of approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 miles). The observed visible wavelength peak intensity was 2.4 x 10^11 Watts/ster. The total radiated energy was 8.6 x 10^11 Joules (6000K black body)."

- Peter Brown, Ph.D., Physicist, Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada

Presumed bolide explosion on September 24, 2002, during the Russian night at 58.21N, 113.46 E near Bodajbo, Siberia, Russia.
Presumed bolide explosion on September 24, 2002, during the Russian night at 58.21N, 113.46 E near Bodajbo, Siberia, Russia.

October 21, 2002  London, Ontario, Canada - On September 24, 2002 at 12:48:56 EDT and 16:48:56 UTC, night time in Russia, American Department of Defense satellites detected the explosion of a presumed bolide approximately 18.6 miles above Bodajbo, Siberia, Russia (58.21 N, 113.46E). The explosion was equivalent to 100,000 tons of TNT, or a meteorite about three meters in diameter burning up in the earth's atmosphere.

 

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