04 Aug '18, 2am

Greenland Air Base Unharmed by Apparent Meteor Explosion

Thule Air Base in Greenland is operating normally after reports that a possible meteorite exploded in the air above it, officials told Military.com on Friday. "There's been no impact to Thule Air Base," Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Hope Cronin said in an email. News outlets reported a meteorite exploded several miles from the base July 25 following tweets from space enthusiasts who tracked the explosion. "Meteor explodes with 2.1 kilotons force 43 km above missile early warning radar at Thule Air Base," tweeted Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists. Kristensen this week tweeted about the event after a user, named "Rocket Ron," publicized that a "fireball was detected over Greenland on July 25, 2018 by US Government sensors." NASA, which tracks meteor, comet, asteroid and other space debris movements, confirmed...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/03/greenland-...

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