07 Aug '18, 6pm

Rumors: Thule Air Force base damaged or destroyed by meteor strike. @usairforce: Uh, no.

Rumors: Thule Air Force base damaged or destroyed by meteor strike. @usairforce: Uh, no.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Tribune News Service) — The U.S. Air Force is dismissing reports a meteor strike last month destroyed a key military installation. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed a meteor hit occurred on July 25, exploding with a force of 2.1 kilotons. The meteor struck in Greenland, a little more than 26 miles away from the Air Force's northernmost installation, Thule Air Base. Thule is home to the missile warning system and space surveillance networks for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Air Force Space Command. After the meteor hit, rumors spread that the installation was damaged or destroyed by the strike. The Air Force is now confirming, however, that the facility was not hit. "Thule is fine," the Air Force responded to media requests, according to a report on MilitaryTimes.com. Officials later confirmed there were no reports of damage on ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/no-a-meteor-did-not-destroy-...

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