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It’s the Hissing that Explains the Tons that are Missing

March 27, 2013

Dark Matter EnergyFrom NASA

Right: a Leonid fireball captured by photographer Darren Talbot on Nov. 18, 2001. [more]

“I am sure I could hear several of the meteors,” recalled Karen Newcombe, a Leonid watcher from San Francisco — one of many who reported meteor sounds to Science@NASA on Nov. 18th. “Several times when a Leonid with a persistent debris train flew directly overhead, I heard a faint fizzing noise [instantly].” There was no delay between the sight and the sound.

“How is that possible when the meteor was so many miles above my head?” she wondered

From Edmund Haley

The same question has bedeviled some of history’s greatest scientists. For example, in 1719 astronomer Edmund Halley collected accounts of a widely-observed fireball over England. Many witnesses, wrote Halley, “[heard] it hiss as it went along, as if it had been very near at hand.” Yet his own research proved the meteor was at least “60 English miles” high. Sound takes about five minutes to travel such a distance, while light can do it in a fraction of a millisecond. Haley could think of no way for sky watchers to simultaneously hear and see the meteor.

Baffled, he finally dismissed the reports as “pure fantasy” — a view that held sway for centuries.

From the LA Times:


Willamette Meteorite. Are all of those round, internal holes created by the atmosphere??

Maxim, a University student from the town of Yemanzhelinsk, 30 miles south of Chelyabinsk, who for privacy reasons didn’t want his last name used, claims to have collected several dozen pieces of what he believes to be meteorite particles. He said he decided to keep the biggest, weighing 18 grams, and gave a dozen of the smallest ones to a visiting scientist. Now he is selling about seven pieces, at roughly six grams each, via the Internet.

“When the explosion happened [Friday] morning I was driving outside my town through a snow-covered field and had to stop my car and get out, scared as hell, because it looked for a moment as if the sun fell down on the Earth,” he said in a phone interview. “And then I heard several loud explosions and felt a gust of very strong wind that nearly pushed me off my feet as my parked car rattled.”

Then, he said, “I heard hissing sounds all around me in the field and noticed tiny white tongues of steam rising from the snow all over the field. Not far from where I stood, I found several pieces of black rock in the snow that looked like porous coal. They were still hot.”

From Me:

As those “meteors” heat up, burn up, break up and even explode and expose those micro black hole nuclei, the nuclei take off and accelerate in our mass-energy dense atmosphere at sub-relativistic to relativistic speeds, also creating a string or filament behind them as they go.  That is why observers hear hissing noises while the meteor is sometimes many miles away, it is spitting collapsed matter at them, some of which is probably passing right through them at times and into the ground.  This collapsed matter may contain thousands to millions or more tons of “missing” dark matter.  I also believe we will find it accumulating in the tails and debris trails of comets.


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