Fire from the Sky?

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At present, wildfires are burning out of control around the Blue Mountains area (and in one or two other places) in New South Wales. It started me thinking about this article, and the likelihood of such fires being caused by meteorite or comet fragment (MoCF) impacts. After all, in hot, dry, windy conditions, even a tiny piece of such glowing-hot material could easily start a spot fire, and if a larger chunk exploded at a higher altitude, it could scatter burning fragments over a wide geographic area, starting many fires simultaneously.

The article also mentions the interesting fact that the US military has, for some time now, restricted formerly-available data on incoming meteors and bolides.

Do you ever get the feeling that the governments of the world might know a lot of things they aren’t telling us?

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