Meteor hits near the missile warning radar at the US Air Force base. UU In Greenland

Impact point: a meteorite hit near the early missile warning at the Thule air base in Greenland on July 25, causing an explosion of 2.1 kilotons (location shown on the map)

A meteor attack last month caused a 2.1 kiloton explosion along with a US Air Force base. UU In Greenland it houses an early missile warning radar, but the explosion did not damage the facility.

The US Air Force UU He confirmed the July 25 incident at Thule Air Base on Friday, reassuring the Military Times: "Thule is fine."

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory included the attack on its "fireball report", which indicates that an unknown object was traveling at a speed of 24.4 kilometers per second (54,000 mph) when it exploded, 43 kilometers (27 miles) above the Thule missile detection system. just before midnight on July 25.

Impact point: a meteorite hit near the early missile warning at the Thule air base in Greenland on July 25, causing an explosion of 2.1 kilotons (location shown on the map)

Impact point: a meteorite hit near the early missile warning at the Thule air base in Greenland on July 25, causing an explosion of 2.1 kilotons (location shown on the map)

Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American Scientists, joked that it was not "a first Russian attack"

Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American Scientists, joked that it was not "a first Russian attack"

Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project of the Federation of American Scientists, joked that it was not "a first Russian attack"

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory included the July 25 attack on its "fireball report" ###################################

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory included the July 25 attack on its "fireball report" ###################################

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory included the July 25 attack on its "fireball report" ###################################

Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, tweeted about the meteorite attack on Wednesday.

"We're still here, so they correctly concluded that it was not a first Russian attack," he joked. & # 39; There are almost 2,000 nuclear bombs on alert, ready to launch. & # 39;

There were no reports of any damage at Thule Air Base, which is the northernmost facility of the United States Army, located 750 north of the Arctic Circle.

The facility houses the Department of Defense's sensor network designed to detect incoming missiles.

Other functions performed by the air base include space surveillance and "space control of the Aerospace Defense Command of North America and the Air Force Space Command," according to a military site.

Frozen landscape: Thule Air Base is the northernmost facility of the United States Army, located 750 north of the Arctic Circle

Frozen landscape: Thule Air Base is the northernmost facility of the United States Army, located 750 north of the Arctic Circle

Frozen landscape: Thule Air Base is the northernmost facility of the United States Army, located 750 north of the Arctic Circle

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