A MASSIVE meteor strike caused a 2.1 kiloton explosion next to a US military base in Greenland which houses missile warning systems.
However, the speedy space rock did not cause an damage to the isolated Thule Air Base or its radar equipment when it exploded in the sky last Friday.
Getty – Contributor The meteor as travelling at an incredible speed of 54,000mph
However, the US Air Force did not immediately release a statement about the meteor, or even tweet about the phenomena.
Military chiefs have now confirmed the July 25 incident while reassuring the Military Times that the strategic site escaped without any damage.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab recorded the strike in its ‘fireball report’ revealing it was travelling at an incredible speed of 54,000mph.
I then blew up 27 miles above Thule’s state-of-the-art missile detection system, minutes before midnight.
Twitter/nukestrat Thule Air Base is the US military’s northernmost installation
Twitter/nukestrat The base is situated 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, tweeted about the meteor strike on Wednesday.
“We’re still here, so they correctly concluded it was not a Russian first strike,” he joked. “There are nearly 2,000 nukes on alert, ready to launch.”
Thule Air Base is the US military’s northernmost installation situated north of the Arctic Circle.