Happy Anniversary, Vela Incident!

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The mysterious Vela Incident, now 31 years old, happened on 22 September 1979.

Was it a A) low-yield nuclear test by South Africa?  B) Israel?  C) A neutron-bomb from France?  A and B above?

If so, where was the radioactive dust?  The seismic data?  The hydro-acoustics measurements?

Was it a meteorological event, hence the “double flash” from a pair of super bolts?

Was it a satellite anomaly from a spacecraft beyond its design life?

Like many of life’s great mysteries, the Vela Incident can be argued from any number of points of view.

Occam’s razor would hypothesize a spacecraft anomaly.

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