Continuing with Las Vegas, there is – in principle at least – one way to determine whether there were multiple gunmen involved.
It is that much of the shooting consists of prolonged bursts of gunfire. And each of these bursts – consisting, say, of 20 or 30 individual shots – will have its own signature, which may just be simply the number of shots in the burst. These bursts of gunfire, emanating from some particular location, will be recorded on webcams or mobile phones at different times, depending how far the microphones were from the gun position. So if there were two gunmen, firing bursts of gunfire from two widely separate locations, which are being recorded by two microphones, the bursts would overlap in different ways at each microphone. So in the example below, at mic A shot 180 from gun A would overlap with shot 20 from gun B, but something different would happen at mic B.
If there were 3 microphones, the 3D locations of all the gunmen could be precisely determined. If there was a lone gunman, firing multiple guns (Rambo-style), the sequence of gunshots would sound the same at all microphones. Here’s a recorded gunfire audio image from Las Vegas, with the microphone in the crowd in front of the stage:
There are easily at least 3 audio recordings of the event. There might even be 20 or 30. Analysis of these audio recordings would then extract the signature bursts from them, and determine the relative distance. There would be other sounds that would need to be extracted: echoes, music, shouts, etc.
Many of these audio recordings are available on YouTube. Sometimes they come handily bundled together. It’s a matter of patient mathematical analysis to extract the individual bursts, and search for the same signature bursts in other recordings.
Has anyone done this yet? And how long would it take? Infowars Alex Jones said late last week that audio was being analysed by experts, and he expected the results on 10 Oct (today). But he didn’t say whether they were doing the sort of analysis I’m suggesting, which would probably take weeks or even months.
In fact I expect that this sort of analysis is routinely carried out on battlefields, to locate the positions of guns. They can probably even do it in real time. And can maybe even direct counterbatteries to fire at precise locations even as the sound of gunfire is fading away.
The answer lies in the audio recordings, and nowhere else. They’ll either show one lone shooter or several. And they’ll pinpoint exactly where they all were. And anyone can perform the necessary analysis. I won’t be in the least surprised if, over the next few months, there emerges an entire new genre of “Las Vegas audio analyses” (Is this the first?).
Turning to bullets of another sort, at 5:42 UT (GMT) of 12 October 2017, 13 metre wide asteroid 2012 TC4 is due to make a close approach of 50,000 km to the Earth. Here’s my YouTube video again showing the view from the asteroid towards the Earth as it passes:
The Slooh telescope community intends to watch it go by:
At the moment of the asteroid’s approach, Slooh will train its telescopes on 2012 TC4 in an attempt to capture the fast-moving space rock as it flies between Earth and the Moon. We will have commentary from our asteroid experts and explore the threat they pose to our planet.
(Asteroid experts, in my opinion, actually do pose a threat to our planet. They believe that asteroids arrive randomly from all directions: I believe they come in bursts from a particular direction, just like machine gun fire)
As can be seen from my video, they’ll need to use telescopes in the southern hemisphere, because 2012 TC4 is passing below the terrestrial South Pole. If I can find out which one, I might be able to produce a new video showing the view from there of 2012 TC4 as it passes through the constellations in the night sky.