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#1 Bingo

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:37 PM

Asteroid to pass closer to Earth than the moon


An aircraft carrier-sized asteroid, a little over four football fields in diameter, is heading toward Earth and it will pass closer to our planet than the moon.

NASA has classified the asteroid as a “potentially hazardous object” and it will pass to within .8 lunar distances on November 8. It is the closest approach to Earth of an object this size in over 30 years.

What would happen if an asteroid this size crashed into Earth?

It would result in a 4,000 megaton blast, magnitude 7.0 earthquake and - if it falls into the ocean - could cause a 70-foot high tsunami within 60 miles of the crash site, according to an expert at Purdue University.

http://lightyears.bl...-than-the-moon/

#2 Holden West

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:49 PM

Excellent. I have been training for this mission my entire life.


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#3 spanky123

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:04 AM

I bet that either China, Pakistan or Iran is responsible. Perhaps even all 3.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

Maybe I'll get lucky and it will pass just above my ceiling and transform my suite into a top floor unit? :D

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#5 Fairbanks

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:10 AM

Asteroid to pass closer to Earth than the moon


An aircraft carrier-sized asteroid, a little over four football fields in diameter, is heading toward Earth and it will pass closer to our planet than the moon.

NASA has classified the asteroid as a “potentially hazardous object” and it will pass to within .8 lunar distances on November 8. It is the closest approach to Earth of an object this size in over 30 years.

What would happen if an asteroid this size crashed into Earth?

It would result in a 4,000 megaton blast, magnitude 7.0 earthquake and - if it falls into the ocean - could cause a 70-foot high tsunami within 60 miles of the crash site, according to an expert at Purdue University.

http://lightyears.bl...-than-the-moon/


Coinsidently, FEMA and the FCC will conduct an unprecedented Emergency Alert Test on Nov 9 at 11:00am Pacific. Please see the link below and watch the video on the page. This is a lil too wierd for words.

http://www.fema.gov/eastest/

#6 Bingo

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

Coming October 12, 2017

 

https://www.nasa.gov...racking-network

 

 



#7 lanforod

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:09 PM

That the one they are going to try nudge a little with a rocket?

 

Maybe not, that looks like a different one: http://www.dailymail...ck-course.html 



#8 Wayne

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:43 PM

Had to go back a few years to find this topic.

 

Apparently an asteroid with enough force to destroy a city unexpectedly just missed earth.

 

"This asteroid wasn’t one that scientists had been tracking, and it had seemingly appeared from “out of nowhere"

 

http://www.msn.com/e...p5&ocid=DELLDHP


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