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Old 01-04-2013, 09:32   #1
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Very ****ING COOL !

Feburary 15-th , an asteroid will cruse between the Earth and Moon ! Some 1400-1600 miles from our planet ! I will be out there looking !..............

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:42   #2
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Here is a link from jpl/nasa

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:44   #3
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:54   #4
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Link for a source? That seems too close, like it would do some bad things to Earth. But then again, I am no cosmologist.
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Link for a source? That seems too close, like it would do some bad things to Earth. But then again, I am no cosmologist.
Considering that geosynchronous satellites orbit about 24,000 miles above the surface of the Earth, yeah that seems pretty damn close.
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Link for a source? That seems too close, like it would do some bad things to Earth. But then again, I am no cosmologist.
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Considering that geosynchronous satellites orbit about 24,000 miles above the surface of the Earth, yeah that seems pretty damn close.
That's right and exactly what it means "With-in Satellite orbit radii !
The scale of said Asteroid is approximately the size of perhaps two Rail-road box cars , so not very large .

To even see it is suggested very good binocs or telescope is needed .

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That seems too close, like it would do some bad things to Earth.
Shouldn't be an issue...


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That's right and exactly what it means "With-in Satellite orbit radii !
The scale of said Asteroid is approximately the size of perhaps two Rail-road box cars , so not very large .

To even see it is suggested very good binocs or telescope is needed .
If one that size hits earth, it would certainly be catostrophic.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:25   #13
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That would be kool to see for sure
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If one that size hits earth, it would certainly be catostrophic.
yes it would but , they say "though it is exciting , nothing to worry about " ! Supposedly" , going to clearly miss the Earth !
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If one that size hits earth, it would certainly be catostrophic.
I don't think a 45m asteroid would pose a significant threat to a planet.
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I don't think a 45m asteroid would pose a significant threat to a planet.
Not planetary but , that would then depend on who's house it landed on !......
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I don't think a 45m asteroid would pose a significant threat to a planet.
Unless it crashed into your house. That would suck.
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I don't think a 45m asteroid would pose a significant threat to a planet.
Ever hear of a tsunami?

No, not an ELE, but still significant.
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The impact sight near Winslow, AZ was created 50,000 years ago by a similar sized meteorite. It is estimated to have impacted at 13 meters/second or 28,000 mph. The crater is 3/4 of a mile across and 570 ft deep.
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I don't think a 45m asteroid would pose a significant threat to a planet.
The whole planet? No. But, one 5-10m, will produce an explosion similar to the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. And were talking 45m? That would be catastrophic for many miles from the center. I wouldn't want to be in the same state.

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Ever hear of a tsunami?

No, not an ELE, but still significant.
Only to those living on shorelines.


But yes I understand what a tsunami is, I also understand this asteroid is smaller than either the Barringer or Tunguska rocks.
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Old 01-04-2013, 13:42   #22
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Well , lets take your average granite rock of the same size.

Weight-Possibly 25,000 lbs. "Only guessing"..!

Asteroid.weight:-possibility of density , 10-100 x,s more weight,again, only guessing here , Traveling 100 x,s (again,only guessing) the velocity of any know Bullet , (Projectile) , does sound a tad ominous to me ?....

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Well , lets take your average granite rock of the same size.

Weight-Possibly 25,000 lbs. "Only guessing"..!

Asteroid.weight:-possibility of density , 10-100 x,s more weight,again, only guessing here , Traveling 100 x,s (again,only guessing) the velocity of any know Bullet , (Projectile) , does sound a tad ominous to me ?....
Depends on what it's made of, but 25,000 lbs sounds like it could be off by an order of magnitude or two!
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Well , lets take your average granite rock of the same size.

Weight-Possibly 25,000 lbs. "Only guessing"..!

Asteroid.weight:-possibility of density , 10-100 x,s more weight,again, only guessing here , Traveling 100 x,s (again,only guessing) the velocity of any know Bullet , (Projectile) , does sound a tad ominous to me ?....
Not any worse than a 10mm discharge.

I think the Earth would suck it right up. It would not be 45m across by the time it hit the ground anyway.

Regardless, I say we shoot at it and see if we can hit it as practice for a possible larger rock in the future.
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