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...almost. This 50-m wide asteroid will pass 17,000 miles from Earth. To give you a frame of reference, geostationary satellites (DirecTV, XM, etc.) are 22,000 miles up. The Moon is 240,000 miles away.
This one shouldn't hit Earth, but has the potential to take out a satellite (unlikely, but possible).
The big day is almost here: on Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 will come extremely close to Earth.
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I am tired and sick and read this as Alarming German, which made it even funnier to me.
Bruce Willis agenda alert
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
We can only hope that NASA has already organized a rag-tag group of degenerate oil workers with no space travel experience to save us.
It would probably hit DC right as RG3 did his first training run after surgery.
Hopefully it doesn't knock out any satellites as my dad is an engineer that commands them for his company, and they cost hundred of millions of dollars.
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I'm not concerned, as I get paid on Wednesday.
I'm sure the have insurance for things like that (cough). But really, it's not like your inheritance is tied up in the satellites.
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So out of curiosity if this were to hit earth, how much energy are we talking about? How much debris in the sky? Enough to blot out the sun for 2 years. Need to know how much spam to buy at Giant.
Nah, only a few hundred times more powerful than Hiroshima - not species-ending. It'd be similar in scale to Tunguska.
I need to ask for an advance tomorrow.
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I don't think that one ever hit the ground and it was over Siberia where no one lives. Let something like that hit anywhere in the US, except Alaska, and millions could be killed.
hmmm ... millions you say?
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So as it passes by and waves hello (before circling back around to destroy us all), will we be able to see it? Will it have a cool fireball special effect or anything?
Just assume for a second that this was actually headed directly for Earth - What ARE our contingency plans for this type of thing? Do we have a non oil drilling team plan in place to do something about it?
If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?
We have the Best and Brightest working on it right now. That's why polls are on hold.
Not with the naked eye. They measure these things with a logarithmic scale. Visibility kinda starts at like 0 and goes negative. The ISS at its brightest is about a -3.5 or 04. They estimate this will be a 7.
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Sometimes they don't even notice a big one passing by until it is already here, I don't think they have like they have space radar that is on the look out for them. I'm sure we could probably shoot some missiles, but I don't know if that would do any good against this new generation of super asteroids.
New generation of super asteroids? Are they taking deer antler spray?
link? Article says you could see it, albeit briefly.
it isnt that big. i would imagine nuclear missiles could break it up if it was going to be a direct hit.
Wasnt there a sci fi movie where some space bugs launched asteroids at Earth with some kind of giant launcher?
Far-fetched, but if this one misses and there is another one that misses by less in the near future it is time to start sweating.
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Many of Pitt's 58 "rushing attempts" were the result qb Tino Sunseri fleeing the pocket like a man whose clothes were on fire.
RIP Buenos Aires.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
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