Asteroid to narrowly miss Earth(this time)

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Katie Mellish

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Feb 4, 2013
 
A 147 ft asteroid with the destructive power of an H-bomb will narrowly miss Earth a week on Friday.The mini asteroid will fly beneath satellites on february 15 missing us by 15,000 miles,the nearest ever known.Don Yeomans of NASAS's near Earth objects programme said"It will be a record-setting close approach though the orbit of this asteroid is known well enough to rule out an impact".But the asteroid will keep comming back every year and astronomers cannot rule out an on one of its vists."The most important thing about this asteroid is it reminds us the threat from such ojects are very real"Said Jonti Horner,astonomer at Australia's University of New South Wales.The astroid named-2012 DA14 would flatten London if it hit the capital.It was an asteroid 6 miles across that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago when it impacted with the Earth.If anything just a mile across struck the Earth it would cause a global catastrophe for all of Mankind.Source of information The New Scientist magazine.
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Feb 4, 2013
 
Bingo !! Advise N. Korea to blow it up at 15,000 miles (or Iran for that matter). Promise ;whichever country ,all sorts of accolades for their effort to prove the earth may be "saved" in the event one of those things is on a collision path with our planet. If successful we "nuke 'em" as they have revealed the true intent of their nuclear programs-- if they fail- nuke 'em anyway for thinking they had the technology to accomplish the assignment.(like offering a reward to thieves who turn in their bounty!).....oh well..just a thot !...
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To Coyote hello international governments are currently in talks on how to deflect a asteroid if it was on a cllision course with us.Proposals include knocking an asteroid of course by flying rockets into it,other proposals include firing a nuclear missle at any rogue asteroid.I do know this for a fact that the European Space Agency plans to pratice this on a 2,624 ft asteroid Didymos in the year 2020.
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Better get some "Danger- Firing Range" posters up there as some aliens may think we are firing at them and shoot back !... good idea.?...
Katie Mellish

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Better get some "Danger- Firing Range" posters up there as some aliens may think we are firing at them and shoot back !... good idea.?...
To Coyote hello i think that if you are going to knock any rogue asteroid of course with a nuclear missile it will hane to be detonated near the asteroid and not on impact.An impact explosion could fragment the asteroid and then we could or would be in more danger than before.There are some very large ateroids out there some very large ones indeed.
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<quoted text>To Coyote hello i think that if you are going to knock any rogue asteroid of course with a nuclear missile it will hane to be detonated near the asteroid and not on impact.An impact explosion could fragment the asteroid and then we could or would be in more danger than before.There are some very large ateroids out there some very large ones indeed.
When i was at school i was taught that Ceres at 580 miles across was the largest known asteroid.Since then Ceres has been promoted to a dwarf planet.So if my memory serves me right the largest known asteroid would be pallas at 338 miles across.The next would be Vesta at 326 miles across.
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Remember Shoe-maker-Levy 9 the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.The gas giants gravity tore the comet apart before it struck -creating 21 impacts,the largest of thes collisions is estimated to have exploded with the force of a 6,613 mega ton H-bomb.This explosion created a 1,864 mile high fireball and left a mark the size of the Earth.
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Remember Shoe-maker-Levy 9 the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.The gas giants gravity tore the comet apart before it struck -creating 21 impacts,the largest of thes collisions is estimated to have exploded with the force of a 6,613 mega ton H-bomb.This explosion created a 1,864 mile high fireball and left a mark the size of the Earth.
6,613 Mega to H-bomb should read 6,613 billion tons of TNT not millions of tons of TNT.Sory for the mistake that fault is all mine.
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Katie Mellish wrote:
<quoted text>6,613 Mega to H-bomb should read 6,613 billion tons of TNT not millions of tons of TNT.Sory for the mistake that fault is all mine.
Tks KM-- the difference is significant 4 sure----but then again "what's the difference ?". A big boom regardless !
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<quoted text> Tks KM-- the difference is significant 4 sure----but then again "what's the difference ?". A big boom regardless !
To Coyote hello either way if that comet would have struck Earth it would have been the end of the world as we know it.Funny i can feel a song comming on here-Katie Mellish xxxxxx.
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Uhhh- rock, c&w,? or possibly a hymn ? Good thing who/whatever fired that asteroid (if earth was intended target) was not as accurate as you are with weapons ! oohhh paranoia !!!
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Feb 5, 2013
 
There is an asteroid the size of Mt Everest that has come close to the Earth a few times.According to astronomers this asteroid known as 1950DA has a 1-300 chance of hitting the Earth.But with this asteroid we have plenty of time to prepare for a impact or to do something about it,it may strike the Earth in the year 2880.

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It's the best way to go. No one to mourn you and no time to mourn anyone.
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Zuiko wrote:
It's the best way to go. No one to mourn you and no time to mourn anyone.
To Sir Arthur hello since i was at school i have always said-thgat if we are ever to get a time and a date for doomsday then it will be astronomers that will inform us of the time and day the end of the world will come.

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