Asteroid almost hit the earth today.

Asteroid almost hit the earth today.

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Since: Dec 08

Benton Harbor, MI

#1 Mar 2, 2009
Wait! Did you hear that whooshing sound?

A small asteroid buzzed by Earth Monday, though only real astronomy geeks in the Pacific would have noticed.

The rock, estimated to be no more than 200 feet wide, zoomed past our planet at an altitude of 40,000 miles at 1:44 p.m. universal time — or 8:44 EST.

Dubbed 2009 DD45, it was discovered only on Friday by Australian astronomers.

Forty thousand miles may sound like a lot, but it's only about one-seventh of the way to the moon, and less than twice as far out as many telecommunications satellites.

Had 2009 DD45 hit the Earth, it would have exploded on or near the surface with the force of a large nuclear blast — not very reassuring when you consider humanity had only about three days' notice.

According to the Australian news Web site Crikey, the asteroid is likely to be drawn in by Earth's gravity, meaning it may return for many more near misses in the future.
seeingitclearly

United States

#2 Mar 2, 2009
Maybe this is why there doing what there doing in spending the future of the financial stability down the drain.. because of situations like this (asteroids and the such)and there racing to repair the hole to the economy that in reality the economic system was bankrupt about 6 months ago ..and they know this and are acting accordingly.......and there fear and actions to grease the broken gears that are unrepairable........are so blatant that they hope that were hit by giant rock that will wash their hands of the whole mess thus end game..........
justin

Surrey, Canada

#3 Mar 2, 2009
did it hit "uranus"?...that could cause "assteriods"..

“Give the Bear a hug!”

Since: Oct 08

Home is where you park it

#4 Mar 2, 2009
Most likely, it would explode above the ocean or unpopulated land. As cool as it looks in CGI, it's unlikely a strike would occur over NYC or Paris. If it splashed down near a coast, there would be limited local tsunami damage.

Since: Dec 08

Benton Harbor, MI

#5 Mar 2, 2009
Big_Bear wrote:
Most likely, it would explode above the ocean or unpopulated land. As cool as it looks in CGI, it's unlikely a strike would occur over NYC or Paris. If it splashed down near a coast, there would be limited local tsunami damage.
I think if an asteroid this size did splash down in the ocean it would create a wave that would travel across the sea at 600 mph and hit every shore with a mega tsunami.

Earth quakes create big tsunamis, Volcanoes sheering off and sliding into the sea create bigger tsunamis, and asteroid hitting the sea will create the biggest tsunami of them all. Also, asteroids and comets can get a lot bigger then the one that passed by today; and when they come form the direction of the sun, we usually don’t see them until they already pass by.

I wonder why they knew about this last Friday but didn’t report it until after it passed. I bet if a big one was going to hit us, and they knew about it in advance, they probably wont tell us about that one either.
andet1987

United States

#6 Mar 2, 2009
justin wrote:
did it hit "uranus"?...that could cause "assteriods"..
hi Dustin :)
astro

Paris, AR

#7 Mar 3, 2009
Concerned USA Citizen wrote:
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I think if an asteroid this size did splash down in the ocean it would create a wave that would travel across the sea at 600 mph and hit every shore with a mega tsunami.
Earth quakes create big tsunamis, Volcanoes sheering off and sliding into the sea create bigger tsunamis, and asteroid hitting the sea will create the biggest tsunami of them all. Also, asteroids and comets can get a lot bigger then the one that passed by today; and when they come form the direction of the sun, we usually don’t see them until they already pass by.
I wonder why they knew about this last Friday but didn’t report it until after it passed. I bet if a big one was going to hit us, and they knew about it in advance, they probably wont tell us about that one either.
I read we had 3 days warning on this one, but I don't think it would even matter if we had 3 years warning..
ROSCO

Houston, TX

#8 Mar 3, 2009
Oh well... its count down time anyway. 2012
puberty man

United States

#9 Mar 3, 2009
count down 3 years: 9 months:......... JESUS WHY ARE WE COUNTING I SHOULD BE HAVING SEX!!!!!
XXNIBIRUXXX

Bowmanville, Canada

#10 Mar 3, 2009
u ask why didnt they tell us till after the astroid passed it would cause panic. there is a mass object headed our way its called nibiru, cheak it out on the internet or u tube the goverment has know about this in the 70s. it will pass earth on dec 2012 and will cause solar flares and the poles to flip and the earth will stop spinning 4 three days , so they say. spread the word look up nibiru...... Peace

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#11 Mar 3, 2009
"The sky is falling, the sky is falling!"

Space debris and particles fall into the Earth's atmosphere everyday, we just don't hear about it.

If it was 500 BC, this would be an omen......stock up on canned goods and start digging your shelter. We may not be out of this until 2012!
XXNIBIRUXXX

Bowmanville, Canada

#12 Mar 3, 2009
they say we will be able to see it with the naket eye in the year 2011 its called panic year.the they will impose marshal law . look it up NIBIRU or DESTROYER or 2012 ...4 reel
XXNIBIRUXXX

Bowmanville, Canada

#13 Mar 3, 2009
people likeredsmom are so nieve and stupid they should be rid of
Common Senseless

Elk Grove Village, IL

#14 Mar 3, 2009
There could be an asteroid three hours away and completely undetectable. Heading straight into Antartica. Science likes to believe its fiction that they are all knowing and all seeing. So if a strike is coming does it matter?

The only warning will be the old nuclear war warning' Bend over, placing head between legs,
and kiss our asses good-bye." People believing in 2012 wil have a head start cuz their heads are already up their asses thinking an ancient calender from an extinct tribe fortells the future as Rev. Tim Lehayne not wanting to be 'left behind' counting his millions made by selling books of fear awaits the 'rapture invented by another looney toon 'Authority on God'in the 1800s While the 'shadow government scampers to their holes to join the rats and cockroaches which will survive even the worst hit.
Meanwhile the earth keeps turning, circling the sun as the sun enters the 'galatic plane' to be torn apart by gravitational tidal forces and super gamma rays.
Once upon a time their were sheep called earthlings who were destroyed by their irrational
fears of themselves.
Pat

Queensbury, NY

#15 Mar 3, 2009
omg where are all going to die!
zeldathegame

Manchester, NH

#16 Mar 3, 2009
did you know that the asteriod was the size of a ten story building!!!!!
chris

Manchester, NH

#17 Mar 3, 2009
hi jacinda!!!!!!!
HELLOchris

New Britain, CT

#18 Mar 3, 2009
I dont waba diee!!!!!!!!!
chris

Manchester, NH

#19 Mar 3, 2009
we could just talk on here:)
kristains R brainwashed

Lethbridge, Canada

#20 Mar 3, 2009
XXNIBIRUXXX wrote:
they say we will be able to see it with the naket eye in the year 2011 its called panic year.the they will impose marshal law . look it up NIBIRU or DESTROYER or 2012 ...4 reel
and dont forget to put on your TIN hat,dumbo!

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