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Old 04-09-2010, 02:33 AM   #1
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Asteroid to pass by earth

I'm surprised nobody has even brought this up yet, ahto nauts.

Here's the article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100409/...teroid_flyby_2

Kind of neat if I do say so myself.

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:20 AM   #2
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I'm surprised nobody has even brought this up yet, ahto nauts.
Because it isn't hitting the surface or any other cataclysmic event is due to happen.

But, I'm curious now, will it be possible to see it from somewhere on Earth?


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Old 04-09-2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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Only if your telescope can see out that far. Today, Thu 4-9-10 @ 7:06 PM PDT.

Just a hair (relatively speaking) under a quarter million miles from earth's surface, 223,000 miles approximately. I believe it is 71 ft. across at its thickest.


Apparently one also alread passed within 76,000 miles in January but it was much smaller.


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Old 04-09-2010, 11:32 AM   #4
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wake me when it goes all Deep Impact on our arses
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wake me when it goes all Deep Impact on our arses
Isn't that a bit graphic for a PG-13 forum?


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Only if your telescope can see out that far. Today, Thu 4-9-10 @ 7:06 PM PDT.
From which hemisphere and continent could one take a peek at it?


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Old 04-09-2010, 05:54 PM   #9
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:02 AM   #10
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Hopefully the B-52s will be rocking out on that asteroid as it passes by
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You want to know why this whole thing isn't a big deal. It happens all the time is why. I learned that in an Astronomy class I took in college. You can't count the amount of near misses the Earth has had.


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^^^I guess I'm not much a stargazer/astronomy enthusiast--only enough to go play with my green laser pointers to point out stars and constellations, but I do thank you for your input.

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From which hemisphere and continent could one take a peek at it?
I'm not really sure... I couldn't see it b/c it was still pretty light up here in the northern hemisphere. So not the west side of America, that's for sure.
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That made me lolfacepalm.

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Because picard's one is good enough
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