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Massive Asteriod to Pass Nearer than GPS Maps Satellites

Post  Tess on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:09 pm

Planet earth will have a close shave with an alien object when a huge asteroid comes closer than many satellites, later this month. But don't panic because experts predict the enormous lump of space rock named 2012 DA14 will not smash into our world. If it did, the impact would be the equivalent of a staggering 2.5 megatons of high explosive TNT.


2012 DA14 will be the biggest ever object of its size to pass so close. At just 21,000 miles, It is even nearer than the GPS satellites which power modern maps on mobile phones. That will be close enough for earth's gravity to tug it towards the planet and increase its speed, but the trajectory of the half football pitch-sized object will ensure it does not plummet to earth and wreak unfathomable destruction.

The asteroid is travelling at 17,450 mph and will pass Earth on February 15.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/432078/20130206/space-asteroid-earth.htm
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Post  mattiducatti on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:28 pm

Heard about this happening on the 15th(?) I think.


Why is ir called DA14?
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Post  gerber on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:25 pm

@mattiducatti wrote:Heard about this happening on the 15th(?) I think.


Why is ir called DA14?

Excellent news.

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:42 am

I get to die around my twentieth?
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Post  wyatt1 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:29 pm

Evening Tea wrote:I get to die around my twentieth?
Nice.


Well the Mayan Calendar was a flop, so they have to keep trying.
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Post  Tess on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:59 pm

@mattiducatti wrote:Heard about this happening on the 15th(?) I think.


Why is ir called DA14?

Expect they discovered it shortly after DA13.

Deathly Asteroid 14?
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Post  wyatt1 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:56 pm

@Tess wrote:

Expect they discovered it shortly after DA13.

Deathly Asteroid 14?



Boss Scientist says:
"That's the 14th Damn hemorr Asteroid I've spotted, Wot shall we call it??? FACT!!!!


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Post  mattiducatti on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:26 pm

Hope DA14 is not the post code of impact risk zone, that's near where I live.
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Post  guest... on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:28 pm

@mattiducatti wrote:Hope DA14 is not the post code of impact risk zone, that's near where I live.

Don't worry if it hits your head it will be in for a soft landing!


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Post  Tess on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:15 pm

Didge wrote:

Don't worry if it hits your head it will be in for a soft landing!


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Whereas if it aims for yours, you could deflect it. Chill Out
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Post  mattiducatti on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:43 pm

:ROFL


Or dodge it......!


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Post  guest... on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:45 pm

@mattiducatti wrote::ROFL


Or dodge it......!


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Like dodging Kings questions you mean?

One moment!

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Post  mattiducatti on Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:11 pm

Ring stings questions are irrelevant As there is a quote from NASA on radiation levels and dangers. And these are used to rule out future manned craft to moon or mars.


And besides, he can't answer my questions so why should I bother answering his?
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