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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...iss-earth.html

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They say it will zoom past earth every year. How is that really possible? Wouldnt it just keep traveling further into space?
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They say it will zoom past earth every year. How is that really possible? Wouldnt it just keep traveling further into space?
I think they botched that part, damn brits. May be implying that asteroids in general pass by earth every year? Read somewhere else the thing is 150 ft wide.

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I think they botched that part, damn brits. May be implying that asteroids in general pass by earth every year? Read somewhere else the thing is 150 ft wide.

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There are a few that get stuck in a orbit that brings it close to the planet every time. although every year is a little more frequent than i would assume that like its in the same orbit around the sun.
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Yeah, that part was confusing because it would get stuck in ordbit, but then why wasn't it stuck in any other planet's orbit?

This would be scary as hell, but as long as Bruce Willis is alive, we're golden
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I think they botched that part, damn brits. May be implying that asteroids in general pass by earth every year? Read somewhere else the thing is 150 ft wide.

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150 feet wide? That's nothing. Something that small will burn up in the atmosphere, unless it hits the hole in the ozone. But then, it will be one huge rock in the ocean. Are you sure you didn't read 150 miles wide? that may be more of a concern. Maybe 1500 miles wide, like, a kilometer?
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150 feet wide? That's nothing. Something that small will burn up in the atmosphere, unless it hits the hole in the ozone. But then, it will be one huge rock in the ocean. Are you sure you didn't read 150 miles wide? that may be more of a concern. Maybe 1500 miles wide, like, a kilometer?
The article said if it hit earth it would flatten london
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150 feet wide? That's nothing. Something that small will burn up in the atmosphere, unless it hits the hole in the ozone. But then, it will be one huge rock in the ocean. Are you sure you didn't read 150 miles wide? that may be more of a concern. Maybe 1500 miles wide, like, a kilometer?
1500 miles is just a tad larger than a kilometer. Hehe.
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1500 miles is just a tad larger than a kilometer. Hehe.

And who said size doesn't matter?
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The article said if it hit earth it would flatten london

The article has to have a typo, then. 150 feet wide is what, three semi trailers? That would put a dent in Big Ben or seriously damage Windsor castle, but flatten London? 150 feet wide before it hits the atmosphere should reduce at least 1/4th. Maybe it will hit Yemen.

I am not a science person. I'm a stats geek. But I seem to remember our atmosphere has burned up quite a few space rocks since NASA has been monitoring things.
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The article has to have a typo, then. 150 feet wide is what, three semi trailers? That would put a dent in Big Ben or seriously damage Windsor castle, but flatten London? 150 feet wide before it hits the atmosphere should reduce at least 1/4th. Maybe it will hit Yemen.

I am not a science person. I'm a stats geek. But I seem to remember our atmosphere has burned up quite a few space rocks since NASA has been monitoring things.
Yeah but it doesnt have the same stopping power and who knows how thick or long it is... Let me go hunting for the size.
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150 feet wide? That's nothing. Something that small will burn up in the atmosphere, unless it hits the hole in the ozone. But then, it will be one huge rock in the ocean. Are you sure you didn't read 150 miles wide? that may be more of a concern. Maybe 1500 miles wide, like, a kilometer?
Yup, been reading for like 6 years now. 150 FT. 1500 Miles would be a small planet and not cool.

2012 DA14 is about 150 feet (or 45 meters) across, roughly half a city block or the diameter of the Hindenburg zeppelin. According to astronomet Alex Parker, it weighs 1/45 as much as the annual potato output of Idaho in a year. If something this size were to hit Earth, it’d create an explosion as destructive as the Tunguska Event of 1908. You better not be underneath should that ever happen.

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[size=3]The article has to have a typo, then. 150 feet wide is what, three semi trailers? That would put a dent in Big Ben or seriously damage Windsor castle, but flatten London? 150 feet wide before it hits the atmosphere should reduce at least 1/4th.
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OK...45 metric tons-my internet at work is IE6, so I don't click links anywhere...sorry. I had no idea it was that big (yes, I know, that's what Eve said). That means we either have to step up our manufacturing of the plasma cannon or create a missile that will turn that thing into pea gravel.
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150 feet wide? That's nothing. Something that small will burn up in the atmosphere, unless it hits the hole in the ozone. But then, it will be one huge rock in the ocean. Are you sure you didn't read 150 miles wide? that may be more of a concern. Maybe 1500 miles wide, like, a kilometer?
wut?

Seriously...wut?

An object 150 feet wide would have no issues getting through our atmosphere, unless it is not very dense. It would do extensive damage anywhere it hit and would cause a nice sized tsunami if it hit the ocean.
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Yeah, that part was confusing because it would get stuck in ordbit, but then why wasn't it stuck in any other planet's orbit?

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Q: Could asteroid DA14 impact Earth?
A: No. The orbit of asteroid 2012 DA14 is well understood – it will not come any closer than 17,150 miles (27,650 kilometers) above Earth's surface during its flyby on Feb 15, 2013.

The asteroid’s orbit around the sun is roughly similar to that of Earth, and it makes relatively close approaches to our planet’s orbit twice per orbit. But, the 2013 flyby is by far the closest the asteroid will approach our planet for many decades. The next notable close approach to Earth will be on February 16, 2046, when the asteroid will pass no closer than 620,000 miles (1,000,000,000 kilometers) from the center-point of Earth.
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OK...45 metric tons-my internet at work is IE6, so I don't click links anywhere...sorry. I had no idea it was that big (yes, I know, that's what Eve said). That means we either have to step up our manufacturing of the plasma cannon or create a missile that will turn that thing into pea gravel.
Nah Oil drilling team will get the job done.
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wut?

Seriously...wut?

An object 150 feet wide would have no issues getting through our atmosphere, unless it is not very dense. It would do extensive damage anywhere it hit and would cause a nice sized tsunami if it hit the ocean.
Im with Jabber on this one...I just dont see that as being very big. I guess the impact matters more than the actual size of the thing?
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Im with Jabber on this one...I just dont see that as being very big. I guess the impact matters more than the actual size of the thing?
Asteroid 2012 DA14 is a little guy, compared to some asteroids, although its size has not been pinned down precisely. It is thought to be about 45 meters across (nearly 150 feet across), with an estimated mass of about 130,000 metric tons.

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Asteroid 2012 DA14 is a little guy, compared to some asteroids, although its size has not been pinned down precisely. It is thought to be about 45 meters across (nearly 150 feet across), with an estimated mass of about 130,000 metric tons.

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If a space object 150 feet wide were to strike our planet, it wouldn’t be Earth-destroying. But it has been estimated that it would produce the equivalent of 2.4 megatons of TNT. How does that compare with other known impact events on Earth? In 1908, in a remote part of Russia, an explosion killed reindeer and flattened trees. But no crater was ever found. Scientists now believe a small comet struck Earth. That event has been estimated at 3 to 20 megatons. So 2012 DA14 is in the same approximate realm as the Tunguska comet (which, actually, might have been an asteroid instead). It would not destroy Earth, but it could flatten a city.
Well then...

I guess anything traveling that fast is due to do some major damage.
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Well then...

I guess anything traveling that fast is due to do some major damage.
Could always be worse.. We arent looking at a gobal killer but we would notice the impact.

Jupiter supposedly takes care of a lot of rouge comets / Astriods usually slingshotting them out into space. But what happens when it sling shots one back at us.
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Im with Jabber on this one...I just dont see that as being very big. I guess the impact matters more than the actual size of the thing?
You can be with him all you want...Physics disagrees...

The object that caused the Tunguska event is approximated as being about 200 to 300 ft across. Was most likely made up of ice and rock and exploded a mile or so above the ground and would have wiped out NY easily.
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The next notable close approach to Earth will be on February 16, 2046, when the asteroid will pass no closer than 620,000 miles (1,000,000,000 kilometers) from the center-point of Earth.

How can they say this when they didn't even see this astroid until about a year ago.

they don't know near as much as they claim.
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Q: Could asteroid DA14 impact Earth?
A: No. The orbit of asteroid 2012 DA14 is well understood – it will not come any closer than 17,150 miles (27,650 kilometers) above Earth's surface during its flyby on Feb 15, 2013.

The asteroid’s orbit around the sun is roughly similar to that of Earth, and it makes relatively close approaches to our planet’s orbit twice per orbit. But, the 2013 flyby is by far the closest the asteroid will approach our planet for many decades. The next notable close approach to Earth will be on February 16, 2046, when the asteroid will pass no closer than 620,000 miles (1,000,000,000 kilometers) from the center-point of Earth.
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 is a little guy, compared to some asteroids, although its size has not been pinned down precisely. It is thought to be about 45 meters across (nearly 150 feet across), with an estimated mass of about 130,000 metric tons.

http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2...-earth-in-2013


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If a space object 150 feet wide were to strike our planet, it wouldn’t be Earth-destroying. But it has been estimated that it would produce the equivalent of 2.4 megatons of TNT. How does that compare with other known impact events on Earth? In 1908, in a remote part of Russia, an explosion killed reindeer and flattened trees. But no crater was ever found. Scientists now believe a small comet struck Earth. That event has been estimated at 3 to 20 megatons. So 2012 DA14 is in the same approximate realm as the Tunguska comet (which, actually, might have been an asteroid instead). It would not destroy Earth, but it could flatten a city.
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You can be with him all you want...Physics disagrees...

The object that caused the Tunguska event is approximated as being about 200 to 300 ft across. Was most likely made up of ice and rock and exploded a mile or so above the ground and would have wiped out NY easily.
OK...I'd like to think I'm a pretty intelligent guy...I process pretty logically and I'm a computer nerd...then this physics crap takes what I think I know and throws it in the crapper.




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