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Asteroid or glitch? Google Sky user spots strange, undiscovered glowing rock in our solar system
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Eddie Wrenn

Posted on 06/07/2012 6:40:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Youtube user planetkrejci, who has investigated other anomalies on NASA pictures, claims the object -- found using the Google website which transports the heavens to desktop computers and smartphones -- is an asteroid which is heading towards Earth.

He says the asteroid -- which, if real, has not been spotted by other scientists or astronomers -- has only appeared recently on Google Sky, which receives updated images every few months.

Announcing his find on YouTube, he says the black object, mottled with green spots, is so clear that it must be within the solar system.

The user had been exploring the region a few months earlier, and had 'bookmarked' a spot just to the left of the asteroid -- so he is certain the object was not there previously.

There are other explanations -- this could be a simple technical glitch, either on Google Sky's end or within the original photograph.

The earthbound Google Maps regularly has glitches where pictures have been incorrectly sewn together.

One thing that planekrejci does not substantiate is his claim that the object is moving towards the Earth, as it is not apparent how this calculation could be obtained without more information than the image provides.

However, if planetkrejci has found a new object, it will be quite an achievement for an earth-bound Internet user to discover a new object in our solar system before NASA or other observatories.

The object is easy to find on Google Sky, by typing in the co-ordinates 5h 11m 33.74s -12 50' 30.09" -- although conspiracy theorists might read something into the fact that the search function on Google Sky is currently down...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; science; xplanets
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Huge Asteroid Moving Towards Earth found on google sky

1 posted on 06/07/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Smells like teen spirit...

Hoax, or he’s been punk’d, or just rank stupidity.

An “extra, extra” ping to the APoD list members, et al.


2 posted on 06/07/2012 6:44:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...
 
X-Planets
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3 posted on 06/07/2012 6:44:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...



4 posted on 06/07/2012 6:45:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Cool.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s the Zombie Apocalypse Death Star! Run! Hide!


6 posted on 06/07/2012 6:46:26 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SunkenCiv

7 posted on 06/07/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: SunkenCiv

Swamp gas, no doubt about it


8 posted on 06/07/2012 6:51:19 PM PDT by winodog
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To: SunkenCiv

9 posted on 06/07/2012 6:51:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SunkenCiv

It doesn’t even look real.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 6:52:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv

It doesn’t even look real.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 6:52:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv
Looks different now

12 posted on 06/07/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Army Air Corps

I have a really hard time deciding who I want to take a big rock. Half the time I vote Beijing, then Putin says something crazy and I wish it on Moscow, but when I really meditate about it I want the object to crash right smack dab into the Red Sea.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.astronomy-blog.com/blogs/permalinks/4-2011/swift-and-hubble-probe-asteroid-collision-debris.html


14 posted on 06/07/2012 6:59:47 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a fish bowl full of M&Ms.


15 posted on 06/07/2012 7:06:18 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Youth And Brawn Are No Match For Age And Treachery. I'm Old And May Not Fight. I'll Shoot Instead.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING!!

Take a gander at this.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 7:08:37 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: mnehring

Maximum Overdrive. At least we’ll get to hear some AC/DC before we die.


17 posted on 06/07/2012 7:08:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: struggle

It would have to be pretty damn close to get that good of a photo of it. We don’t even get photos that clear of the ones that pass inside of the moons orbit.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 7:12:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Booooooogggerrr.


19 posted on 06/07/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SunkenCiv
i just looked at it, it's there in google sky...

20 posted on 06/07/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: txhurl

Slap dab in middle of the Persian Gulf would be interesting.


21 posted on 06/07/2012 7:19:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Chode

Then JPL has to recognize it.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: Chode

23 posted on 06/07/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: SunkenCiv

24 posted on 06/07/2012 7:22:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SunkenCiv

Infant Superman is in there.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 7:23:04 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: txhurl
i have no idea what it is, or how the image got there, but it is there...

open google sky and cut and paste this in: 5h 11m 33.74s -12 50' 30.09"

it's there so either google has been punked, or NASA has some splainin to do...

26 posted on 06/07/2012 7:29:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: txhurl

I vote for mecca.


27 posted on 06/07/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a green eyed gator to me. Someone call Troy! “Shoot!”


28 posted on 06/07/2012 7:31:48 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: dead

29 posted on 06/07/2012 7:35:01 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: cripplecreek

Or pretty damn big...


30 posted on 06/07/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT by Errant
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To: dynachrome

It needs to crash into water for maximum tsunami damage; also, we can live with two months of rain but not a year of soil particles in the atmosphere.

Hmm.. I think I might be turning into a horrible person, plotting asteroid collateral damage.


31 posted on 06/07/2012 7:38:25 PM PDT by txhurl (Scott Walker is my President.)
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To: txhurl
I have a really hard time deciding who I want to take a big rock. Half the time I vote Beijing, then Putin says something crazy and I wish it on Moscow, but when I really meditate about it I want the object to crash right smack dab into the Red Sea.

Well, depending on what exactly you mean by "big," it wouldn't really matter where it hit. If it was big enough, we'd get such massive atmospheric and geological disturbances that, if you couldn't spend the next hundred years or so on an R&R planet, you'd be toast along with the rest of the biosphere.

32 posted on 06/07/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Chode

“I’m bored, Clytus”.- Emperor MING


33 posted on 06/07/2012 7:47:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: cripplecreek

You can say that again.


34 posted on 06/07/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mnehring

Thanks!


35 posted on 06/07/2012 8:07:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dead; Terry Mross

LOL!


36 posted on 06/07/2012 8:07:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: struggle; Chode

Thanks.


37 posted on 06/07/2012 8:09:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Chode
Looks like a chunk of wood eaten away by green worms.

Hmmmmm, maybe we should call it .......

38 posted on 06/07/2012 8:10:18 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SunkenCiv

Time to send in the Enterprise...

...despite the poor redshirt morale.

39 posted on 06/07/2012 8:12:14 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: SunkenCiv
welcome... now what is it???
40 posted on 06/07/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: katana
Absinth???
41 posted on 06/07/2012 8:20:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SunkenCiv
When they zoomed in on the picture, this is what they saw


42 posted on 06/07/2012 8:22:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
oh no... i'm bored...
43 posted on 06/07/2012 8:24:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SunkenCiv

bttt


44 posted on 06/07/2012 8:27:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SunkenCiv

One of two things. An intergalactic dust bunny or Klingon scat.


45 posted on 06/07/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by Kirkwood (It's not a lie. It's a composite.)
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To: SunkenCiv

46 posted on 06/07/2012 8:54:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Jonah Hex; JoeProBono

:’)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2892930/posts?page=39#39


47 posted on 06/07/2012 8:58:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

At the rate it’s going it’s due to hit Earth December 23, 2012!!!


48 posted on 06/07/2012 9:12:53 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kirkwood

It looks just like the space rock from the Andromeda Strain. Green spots and all.


49 posted on 06/07/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: struggle

One thing came to mind after seeing this object.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wajIliPFHk4&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL73251C7628B915B8


50 posted on 06/07/2012 9:30:57 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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