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A City Block-Sized Asteroid Will Shoot Past Earth Tonight (Thursday night June 14, 2012)
Business Insider ^ | Jun. 14, 2012, 12:14 PM | Dina Spector

Posted on 06/15/2012 5:45:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Attention space enthusiasts: an asteroid the "size of a city block" will whip past Earth tonight, Space.com's MIke Wall reports.  

The asteroid was discovered earlier this week by astronomers at an Australian observatory. 

Although the 1,650-foot wide space rock, which will pass within 3.35 million miles of Earth, is large enough and comes close enough to our planet to be considered a hazard, astronomers say there's nothing to worry about.  

If it passes within range to be caught on camera, you'll be able to watch the live event safely from you computer screens through the Slooh Space Camera, starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: asteroid; catastrophism
Guess it did miss us....
1 posted on 06/15/2012 5:45:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

WOW!! That was close. You could almost feel the wind from that one; after all it was only 3.35 million miles away.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 5:51:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The link given at the top of the thread shows we still have an hour before it ‘passes’.

Wallenda is going to walk a tightwire over Niagra Falls at 8pm (CST) as well.

Oh, darn, can’t decide which to watch.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: blam; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; bd476
I don't check my mail every day.

Went to bed early last night to get up real early this morning to see Lou Gertsner (IBM exec that saved the company) on CNBC Squawk Box.

So thanks for the note Blam,...I might not have slept well if I had known about this asteroid.

Someday on of these rocks is gonna smack us....and it won't be pretty.

That or a volcano is gonna spew things in the air and chill the planet again.

Then out here we have the lovely threat of earthquakes.....

Damn...life is hazardous.

4 posted on 06/15/2012 5:53:58 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: UCANSEE2

I was a bit late posting this so go for the scene over Niagra Falls.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 5:56:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Dang! It looks like we’re still going to have to listen to the loonies whine about “global warming” and Barry whine about reporters who don’t sing the same tune that the rest of the “reporters” in the White House “Correspondents” Glee Club are singing.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: doc1019
Well they say there are 5,000 out there as candidates to come our way,...

So isn't that exciting...?

7 posted on 06/15/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shooting past is good.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We live in a violent solar system.Take a look at the face of the moon,that’s Earth minus the effects of erosion.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 6:01:31 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just the thought puts my knickers in a twist. ;-)


10 posted on 06/15/2012 6:02:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; lightman; SF_Redux; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy; Fudd Fan; Biggirl; ...

_...

(Bookmark for when we’re toast...)


11 posted on 06/15/2012 6:03:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who says Lou Gerstner saved IBM? Lou Gerstner?


12 posted on 06/15/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

13 posted on 06/15/2012 6:10:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It will still be blamed on Anthropogenic Global Warming - or George W Bush.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 6:11:46 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: UCANSEE2

OMG the asteroid just knocked Wallenda off his cable! /j


15 posted on 06/15/2012 6:17:35 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: carriage_hill
What?

Where?

whew! Close call!

16 posted on 06/15/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bytesmith

I was there before he showed....I bailed and took all my money.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 6:55:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
We are all going to die.......
Wait we all lived.. Yeah! Next.
18 posted on 06/15/2012 7:07:50 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: bigbob

SO long as it doesn’t “catcha on the flip flop”.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Farmer Dean
We live in a violent solar system.Take a look at the face of the moon,that’s Earth minus the effects of erosion.

A friend of mine is in the water softener business. He told
me once that there is a large circular area in Iowa that
has naturally soft water. It seems that years ago a meteor
blew out a large crater and gradually it filled back in with
soil only. All the minerals are gone that harden ground water!

20 posted on 06/15/2012 7:19:09 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Catastrophism ping


21 posted on 06/15/2012 8:14:02 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Paging Spurgeon Tanner; paging Spurgeon Tanner.

Spurgeon Tanner, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


22 posted on 06/16/2012 2:49:53 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

23 posted on 06/16/2012 3:05:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: smokingfrog

Close call! LOL. Would we even know it if it happened? “Nuclear Winter” event?


24 posted on 06/16/2012 4:15:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The most miserable years of my life were at IBM after Gerstner appeared. I did manage to make it to retirement and cashed out of IBM and CA.


25 posted on 06/16/2012 4:27:47 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh damn, it’s past? I forgot to worry about this.... so many worries so little time!


26 posted on 06/16/2012 4:36:46 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah. We got spared once more.


27 posted on 06/16/2012 9:02:15 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Captain Beyond; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; ...
Thanks Ernest and CB.



28 posted on 06/16/2012 12:17:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FreedomPoster

good book, read it years ago.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 1:24:21 PM PDT by brivette
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To: brivette

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Recommended.

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30 posted on 06/16/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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