Skip to comments.A City Block-Sized Asteroid Will Shoot Past Earth Tonight (Thursday night June 14, 2012)
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 ...
WOW!! That was close. You could almost feel the wind from that one; after all it was only 3.35 million miles away.
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.
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.
I was a bit late posting this so go for the scene over Niagra Falls.
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.
So isn't that exciting...?
Shooting past is good.
We live in a violent solar system.Take a look at the face of the moon,that’s Earth minus the effects of erosion.
Just the thought puts my knickers in a twist. ;-)
(Bookmark for when we’re toast...)
Who says Lou Gerstner saved IBM? Lou Gerstner?
It will still be blamed on Anthropogenic Global Warming - or George W Bush.
OMG the asteroid just knocked Wallenda off his cable! /j
whew! Close call!
I was there before he showed....I bailed and took all my money.
SO long as it doesn’t “catcha on the flip flop”.
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!
Paging Spurgeon Tanner; paging Spurgeon Tanner.
Spurgeon Tanner, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Close call! LOL. Would we even know it if it happened? “Nuclear Winter” event?
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.
Oh damn, it’s past? I forgot to worry about this.... so many worries so little time!
Yeah. We got spared once more.
good book, read it years ago.
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