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Posted on 02/17/2014 2:30:21 PM PST by P.O.E.
Asteroid to hurtle past the Earth at 27,000 mph
A giant "potentially hazardous" asteroid more than three times the size of a football pitch is to hurtle past the Earth at more than 27,000 miles per hour
Although the speeding chunk of rock, named 2000 EM26, will be 1.6 million miles away it still represents a close shave for our planet in astronomical terms
potentially hazardous asteroid which is three times the size of a football pitch and travelling at 27,000 miles an hour will pass close to Earth on Monday night.
Although the speeding chunk of rock named 2000 EM26 will be 1.6 million miles away it still represents a close shave for our planet in astronomical terms.
It will be tracked by the online Slooh Space Camera which monitors asteroids but scientists say it poses no threat to Earth.
Scientists estimate that 2000 EM26 is around 885 feet (270 meters) in diameter.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Where is the asteroid which was to be named after Trayvon Martin???
I thought the near earth fly by speed limit was 21,000 mph.
1.6 million miles does not represent a close shave for earth. The two or three who have come between us and the moon, that’s a close shave.
Does this mean I have to clean up my apartment and cancel all of my appointments?
Space debris often has trouble with metric conversions, so maybe that explains it.
If you want to get "near miss" you might want to consider a "close shave" -(Cue the Noxzema shaving commercial)
Should I hide under the table or in the cast iron bathtub?
The hot chick in the Noxema commerical is now drawing social security.
I thought the speed limits were posted in Miles/hour and Kilometers/hour.
Thanks. I don’t know why I even bother to use the search function.
Yeah, it’s not too good. Still beats the pants off Facebook’s though.
Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets
Sorry, Ghostrider, the pattern is full ...
What I want to know is how Big Is A Football Pitch.......
depends on how far the boy can huck it
Unsafe at any speed
What’s a “football pitch”?
It's the thing you swing at with a football bat.
I didn’t mean you, personally. I should have said “one swings at”.
I don't know what sport you're talking about but here in the US a football is either kicked, thrown, handed off or fumbled.........we don't hit it with a bat.
I was just kidding. I think the Brits call their soccer, cricket and rugby fields a “pitch”.
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