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Asteroid to hurtle past the Earth at 27,000 mph
UK Guardian ^ | 17 Feb 2014 | Sarah Knapton

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 ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: 2000em26; asteroids; catastrophism; sloohspacecamera
Although it would melt a lot of the snow piled up around here.
1 posted on 02/17/2014 2:30:21 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.

Where is the asteroid which was to be named after Trayvon Martin???


2 posted on 02/17/2014 2:33:54 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: P.O.E.

I thought the near earth fly by speed limit was 21,000 mph.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 2:37:08 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: P.O.E.

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.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 2:37:13 PM PST by txhurl
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To: P.O.E.

Does this mean I have to clean up my apartment and cancel all of my appointments?


5 posted on 02/17/2014 2:38:06 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Lowell Observatory's Putnam wants to name asteroid for Trayvon Martin. You know, I'd completely forgotten about that.
6 posted on 02/17/2014 2:39:26 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Space debris often has trouble with metric conversions, so maybe that explains it.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 2:48:35 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: txhurl
Asteroid Tonight: Don’t Miss This Near Miss! (Live Feed)

If you want to get "near miss" you might want to consider a "close shave" -(Cue the Noxzema shaving commercial)

8 posted on 02/17/2014 2:53:08 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Should I hide under the table or in the cast iron bathtub?


9 posted on 02/17/2014 3:10:10 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: P.O.E.

The hot chick in the Noxema commerical is now drawing social security.

Just sayin...


10 posted on 02/17/2014 3:13:59 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Patriot Babe; 1_Rain_Drop
Not to late to do some last-minute shopping


11 posted on 02/17/2014 3:30:40 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

I thought the speed limits were posted in Miles/hour and Kilometers/hour.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 3:45:07 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: P.O.E.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3123912/posts


13 posted on 02/17/2014 4:40:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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14 posted on 02/17/2014 4:41:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks. I don’t know why I even bother to use the search function.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 5:44:30 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Yeah, it’s not too good. Still beats the pants off Facebook’s though.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 7:16:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-052


17 posted on 02/17/2014 7:19:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Sorry, Ghostrider, the pattern is full ...


18 posted on 02/17/2014 7:25:09 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: P.O.E.

What I want to know is how Big Is A Football Pitch.......


19 posted on 02/17/2014 7:32:38 PM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

depends on how far the boy can huck it


20 posted on 02/17/2014 7:45:51 PM PST by BlueDragon (gonna' change my name to Nobody, then run for public office.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I thought the speed limits were posted in Miles/hour and Kilometers/hour

Unsafe at any speed


21 posted on 02/18/2014 4:20:43 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

What’s a “football pitch”?


22 posted on 02/18/2014 4:25:46 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Hot Tabasco
What’s a “football pitch”?

It's the thing you swing at with a football bat.

23 posted on 02/18/2014 4:30:04 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I didn’t mean you, personally. I should have said “one swings at”.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 4:30:46 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.
It's the thing you swing at with a football bat.

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.

25 posted on 02/18/2014 4:39:26 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I was just kidding. I think the Brits call their soccer, cricket and rugby fields a “pitch”.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 4:44:48 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.
I was just kidding.

Thank goodness.....LOL!

27 posted on 02/18/2014 10:55:44 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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