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Live Webcast Helps Track Large Newfound Asteroid Tonight: How to Watch (Slooh.com)
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/8/14 | Tariq Malik - Space.com

Posted on 03/09/2014 4:23:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

An asteroid at least the size of a 60-story building will make a distant flyby of Earth this week, and you watch astronomers track the space rock tonight (March 9) in a live webcast, weather permitting. The asteroid poses no threat to Earth.

The online Slooh community observatory will host the free webcast at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT) to track asteroid 2014 CU13, a space rock about 623 feet (190 meters) wide discovered on Feb. 11 that will pass Earth at a range of about eight times the distance between Earth and the moon on Tuesday (March 11). The average Earth-moon distance is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers), so eight lunar distances is about 1.9 million miles (3 million km).

You can watch the asteroid webcast live on the Slooh website, with streaming views from Slooh's remotely operated telescope in the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa. You can watch the asteroid webcast live on Space.com here.

"Slooh is featuring 2014 CU13 in a live broadcast from its flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands on Sunday, March 9th … in order to call attention to this asteroid so that amateur astronomers will help further pinpoint its orbit," Slooh officials said in a statement. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: 2014cu13; asteroid; asteroids; catastrophism; webcast

1 posted on 03/09/2014 4:23:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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WATCH LIVE TONIGHT @ 10 pm ET: Asteroid 2014 CU13 Webcast by Slooh Observatory

http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html


2 posted on 03/09/2014 4:25:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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online Slooh community observatory
http://events.slooh.com/


3 posted on 03/09/2014 4:26:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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No threat is posed. PhotoOPbama
AND
Biden are vacationing!!

Coinkidence?

Party like it’s 1999 Baby!!!


4 posted on 03/09/2014 4:28:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It`s too eff`n cold to go outside to look for space boulders.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Seems to be a lot of these lately. Anyone say if this will continue?


6 posted on 03/09/2014 4:39:02 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: bunkerhill7
even for a giant shaved ice? Ok.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Linda Frances

If the Hopis are right, we’re stew meat .. ya never know.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 4:42:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Linda Frances
Seems to be a lot of these lately. Anyone say if this will continue?

It will continue until we eliminate our greenhouse emissions. < /lib>


9 posted on 03/09/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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10 posted on 03/09/2014 4:45:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv

... ping


11 posted on 03/09/2014 4:47:16 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: NormsRevenge

Another one!?!?


12 posted on 03/09/2014 4:54:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is this the asteroid which an astronomer wanted to name after Trayvon Martin??????


13 posted on 03/09/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Linda Frances
Mark your calender [or maybe not]:

And although the asteroid is no threat to Earth or the Moon – it makes a pass 232,800 miles from our natural satellite one hour and 22 minutes after its closest passage from the Earth – the asteroid is currently listed on NASA’s risk page for a 1 in 10,000,000 chance of impact with Earth on March 4th, 2046.

14 posted on 03/09/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Darksheare

Oh Noes, another we’re all gonna die moment. Has the usual suspect chimed in on this yet?


15 posted on 03/09/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Daffynition

Pretty good odds — compared to Publisher’s Clearing House.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 5:04:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Linda Frances
We're just more aware of them than we used to be. They'll continue till the earth is no more. Here is a small sample of the known asteroids in the inner solar system.

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17 posted on 03/09/2014 5:22:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Haven’t checked if stoner voice has posted a video about this yet.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 5:23:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: momtothree; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
Thanks momtothree.

19 posted on 03/09/2014 5:25:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Linda Frances
My dad told me that when Haley's Comet appeared, some people thought it the end of the world.
20 posted on 03/09/2014 5:25:43 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: NormsRevenge

see Asteroid 2014 CU13 Live! for another space rock the size of a skyscrraper will fly fast by the earth by another potentially hazardous asteroid within the earth-moon system... http://bit.ly/1cN6HcU


21 posted on 03/09/2014 7:01:07 PM PDT by raulsanelo007
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