Skip to comments.‘Hazardous’ Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Might Hit Earth Next Month!
Posted on 07/18/2019 4:11:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Please, please hit Palo Alto. Or at least San Francisco.
“At some point it wont be a joke and were not ready.”
You are making a good point.
But I read that NASA is working on something that they can shoot at an asteroid that explodes as it hits it and at least it would make it change its trajectory.
But of course there are a lot of ifs associated. Will they see it early enough, are the explosives really strong enough to make a major change in its trajectory, and so on.
But at least they are working on it and we hope asteroids will not come and hit us anyway.
How does this meteor compare with the one that hit Russia early in the 20th century in Siberia?
Sadly true. One scientist said it would take months or weeks, not hours or a day, to intercept and interfere with such a hit. Such as bump it off course. We don't even have the serious beginnings of a force to react.
The big brains are "studying" and "learning from" the near misses. They haven't even mapped and tracked many objects so far. Each year they add to the database. Many are a total surprise to the "experts."
Worse. One documentary said the consensus is for the mathematical chances of a very large object hitting the earth within 20 years are effectively 100%.
At least we won’t die at work.
What a sensationalistic article.
0.04977 au x 93,000,000 miles = 4,628,610 miles.
Our own moon is only 238,000 miles away.
Hold on here folks. 0.05 AU ~=4.5 million miles. Not quite what Id call a near miss.
Can they tweak its trajectory so it nails mecca?
Center of Africa ?
I like your style...
1 astronomical unit (A.U.) equals the average distance from the earth to the sun, so . . .
0.04977 x 92,960,000 miles = 4,626,619.2 miles
I don’t think I’m gonna worry about this. If I were riding the asteroid at 7:23 am on August 10, the earth would look like a damn pea from that distance, if not smaller.
“...it has a pretty good chance of hitting our planet if its orbit manages to intersect with our Earths orbit.”
Is there some other way it could hit Earth? Which J-School gave this dolt a degree? What ever happened to editors?
That’ll fix that pesky global warming thingee...
Might even end life for everyone (except cockroaches).
Creating a “nuclear winter” type scenario? Sunlight blocked for years by sulfate clouds?
I seem to recall that one did exactly that last year.
I have the lawn chairs, cooler, and sunscreen ready for the impending thermo nuclear exchange.
But I haven’t a clue how to lit up for an asteroid.
Best cancel my hair appointments.
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