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Small asteroid to zip harmlessly past Earth Monday
Yahoo ^ | 6/24/11 | AP

Posted on 06/24/2011 1:34:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

PASADENA -- NASA says a newly discovered asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth on Monday, but there's no need to worry.

The space agency's Near-Earth Object Program Office says the small space rock -- dubbed 2011 MD -- will pass 7,500 miles above Earth's surface over the southern Atlantic Ocean at about 6:30 a.m. PDT.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroid; earth; harmlessly; monday; small; space

1 posted on 06/24/2011 1:34:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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estimated at 33 feet long, may be visible with a decent sized telescope


2 posted on 06/24/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/


3 posted on 06/24/2011 1:37:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

More illegal aliens headed our way.


4 posted on 06/24/2011 1:37:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NormsRevenge

I say, nuke it anyhow!!!;)


5 posted on 06/24/2011 1:38:14 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: bgill

I’m sure DHS is ready for ‘em.


6 posted on 06/24/2011 1:38:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Mighty close, but not the closest this year.

According to this article, asteroid 2011 CQ1 passed within 3400 miles of Earth on February 4th of this year. However, 2011 CQ1 was only about one meter in size. This one, 2011 MD, is about 10 meters in its longest dimension.

7 posted on 06/24/2011 1:40:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Frank_2001

I hear ya.. If we can’t take out a small one at 7.5K distance..

good way to get rid of some old nukes to.. Yup.


8 posted on 06/24/2011 1:40:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Steely Tom

When you can actually see and feel the atmosphere respond to a high speed object, Ouch.. that is too close for comfort.. I love the video of the bus sized object flying over the football field at a fairly low elevation.. one of these days..


9 posted on 06/24/2011 1:43:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
WE'RE ALL DOOMED!!
10 posted on 06/24/2011 1:44:14 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Help me, please. I’m getting brain cramps! It is going to pass over the Southern ATLANTIC Ocean at approx. 6:30 A.M. PACIFIC Daylight Time. Why would these nerds not announce the time as it will be in the Time Zone in which the event is actually going to take place?

Yes, of course, I can calculate what time it will be in the EDT Zone, but it’s the principle of another gubmint bureau publishing useless information.


11 posted on 06/24/2011 1:44:48 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: NormsRevenge
Just Kidding .....NASA

Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox Extension


12 posted on 06/24/2011 1:46:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds too much like “Small plane hits World Trade Center”.


13 posted on 06/24/2011 1:47:49 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Tucker39
Well, in fairness, the people who generated this story are in Pasadena CA. They may well be the ones who are monitoring whatever instruments are going to try to get a picture of this thing, so they have to know when to roust themselves out of bed in their time zone.

Besides, since they're Californians, they can't imagine why anyone would want to know what time it is anywhere but in California.

14 posted on 06/24/2011 1:48:58 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is some speculation that this is actually an old rocket as it orbit so closely matches that of Earth.


15 posted on 06/24/2011 1:49:19 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: McGruff

This is only running on the Murky Newz for some reason too, said AP, oh well.. lol


16 posted on 06/24/2011 1:50:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SkyDancer

“Houston? We’ve had a problem ...”

Don’t bother looking - that’s the correct quote. ;-)


17 posted on 06/24/2011 2:22:25 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: NormsRevenge

Southern Atlantic? I don’t think my telescope sees things visible in the southern hemisphere.


18 posted on 06/24/2011 2:35:05 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: NormsRevenge

You know what they say-a miss is as good as 7500 miles.


19 posted on 06/24/2011 2:37:40 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: NormsRevenge

I used to visit that site frequently

But now notice, what happens when yoo try to search the orbital paths of Elenin or Honda


20 posted on 06/24/2011 2:41:07 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: silverleaf

What happens? I’ve been able to get the orbital data no problem.


21 posted on 06/24/2011 2:56:06 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: AFreeBird

It’ll be visible in the northern hemisphere just a few hours beforehand, but it’ll be fairly dim at about magnitude 15. It’ll be moving at a good clip too, about 1 arcsecond or more per second.


22 posted on 06/24/2011 2:58:00 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: messierhunter

please send me the nasa jpl link that is working for you

every time I do even a query on Elenin (or Elinin, or any combination of its designator, C/2010 X etc) or try to get orbital diagram for Honda, the web site crashes


23 posted on 06/24/2011 3:00:56 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: messierhunter

What sort of damage would an hit by an object of this size and relative velocity do of any?


24 posted on 06/24/2011 6:34:30 PM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not as rare as you think!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Women, children, and minorities hardest hit.


25 posted on 06/24/2011 7:55:49 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...
Of possible interest to the UAP ping list?


26 posted on 06/26/2011 5:05:27 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("Getting freepers to all agree, is like herding cats!")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

THX THX.


27 posted on 06/26/2011 5:09:14 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Seven signs of the Apocalypse = Floods, equakes, droughts, tsunamis, Obama, terrorists, and now asteroids.


28 posted on 06/26/2011 6:22:30 AM PDT by bgill
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, if the moon is a big lump of cheese, then what is this thing...an olive?


29 posted on 06/26/2011 6:26:59 AM PDT by Yardstick
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