Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NASA's WISE Telescope Detects 4,700 Possibly Hazardous Asteroids (DO NOT PANIC - YET!)
Yahoo ^ | 5/17/12 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 05/18/2012 1:30:41 AM PDT by Libloather

NASA's WISE Telescope Detects 4,700 Possibly Hazardous Asteroids
By Mark Whittington | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 10 hrs ago

According to CNN, NASA has announced that there are potentially 4700 asteroids -- give or take 1,500 -- that are large enough and pass close enough to the Earth in their orbits around the sun to constitute a hazard.

Hazardous asteroids

A hazardous asteroid, as defined by NASA, is a body that is greater than 100 meters or 330 feet in diameter and approaches Earth within 5 million miles, about 20 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. Such an asteroid is large enough to survive the heat of reentry should it collide with the Earth and thus cause damage on at least a regional scale or worse. An asteroid strike near the Yucatan more than 60 million years ago is thought to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroids; nasa; telescope; wise
I'm pretty sure Commiecare™ covers this.

India among top 10 countries likely to be worst hit by asteroid impact
Research from the University of Southhampton have identified for the first time those which will suffer catastrophic loss of life or be so crippled it will be almost impossible for them to recover.

1 posted on 05/18/2012 1:30:43 AM PDT by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Earth threatened by 6,200 potentially hazardous asteroids, new study shows
Although there is no cause for immediate alarm, Nasa said the information could prepare us for future disasters.
2 posted on 05/18/2012 1:34:29 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
NASA's WISE Telescope Detects 4,700 Possibly Hazardous Asteroids (DO NOT PANIC - YET!)

Do you suppose asteroids cause global warming too?(sarcasm off)

3 posted on 05/18/2012 1:46:17 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
Although there is no cause for immediate alarm, Nasa said the information could prepare us for future disasters.

Where some see potential disaster, others see opportunity
4 posted on 05/18/2012 3:33:23 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather; lightman; SF_Redux; Kartographer

This is TSHTF. Greece etc is nothing compared to one or two of these slamming into Earth.


5 posted on 05/18/2012 3:59:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Have they tried lens cleaners.. just saying.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 4:18:57 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

7 posted on 05/18/2012 4:24:49 AM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather
NASA has announced that there are potentially 4700 asteroids -- give or take 1,500 -- that are large enough and pass close enough to the Earth in their orbits around the sun to constitute a hazard.

WE'RE DOOMED!!
8 posted on 05/18/2012 4:35:24 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

God decided He was finally fed up with the human race and decided to end it for good. He called up a reporter at the New York Times to tell him the news: The world would end the day after tomorrow.

The reporter tried to talk God out of it, but God was firm and wouldn’t be swayed. The reporter then asked if he had an exclusive. God said that He was going to call three other newspapers.

Headlines the next day:

The New York Times: “God says world to end tomorrow; story and analysis on page B11.”

The Wall Street Journal: “God says world to end tomorrow; market to close early”

USA Today: “IT’S OVER!”

The Washington Post: “God says world to end tomorrow; women and minorities hardest hit.”


9 posted on 05/18/2012 4:44:07 AM PDT by mc5cents
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

If one impacts Earth (and just does regional damage), we can at least hope Pakistan and/or Mecca get the full brunt of the impact.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 4:45:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mc5cents

Newsweek: “Religious idiots think ‘God’ tells them world ends tomorrow”

or...

“We are all dead now”


11 posted on 05/18/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: mc5cents

L.A. Times: “Latinos claim racism as asteroid hurtles toward southern California”


12 posted on 05/18/2012 4:49:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

What does our Washington Asteroid Czar have to say about this?


13 posted on 05/18/2012 4:54:14 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

From the snickering comments on this thread, you’d think Comet Shoemaker Levy 9’s impact on Jupiter a decade ago was an hallucination and the Younger Dryas Event of 10,000 years ago was a Sophomore prank. Time to wake up to a serious danger for this planet. We live in a cosmic shooting gallery and not recognizing the half dozen near extinction events and several partial extinction events Earth has experienced is a form of self-lobotomy.


14 posted on 05/18/2012 7:50:59 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Is NASA going to name a telescope after every county in Texas, or is there something special about Wise County?


15 posted on 05/18/2012 8:48:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

Wyrmwood


16 posted on 05/18/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson