Skip to comments.House-Size Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave Today
Posted on 10/12/2012 11:57:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
An asteroid the size of a house will buzz Earth today (Oct. 12) but poses no risk of hitting our planet, scientists say.
The asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass Earth at a range of just 59,000 miles (95,000 kilometers) about one-fourth the distance to the moon when it makes its closest point today, NASA scientists said. The asteroid was discovered by astronomers on Oct. 4 and is about 56 feet (17 meters) across.
"Small asteroid 2012 TC4 will safely pass Earth Oct 12 at just .25 the distance to our moon's orbit," scientists with NASA's Asteroid Watch program wrote in a Twitter update this week. On average, the moon's orbit is about 238,000 miles (383,000 km).
The asteroid is large enough to be seen by backyard astronomers using a small telescope, the night sky events website Spaceweather.com has reported.
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The ancients used to stare at the stars and wonder what the heck was that that just hit us!
Now we know.. beats blue ice.
only picked it up a week ago.. Oct. 4th.. hmmmmm
what else lies out there? hmmmmm.. *-o
Wag the Dog news... to keep Benghazi off the news.. watch the news networks spend more time on this than the news of Benghazigate....
Lemme see if I can halfway remember it.....Did one of the discoverers say, " I want to name it Gracie, for my ex-wife, a soul-less, life-sucking bitch, that came without warning and left with half my shit"....apologies to the strict filmologists out there...he he....
Sure hope their math is on the mark, something that
size could ruin your day.
Plenty more where that came from.
There are currently 1335 known PHAs.
(and I don’t mean in the LA phone book)
We definitely are not alone.
They are not orbiting earth, but instead have orbits which intertwine with earth's orbit around the sun.
Nyaaaah.. I should have posted this in chat.. I’m surprised to not see more threads already posted.
Benghazi has been dropped by Biden into the limelight .. the question is how quick Hillary and Rice get called to the Hill to testify.
The parallels between 1980 and the recent events and cover-up are weird, like Biden, regardless O’s on his way out. History doesn’t take kindly to idiots.. altho losing gracefully has never been a liberal marxist strong trait, we’ll see what happens soon.. real soon. GOTV!
random collisions have had to have occurred with all that stuff floating around., I would think. oh vell, hanging with heavenly bodies.. no guarantees any way ya orbit these days, I reckun.
Eat Drink and chase Merry!!
How do we know this is even true or is that another government agency(in addition to BlS) is trying to distract from the terrible economy and the election?
Everything we know in this life is temporary.
Just make sure Bruce Willis is on call, just in case.
and thank goodness too,, it gives many something to look forward too.. Our life span is like a tiny sand in a giant hourglass sitting somewhere on God’s mantle.
As one gets older and hopefully wiser, the veil is lifted just enough for a person to recognize we are a smidgen of a blip of a dot of a whisp of cosmic dust and should cherish the moments we have and not sweat the hugh stuff. ;-)
If I understand correctly, those types of objects have pretty stable orbits and are actaully less likely to hit the earth.
Hopefully, some FReeper science type knows more on the subject.
I think Ben would be up for a sequel too. lol