Skip to comments.Forget The Debt Ceiling — Traders Are Buzzing About The Gigantic Asteroid Barreling Towards Earth
Posted on 01/08/2013 8:20:42 AM PST by blam
ART CASHIN: Forget The Debt Ceiling Traders Are Buzzing About The Gigantic Asteroid Barreling Towards Earth
Jan. 8, 2013, 8:46 AM
With no major economic, earnings, or political news, yesterday turned into one of the most boring trading days in a very long time.
According to UBS's Art Cashin, this gave the New York Stock Exchange floor traders time to chat about various things.
One of those things: the gigantic asteroid heading toward earth.
From this morning's Cashin's Comments:
And You Thought The Debt Ceiling Was All You Had To Worry About Trading was slow enough yesterday that traders had more than the usual allotment of time for chitchat. Quickly exhausting sports, politics and the rest of the usual roster, thinking and thoughts turned skyward.
They talked of the weekend news reports that an asteroid would be passing very, very near earth. How close was the key? Apparently, in mid-February, asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass within 21,000 miles of earth.
To put that in some perspective, the moon is 240,000 miles away and several GPS satellites orbit at 26,000 miles. So, the asteroid will come within orbits of satellites. No need to worry though, NASA assures us that their calculations show that it will not strike the earth. We're from the government and we're here to help you.
Let's hope NASA double-checked their math.
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“To put that in some perspective, the moon is 240,000 miles away and several GPS satellites orbit at 26,000 miles. So, the asteroid will come within orbits of satellites. No need to worry though, NASA assures us that their calculations show that it will not strike the earth. We’re from the government and we’re here to help you.
Let’s hope NASA double-checked their math.”
Would that be the NASA that forgot to convert from feet to meters? Or would that be the NASA that is shilling global warming and muslim outreach? Or maybe that’s the NASA without launch capability to get a person to the space station?
Just wait until the comet in 2014. People will get so freaked about that it’s gonna be silly. It’s supposed to be as bright or brighter than a full moon.
Can’t wait for the idiots to go crazy,
I guess the Mayans were off by a couple months.
So the Mayans were 2 months off.
Rounding error. They can’t be blamed.
Great minds think alike, I guess they also think alike at the same time! Beat ya by a nano-second!
We posted the same thing at exactly the same time.
Really Bad Ju-Ju
Maybe it will hit mecca. Twenty or thirty megatons should rap up that nasty problem...
Not to discount it, buy at 2 megatons it’s not much of a doomsday meteor.
Maybe it will clear out some of the orbital junk that it up there.
2 megatons could wipe out a city but would not cause planetary impacts. But I'm sure that won't stop the usual nitwits from turning it into another end-of-the-world conspiracy theory.
Let's hope that NASA didn't use a mix of metric and English data...........
It’s the NASA who doesn’t understand what happens to space shuttles that have cracked o-rings and broken heat-shield tiles. B@st@rds.
Haven’t heard about the one in 14, any links?
Well, if it hit in the middle of an ocean it could really mess up some primo beachfront property.........
I just heard from a good source Washington, District of Crooks, is ground zero.
That's this year... 2013
2014 and 2015 will both see two blood moons each year, exactly on Jewish high sabbath feast days!
About 1/4 the energy of Barringer. Still a city-killer, if not “most of a county” killer.
Unlike a nuke most of that 2 MT is kinetic.
I am refraining from praying that God should allow this meteor to be disastrously added to the Kabaa meteor collection in Mecca.
Maybe the Myan’s were a few days off?
Do we have a more reliable source?
Ummm.... I wonder if Nasa’s calculations include the impact of earth’s gravity on the asteroid’s path?
“Its the NASA who doesnt understand what happens to space shuttles that have cracked o-rings and broken heat-shield tiles. B@st@rds.”
I have littel confidence in the “new NASA”, you know the one that is diverse and multicultural. Back in the day when it was 99.9% white guys we could go to the moon and back with minimal computer support. These days 50% of the landers they send to Mars crash or burn up in the atmosphere due to math errors. Isn’t diversity grand?
Hat-tip Imperial College, London.
I think we need to get Congress to immediately fund a new TARP(Take Asteroids on Redirect Path)program.
When in doubt , throw cash.
“There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT! “ - MIB
Panstarrs is less promising, but due in the middle of March. Kinda a warm up.
ISON won’t really get going until November, early December. Could be truly spectacular, when it gets here.
If it impacts in Mecca it might be worth it.
it is not the race but more to “quota-tocracy” vs meritocracy.
who cares about pigment if one person can do the job better than the other.
we have quota queens/kings who have no qualification other than passing through a quota system and being “gifted” a degree just to be a quota with a degree.
I would never hire algore for any climate science.
I would exepect bill clinton to be hired as a batchlor party coordinator.
I would not hire piers morgan to teach an ethics in journalism course.
take the tutorial.
The object you want is:
Asteroid (2012 DA14)
Your location is 500 (Geocenter)
Time span is =2013-feb-15 19:00 UT, Stop=2013-feb-15 20:00
Table settings: Table Settings [change] : QUANTITIES=20,22
“If you’re referring to Comet Ison, it should become visible in Sept of this year, and may become brighter than a full moon. Way cool.”
Like Comet Kohoutek during NASA’s days of Soviet Outreach?
The NASA that’s full of affirmative action hires.We’re doomed.
No sense in worrying about something I cannot do anything about. Obama will save us.
Got to go with Grumpy Cat on this one...whatever.
Good call, there...
Let’s hope a good-sized CME between now and then doesn’t tweak the orbit...
CME = Coronal Mass Ejection
Actually the Mayan calendar was just an approximation. Sometimes the civilization ends earlier, sometimes later.
Definitely we need someone to make sure NASA did not do a metric/US conversion error. As they have in the past.
Those Mayan’s never could calculate calendars accurately. They always seemed to be off a couple of months.
This is a three body problem (Earth, Moon, Asteroid) the math is pretty hairy on a 3 body problem, but it is solvable. So if NASA and the rest of the scientific community say near miss then it is a near miss, THIS TIME. However the asteroids’ orbit will be effected by passing so close to the earth, so who knows maybe next time?
And maybe it'll take out some of our GPS sats, incapacitating the young drivers who've never seen a folding road map!
Hey! I'm just across the river in Alexandria! >:-0