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Bus-Size Asteroid Gives Earth Super-Close Shave Today, Second in 2 Days
Yahoo ^ | 2/6/14 | Mike Wall -Space.com

Posted on 03/06/2014 2:27:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge

For the second day in a row, a space rock is going to zip close by Earth within the orbit of the moon, and you can watch the encounter live online.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroid; catastrophism
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Oops.. on delay of thread. looks like we missed it..

I mean. Whew!!!

1 posted on 03/06/2014 2:27:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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The orbits shown in this diagram color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecl


2 posted on 03/06/2014 2:28:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bus size?

Would tat be a Grayhound, school or a Double decker?.....


3 posted on 03/06/2014 2:29:14 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger
Bus size? Grayhound, school or a Double decker?

Hopefully it is not the size of the bus that Obama has thrown so many people under, 'cause we'd be in big trouble!
4 posted on 03/06/2014 2:30:28 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Red Badger

GooGle knows


5 posted on 03/06/2014 2:30:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any guess why two so close together?
A swarm, maybe?
More to come?


6 posted on 03/06/2014 2:31:07 PM PST by blam
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To: NormsRevenge
2014 EC, which was discovered just Tuesday (March 4), is about half as wide as the asteroid that exploded over Russia in February 2013, injuring about 1,500 people.

Lets us know that these things can show up unexpectedly anytime, day or night.............

7 posted on 03/06/2014 2:31:44 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: blam

Mating season?.........


8 posted on 03/06/2014 2:32:17 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: blam

Repent, America. You never know...


9 posted on 03/06/2014 2:32:24 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This could have been Ceres!


10 posted on 03/06/2014 2:32:38 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Red Badger

11 posted on 03/06/2014 2:33:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: blam

Dude. art bell retired years ago. but Mysteries didn’t. ;-}

Niburu..?

The Ancient Ones tossing pebbbles..?

Karma?

Life is a mystery.

and then we uhhh.. suck it up.


12 posted on 03/06/2014 2:33:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The big question is, which city or country is most deserving of a God-directed thumping by such a rock?


13 posted on 03/06/2014 2:35:05 PM PST by lurk
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To: who knows what evil?
You never know...

You have to be smart enough to recognize a warning when you hear it or see it.

That's something we are woefully short of at the top.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 2:41:05 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: lurk
"The big question is, which city or country is most deserving of a God-directed thumping by such a rock?"

Iraq got it last time.

How about Iran this time.

Disaster That Struck The Ancients

15 posted on 03/06/2014 2:42:45 PM PST by blam
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To: who knows what evil?

Repent, America. You never know...

http://patburt.com/


16 posted on 03/06/2014 2:44:09 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thread? Where are the dragon-riders?


17 posted on 03/06/2014 2:45:35 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: blam
Any guess why two so close together?

Global warming, of course.

< / CNN >

18 posted on 03/06/2014 2:48:44 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: lurk

The big question is, which city or country is most deserving of a God-directed thumping by such a rock?


Be sure to live in a red state.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 2:50:19 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The major danger is more than just an impact. What happens if a relatively small meteor explodes during atmospheric entry at speeds above 33,000 mph at just the right altitude? Imagine a meteor exploding with the force of the W80 warhead from the AGM-86 ALCM cruise missile at maybe at most a mile off the ground--the shockwave from the circa 150 kT equivalent blast could could flatten wooden and brick buildings and severely damage steel-and-concrete structures.
20 posted on 03/06/2014 2:51:36 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: NormsRevenge
looks like we missed it..

And vice versa...

21 posted on 03/06/2014 2:58:41 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: RayChuang88

yup. Cherbylinsk came very close to being flattened in just that way.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 3:14:05 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: blam

Probably the remains of whatever cause the one zipping past in May. Some much larger body has been breaking apart with each pass around the sun (tidal forces). That object has left a debris field more than two millions miles WIDE which we are to pass through May 23 - 25. Several have hit in the past.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 3:25:38 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Art came back ... I’m Series ... in 2013 with a program titled Dark Matter, on Sirius satellite radio.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 3:27:23 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: lurk
The big question is, which city or country is most deserving of a God-directed thumping by such a rock?

That's easy...the city which had done more damage to America than any other...Boston, Massachusetts. Pure evil.

25 posted on 03/06/2014 3:33:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: lurk

“The big question is, which city or country is most deserving of a God-directed thumping by such a rock?”

All have sinned, and I doubt that God grades on a curve, or punishes by such means.
OTOH, whaddeyeno?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 3:36:56 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Red Badger
Bus size? Would tat be a Grayhound, school or a Double decker?.....

Well, since it is maintaining its course and scheduled speed, it certainly isn't city public transportation.

27 posted on 03/06/2014 3:37:47 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Whew. Thanks NormsRevenge.

28 posted on 03/06/2014 3:44:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam
Any guess why two so close together?

Bush's Fault!

29 posted on 03/06/2014 3:52:16 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: lurk

San Fransicko.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 3:52:42 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: lurk
NO, WOMEN AND CHILDREN MOST EFFECTED! REMEMBER?
31 posted on 03/06/2014 4:06:18 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: justrepublican

Darn cap lock


32 posted on 03/06/2014 4:06:49 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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[Small Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave, 3rd in 2 Days]
33 posted on 03/06/2014 4:12:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red Badger
2014 EC, which was discovered just Tuesday (March 4)

Scary, eh? The thing that finally takes us out may wind up being something we don't even see coming.

34 posted on 03/06/2014 5:31:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Ahhhh...come on.

We used to be good. And who doesn’t like the Red Sox? Or Pats?

Yes, the Celtic suck this year. But we have like five draft picks.

But, if you have to take out Boston, you could have done it yesterday. All of the pols were in town.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 6:22:30 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

...that was to be a ‘G-d directed thumping’...


36 posted on 03/06/2014 6:29:28 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Interesting comparison:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaali_crater

Note that this one broke up “At an altitude of 5–10 km” and still had a pretty good wallop, including “Vegetation was incinerated up to 6 km from the impact site.”

So much for little ones not getting through to impact...


37 posted on 03/06/2014 6:56:38 PM PST by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: MHGinTN
That object has left a debris field more than two millions miles WIDE which we are to pass through May 23 - 25.

Marking it on my calendar, so I can wear a hard hat that week. No sense losing my head because of this.

38 posted on 03/06/2014 8:32:42 PM PST by roadcat
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To: roadcat

The rock was discovered just days before it passed!


39 posted on 03/06/2014 8:34:24 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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The rock was discovered just days before it passed!

Sounds like my kidney stone.

40 posted on 03/07/2014 1:27:52 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Ouch. Was it also bud-size?


41 posted on 03/07/2014 4:20:58 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Well, since it is maintaining its course and scheduled speed, it certainly isn't city public transportation.

And it didn't stop.......................

42 posted on 03/07/2014 7:15:23 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

The Hubble Space Telescope is roughly “bus sized” ...

Unlike an asteroid, it’s hollow.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 7:20:27 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

And stationary...............


44 posted on 03/07/2014 7:22:27 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: lurk
The big question is, which city or country is most deserving of a God-directed thumping by such a rock?

I wouldn't feel too safe in San Francisco right about now.

45 posted on 03/07/2014 7:23:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Hubble is in LEO ... eventually, we’re going to de-orbit it. I fully expect the event to be routine ... unlike a similarly sized hunk of rock coming down from interplanetary speeds.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 7:24:36 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

The Hubble has been so fantastic and we have learned so much from it, it should be saved somehow, not allowed to fall into the atmosphere and burn up like some piece of trash......................


47 posted on 03/07/2014 7:27:18 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Well ... we could bring it down in the Space Shuttle ...

(Oh. Yeah.)


48 posted on 03/07/2014 7:29:28 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

Could we use the last of its fuel to put it in some safe orbit for a long time until it could be retrieved by some future astronauts?....................


49 posted on 03/07/2014 7:36:38 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Sorry ... no. Pointing and tracking is done with reaction wheels. It depended on service visits from the Shuttle for orbit stabilization.

IIRC, the original plan actually was to bring it home at the end of a shuttle mission. That’s obviously not going to happen.


50 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:36 AM PST by NorthMountain
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