Skip to comments.Huge 'Beast' Asteroid to Fly By Earth Soon, Live Webcast Today (Video)
Posted on 06/05/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
A newfound huge asteroid, nicknamed "The Beast," is expected zoom by Earth this weekend, and you can get a sneak preview of the space rock flyby today (June 5).
The asteroid 2014 HQ124, which is the size of a football stadium, poses no chance of hitting Earth in its flyby on Sunday (June 8), and will pass by at a range of three times the distance between the Earth-moon on Sunday (June 8). It was discovered on April 23 by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, a sky-mapping space telescope.
This afternoon, the online Slooh community observatory will host a live webcast preview of asteroid 2014 HQ124, beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT (11:30 a.m. PDT/1830 GMT) at its website: http://www.slooh.com. You can also watch the asteroid 2014 HQ124 webcast on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh. ..
The mammoth asteroid 2014 HQ124 is about 1,100 feet (352 meters) across, according to scientists with NASA's Asteroid Watch program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. ..
Asteroid 2014 HQ124 will be traveling up to 31,000 mph (14 km/s) 17 times faster than a shot from a high-speed rifle when it makes its closest approach to Earth on Sunday at 1:56 a.m. EDT (0556 GMT) at three lunar distances away, ..
Berman said it is "disconcerting" that an asteroid this large flying so close to the planet was only spotted less than two months before its nearest approach to Earth.
"HQ124 is at least 10 times bigger, and possibly 20 times, than the asteroid that injured a thousand people last year in Chelyabinsk, Siberia," Berman said in a statement. "If it were [to] impact us, the energy released would be measured not in kilotons like the atomic bombs that ended World War II, but in H-bomb type megatons."
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Crack out the lenses!
The Obamacrats are reportedly creating a new bureaucracy to deal with the man-made causes of asteroid threats.
Just exclaimed to wife that if this was headed directly at us we would be dead by the time Obama figured out how he would react. Wife corrected me. She said he would know exactly what to do. He would get very, very, very mad.
No doubt a policy of appeasement is in order. Then the asteroids will like us.
Blame it on Bush!
Innocent moon rocks are held hostage in museums around the planet.
A reckoning is long overdue.
“I, uh...I, I learned about it like....like all Americans...on the news....and no one is madder than me about this asteroid...I, uh...we will investigate this....uh, fly-by, and umm, we will hold them...um...accountable as soon as NASA, uh...finishes it’s investigation....uh”
The Beast? I see the Wookie got her flying broom.
Hillery on the run, err broom.
I understand that Clinton was offered the asteroid but couldn’t find any legal reason to take it.
Now, if the article had said “Bill Clinton offered hugh breast” he would have taken it, but he thought the offer was a “hugh beast” so he took Hillary.
ALso, he confused “asteroid” with hemmorhoid and married one.
I have always said that Hillary was a pain in the ass. I’m glad that science has finally taken notice.
“Just exclaimed to wife that if this was headed directly at us we would be dead by the time Obama figured out how he would react. Wife corrected me. She said he would know exactly what to do. He would get very, very, very mad.”
Providing he found out about it on the news, first. Otherwise, he would remain completely clueless.
As described in my very own tagline!!!
.....after he learned about it from the television
Hey, it has enough tonnage to put a dent in the Chicago Machine were it to clobber ChiTown.
Ya want a planet buster.. that big enuf for ya?
Coming UP!!! :-}
Thanks. ;-) And thanks for the posts—very interesting, really, especially with the news about lack of detection of objects much in advance.
Two months notice. Bruce Willis better be on standby at all times.
If nothing else, we are exposed to the possibilkityy that one of these days,, soon , who knows, ten million years from now, it is inevitable.
Like the collapse of obamacare .. And Hillary.
Silver linings abound..:-)
I’m getting really sick of these “catastrophe that isn’t” stories.
One of these days,, splap!!
That does sound like a cause for concern, thinking about the future.