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Huge 'Beast' Asteroid to Fly By Earth Soon, Live Webcast Today (Video)
Yahoo! News ^ | 6/5/14 | Megan Gannon - Space.com

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."

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroid; huge; thebeast
INCOMING!!!!

Uhhhhhh..

Crack out the lenses!

1 posted on 06/05/2014 4:26:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The Obamacrats are reportedly creating a new bureaucracy to deal with the man-made causes of asteroid threats.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 4:30:10 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

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.


3 posted on 06/05/2014 4:33:39 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: PapaNew

No doubt a policy of appeasement is in order. Then the asteroids will like us.


4 posted on 06/05/2014 4:34:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: NormsRevenge

Blame it on Bush!


5 posted on 06/05/2014 4:34:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Innocent moon rocks are held hostage in museums around the planet.

A reckoning is long overdue.


6 posted on 06/05/2014 4:41:16 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Gadsden1st; mabarker1

“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”


7 posted on 06/05/2014 4:48:10 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Beast? I see the Wookie got her flying broom.


8 posted on 06/05/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: NormsRevenge

Hillery on the run, err broom.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 5:35:32 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I understand that Clinton was offered the asteroid but couldn’t find any legal reason to take it.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 5:43:09 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

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.


11 posted on 06/05/2014 5:57:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Gadsden1st

“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.


12 posted on 06/05/2014 6:35:03 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Gadsden1st
"He would get very, very, very mad."

As described in my very own tagline!!!

13 posted on 06/05/2014 7:32:54 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama is mad! He's getting madder with each crisis and now he's a real MADMAN with no temper left!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...the size of a football stadium,..."

That doesn't even deserve a one out of ten--not even worth writing about. Wake me up, when something a mile or more in diameter heads this way and has much likelihood of hitting the earth.


14 posted on 06/05/2014 7:48:03 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Gadsden1st

.....after he learned about it from the television


15 posted on 06/06/2014 3:57:56 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: familyop

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!!! :-}


16 posted on 06/06/2014 8:14:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks. ;-) And thanks for the posts—very interesting, really, especially with the news about lack of detection of objects much in advance.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 5:21:19 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Two months notice. Bruce Willis better be on standby at all times.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 5:26:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: familyop

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..:-)


19 posted on 06/06/2014 6:26:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m getting really sick of these “catastrophe that isn’t” stories.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 6:28:46 PM PDT by workerbee (`)
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To: workerbee

One of these days,, splap!!

Believe! ;-)


21 posted on 06/06/2014 6:41:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
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.

That does sound like a cause for concern, thinking about the future.

22 posted on 06/07/2014 3:32:01 AM PDT by samtheman
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