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ODD ASTEROID
spaceweather.com ^ | april-15-2003 | spaceweather.com

Posted on 04/15/2003 2:06:02 PM PDT by green team 1999

ODD ASTEROID:

On April 7th, astronomers discovered a near-Earth asteroid following a curious path around the Sun. The orbit of 2003 GQ22 is nestled almost entirely inside Earth's own.

"2003 GQ22 is nearly a member of the elusive inner-Earth object group, for which there is thought to be several members, but only one discovered to date (2003 CP20)," says Donald Yeomans, the manager of JPL's Near Earth Object Program.

Inner-Earth asteroids start out like most space rocks--orbiting the Sun in the asteroid belt beyond Mars.

But over the course of time, perhaps hundreds of millions of years or longer, they are nudged inward by gravitational tugs from Jupiter, Mars and Earth itself.

On 15 Apr 2003 there were 505 known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2003cp20; 2003gq22; 2006rh120; archaeology; asteroid; catastrophism; cruithne; earth; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; rh120; solarsystem
is not going to hit us,don`t worry.
1 posted on 04/15/2003 2:06:02 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: green team 1999
FBI says it isn't terrorism...
2 posted on 04/15/2003 2:06:56 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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3 posted on 04/15/2003 2:07:30 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: green team 1999
Seriously, I wonder what the ephemeris works out to. Does it ever intersect Earth's orbit, and when is it's closest approach?
4 posted on 04/15/2003 2:08:05 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: green team 1999
It's most likely Clintons Diary.......
5 posted on 04/15/2003 2:08:28 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Frank_Discussion
Baghdad Bob says it isn't there.
6 posted on 04/15/2003 2:08:29 PM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: green team 1999
Is "inner earth" near "middle earth"?
7 posted on 04/15/2003 2:10:10 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: green team 1999
Oui, but zee French have surrendered just in case.
8 posted on 04/15/2003 2:10:56 PM PDT by DC native
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
between the earth and the sun
9 posted on 04/15/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: green team 1999
"They are like a snake and we are going to cut it in pieces."
Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf

10 posted on 04/15/2003 2:16:14 PM PDT by COURAGE
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To: green team 1999
Why do they call them asteroids?
11 posted on 04/15/2003 2:23:55 PM PDT by Radix (Why do they call hemmeroids hemmeroids?)
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To: Radix
Perhaps the following riddle will add some light to the meaning of the word "asteroid".

What do toilet paper and The Star Ship Enterprise have in common?
12 posted on 04/15/2003 2:39:10 PM PDT by TaxRelief ("circling star?")
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To: green team 1999
Women, Children and Minorities hit hardest...
13 posted on 04/15/2003 2:43:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: green team 1999
The asteroids have such creative names! Makes me wish my mother had named me 2003AS30, or something like that.
14 posted on 04/15/2003 2:46:20 PM PDT by Luna (Evil will not triumph...God is at the helm)
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To: green team 1999
Is this the 4th moon of earth, or the 5th? Cruithne is the 3rd.
15 posted on 04/15/2003 2:48:11 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: TomServo
I am deeply saddened.

16 posted on 04/15/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT by widgysoft (< Woo and Yay! >)
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To: TaxRelief
What do toilet paper and The Star Ship Enterprise have in common?

They both wipe the Klingons from Uranus.

17 posted on 04/15/2003 2:51:08 PM PDT by toast
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To: Frank_Discussion
It's an Alien Spaceship. Welcome Space Brothers!
18 posted on 04/15/2003 3:00:43 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: toast; Radix
They both circle Uranus looking for Klingons... Close enough, though, you win!
19 posted on 04/15/2003 3:13:49 PM PDT by TaxRelief (I avoid posting on serious threads. Too much hyperbole!)
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To: green team 1999
Still...how big?
20 posted on 04/15/2003 3:17:25 PM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: Maelstrom
big enough to wipe a large city
21 posted on 04/15/2003 3:22:39 PM PDT by green team 1999
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(=^;^=)
22 posted on 04/15/2003 3:25:16 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: green team 1999

The Ptavvs of Larry Niven's book Footfall would have an excellent use for this one.

(The bombarded the planet with all sort of space objects before making landfall)
23 posted on 04/15/2003 3:42:23 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Luna
2003AS30 - That would mean you were the 30th person born in 2003. What, you were born yesterday? :-)
24 posted on 04/16/2003 7:02:24 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: Luna
BTW, Nice Handle ya got there... Ever think about joining the Moon Society? Not kidding - It's a good group of folks.
25 posted on 04/16/2003 7:04:24 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: Malsua
>The Ptavvs of Larry Niven's book Footfall would have an excellent use for this one.

Don't worry. I bought
an outsider ray device
that will protect us.

On the other hand,
I'm usually so busy
doing rishathra

that I may forget
to leave the protective rays
switched on properly...

26 posted on 04/16/2003 7:07:04 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: green team 1999
Of course, this is part of the vast right-wing conspiracy.
It will somehow make Dims look bad for mouthing their views causing them to say vile things (lies and nasty epithets) so as to appear morally superior to those they villify everyday. But I digress. Probably an instrumentation glitch combined with the desire to see something that isn't there - brought on by high caffeine levels and not enough sleep. Hmm, kinda describes liberal thinking, doesn't it.
27 posted on 04/16/2003 7:28:41 AM PDT by Havoc (If you can't be frank all the time are you lying the rest of the time?)
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To: green team 1999

Not to worry. They never come here.

28 posted on 04/16/2003 7:31:54 AM PDT by blam
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To: green team 1999
Hillary's big ass is involved here. I just know it.
29 posted on 04/16/2003 7:34:43 AM PDT by PatrioticAmerican (If the only purpose of assault weapons is to kill lots of people quickly, why do police have them?)
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To: blam
That crater is a tap on the shoulder compared to what has/will happen...
30 posted on 04/16/2003 7:37:34 AM PDT by Nexus
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To: Nexus
Did Asteroids And Comets Turn The Tides Of Civilization?
31 posted on 04/16/2003 7:42:42 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Here's a good one:

Manicouagan
Quebec, Canada
51°23'N, 68°42'W;
original rim diameter: ~100 km
Age: 210 ± 4 million years


32 posted on 04/16/2003 7:45:23 AM PDT by Nexus
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To: Nexus
Yup. I'm a catastrophist so, I'm familiar with all the craters.
33 posted on 04/16/2003 8:00:36 AM PDT by blam
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To: green team 1999
Just what does "Bush" know about this and when did he know it?
34 posted on 04/16/2003 8:11:29 AM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: Militiaman7
clinton-"for god sake condemm their actions"
35 posted on 04/16/2003 11:20:17 AM PDT by green team 1999
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Just adding this to the GGG catalog, not sending a general distribution.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

36 posted on 05/19/2005 8:32:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: green team 1999; AFPhys; RadioAstronomer; sionnsar; maxwell; Cyber Liberty; MeekOneGOP

If there are 505 such asteroids, this is certainly an odd asteroid.

On the other hand, when they discover the next one, does the whole group become even asteroids, or do only half of them become even asteroids, and the other half stay odd asteroids?

If half of this group are already even asteroids, does that mean there are really 1010 earth-threatening asteroids total?


37 posted on 05/19/2005 8:37:26 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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To: green team 1999

It's not an asteroid. My nephews have been playing with their potato gun again ;o)


38 posted on 05/19/2005 8:39:18 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

If you have 505-odd asteroids on a table, and 504 of them fall off, what do you have left? An odd or an even?


39 posted on 05/19/2005 8:43:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Cyber Liberty; sionnsar

But that couldn't happen.

(Only the round ones would roll off the table. The odd ones and the even ones would still be on the table.)


40 posted on 05/19/2005 8:51:58 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (-I can only contribute to FR monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS contributes to her campaign every day)
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