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Asteroid YU55 radar images
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/multimedia/yu55-20111107.html ^ | 11/07/2011 | NASA

Posted on 11/07/2011 10:35:18 PM PST by djf



Closest approach to be 3:28 PST Tuesday afternoon.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2005yu55; asteriod; asteroid; astronomy; catastrophism; comet; incoming; nasa; neo; solarsystem; yu55

1 posted on 11/07/2011 10:35:19 PM PST by djf
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


2 posted on 11/07/2011 10:51:35 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: djf

ZOINKS!


3 posted on 11/07/2011 10:55:53 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: djf

Anyone going to try to get a peek?

I’ve only got binoculars at the moment but I’ll still give it a go.


4 posted on 11/07/2011 10:57:26 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

From what I’ve read it’s going to be very hard to spot even with a large scope.


5 posted on 11/07/2011 11:00:44 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: djf; All

Found some observing details.....

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/133013563.html


6 posted on 11/07/2011 11:04:54 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Coast to Coast radio had someone on less than an hour ago who said he had 2 separate reports that Vandenburg AF Base is launching something very, very soon regarding this asteroid.


7 posted on 11/07/2011 11:29:25 PM PST by japaneseghost
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To: japaneseghost

Well at least they are seeing it BEFORE its approach. I recall a few years ago a fairly large asteroid was only discovered AFTER it had passed by earth - and closer to us than the moon!


8 posted on 11/07/2011 11:33:09 PM PST by 21twelve ("We can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust....and another lost generation.")
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To: japaneseghost

FWIW there are drills about the national emergency alert system, pacific tsunami warning exercise, and a different near earth object called elenin in our neck of the woods all in the next week.


9 posted on 11/07/2011 11:40:41 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Sprite518

Run for the Hills!—Willya look at the size of that thing? Gypsy JellyBeans!


10 posted on 11/07/2011 11:41:11 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: djf; All

So - How big is it?


11 posted on 11/08/2011 12:17:57 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
FWIW there are drills about the national emergency alert system, pacific tsunami warning exercise, and a different near earth object called olefin in our neck of the woods all in the next week.

There was a large earthquake in Taiwan this evening (6.9). Who knows, the comet may be pulling at our gravity. It will be interesting to see if there are additional seismic activity in the next few days.

12 posted on 11/08/2011 12:18:05 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: shibumi

I read somewhere that it is 400m across.

I’m watching Deep Impact in its honor :)


13 posted on 11/08/2011 12:36:18 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: VeniVidiVici; All

So if it hit the Earth, would we be talking a Tunguska type of event? Or bigger?


14 posted on 11/08/2011 12:39:47 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: djf
Looks somewhat like Biden without his plugs ... and is probably just about as dumb!
15 posted on 11/08/2011 2:11:44 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Comet Elenin is dead, along with doomsday predictions
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45050612/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/comet-elenin-dead-along-doomsday-predictions/


16 posted on 11/08/2011 3:28:37 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: shibumi

TEOTWAWKI. Seriously, this would be the end of the whole human show.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 3:31:54 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: KoRn; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks KoRn!


18 posted on 11/08/2011 3:32:10 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: djf
Duck!!
19 posted on 11/08/2011 3:32:27 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: djf

Who are you kidding this is the back of joey plugs head


20 posted on 11/08/2011 3:36:11 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Groan. Every day, twice a day, the moon pulls “at our gravity” over a given area many million times more than this asteroid.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 3:54:37 AM PST by Justa
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To: Samurai_Jack

hehehehehehehehehe!!

Still laughing ....


22 posted on 11/08/2011 4:31:52 AM PST by stonehouse01
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To: abigkahuna
Willya look at the size of that thing?

YEAH!! It's at least 3 inches across on my monitor. Maybe even as large as a softball.

23 posted on 11/08/2011 5:04:20 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: stars & stripes forever

OK


24 posted on 11/08/2011 5:11:12 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: djf; twistedwrench

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Ping.

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25 posted on 11/08/2011 10:31:23 AM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Thanks Lucy
Check this out
“Vandenberg is Lit”
http://globalnewsviews.blogspot.com/


26 posted on 11/08/2011 12:04:45 PM PST by twistedwrench
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To: twistedwrench

About one hour, five minutes till impact!!

;-)


27 posted on 11/08/2011 2:10:28 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: japaneseghost

Coast to Coast is as reliable as a comic book on such matters. Probably less so.

If anything did launch it would be talked about here..

http://www.spacearchive.info/vafbsked.htm


28 posted on 11/08/2011 2:32:10 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: djf

LOL!!
I’ve got my eye on Vandenberg, to the west of me, for the launch.


29 posted on 11/08/2011 2:37:25 PM PST by twistedwrench
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To: djf



I've just discovered we've got not one, but two events coming at almost the same date.
COMET ELEnin and Asteroid 2005 YU55 Take a look at this. CORRECTION: END OF CORRECTION.
As far as I can make out, the time Asteroid 2005 YU55 will be closest to the earth is 7:28 PM Central on Nov 8, 2011, based on 23:28 UT.

You'll have all these "shooting stars" and a near-miss asteroid.
Now our NASA scientist are usually pretty accurate.
But what if they're wrong? What if it comes much closer to earth than that? What if it hits us?

That's a wake-up call.
And it may be the reason for the emphasis to "get this ability to rapidly address the American People quickly."
But it's too much of a coincidence for people not to notice.
If it's visible to the naked eye (which NASA says you'll need a telescope to see it), it's going to scare the daylights out of them.
A lot of people aren't paying attention, but this would wake them up, especially if it grazes the atmosphere, or worse.

Have you not read Mark 13 verse 25?
30 posted on 11/08/2011 3:25:11 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: djf; LucyT

Good streaming vid here
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/observing-the-planets#utm_campaign


31 posted on 11/08/2011 4:19:39 PM PST by twistedwrench
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To: Yosemitest

“That means it will cover a moon’s width of sky in under 5 minutes.”

Oh. Okay, then what I saw was a satellite, it was moving much faster than this.


32 posted on 11/08/2011 4:30:54 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

That movie had a deep impact on my sleep cycle.


33 posted on 11/08/2011 4:34:34 PM PST by Fledermaus (Romney as president will just destroy the country slower than Obama.)
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To: Yosemitest

Just because we aren’t struck by the asteroid doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet,....NOAA is announcing the risk of Class-X Solar Flares as an unheard of disturbed region of the Sun now begins to face the Earth.

On the other hand, maybe the Class-X Solar Flare destined to vaporize the Earth, happened to have engulfed the Asteroid, thereby saving Earth once again from yet another END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT EVENT.


34 posted on 11/08/2011 7:08:24 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: twistedwrench

Hey, what do you know, that was my stream! Thanks for posting it! Here’s a timelapse of 4 hours of the event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Id2KvFUqo


35 posted on 11/10/2011 11:23:02 AM PST by messierhunter
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To: messierhunter

That timelapse vid is awesome. That’s what an asteroid should look like, streaking past earth. :)
With all the Doomsday stories floating around, Hopefully people got a real education on space.

Great Job!!!


36 posted on 11/10/2011 12:45:56 PM PST by twistedwrench
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