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Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/19/13 | Irene klotz - Reuters

Posted on 03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.

That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday.

An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than 1,500 people were injured.

Later that day, a larger, unrelated asteroid discovered last year passed about 17,200 miles from Earth, closer than the network of television and weather satellites that ring the planet.

The events "serve as evidence that we live in an active solar system with potentially hazardous objects passing through our neighborhood with surprising frequency," said Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat.

"We were fortunate that the events of last month were simply an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe," said Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, who called the hearing to learn what is being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet.

NASA has found and is tracking about 95 percent of the largest objects flying near Earth, those that are .62 miles or larger in diameter.

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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Thank you, I do that every time ... you would think I would learn. LOL!


81 posted on 03/19/2013 9:11:58 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: null and void

82 posted on 03/19/2013 9:15:03 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t worry. Mayor Bloomberg just has to say that asteroids are not allowed in NYC.


83 posted on 03/19/2013 9:30:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer
Don’t worry. Mayor Bloomberg just has to say that asteroids are not allowed in NYC.

Only if it is over 16 oz.

84 posted on 03/19/2013 9:41:14 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain.)
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To: varyouga; All

Unless things have changed in the last decade, there are far fewer amateur observers of Southern Hemisphere space than the Northern Hemisphere. We should subsidize a whole bunch of amateur astronomers especially in Australia and South America.


85 posted on 03/19/2013 11:17:52 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: NormsRevenge

‘Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City.’

Let the Alec Baldwins, Bill Mahers, Matt Damons and Sena Penns pray to their Gods.

We have already sacrificed enough of our sons for those POS’s.


86 posted on 03/19/2013 11:47:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: doc1019

I agree there is little chance at this point of detecting and diverting a large asteroid.

However, this is at root a policy and fiscal issue, not a technological one. It is well within our tech capabilities, but we choose not to do so because we have other priorities.

Pretty short-sighted, IMO.


87 posted on 03/20/2013 3:14:15 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Taxbilly
So NASA admits there is a God!

Reminds me of this scene:


88 posted on 03/20/2013 3:47:29 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: doc1019
I thought “global warming” was our priority, followed by helping the Muslims through NASA, followed by Obamacare implementation, followed by ‘spending our way out of this recession, followed by...
89 posted on 03/20/2013 4:42:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Some believe that the object over Russia was indeed blasted to bits by some sort of munitions.. There are articles on the web discussing extraterrestrial intervention and even a photo of a craft visible in the area at that moment. Interesting stuff.

In slowed down video of the meteor something appears to zap it from behind.
ET has been shutting down nuke missiles since the 1960's and there is now extensive testimony from both US and Soviet officers (including colonels and generals) publicly confirming that fact.

Some think they had in some way reduced the radiation from Fukushima.

Who knows.
Keeping an eye on us crazy monkeys?

VIDEO

90 posted on 03/20/2013 4:56:50 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
This video is the most incredible as the guy is filming the smoke trail when the shock wave hits and keeps on rumbling.

Awesome Meteorite Footage

91 posted on 03/20/2013 5:03:02 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Mycroft Holmes
YES!!! But for some reason the image didn't post, I had to copy the location from the view HTML source window.

I'm gonna photobucket it, I am...

Kid Vs Asteroid photo KidvsAsteroid_zps2673267b.png

92 posted on 03/20/2013 8:43:21 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: null and void

Yes, it’s a wonderful image. I found it on a rather odd blog that appears otherwise worthless. Haven’t tracked down the actual source yet...


93 posted on 03/20/2013 9:18:35 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Bon mots

Thanks for that video.. Hadn’t seen that one! Incredible audio of the crackling sounds from the.. ‘meteor’? That contrail looks like pulsed exhaust from a SCRAM jet!


94 posted on 03/20/2013 9:23:09 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Jonty30

A mile wide happens more often than that; the 10-mile-plus bolides which produced the major paleontological boundaries are only tens of millions of years apart (and not on any exact schedule) and the Ries impact (and a probably simultaneous, smaller impact) was less than 15 million years ago, and the impactor is estimated at less than a mile in diameter.

The key to preventing large impacts is early detection; with that, even large impactors can be deflected just a little, enough to avoid collision with Earth.

http://www.impact-structures.com/


95 posted on 03/20/2013 6:37:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Or it could be the Iranians nuke Rome!


96 posted on 03/21/2013 5:40:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: null and void

Sooooo .. this may explain what happened to the dinosaurs ..??


97 posted on 03/21/2013 11:15:58 AM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: CyberAnt

It’s a factor...


98 posted on 03/21/2013 12:50:34 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Some of your relatives, friends or neighbors could be visiting NYC or San Francisco when it hit?

I don’t wish for anyone’s death, despite their misguided politics. That said....I do think that God will handle things the way that only God can (and has in the past).


99 posted on 03/21/2013 1:46:19 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Actually wasn’t the last pope supposed to have been just elected? Yet he is not “Peter the Roman”!


100 posted on 03/21/2013 4:28:39 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Rest assured, Mankind is loved....both completely and severely!)
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