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NASA forecasts asteroid bigger than a PYRAMID for '20,000mph close Earth approach'
www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 21st August 2018 | By David Rivers

Posted on 08/22/2018 10:29:01 AM PDT by Red Badger

The space agency said the 2016 NF23 is hurtling rapidly at a speed of around 20,000mph.

At that speed, it is around 15 times faster than the 1,354mph the retired Concorde travelled at.

The 2016 NF23 also measures up to a jaw-dropping 160metres.

At that size, it is bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt which measures 139m.

It is listed on NASA's Earth Close Approaches page, despite whizzing by at a distance of 3million miles away.

But in space terms, it is considered close enough that it will pay attention to it.

At 160m, it is considered a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" because it is above 140m.

It comes after a bus-sized asteroid zoomed past Earth earlier this month in the closest approach of the year.

But despite that, NASA still missed the 15-metre space rock that flew past at 20,636 miles.

The space agency didn't find the rock until the day after.

Amateur astronomer and high school physics teacher Tony Dunn explained on Twitter the asteroid was "undiscoverable prior to closest approach because it came from the direction of the Sun".

Earlier this week terrifying footage also captured a fireball "40 times brighter than the Moon" shooting over the US.


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: 2016nf23; asteroid; astronomy; catastrophism; science; tonydunn; twitter
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1 posted on 08/22/2018 10:29:01 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Asteroids are caused by climate change (beating the warming alarmists to the punch).


2 posted on 08/22/2018 10:32:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have heard they can cause it......................


3 posted on 08/22/2018 10:33:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: Red Badger

Death from the sky; squish, go see God


4 posted on 08/22/2018 10:33:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: Red Badger

Ben Afleck will save us.


5 posted on 08/22/2018 10:37:16 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Zathras

“Ben Afleck will save us.”

Oh Snap. We are all gonna die then!..


6 posted on 08/22/2018 10:38:14 AM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Red Badger

20,000 mph...

Not so fast when we’re already going about 67,000 mph.


7 posted on 08/22/2018 10:50:01 AM PDT by Rio (I was deplorable when deplorable wasn't cool.)
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To: Red Badger
Ra is returning.


8 posted on 08/22/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Consensus isn't science.)
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To: Red Badger

Bunk. CGI.


9 posted on 08/22/2018 11:01:10 AM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Rio

Depends on which way....................


10 posted on 08/22/2018 11:14:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: Red Badger

That proves the pyramids came from outer space.


11 posted on 08/22/2018 11:26:51 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: Red Badger

When?


12 posted on 08/22/2018 11:27:46 AM PDT by Boomer (Beware The Obsessed Leftist Pit Bull Haters on FR. Same as Gun Grabbers.)
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To: Red Badger

Perhaps this is why the Space Force is being created.. The feds know something is coming...


13 posted on 08/22/2018 11:46:23 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1006947/NASA-asteroid-warning-asteroid-NF23-bigger-pyramids-skim-Earth

Asteroid SD9 will fly much closer than NF23, making its close approach within just over one million miles (1.6million km) of our home planet.

Asteroid NF23 last missed the Earth on July 29, 2016, and on two separate occasions on July 10 and November 18 in 2014.

The giant asteroid will skim past the planet once again in the morning hours on April 23, 2020.

Two months from now, Asteroid NF23 will fly past Venus as it completes its trip around the Sun.


14 posted on 08/22/2018 11:58:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: NonValueAdded

When he gets sick enough of us....


15 posted on 08/22/2018 12:05:50 PM PDT by Harpotoo
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To: Red Badger

2016 NF23 will pass 3 million miles away—12 times as far away as the moon. Why aren’t they worrying about the moon hitting us? It’s a lot bigger.


16 posted on 08/22/2018 1:52:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Man from Oz

Project Orion is a go?


17 posted on 08/22/2018 2:05:48 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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To: Zathras
Ben Afleck will save us.

That white duck that sells insurance?

18 posted on 08/22/2018 2:09:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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The media is scrambling to figure out how to blame Trump.

"Trump Secretly Colluding With ET!"

19 posted on 08/22/2018 2:14:10 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: Ozark Tom

Project Orion is a go?\


As soon as they figure out a reliable way to steer it ...


20 posted on 08/22/2018 3:50:31 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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