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Asteroid hurtles towards earth March 21, 2014 !

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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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I hope it turns out to be nothing! We will have to watch and see, the odd's are in Earths favor.




Scientists were today warning of a possible asteroid collision with the Earth.

An asteroid around two-thirds of a mile wide (1.2km) could hit the earth on March 21, 2014 and has been classified as “an event meriting careful monitoring” by astronomers.


lissakr11humane.com...




posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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Yay.... Doomporn that i only have to wait weeks for... I love me some good ole fashioned doomporn..


(I Say weeks because i like to give 14 days each way so as to be sure im not going to be consumed by fire)

But seriously... that's really interesting im going to have to keep my eye on it



S+F
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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NASA rules out the possibility of collision:

neo.jpl.nasa.gov...


Asteroid 2003 QQ47's Potential Earth Impact in 2014 Ruled Out

Newly discovered asteroid 2003 QQ47 has received considerable media attention over the last few days because it had a small chance of colliding with the Earth in the year 2014 and was rated a "1" on the Torino impact hazard scale, which goes from 0 to 10. The odds of collision in 2014, as estimated by JPL's Sentry impact monitoring system, peaked at 1 chance in 250,000, a result which was posted on our Impact Risk Page on Saturday, August 30. (...) As astronomers continue to monitor an asteroid and measure its position, more precise predictions can be made. (...) astronomers continue to track the object and we refine our orbit predictions.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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I best get more calendars, I filled up my last one with doomsday dates.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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According to this posting from NASA, the chance of impact is 1 in 250,000. This is based on data available in 2003, though:

neo.jpl.nasa.gov...




Asteroid 2003 QQ47's Potential Earth Impact in 2014 Ruled Out
Paul W. Chodas and Steven R. Chesley
NASA's Near Earth Object Program Office
September 3, 2003

Newly discovered asteroid 2003 QQ47 has received considerable media attention over the last few days because it had a small chance of colliding with the Earth in the year 2014 and was rated a "1" on the Torino impact hazard scale, which goes from 0 to 10. The odds of collision in 2014, as estimated by JPL's Sentry impact monitoring system, peaked at 1 chance in 250,000, a result which was posted on our Impact Risk Page on Saturday, August 30. Impact events at the Torino Scale 1 level certainly merit careful monitoring by astronomers, but these events do not warrant public concern. In fact, each year several newly discovered asteroids reach Torino Scale 1 for a brief period after discovery; 2003 QQ47 is the fourth such case this year.

As astronomers continue to monitor an asteroid and measure its position, more precise predictions can be made. On September 2, new measurements of QQ47's position allowed us to narrow our prediction of its path in 2014, and thus we could rule out any Earth impact possibilities for 2014. In our Impact Risk Page for 2003 QQ47, the entry for the year 2014 has now disappeared, although a number of potential impact events remain for later years. We expect that these too will be ruled out in the coming days as astronomers continue to track the object and we refine our orbit predictions.

These seemingly large day-to-day changes in impact predictions for newly discovered asteroids are just what we expect. In the few days after an asteroid is first discovered, its orbit is known only very approximately. The range of possible positions in future years is wide and can easily encompass the Earth, but as the object continues to be tracked, the range of possibilities shrinks quickly, allowing us to rule out any possibility of impact. This process is ongoing for 2003 QQ47, and could take days or even weeks before all potential impacts are ruled out



And this, from Slate Magazine, says claims that this asteroid will hit the earth are false. It is dated just two days ago:
www.slate.com...






Well, it took three months, but we have our first notpocalypse of 2014!

Twitter, Facebook, and other social media are spreading a story that a large asteroid named 2003 QQ47 might impact the Earth next week, specifically on Mar. 21, 2014.

Let me be very clear right away: Nope. It won’t. This story is totally wrong! Well, the asteroid does exist, but it won’t hit us next week, and in fact can’t hit the Earth for at least a century. The truth is the asteroid will safely pass us on Mar. 26 of this year, never getting closer than 19 million kilometers (nearly 12 million miles)—about 50 times farther away than the Moon!





So... I appreciate the head's up... but I think we'll be OK.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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Nasa disclaimer:


But they say the probability of the asteroid hitting Earth is just 1 in 909,000 and the risk of impact is likely to decrease as they collect more information.

What a shooting gallery we live in. Now that tracking networks are established we have a fromt row seat to all the "almost got us" rocks. Kind of makes me wish we could go back to not knowing about it.

But not…

This is ATS, after all.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 09:00 AM
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Really? It is only going to miss us by 50 Lunar distances. I think that you may need to get a better news outlet.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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These things sometimes have smaller companions in similar orbits following along nearby. So we could still see impacts of some as yet undetected smaller debris that is associated with this near flyby



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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Space Weather
It didn't even make the official countdown of the Space Weather Near Earth Objects list.
I'm not going to worry about it.

Some good doom porn - Doom Porn for Puerto Rico



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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VegHead
According to this posting from NASA, the chance of impact is 1 in 250,000.

Waayyy better odds than the lottery ...and eventually somebody always wins.


Yee Haw!!



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 10:01 AM
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2003QQ7 will pass at 49+ AU's on the 26th, we just had a rock pass at 0.9 AU's this tale is outdated.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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The key here is the name of the Asteroid, "2003 QQ47". The name implies it was discovered in 2003, not "recently discovered".



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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Well. This thread isn't going to help my anxiety. I had a crazy dream this morning that an asteroid was guaranteed to hit earth, and me my boyfriend, family and friends were all in this building holding hands and closing our eyes, just enjoying our potentially last moments with each other. The ground started rumbling like an earthquake, (I've never experienced one in real life) and then a bunch of craziness went down. >>>>> Lets hope its no chance of impact D:


what a strange coincidence. I hope I just heard something about this elsewhere and that's why I had such a bizzare dream.
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 12:28 PM
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NerdGoddess
Well. This thread isn't going to help my anxiety. I had a crazy dream this morning that an asteroid was guaranteed to hit earth, and me my boyfriend, family and friends were all in this building holding hands and closing our eyes, just enjoying our potentially last moments with each other. The ground started rumbling like an earthquake, (I've never experienced one in real life) and then a bunch of craziness went down. >>>>> Lets hope its no chance of impact D:


what a strange coincidence. I hope I just heard something about this elsewhere and that's why I had such a bizzare dream.
edit on 3/17/2014 by NerdGoddess because: (no reason given)


2003QQ47 is 'flying past' next week alright, but it will be 49+ moon distances, (LDs) away, (not AU's) as I put in my last past...a slip of the wrist!

I will add, Lissakrhumanelife is a prolific writer of way out stories. One of those ties up current stories, Ukraine/the missing airliner/and ground to air missiles.
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posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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Here is a thought, do some research into what you post prior to knee jerk reactionary posts. Really, it would have taken you less than five minutes to see your post was faulty beyond belief.

Better luck next time.



posted on Mar, 17 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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Doom porn parties are becoming quite popular among the reprobates I hang around with. Then after the doom date passes we have a survivor party after the hangovers have abated.

Usually the libation of choice is "purple Jesus" aka grapejuice and everclear or 40oz malt liquor.
The hipster that attend are allowed to drink PBR.

The only food allowed is frito pies....fritos covered either in chili or melted velveta cheese. Some yahoo was caught with a can of beans and was heckled until she took her shirt off.

We are extremely lucky to be sponsored by the Church of the Subgenius.
www.subgenius.com...

praise bob.........



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posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 07:30 AM
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NerdGoddess
Well. This thread isn't going to help my anxiety. I had a crazy dream this morning that an asteroid was guaranteed to hit earth, and me my boyfriend, family and friends were all in this building holding hands and closing our eyes, just enjoying our potentially last moments with each other. The ground started rumbling like an earthquake, (I've never experienced one in real life) and then a bunch of craziness went down. >>>>> Lets hope its no chance of impact D:


what a strange coincidence. I hope I just heard something about this elsewhere and that's why I had such a bizzare dream.
edit on 3/17/2014 by NerdGoddess because: (no reason given)

It's not going to hit us.



posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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These things sometimes have smaller companions in similar orbits following along nearby.

Not so much.

While larger asteroids may have their own moon orbiting them, it's more of a hollywood myth that asteroids travel in groups.



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 09:53 AM
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Have you looked at the latest video from darkskywatcher over the object bouncing off the moon on the 21st? it skipped across the entire moon surface in 5 seconds striking the moon at least 6 times.



posted on Mar, 29 2014 @ 10:18 AM
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Start a thread and share!

Sounds interesting.



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