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Earlier this month, Ukrainian astronomers made a pretty big discovery: a quarter-mile-wide asteroid, to be exact.
From their initial calculations, the astronomers learned that a relatively large, never-seen-before asteroid—named 2013 TV135—had just buzzed safely past Earth but would make an extremely close call on August 26, 2032.
originally posted by: rickymouse
2041? Well, maybe we should start preparing in 2040 then All the money that we toss into space, and nobody has figured a way to shoot down an asteroid that size yet. Maybe we should get our priorities straight. I can see spending money on that but not on a manned Mars mission or another manned trip to the moon. I guess important projects don't get funded so they can play braggart with "we were the first to do this"........ Sounds normal.
We are almost assuredly safe from this errant geological space wanderer.
The odds of this rock hitting us in 19 years are about the same as being dealt a straight flush in poker in a five-card hand. Very, very rare—but it happens.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
SOMEDAY an asteroid will nail us ... but not on a March 35th ....
Go and enjoy the holiday weekend ... it's beautiful out there!
originally posted by: openminded2011
I saw this on CNN.
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