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its a good job this won't hit Earth!

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posted on May, 29 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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Looking on www.spaceweather.com we have this little beauty ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...
Thats one big momma and only spotted this year. Something a 20th this size could do big doodah. If this asteroid hit it would be catistroidus. I wonder if we could have done anything to avoid calamity of such a big asteroid,on a direct path,with such short notice. So my question to ats is could we done something in relation to the above asteroid if it was earthbound.

Dont worry it will not come closer than 3 moons away,,still pretty close, but we have only recently spotted it and its big.

Nice bit of doom porn for you all......

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Size
2002 JC
May 24
48.7 LD
1.4 km
2014 KC45
May 28
0.2 LD
6 m
2014 KF22
May 28
2.7 LD
22 m
2014 KF46
May 29
1.6 LD
22 m
2014 KH39
Jun 3
1.1 LD
27 m
2014 HQ124
Jun 8
3.3 LD
650 m
2011 PU1
Jul 18
7.6 LD
43 m
2002 JN97
Aug 2
61.4 LD
2.0 km

Notes: LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.

Its 650 meters wide and was discovered in april.

We have to get better at finding these things and have a comprehensive short term plan to deal with these huge rocks.
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posted on May, 29 2014 @ 06:46 PM
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Seems like the answer is NO.

"By the grace of god go I "



posted on May, 29 2014 @ 07:48 PM
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I don't like the we have only just spotted it part

Thanks for the info S&F



posted on May, 29 2014 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: TritonTaranis
I don't like the we have only just spotted it part

Thanks for the info S&F
april 2014



posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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I saw this little thing in the video a lot closer than people would believe where i was in the world it crossed at 10.000 ft the date and time match






posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: douglas5
I saw this little thing in the video a lot closer than people would believe where i was in the world it crossed at 10.000 ft the date and time match



whoaa humbling or what? Its amazing how lucky we are



posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: symptomoftheuniverse

That is what i always think when i feel down [could have been at ground zero ]
it passed silently with no shockwave and was gone in seconds but i will never forget it how lucky we were that day a 1.5 -2 mile Asteroid going at 20.000 mph would have set the world back a bit .

I saw a science programme on it and it would have knocked out most of the northern hemisphere with the shock and tsunami



posted on May, 30 2014 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: TritonTaranis
I don't like the we have only just spotted it part

Thanks for the info S&F

Did you feel safer 25+ years ago when we were NOT spotting these at all, ever?

Think of all of the asteroids that may have passed (maybe even some relatively big ones at a relatively close distance) that we will never have any knowledge of because we were not looking that hard for these things 25+ years ago.

They were still there, but we felt no threat because we were ignorant to them. At least now we know of the danger.


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