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2014 UR116 - New asteroid may threaten Earth

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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: MarkJS
Why?
Perhaps if you knew how the designation was arrived at it would help.

The standard designation consists of the following parts, all of which are related to the date of discovery of the object: a 4-digit number indicating the year; a space; a letter to show the half-month; another letter to show the order within the half-month; and an optional number to indicate the number of times the second letter has been repeated in that half-month period.

So this object was discovered in the 2nd half of October 2014.


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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 05:24 PM
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of course Russia found it. it may be fluke of statistics but at least in the last couple of centuries; Russia seems to be the destination of choice for errant things from space. Tunguska, that 2013 meteor and lots of others i have forgotten how to look up. odds are this bugger (if it hits earth) will aim straight at their neck of the woods. Sure; in the long term we have had our share of these hit on this side of the world much bigger bigger and badder ones too. but lately they have a mad on for russia. Russia is probably a bit jumpy as a result. that thing in 2013 was several times more powerful than an atomic bomb. if it had went lower before exploding or over a more populated area the deaths and injuries would have been in the tens or hundreds of thousands and the economic damage would have been equally devastating. it popped over a relatively sparsely populated area and did so 20 KM above the surface. had it blown at 5 km nothing would have been left of the area under it. as it was even its sonic shock waves knocked buildings down.



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 06:45 PM
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*curls up with a cup of coffee*

Gonna be a fun six years on ATS



posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: stormbringer1701

You might be right. It looks like MASTER is a rather sophisticated system. They've invested heavily in technology that can scan the entire sky each night.



The robotic telescope network that discovered 2014 UR116 is called MASTER (Mobile Astronomical System of the TElescope-Robots). It is a network of 400 mm robotic optical telescopes, launched in 2002-2011. It belongs to Moscow State University and was created in close cooperation with Russian universities in Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Blagoveschensk, the Kislovodsk station of Pulkovo Observatory and help from the National University of San Juan, Argentina.

The main goal of the MASTER-net project is to produce a unique fast sky survey with all sky observed over a single night down to a limiting magnitude of 19 — 20mag. The survey makes it possible to address a number of fundamental problems: search for dark energy via the discovery and photometry of supernovas (including SNIa), search for exoplanets, microlen sing effects, discovery of minor bodies in the Solar System and space - junk monitoring.



KFU expert: 2014 UR116 asteroid poses no threat to Earth


Dex
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posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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Just #ing great....The ISIS thing fizzled out and now we are gonna get the asteroid doom porn....will they never change up the program....



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:09 AM
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Just #ing great....The ISIS thing fizzled out and now we are gonna get the asteroid doom porn....will they never change up the program....

It's always the same program. These are just different episodes. This episode "Earth vs. Evil Asteroid 2014 UR116" will probably burn itself out pretty quickly, so to speak. But the "ISIS Affair" is good for at least two or three sequels. Also keep an eye out for the upcoming episode: "Ebola's Back!"

So, grab a box of popcorn and a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the show.



Dex



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: swanne

originally posted by: Phage
Do you think that the odds of getting heads depends on how many times you flip coin?

Well, yeah! Try flipping a coin. With each successive tails you have augmets the statistical probability that the next toss will give you heads.

That logic is why casinos make a fortune from people who think "It must be heads next time".

If I toss a coin and it lands heads the odds on the next toss being tails is :

50:50

if I toss a coin and it lands heads 10 times in a row the odds on the next toss being tails is :

50:50

The odds on a sequence is different and gets less and less likely for the same result ie doubles ! The odds on a single throw never changes.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:20 AM
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I was referring to the statistic of a sequence. An asteroid that makes multiple passes creates a sequence.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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I don't fear these alleged "threats". I somehow feel that it's the one that they "don't tell us about", that will be the one to fear the most. It's kind of their thing they do....lie, even if the truth sounds better.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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Eh, don't worry too much... either our guys in the super secret space program will save us, or it doesn't exist and they won't... either way, the end result for every mortal reading this is the same in a hundred year timeline.

Besides, it's god's will... ; ]



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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Aw, so long as Bruce WIllis, Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, and Michael Clark Duncan are all ali ... ooo, well, nevermind. We're clearly going to die.



posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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it youtu.be... allegedly the largest fragment 570 kg of the 17-meter meteorite
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posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: CosmicDude

Well if it's going to hit I hope it hits while I'm sleeping...



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: Phage

No need to sound so grumpy Phage..show the Guy some respect



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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Well it says in the spiel from RT that Russia has a robotic telescope system that can create a database also robotically or automatically. I think the skycam system is similar, maybe the Russian idea with telescopes is the way to go, maybe some of the Western space angencies already have the same thing, maybe it's all collaborative in all countries. I don't know.
Maybe this thing could put a bermp on your head, I don't know. One thing is for sure, The MSM is keeping a low profile while RT hasn't...good thing or bad thing...I don't fecking know that either!
There is at least one good thing here, the OP put his thread in 'space whatever' a parallel thread was in 'Fragile Earth'
So everybody go home, get a bag of Cashews and a bottle of whisky/whiskey and munch 'til you are crunched!



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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Wouldn't it just as likely get grabbed and hit the moon and just cause a new crater to look at there? The moon must have shielded many a hit from the earth by the looks of it.



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 04:17 PM
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Runs outside and screams to the sky; BRING IT ON!

No seriously, this is going to turn into another apophis or nibru deals where people swear they KNOW. Then it will be a stupendous flop in the faces of the oh so knowledgeable.

I cant wait for the endless streams of doom and gloom coming ATS way.



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Wouldn't it just as likely get grabbed and hit the moon and just cause a new crater to look at there? The moon must have shielded many a hit from the earth by the looks of it.


Good observation but unfortunately that's not the case.
An asteroid or meteor is more likely to fall toward Earth than the Moon because our planet's stronger gravity attracts more space debris.The truth is both the Earth and the Moon have been hit many, many times throughout their long 4.5 billion year history.

The main difference between the two is that Earth has processes that can erase almost all evidence of past impacts. The Moon does not. Pretty much any tiny dent made on the Moon’s surface is going to stay there.
Earth has weather, water, and plants that cause erosion. These act together to break apart and wear down the ground. Eventually erosion can break a crater down to virtually nothing.



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 08:48 PM
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originally posted by: Dr1Akula

originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Wouldn't it just as likely get grabbed and hit the moon and just cause a new crater to look at there? The moon must have shielded many a hit from the earth by the looks of it.


Good observation but unfortunately that's not the case.
An asteroid or meteor is more likely to fall toward Earth than the Moon because our planet's stronger gravity attracts more space debris.The truth is both the Earth and the Moon have been hit many, many times throughout their long 4.5 billion year history.

The main difference between the two is that Earth has processes that can erase almost all evidence of past impacts. The Moon does not. Pretty much any tiny dent made on the Moon’s surface is going to stay there.
Earth has weather, water, and plants that cause erosion. These act together to break apart and wear down the ground. Eventually erosion can break a crater down to virtually nothing.


By your logic the moon should be bare of craters because the earth has more gravity and would trump the moon in attraction every single time.




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