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NASA Not On Alert - Asteroid 2014-YB35 Hurtling Terrifyingly Far From Earth On Friday

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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:24 AM
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The path of the asteroid is shown below in an animated ‘trajectory map’ released by NASA. It can clearly be seen only narrowly missing the Earth.
The 1,000-metre wide monster will hurtle terrifyingly close to the planet within days, sparking fears of an unprecedented disaster.

The object called ‘2014-YB35’ is almost the same size as Ben Nevis and will skim the Earth on FRIDAY traveling at more than 23,000 mph.

Small meteorites often pass close by however one of this size is a once in 5,000-year occurrence, according to concerned astronomers.

A collision with Earth would unleash an explosive force equivalent to more than 15,000 million tonnes – 15,000 megatons – of TNT.

Any impact would trigger devastating changes in the climate, earthquakes and tsunamis leading to the eradication of entire communities.

Read more at www.breaking-news.ca...

www.express.co.uk...



ADMIN EDIT: While most of the information about the asteroid is true, except for it's size, it won't come as close to the earth as the Internet doom-porn rumors are suggesting. The closest it will come is a distance equal to eleven times the distance the moon is from the earth.
edit on 25-3-2015 by SkepticOverlord because: Modified The Headline to reflect reality, and avoid deception




posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

I am hoping they crunched the numbers right , but we would not be told anyway . Why does it seem these always happen at the beginning of the weekend .



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:33 AM
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Crap, I just washed my car.

Any details on places we could observe this awesomeness?

Please don't say " yeah, look up!"




posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: gmoneystunt

I am hoping they crunched the numbers right , but we would not be told anyway . Why does it seem these always happen at the beginning of the weekend .


I personally would rather be with family when the end come than at some job working for others... But hopefully we will dodge the bullet one more time.


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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

NASA aren't on alert, this whole story is BS

It's 500 metres wide, not 1000 and its passing over 4 million kms from earth, that's over 11 lunar distances, as in 11 times the distance the moon is away from earth.

echo.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:37 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: gmoneystunt

NASA aren't on alert, this whole story is BS

It's 500 metres wide, not 1000 and its passing over 4 million kms from earth, that's over 11 lunar distances, as in 11 times the distance the moon is away from earth.

echo.jpl.nasa.gov...


Thank you for ruining this week's doom porn...

I really wanted the apocalyptic end to be Friday!



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:40 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: gmoneystunt

NASA aren't on alert, this whole story is BS

It's 500 metres wide, not 1000 and its passing over 4 million kms from earth, that's over 11 lunar distances, as in 11 times the distance the moon is away from earth.

echo.jpl.nasa.gov...


Will we at least get a light show out of it?
I remember Hayley's comet, it was awesome.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:40 AM
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It will pass by Earth on 27 March 2015 at 02:21 EST or 06:21 UTC



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:40 AM
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who is Ben Nevis and why is he so big?



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Yes it is going to miss us by quite a distance in earth terms . The real problem i have is not so much with the ones we know about but those we don't know about .The chances of us knowing about all dangerous asteroids i think would be pretty small . This is one time i hope i am absolutely wrong .



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Thanks, I see its 520 metres (1,710 ft) in diameter

edit on 25-3-2015 by gmoneystunt because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:46 AM
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Still seems as though early warning systems leave a lit to be desired. Doesn't leave a lot of time to react unless someone has a damn good contingency plan plan.

Hopefully NASA fully utilizes these close calls as great learning opportunities.

edit: Read up on it. Not realy even close enough for NASA to really care. Still...kudos to them for spotting and tracking these things.
edit on 3252015 by elijahbird because: New info



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

No, at its brightest it's magnitude 17. To put that into perspective the faintest star seen with the naked eye is around magnitude 6



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:56 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: gmoneystunt

I am hoping they crunched the numbers right , but we would not be told anyway . Why does it seem these always happen at the beginning of the weekend .

This article is fear mongering nonsense. They couldn't lie about it missing and get away with it; amateurs can see and track the asteroid too, and they have. A solution of the orbit based on amateur data alone agrees with the professional solution and proves that there is no risk for impact:

www.youtube.com...



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:59 AM
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Its not the ones we know about beforehand that will get us,

waaait for it…



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:05 AM
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This is one of those things that whether you know about it or not, there is not a damn thing anyone on earth can do about it.

Enjoy life. Live life.
It is way too short anyway.
Life will end tonight for alot of people regardless.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:28 AM
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Title of thread has been revised to reflect reality.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Would you prefer it closer ????



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:43 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

No it's his sarcasm against fearmongering and doom porn.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien



No it's his sarcasm against fearmongering and doom porn.


Yes , but one day they will be right .




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