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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 @ 01:49 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

We would know long before then.




posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

We will all be gone long before then.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien




We would know long before then.


Would we ???????



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:55 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

Yep with all those millions of amateur astronomers with their little telescopes in backyards.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 02:03 AM
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Yep with all those millions of amateur astronomers with their little telescopes in backyards.


So your saying if my neighbour has a telescope and starts digging a large hole in his backyard it is time to get concerned .



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 02:05 AM
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So your saying if my neighbour has a telescope and starts digging a large hole in his backyard it is time to get concerned .


LOL you made me laugh. I guess so? hahahahaha




posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 02:51 AM
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It will pass by Earth on 27 March 2015 at 02:21 EST or 06:21 UTC


So.... After the Celtics trounce the Knicks....

Cool. Cuz my girl and I have tickets.


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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 03:35 AM
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Back in the real world... (by the way when is The Daily Express going to be added to the list of banned sites? It really needs to be....)

If you have a decent telescope you may already know about this, but a new piece of software with new algorithms developed as part of a NASA Topcoder challenge allowing the automated discovery of asteroids can be downloaded here:

Asteroid Data Hunter

It will check to see if any Asteroid(s) detected are already known, identifying them for you, and if not it will show you how to submit it to the Minor Planet Center.

The software is Open Source by the way, so anyone edging forward to stick their hand up and complain that 'it's to do with NASA so part of some secret plot to falsify data" - go to the corner and hang your head in shame, it's time to put your special hat on.

And don't forget this software is just to automate the usual manual task of comparing images to see what moves in relation to the stars. You can still do this manually with your eyes and then calculate the orbital elements from the astrometric data using software like Find Orb.

Considering what can be done with 'backyard' telescopes now which are incredibly high in quality, such as the excellent solar system imagery by Damian Peach or even Exoplanet Detection - I find it puzzling how so many people seem to think that what goes on in space could be kept secret.

You can even image objects in orbit like the ISS and Space Shuttle (when it was around still) and classified objects like the X37B.

Really, some of you need to get your heads out of 'alternative' websites every now and again and get some balance by looking at the real world. Try going on Astronomy forums, Physics forums, etc. You'll actually learn something.
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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 05:16 AM
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Will we at least get a light show out of it?
I remember Hayley's comet, it was awesome.


The 1985-86 apparition of 1P/Halley was one of the worst in the last 2000 years. It was hardly "awesome", particularly when compared to the excellent C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp (which was awesome). The 2061 apparition of 1P/Halley will also be rubbish, but the return of 2134 should be spectacular, as the comet will pass only 0.09AU from Earth.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: Mogget
... but the return of 2134 should be spectacular, as the comet will pass only 0.09AU from Earth.


I can't wait!



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Mogget
... but the return of 2134 should be spectacular, as the comet will pass only 0.09AU from Earth.


I can't wait!

Although not as impressive, comet 252/P LINEAR is going to be making a close approach to within about 0.036 AU in 1 year from now. Unfortunately for us northerners, this one will be a strictly southern hemisphere show around closest approach.
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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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I suspect that 252P/LINEAR is an intrinsically faint comet. What is the expected apparent magnitude at closest approach?



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Sure, believe NASA, they've never hidden the truth, right??



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: gmoneystunt

To the ADMIN: With all due respect, could you post the source for your ADMIN EDIT in the OP above? I feel it only fair as your info directly iinfluences the credibility of the original post.

p.s. please don't ban me. I'm still a newbie!



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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Not required. Directly quoting the title of a news article is required for Breaking News. This is not that forum.


On topic:

It's passing 11 times the distance from here to the moon. That's 2,750,000 miles away. Even Earth's gravity won't affect it at that distance.

This is like being worried about a speeding car that's in New York, while you live in California.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: stormbringer1701
who is Ben Nevis and why is he so big?



I believe he is a 7'2" reserve center for the Detroit Pistons.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: Mogget
I suspect that 252P/LINEAR is an intrinsically faint comet. What is the expected apparent magnitude at closest approach?

Well below naked eye magnitude, according to JPL HORIZONS. I believe it showed an 11 at close approach, but I'm just going off memory.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: Chadwickus

Sure, believe NASA, they've never hidden the truth, right??

No need to simply "believe NASA," you can verify it for yourself using amateur data alone. I did.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: EternalSolace

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!


Couldn't it be a Sunday instead of a Friday? I'm glad to hear that it's not as close as suggested.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: stormbringer1701
who is Ben Nevis and why is he so big?

Because he's Scottish and eats his porage every day




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