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Asteroid a MILE wide to hurtle past Earth in 48 HOURS - as experts warn of MASS EXTINCTION

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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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Excuse me for yawning as I fail to run around screaming in abject terror.



Allow this cat video to express my level of apathy.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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5381 Sekhmet is the only asteroid I know of that size set to near the Earth soon. However passing near (?) the Earth is very subjective.At a distance of 63x the distance from the Earth to the Moon that is not even close. (LD - 62.8 with 1 LD=238,900 miles) at 15 million miles app.
With that number in mind the closest possible distance from Earth to Mars in miles is 33.9 million miles or just over 2x the distance. Space is huge....



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
5381 Sekhmet is the only asteroid I know of that size set to near the Earth soon. However passing near (?) the Earth is very subjective.At a distance of 63x the distance from the Earth to the Moon that is not even close. (LD - 62.8 with 1 LD=238,900 miles) at 15 million miles app.
With that number in mind the closest possible distance from Earth to Mars in miles is 33.9 million miles or just over 2x the distance. Space is huge....


Is that new info? The NASA page says;

Close approach dist. 0.068 au
Close approach dist. 26.5 lunar distances
Close approach date 2015 May 14

echo.jpl.nasa.gov...

Still a long way out though.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy

originally posted by: Gothmog
5381 Sekhmet is the only asteroid I know of that size set to near the Earth soon. However passing near (?) the Earth is very subjective.At a distance of 63x the distance from the Earth to the Moon that is not even close. (LD - 62.8 with 1 LD=238,900 miles) at 15 million miles app.
With that number in mind the closest possible distance from Earth to Mars in miles is 33.9 million miles or just over 2x the distance. Space is huge....


Is that new info? The NASA page says;

Close approach dist. 0.068 au
Close approach dist. 26.5 lunar distances
Close approach date 2015 May 14

echo.jpl.nasa.gov...

Still a long way out though.


That was 285331 (1999 FN53) . I posted for Sekhmet which is a mile or over in diameter . FN53 is 580 m - 1.3 km (NASA averages at 1 mile) .Still at 26.5 LDs thats still app 6 million miles. The only time to be concerned is when one passes through the "keyhole" (which is within lunar orbit) . And if the NASA site is correct , it has moved further away by 8/100ths of an AU since 1999.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

That was 285331 (1999 FN53) . I posted for Sekhmet which is a mile or over in diameter . FN53 is 580 m - 1.3 km (NASA averages at 1 mile) .Still at 26.5 LDs thats still app 6 million miles. The only time to be concerned is when one passes through the "keyhole" (which is within lunar orbit) . And if the NASA site is correct , it has moved further away by 8/100ths of an AU since 1999.


I'm not concerned, as I said it was way out, and I said 6 million miles in an earlier post. Here I honed in to, "(LD - 62.8 with 1 LD=238,900 miles) at 15 million miles app. " thinking you were talking about the subject of this thread, 285331 1999 FN53

Anyway, do you have a link to the JPL page for Sekhmet, it's playing up for me tonight. I thought Sekhmet is a binary system, having a moon, while Sekhmet itself was around the same size as FN53 in diameter at the near kilometre mark.



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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I do not use the NASA site , I use the following which takes the NASA info and kind of condenses it . It has information on 30 days of NEOs .And remember it is in UT time .

RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information Service

To me it is a very interesting site. Especially the Earthquakes and Volcano portion.



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