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NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:52 AM
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NASA have finally addressed the asteroid threat that has been imminent since 2011 when comet Elenin was the hot topic of fear mongers and twits.

Other asteroid threats have popped up recently, some making the claim that NASA themselves have confirmed it, when when pressed for an official statement from NASA, they scurry back from whence they came.

As I said at the top, NASA have finally addressed these rumours, and none of us are surprised about what they say...even those who outright hate NASA won't be surprised by this, because well, that's what they do, right?

www.nasa.gov...



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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:53 AM
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NASA lies.
Always.

Am I right? I mean, we've been hit every time NASA said we wouldn't be. Right?
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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 03:55 AM
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NASA are the guys keeping us updated on things like this, even if some people hate them. I do think if something big was coming, someone with a decent telescope would be able to spot it. NASA, for all the stick they gte, do show us some amazing sights in space.

Asteroids will come sometime, just not anytime soon.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:01 AM
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a reply to: Phage

We have, but we've been lucky and had time slips that have saved us..that's why New Zealand is out of place, Elenin pushed it when it impacted.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:10 AM
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So, "no existing evidence based on known asteroids/comets" is the same as the absolutism you're espousing?

Great.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:16 AM
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Well..if the big one does hit...nobody will be around to say "Haha...we told you so !!"...so it's basically a win-win situation for NASA



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:25 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly
In the case of a planet killer, yes.
In any other case, no.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:26 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

What absolution would that be?



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:28 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

What absolution would that be?



Title seems pretty absolute to me.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Well, NASA absolutely said that, after all.
Did they not?


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:33 AM
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This is good news that no large asteroids are due to hit us (for the foreseeable future).

But NASA are not looking for everything that may potentially impact and cause destruction. Smaller meteorites that impact without warning, such as that which exploded over Chelyabinsk in 2013, could still cause mayhem, too bad it's not NASA's priority to search and detect such things as well.


"Defending the Earth against tiny asteroids such as the one that passed over Siberia and impacted there is a challenging issue that is something that is not currently our goal," Paul Chodas, a scientist with the Near Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., told reporters Friday (Feb. 15 2013). [Meteor Blast Over Russia Feb. 15: Complete Coverage]

"We are focusing on the larger asteroids first," Chodas added. "They are the ones that are the most hazardous."
www.space.com...



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Well, NASA absolutely said that, after all.
Did they not?



No actually they said "from known examples of asteroids/comets there is currently no evidence to suggest a threat"...

No asteroid threat to Earth is slightly different and all encompassing, imo...
Nay, not imo, in factual basis.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

too bad it's not NASA's priority to search and detect such things as well.

Too bad they don't get enough funding to do it all.

However, Bolden also admitted that current funding provided to NASA for its NEO work ($20.5 million in FY2012, up from just $4 million a few years earlier) was not sufficient to achieve the goal in NASA’s 2005 authorization act to discover 90 percent of the NEOs at least 140 meters in diameter by 2020. “At the present budget levels—and not the going-down budget levels—it will be 2030 before we can reach the 90-percent level as prescribed by Congress,” he said.

www.spacepolitics.com...

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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:44 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:48 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

It's the title of the article.

I'm not saying it.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:50 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

It's the title of the article.

I'm not saying it.



I'm aware of that, that's why I replied in general and not to you personally.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:51 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth



You're not showing me anything new, I read the article twice.

The title is absolute, their quoted deductions are not!



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Tell me, does the article say an asteroid might hit Earth on those dates?
Since you read it twice.


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posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:01 AM
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NASA cannot make a claim like that as they dont have the data.
they can state that none of the "known" asteroids dont pose a threat
in the near future.

But there is no system that covers the whole sky that can detect objects we have not
spotted yet.
there are programs pro and amateur that are finding new objects all the time but they only
cover a fraction of the sky.
so for now there is always the risk of a smaller object like the famous russian fireball
arriving without warning and it would not need to be much larger than that one to
level a city.

but even if they could report EVERY object larger than say a car approaching earth there is not
a dam thing we can do about it.



posted on Aug, 23 2015 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus




NASA have finally addressed the asteroid threat that has been imminent since 2011 when comet Elenin was the hot topic of fear mongers and twits.


Indeed, finally. So what took them 4 years? Had to make sure first?

Your "victorious" disposition is not really warranted.


Actually, NASA didn't even mention Elenin here, the author of the article did.
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