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Asteroid 2016 DV1 March 3 1LD 206feet by 91feet

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posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 06:44 PM

originally posted by: thepolish1
a reply to: ShayneJUK

No, the measurements on the site are in KM, when you convert it to miles it can pass as close as 11,000 miles....sothank you for the correction. The measurement is from the center of the earth to the surface is 3,940 miles, so, minus 4,000 from 11,000 miles. Is 7,000 miles. Our satellites orbit around 22,000 miles.

I'm going to look up the layers, and distances of our atmosphere. If someone could post that, it would be great.

It could pass as far away as 9 million miles. It has a condition code of 8, very uncertain trajectory.

Its a crap say the least.
The exosphere is the farthest or highest layer of the atmosphere with a height of 6,200 even at a fly by of 7000 miles its still outside our atmosphere....just barely.

posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 09:47 PM
a reply to: MissSmartypants

That technicality has no bearing on a passing asteroid. Such a rock could pass just 100 miles above the surface and not be impeded, affected or altered by the Earth's atmosphere (though if it happened within an hour or so after sunset / before sunrise it would be pretty cool to watch ).

100 km (62 miles) altitude is, for practical reasons, the internationally accepted boundary between our atmosphere and outer space. Several space missions have orbited the Earth at less than 100 miles. At that altitude, the rarified air would - after a few days (~16 orbits per day) - slow the craft down enough to cause it to re-enter the atmosphere. However, that is irrelevant to an asteroid that passes through that region in only a matter of mnutes.

posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 11:20 AM
Never mind...

I see that "Shayne" already pointed out the feet/miles thing.

edit on 3/3/2016 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 04:47 PM
well look like 2016 DY30 only miss us by 5,000 miles

2016 DY30

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