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Largest asteroid ever tracked to pass by Earth Sept. 1

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posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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Hello ATS,

Got your daily dose of doomporn just in time for the weekend! According to this article, the largest Asteroid known named 'Florence' which is 2.7 miles wide is set to pass Earth on Sept 1. Not to worry, however, it will pass at a safe distance of 4.4 million miles.



Florence is 2.7 miles wide, making it the largest asteroid ever tracked by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "While many known asteroids have passed by closer to Earth than Florence will on Sept.1, all of those were estimated to be smaller," Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, told al.com. "Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began." Asteroid Florence was discovered in 1981 by Schelte "Bobby" Bus at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia.


2.7 miles...? That's big! Just for reference, Apophis, an Asteriod which was the doomporn of yesterday's news is about 1200 ft-not even a full quarter of a mile. I've gotta keep this short so I'll just ask-"What says ATS?"

www.upi.com...




posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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So, how is it doomporn if it is passing at such a safe distance?



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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What are the chances that their math is a bit off? That's pretty close.

COULD THIS ACTUALLY HIT EARTH?!?!?!?!??!?!

Boy I hope so, I haven't been this excited since mario bros 3 came out on NES.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
What are the chances that their math is a bit off? That's pretty close.

COULD THIS ACTUALLY HIT EARTH?!?!?!?!??!?!

Boy I hope so, I haven't been this excited since mario bros 3 came out on NES.

Your definition of close is radically different than most.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock


Boy I hope so, I haven't been this excited since mario bros 3 came out on NES.


Reading this and looking at your avatar at the same time made me chuckle pretty hard.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: Tekaran

originally posted by: MisterSpock


Boy I hope so, I haven't been this excited since mario bros 3 came out on NES.


Reading this and looking at your avatar at the same time made me chuckle pretty hard.


I have a skin condition and I'm a bit sensitive about it.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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Wormwood, right on time with the anti christ. Christians who took his mark can poop their pants now.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

All eyes will be on it while the alien rock (intended to hit us) comes from out of the sun.

Isn't that how the Russia meteor event happened? Maybe that was a dry run?



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: lostbook


Ummm...bring it...


Then park it in orbit so that we can mine it...





YouSir



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Is that too far away for us to learn anything from it?

Is this a first time pass or a return visit.
Obviously I didn't read the article.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock




COULD THIS ACTUALLY HIT EARTH?!?!?!?!??!?!

No , it's a long way away well beyond the Moon although I don't doubt there is one out there with our name on it ... it's a case of when not if.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
So, how is it doomporn if it is passing at such a safe distance?


Good question. I equate it to suspense vs horror.....where actual doomporn is horror and this event is the suspense.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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Can not believe some people think being hit by this would be cool .
first it would be HOT really really hot as even if it hits ocean it is hitting land the heat from the blast will just fry every thing in a country the size of the USA .
Then after it will get dark and be dark for the next 1000 years and get colder and colder .
150 million years from then maybe the roaches will be digging us up and saying (some one was here before Us and BE correct .
That size is a E.L.E



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
So, how is it doomporn if it is passing at such a safe distance?


The earth moves through space at roughly 66,000 miles per hour. So if we assume that it is on a path that crosses our orbit then it's only 2.7 days off from hitting earth and wrecking the place. I know that's almost 3 days but in the grand scheme of things that's really damn close.



posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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We better be ducking, anyway

Makes me wanna duck, man



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 03:15 AM
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What's really cool is that you might be able to see this asteroid in a large pair of binoculars.



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 03:28 AM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
We better be ducking, anyway

Makes me wanna duck, man




Best I could do with short notice





Oh and I should add.....

You friggin well missed !!!
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posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 03:54 AM
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We're pretty safe...

www.iflscience.com...



posted on Aug, 26 2017 @ 04:44 AM
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Surely the name is not 'Florence', nor an asteroid, but is a planet named...


Nibiru.









A miss at 4.4 million miles, good for that. Will be fun to try to photograph it.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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Florence, an asteroid that came within 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers) of Earth last week, has two small moons, according to radar images obtained by NASA.

Radar images obtained between August 29 and September 1, when Florence came closest to Earth, reveal that the asteroid is about 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) in size, the US space agency said.

It said the two moons were probably between 300-1,000 feet (100-300 meters) across.

The inner moon takes approximately eight hours to revolve around Florence while the outer moon takes between 22 and 27 hours, NASA said.

phys.org, Sept. 6, 2017 - Asteroid Florence has two moons.

Not sure why one of the largest asteroids to fly by earth would only be looked at on Aug 29 and Sept 1 but hey, what do I know.

It had two moons. Who knew about them? What if it had more and this massive rock came hurtling in and everybody was up in arms about the main asteroid itself nobody thought to look for "moons" (not just one) in orbit around it?

This one was further out. I was not too worried.

What about TC-4 flying by on October 12? What do we not know about that one? 0.1 LD (TC-4) is way closer than 18.5 LD that Florence flew by at. Just saying that NASA ain't giving me any warm fuzzy feelings if something like this can slip by.
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