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How About Some Space Doom?

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posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 02:39 PM
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Are you ready for 2002 AJ129? It's ready for you! And it's coming to take in the sights on Feb. 4th.

I figure we haven't had a good dose of asteroid doom porn in a while.

It's not really expected to come all that close, but it's going to be close enough to fall within NASA's "hazardous category" so that's enough for the mail to write about it.


A gigantic asteroid which is larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, will hurtle past our planet in around two weeks time.


So this is not an E.L.E. It's just big enough to really leave a good-sized hole in the ground and some long-lasting effects on the climate.


It is the largest space rock to brush past our planet this year ...


(Not hard when we're not even a month into this year.
)


... and previous research has found a rock of this size could plunge Earth into a mini-ice age if it hit.

The impact would cause average temperatures around the world to fall by as much as 8°C, according to a 2016 study on the effects of a collision with a 0.6-mile-wide (1km) asteroid.

Scientists warned the 'very severe global impact' would last several years, causing the world to become a much darker, colder and drier place.


So, let's crank up the doom porn! PARTY TIME!

And in the meantime reflect on how many things are likely flying by NASA never knew about.

edit on 17-1-2018 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)

edit on 17-1-2018 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 03:07 PM
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Thought it would be a good place to post this for anyone who is interested in this topic since it will give people a better perspective of just how many asteroids are all around us at this very moment.



App is called Asteroid Alert and is very easy to learn to use. If an asteroid is close enough to Earth, you can choose the SAT option which will zoom into the distance between the Earth and the Moon and you can see just how close it flys by us.

The app has a lot of other interesting features so I'd recommend anyone to try it out. Enjoy.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko


edit on 17-1-2018 by intrptr because: redacted due to dumbness



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

I am guessing 2002 given it's "name."



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Derp, thanks.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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I wish it would destroy the world today.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: Benderisfunny
I wish it would destroy the world today.


I would want that too. But some scum here deserve to suffer.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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Ben Affleck is batman now so... we're going to be super safe... then again Bruce Willis has seen better days...



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Well, somebody else tied it to the stupid bowl and the rest of ATS followed...

To bad, because we can try to see how TPTB spin stories.

Maybe it will be obvious... and tracked, but losing hope.



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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I wonder why it is not listed on SpaceWeather's website?

spaceweather.com...

No mention of it at all in the list of NEOs.



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

It is there! It is the one numbered 276033 which is also known as 2002 AJ129.

I have no idea why it has two names...



posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I just went and checked it out...
That is weird, I have never seen numbers before like that.
Usually it is just the name of the asteroid.

Strange.

And while looking I realized it was discovered on my birthday..
coooool!




posted on Feb, 1 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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Here's something else that's strange. www.abovetopsecret.com...







 
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