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Watch: Tiny asteroid discovered Saturday disintegrates over Africa

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posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
It's pretty impressive they can identify something as small as that heading our way from 250.000 miles away , kinda makes me feel protected.

"Meteor heading your way."
"Can you do anything about it before it hits us and kills us all?"
"Ah... nope."




posted on Jul, 7 2018 @ 01:07 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Here's another view of it as seen from China.

I really don't think the same meteor could be seen both from Africa and China, the distances and the curvature of the Earth are just too great.



posted on Jul, 7 2018 @ 06:31 AM
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Czech astronomers believe there are several large asteroids, some 200- 300 meters in size, are embedded in the
Taurid meteor swarm

They believe that there is danger of one these asteroids striking the earth and causing immense damage where it hits

Greatest danger is in the next few years

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4541956/Taurids-meteor-shower-hiding-doomsday-asteroids.html



posted on Jul, 7 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: firerescue
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Czech astronomers believe there are several large asteroids, some 200- 300 meters in size, are embedded in the
Taurid meteor swarm

They believe that there is danger of one these asteroids striking the earth and causing immense damage where it hits

Greatest danger is in the next few years

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4541956/Taurids-meteor-shower-hiding-doomsday-asteroids.html



That's some pretty good doom porn right there! I like it!

For comparison, the Chelyabinsk meteor was only 20 meters in diameter. So these hidden asteroids are 10 to 15 times larger than that one.

But it seems to me that Comet Encke, the source of these co-called doomsday asteroids, has been hurtling around the inner solar system at 3.3 year cycles for several centuries. I would think that we should have run into one of these big asteroids at least once in that period of time. However given that 78% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, it could have occurred over the ocean and never be detected by our civilization prior to our currently more technological advanced state.

-dex



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