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Three HUGE asteroids close to Earth

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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:34 AM
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I had to shorten the headline to fit..

"Three HUGE asteroids will fly dangerously close to Earth this weekend, NASA warns"

Screw politics!

"This weekend, three enormous asteroids will make a ‘close approach’ to Earth, NASA has warned.

The asteroids - the biggest of which is predicted to measure up to 30 metres across - will whizz past our planet on November 10"

Now we are talking 3 million miles away here but in space terms that's missing by a hair.

This kinda thing puts the political bickering a bit into context.

www.mirror.co.uk...

Keep looking up...




posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Whilst i realise that the headline isn't yours and you are simply following T & C's, those asteroids are nowhere near "huge"- 30 metres is a tiddler.......



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Bluntone22

Whilst i realise that the headline isn't yours and you are simply following T & C's, those asteroids are nowhere near "huge"- 30 metres is a tiddler.......


Wouldn't that still deliver the energy of something like a nuke?



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:46 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Bluntone22

Whilst i realise that the headline isn't yours and you are simply following T & C's, those asteroids are nowhere near "huge"- 30 metres is a tiddler.......



Yeah, not a planet killer, but still..

www.space.com...



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: Flavian

Hey, man - you're harshing my doom vibe.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Bluntone22

Whilst i realise that the headline isn't yours and you are simply following T & C's, those asteroids are nowhere near "huge"- 30 metres is a tiddler.......


Wouldn't that still deliver the energy of something like a nuke?


You would be correct

"The asteroid is about 150 feet in diameter and has a mass estimated at about 143,000 tons," NASA astronomer Don Yeomans wrote in a Feb. 9 opinion piece for The New York Times. "Should an object of that size hit Earth, it would cause a blast with the energy equivalent of about 2.4 million tons — or 2.4 megatons — of TNT explosives, more than 180 times the power of the atomic blast that leveled Hiroshima."


This quote is from another article.
But the 30 meter size is comparable

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posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

That's better - doom vibe restored.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 07:57 AM
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Now we are talking 3 million miles away here but in space terms that's missing by a hair.


Really? For asteroid passes it doesn't seem as though it is.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22




Now we are talking 3 million miles away here but in space terms that's missing by a hair.

How many "lunes" is that ?
Pun intended ?
The closest approach (I think) is the last one at .5 ld



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

My guess is it would have a larger area of impact than a nuke though. The dust cloud could change global weather patterns for a significant amount of time.

Strong emphasis on my guess.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 08:40 AM
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Will this only hit Murica?

If not then the rest of the international members can get on with plodding through each and every day as usual...

And I promised I would not post for a while!

Lags



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Bluntone22

Whilst i realise that the headline isn't yours and you are simply following T & C's, those asteroids are nowhere near "huge"- 30 metres is a tiddler.......


Until the bastard lands on your house!



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I think we are safe at 3 million miles distance



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

IMO it's not dangerously close until it skims atmo.



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: a325nt
a reply to: Lagomorphe

IMO it's not dangerously close until it skims atmo.


Imagine if that bugger skimmed your head..!

oooOOOER!



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: Bluntone22

I think we are safe at 3 million miles distance


Yup, for now.
It's the one we dont see that's gunna be fun..



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 09:12 AM
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Meh. the BIG one will pass by at 7.4 lunar distances on 22 December 2018. Its 1232 meters in diameter. Should be able to see it with binoculars.

Space Weather



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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Getting the binocs put up and hope to take a pic.

I am crap at that!

a reply to: NightFlight



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Bluntone22

Whilst i realise that the headline isn't yours and you are simply following T & C's, those asteroids are nowhere near "huge"- 30 metres is a tiddler.......



Yeah, not a planet killer, but still..

www.space.com...


Not even a planet slightly vexer, never mind killer! Seriously though, 30m would burn up on entry to the atmosphere. The only slight worry is if it was a 30m solid mass of metal (highly unlikely). Chelyabinsk was a similar size wasn't it? So possibly very good news for any glaziers if it hit!



posted on Nov, 8 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: a325nt
a reply to: Lagomorphe

IMO it's not dangerously close until it skims atmo.


Imagine if that bugger skimmed your head..!

oooOOOER!


Does it count as a full proper skim if it doesn't complete 2 full skims off the surface? I'm sure the World Stone Skimming Association will have some guidelines on this.......



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