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An asteroid about 100 metres in diameter and racing at 24 kilometres a second has just missed the Earth.
The rock, called Asteroid 2019 OK, sped by our planet at 11.22am on Thursday, passing within about 70,000 kilometres – which is a long way away but closer to us than the moon’s orbit.
The day Earth had a near-miss with a 'city-killer' asteroid
also like the 1908 one....Tunguska event....hehe....SP
originally posted by: Lucidparadox
Lets be real ok?
That wouldnt hardly have done a damn thing.
The area it wouldve hit probably would see something on par with a nuke, MAYBE.. but lets be real...
With the size of earth, I could almost guarantee it wouldnt have hit a populated area..
and even if it was heading in that direction.. the minute it wouldve hit our atmosphere it wouldve burned up and disintegrated to half the size if not less.
originally posted by: ATSAlex
Has anyone analyzed if the asteroids coming from behind the sun are related to a bigger object coming from that same direction?
originally posted by: HalWesten
Why would it scare anyone? There isn't a darned thing we can do about it. If it happens, it happens. What if Yellowstone blows? What if someone drops a nuke on a large city or an EMP that takes out our entire power grid? If something like that happens, who ever is left will have to deal with the aftermath. Of course that would be horrific, survival instincts would kick in and we'd be left with an everyone-for-themselves scenario.
originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: Lucidparadox
you are kidding right?!
Do you remember what happened not long ago in Russia?
Windows exploding out, buildings shaking to the core, and that was a small one.
100 meters across and traveling at that speed, truly carried some devastating potential.
ETA: quoting from the article, if it had hit, it would of carried the equivalent to 30 times the nuclear explosion of Hiroshima.