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Close Call from Asteroid on July 3rd

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DSO

posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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I was just reveiwing NASA's list of close approching comets and asteroids and i found that 2004 XP14 is supposed to pass by at 433000km. This space rock is somewhere in the 300m-800m in diameter range. Lets hope NASA has their calulations right.

neo.jpl.nasa.gov...




posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:36 AM
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Oh my.. on the Java screen the asteroid almost merges with Earth's position. Lets hope there will be no collision, otherwise that'll be a true disaster for us..I'm getting afraid already..

[edit on 22-5-2006 by Leevi]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:51 AM
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That is scary, you can see how the path of the asteroid moves and it crosses earth's path at a point....I'm concerned


DSO

posted on May, 22 2006 @ 11:18 AM
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I'm not too worried yet, however this NEO is passing too close for comfort, and is big enough to do major damage (perhaps global) if it did impact.



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 11:52 AM
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I hope it misses. Its my birthday on the 4th



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 12:04 PM
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hmmmm... so whats this comet's (planets) real name? i think this could happen much sooner then the 4th...


DSO

posted on May, 22 2006 @ 01:24 PM
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The asteroid has no name, as of yet. It's designated 2004 XP14. And it intersects with earth on July 3rd. And the Asteroid could be as big as 920m in diameter.

earn.dlr.de...

[edit on 22-5-2006 by DSO]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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what crazy about this is, we are only hearing about this about 2 months before its supposed to pass by us. I guess watching those asteroid movies brings out the anxiety in me. _javascript:icon('
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posted on May, 22 2006 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by whos_out_there
what crazy about this is, we are only hearing about this about 2 months before its supposed to pass by us.


Crazy? Think of it as par for the course.
If it ever really truly ever goes down....the common man will be the last to know.



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 02:06 PM
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If something doesnt hit us now..it will hit us later..we can count on that.



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 02:25 PM
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hmm is this a correct animation? I would have expected the earth gravity to give the astereoid a slightly different course when passing by that close.

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oh my fault should have read the description first @@:
"The applet was implemented using only 2-body methods, and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term"


[edit on 22-5-2006 by g210]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 02:28 PM
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posted on May, 22 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
That is scary, you can see how the path of the asteroid moves and it crosses earth's path at a point....I'm concerned


Originally posted by DSO
I'm not too worried yet, however this NEO is passing too close for comfort, and is big enough to do major damage (perhaps global) if it did impact.


If you look on the page of the orbit simulation, it says something to the extent of, "Do not use this for judging potential impact events." The page isn't loading for me, so I can't get the exact quote.


Originally posted by whos_out_there
what crazy about this is, we are only hearing about this about 2 months before its supposed to pass by us...


The 2004 in the asteroid's ID means that we have known about it since 2004.


And what does this have to do with Aliens and UFOs? Seems more like Space Exploration material.


[edit on 5/22/2006 by cmdrkeenkid]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 02:57 PM
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crap..0029 au away at the least.
Doesn't look good for us. I wonder what will happen
Better not tell anyone about this, or should i?

[edit on 22-5-2006 by Rappa Z]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 03:02 PM
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That's about 269,571 miles. The Moon orbits 238,857 away from Earth. Should I be worried about the Moon crashing to Earth!?



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
That's about 269,571 miles. The Moon orbits 238,857 away from Earth. Should I be worried about the Moon crashing to Earth!?


Oh noes! The moon is that close!?!? To the hills! Run to the hills! Maybe if we build shelters deep enough in them, we'll be able to survive when the moon smashes into us!




posted on May, 22 2006 @ 04:44 PM
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Ok...here's for the betting:

2004 XP14 hits the Earth: 5,000,000/1
2004 XP14 orbits the Earth a little swings out and hits the moon: 2.68e90/1
2004 XP14 hits George W. on the backside: ~2.1/1
2004 XP14 goes without hitting the Earth: 3/1
2004 XP14 misses the Moon by 1cm due to the Malevolent Aliens intentionally pointing their Gamma Ray Hair dryer towards it, and then the Yetti on the Moon trips up causing the moon to divide into 5 separate pieces shaped like characters of the Simpsons: 4/1.

Ok. Now thats sorted.

Why get so scared if you can do nothing about it? How would you know it isn't going to hit the palce you run to? That would be bad luck wouldn't it?



posted on May, 23 2006 @ 02:38 AM
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Talk about doom and gloom people.

I'm still waiting for the 25th of May, and now your throwing July around.

2 hits in as many months - can it get any worse?




AAAhhh I'm out of beer.....



posted on May, 23 2006 @ 03:16 AM
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same here one_small_step. But theres nothing a little newcastle brown ale cant fix.



posted on May, 23 2006 @ 05:49 AM
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One of these days,
one will have our name on it.

I just hope its later rather than sooner.

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