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On 20 Jun 2006 there were 795 known Potentially
June-July 2006 Earth-asteroid encounters ASTEROID
Notes: LD is a "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.
Originally posted by yeah right
we could all be in big trouble!!!!!!!!!
the earth has such powerful gravity, to keep the moon traveling around it right???
and this asteroid is going to be pretty much, at the SAME DISTANCE as the moon..
but alot smaller than the moon.. so the earth should be able to pull this a bit..
maybe enough to use the orbit of the moon to pull even closer(if its close enough)
what i'm trying to say is...
i think its possible that with all the forces of all the planets and sun and moon
could easily tweek its course.. especially coming that close..
since the earth keeps the moon in place
and when ( if the earth/and/or/moons pull ) the asteroid comes around next time
could be even closer or direct hit!!
Originally posted by AussieNutter
Now I just gotta find my telescope.
*looks at ominous pile of crap sitting in garage*