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Asteroid in near miss

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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 09:59 PM
An asteroid designated 2008 BT18 will pass close to Earth today in the closest pass to Earth forcasted for this year.

It will be as close as 5.9LD or 2.265 million Kms (i hope).

Measuring between .65 and 1.4kms in diameter, we want to hope NASA has this right.

See the orbit here :

All near Earth orbits listed here:



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 10:21 PM
Before I get chipped ( deservedly) I was incorrect.

There are 2 others that will pass closer.

2005 VN at 4.1 LD

2003 WT153 at 5.8.

My apologies.

These are also smaller than 2008 BT18


posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 10:37 PM
Well what a wonderful day it is to see it NOT it's wet windy and Oh its day time lol But like you i hope they are correct in the maths I guess we will find out if they are not

posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 10:43 PM
Beautiful day here... about to go fishing.

Maybe someone somewhere may be able to get a pic of
this rock... got to be dark somewhere.


posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 12:10 AM
reply to post by mungodave

i believe it was two pieces of rock and not one..



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 12:16 AM

This is our rocks.

Asteroid 2008BT18 is considered “potentially hazardous” by NASA because its orbit has not been fully determined.

Due to this uncertainty, there is a tiny chance that some day it could collide with Earth.

Asteroids are commonly known to change their trajectory primarily due to the Sun’s gravity.

posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 03:28 AM
I just saw something pass over my roof at 1:13 am pacific time, but not sure it was an asteroid. It looked like a meteor or is it meteorite, maybe a fireball. It wasn't a shooting star. It had a long, wide flaming tail, mostly white, bit of orange, travelling from south to north, lasting about 3 seconds before burning out.

[edit on 15-7-2008 by violet]

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