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Originally posted by anotherdad
reply to post by ThatDGgirl.
Why is everyone worried about a 9ft wide rock going through our atmosphere? Doesn't this happen alot?
Originally posted by Mean Red Spider
This is from SpaceWeather.com
"ASTEROID 2008 TC3: A small, newly-discovered asteroid named 2008 TC3 is approaching Earth and chances are good that it will hit. Steve Chesley of JPL estimates that atmospheric entry will occur on Oct 7th at 0246 UTC over northern Sudan [ref]. Measuring only a few meters across, the space rock poses no threat to the ground, but it should create a spectacular fireball, releasing about a kiloton of energy as it disintegrates and explodes in the atmosphere."
This is interesting.
Originally posted by carewemust
Could the entry of TC3 into Earth's atmosphere with a 1 Kiloton explosion trigger some countries sensors into thinking that an attack is occuring? That's all the excuse Iran would need to launch an Israel strike. I hope all of the world leaders are being made aware of this upcoming big atmospheric event. We live in a hair-trigger world.
[edit on 6-10-2008 by carewemust]
Submitted by tricaric on Mon, 10/06/2008 - 22:58.
We have prepared a short animation, showing the Earth as viewed by the asteroid 2008 TC3. The asteroid is reaching Earth from the night side, and enters the Earth's shadow cone around 1:50 UTC.
Originally posted by nfotech
reply to post by QuetzalcoatlAlien
Would you mind telling us exactly what policies of Ron Paul's you find to be "psycho"? You'd have to be a raging leftist to take issue with the man, I'm curious if you are basing your opinion on first or second hand information?