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Originally posted by thedangler
it nearly hit me.
it nearly missed me. Means it hit me but barely.
i still dont know why ppl say near miss.
Originally posted by crsb123
not very reassuring when you consider humanity had only about three days' notice."
Originally posted by ngchunter
Here are all the current risks:
Originally posted by salsaking
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Have any of you considered the possibility that we have never gone to the moon? We have the hubble telescope that can see millions of miles and yet has never looked at the moon to show us the flag left there or the lunar modules?
NASA claims that we have lost the technology to go to the moon?
What do you think?
Personally I dont even believe the moons exists. However I do believe we have landed on it.
Here's a question though: whats the size threshold of an asteroid for it to burn up in our atmosphere or not? I guess it depends on the angle and speed as well, but if it were the size of a car is that too much for out atmosphere to burn up?
Also, what happens to the "stuff" that does burn up? If its all iron then does it melt to liquid and then to a gas? If so that is pretty amazing that a large rock can be completely turned into gas that quickly!
Originally posted by cbianchi513
Is it spinning, tubling? How much and to what degree of predictability? This is important for determining many important facts/hypothesis involving the rock including: When, and where the rock will be (including impact, if any) at any time during it's near proximity with Earth. Also, this information would allow us to calculate the orbit, and period of that orbit, if any. Obviously that would be important to Earth's future.