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Asteroid explosion over Indonesia raises fears about Earth's defences

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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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2.9 LD is hardly a collision course though.

If you drew it all to scale on a tennis court sized piece of paper, with a circle the width of a tennis court representing 2.9 LD, and Earth at the center, Earth would be a dot smaller than a grain of pollen. Not really a very big target!

Even if there are a bunch of these smaller but still dangerous NEOs out there, it's very easy for them to sail right by us since we are such a small dot in such a colossal space.

Perhaps if it was 0.029 LD I might raise an eyebrow, but it's not really big enough to do serious damage on a global scale either so...




posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Interesting story, lets hope the Earth keeps defending us. It might come to a point soon though where 'Mother Earth' has had enough of us and decides to send us the way of the Dinosaurs.

Anyone seen this from South Africa?




posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Anyone seen this from South Africa?


Yep


South Africa Nov. 21 - Another big fireball/meteor (w/video footage)




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