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Asteroid just passed Earth

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posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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Just watching CNN (please forgive me) and the ticker on the bottom said an asteroid just passed and another is on the way. Does anybody have any further information?

Jason




posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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trying to find info now....



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:00 PM
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thought it was Near-Earth asteroid 2010 RX30, which is estimated to be 32 to 65 feet in diameter, passed within 154,000 miles of Earth at 5:51 a.m. ET Wednesday, the website PopFi.com confirmed.
The second object, 2010 RF12, estimated to be 20 to 46 feet in diameter, will pass within 49,088 miles of Earth at 5:12 pm ET.

edition.cnn.com...=8UU-VElhbRO&wom=false



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:03 PM
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here goes some info from the nasa, with pics.

neo.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:18 PM
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It was announced to occur and discussed here earlier. Links to news included.

2 astriods to pass between earth and the moon today

The search function is your friend



edit on 9/8/2010 by Three_moons because: additional information



posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 12:52 AM
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Originally posted by Three_moons
2 astriods to pass between earth and the moon today
The search function is your friend :up


Search function works better it asteroid is spelled right




posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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A speeling error is worth reviving a month dead thread?



posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
A speeling error is worth reviving a month dead thread?


No I was looking for a place to post THIS



I heard tell some thought it no big deal but it came close enough for Urth to pull it off course

you already got a star for that post?
Do you have to feed the starlings too?




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posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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If you think that was cool just wait 'till 2095. It ought to be really, really close then.
But at 7 meters across it's not too much of a problem.
edit on 10/9/2010 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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A speeling error is worth reviving a month dead thread?


"speeling" Quoted for irony


Earth, asteroids and stuff.



posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
If you think that was cool just wait 'till 2095. It ought to be really, really close then.


I just bet your the life of the party

But heck we will all be wiped out by 2012 anyway so why worry?



posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 07:44 AM
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I simply copied the thread title although you're correct, it doesn't show up in the search results. As long as we're being picky, correct grammar works better too.


Originally posted by zorgon
Search function works better it asteroid is spelled right


I assume you meant if?




posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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This about the asteroid, or is this a English lesson? Either way im not picky



posted on Oct, 12 2010 @ 10:06 PM
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G'day all,

It may have been the size of a double-decker bus, but if you blinked you would have missed it.

Earth had another close encounter with an asteroid yesterday.

The asteroid, 2010 TD54, was 45,000km away from southern Asia - about one-tenth of the distance to the moon, ABC America's science correspondent, Ned Potter, said.

TD54 was spotted on Saturday by a telescope from the Catalina Sky Survey in the United States.

"NASA's Near Earth Object Program estimates that it was between 4.7 and 10 meters across, and says that in the one-in-a-million chance that it had entered the atmosphere (at 79,000km/h) it would have quickly, if impressively, burned up," Potter said.

"Instead, it might have been seen as a 14th-magnitude star; the brightest stars are first-magnitude.

"It's a pretty busy solar system out there, and NASA says it's worth keeping an eye peeled lest it spot something with our name on it.

"About half a dozen times since life first appeared on Earth, there have been mass extinctions, and it's believed that at least some of them were caused by asteroid impacts."



posted on Oct, 12 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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It's odd for me to see this thread.
Aproximately two hours ago, just after sunset here in So Cal. The wife had just set up the little Tasco x375
in the Driveway. Looking at Jupiter and the Moon again. We were trying to find a bright star for her to focus on.
We both looked straight over head and the brightest thing in the sky besides jupiter was at ninety degrees.
I said that one and started to go inside thru the garage. My wife asked me," Isn't that an airplane?" At the
same time I realised there should be nothing that bright at that time directly over head. So I stepped back out of the garage saying,"No it's not an airplane" sarcastically. When I had it in my view again I said, " You know how sometimes stars look like their moving around.

Then I just shut the hell up and watched what I thought was a star. One solid greenish white light go from barely moving from the ninety, pick up the pace and just kept going du-east. It was gone in fifteen seconds.

I immediatly came in to check the space station was over Napal.



posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 12:00 AM
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Asteroid 2010 TD54 to Pass Within Earth-Moon System on October 12, 2010
www.jpl.nasa.gov...



Darn just missed Would have made a nice show if it hit...


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posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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So can you Zorgon or someone tell me, a total non academic and barely distinguished amateur.
Would this asteroid have passed my local from west to east? Or is this asteroid most likely what we witnessed?
I realise by your diagram it is possible.
edit on 13-10-2010 by randyvs because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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You posted at 9:29 PM Pacific, said you saw it about 2 hours earlier, so 7:30ish. The NASA path of the Asteroid shows closest approach was 6:50 am EDT

I would have to look at the records and see where it would have been visible from and what magnitude... but it is likely you caught a glimpse of it



posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 07:07 PM
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Thank you very much for your Response Zorgon I appreciate it immensely.
As for certainty I can only say what it wasn't and that it never entered our atmosphere.

May you live in interersting times.



posted on Oct, 13 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by zorgon
 

If you think that was cool just wait 'till 2095. It ought to be really, really close then.
But at 7 meters across it's not too much of a problem.
edit on 10/9/2010 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Not unless it is made of iron,.
then it would do some damage



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