posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 03:52 PM
I have just been to Rense.com and found this rather disturbing article and would love to get others opinion on it. The most odd part of the whole
story is that nowhere on neo.jpl.nasa.gov...
can I find NEO 2004 MC listed yet when I type in this designation into orbit diagrams I find an
orbit thats closer than both Itokawa and Toutatis... its rather strange. A further complexity is that the subject of the posting was originally a
NASA statement that was withdrawn the next day.
Here is a link for the orbit:
and the Rense article:
"The June 29 asteroid is designated 2004 MC. It was only discovered ten days ago, on June 15 and will come even closer to Earth than Itokawa. 2004 MC
will come within 0.0097 Astronomical Units of the planet, less than 850 thousand miles, a very near miss, and because of the late discovery of the
asteroid NASA is unsure of the size of 2004 MC and its orbital path is not absolutely certain.
On June 21 NASA's Near Earth Orbit Dynamic Site said of 2004 MC "This object has the possibilty of impacting the Earth". This statement was,
however, removed on June 22, just one day after it appeared. "