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Originally posted by gnosticquasar
So we're all going to die on my birthday. Awesome! But, seriously, does that "m" mean 8 miles or 8 meters?
Originally posted by mattyboy4u
New on the forums (although been reading through them for about a week straight now . Anyways, a quick reply to this subject. On the NASA sight it says "LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon" so this meteor being 0.8 of 1 LD means it is going to be quite far from Earth itself. Although, since reading the post fully, I am now a fan of using the program TimeWave Zero and after looking at it again (I had the 17th in my mind already), there is a spot on the 17th that shows something happening. Who knows, I guess we shall wait and see. I would think though, that if the crash were imminent it would be on the news by now as well. But then again, calculations in space can be wrong :\. We shall see
Originally posted by NWOnoworldorder
reply to post by daryllyn
the magnetosphere DOES NOT protect us from asteroids, it may help break them up a little also when they reach the earths inner atmosphere, but i doubt that this one will impact us, 0.8 ld is at a safe enough distance for it not to be pulled in by our gravitation...
Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by operation mindcrime
Most like some of the craters on the moon are from asteroids. Anybody good with math to give us an idea of the forthcoming asteroid distance from the moon?