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Scientists find asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs. Heading this way. Tonight. (Austra

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Why are we only hearing about this now? Surely this would have been spotted earlier.

scientists find asteroid


edit on 15/4/11 by masqua because: Added working link... thanks davidgrouchy





posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Page not found. Different link?



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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You have my interest, can you find other info on this? Great fresh doom...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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scientists find asteroid

Here, fixed the link for you.
Back to comment in a second.


David Grouchy




Here is the video from the article.


“There is no possibility of the small space rock entering Earth’s atmosphere during this pass or for the foreseeable future.”


So there is no threat.
Great article though as there are some weird things about it.
Like the asteroid blinking, and getting observers all in a tizzy about it.
The official explanation is that it is cigar shapped and tumbling so it just looks like it's blinking.

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Click on the link and type in asteroid in the search...it is the first one.
2nd



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Thanks David, Don't know what happened there.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:42 PM
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So.... are we gonna die? Or is it going to be a cool light show...? What's the dealio?

Or is it over already??
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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OH ok. It's not going to enter the atmosphere.
Thanks for the heart attack. I'm going to bed...



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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This is the link that I found.

The OP link is still coming up with a 404 err msg.

Spaceship headed our way maybe?

www.news.com.au...

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by Ventessa
So.... are we gonna die? Or is it going to be a cool light show...? What's the dealio?

Or is it over already??
edit on 14-4-2011 by Ventessa because: Had another question...


I think the OP blew it a bit out of proportion, we're not all gonna die. We probably won't even see it.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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Why are we only hearing about this now? Surely this would have been spotted earlier.


It's all in the numbers.

Think about the amount of unknown asteroids, in all their shapes and sizes, whirling around in our solar system, let alone the amount of them in the entire galaxy, versus the amount of earth based observers, and the difference is astronomical.

Considering how young our space age technology is, I'd have to say we're doing a half-way decent job at keeping an eye on things out there.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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I didn't blow anything out of proportion. I simply asked why we were only hearing about it now. Surely someone should have known it was on the way.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by Ventessa
So.... are we gonna die? Or is it going to be a cool light show...? What's the dealio?

Or is it over already??
edit on 14-4-2011 by Ventessa because: Had another question...


I wouldn't hold my breath



SPINNING ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 GP59 is flying past Earth today, April 15th, not far beyond the orbit of the Moon (1.4 LD). There's no danger of a collision, but the 50-meter space rock is remarkable: It is elongated and spinning once every 7.5 minutes.



Space weather



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by Bee2010

I simply asked why we were only hearing about it now. Surely someone should have known it was on the way.



Ah,
well, as this video will show,
space is really really big, and there are a ton of them.

On top of that a smaller, but dangerous, one is harder to see till it gets close.

Watch video in full screen high def, cause there are a lot of asteroids. The red ones cross Earth orbit.


David Grouchy




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:16 PM
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So, was this our nemasis elenin,nibiru, planet x everyone so worried about or is earth still in the line of fire from these or something else. just curious. Or maybe that big bang in space is headed our way some time in the near future. Is this meteor renamed or is it a different species of another color. I believe this thing described was named something else. Or do all meteors out there look the same cigar shaped? Was this meteor called something else here on a.t.s?



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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So how much time before it hits? If it hits, where is it going to hit and what is blast radius? If anyone knows this, then that would be great.

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So over time, we are surrounded by asteroids and if the worse happens, the sun collapses and the asteroids trample us down.
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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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I didn't blow anything out of proportion. I simply asked why we were only hearing about it now. Surely someone should have known it was on the way.


If people knew about it you can bet there would have been hundreds of YouTube videos claiming it was Nibiru.






posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by Bee2010
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I didn't blow anything out of proportion. I simply asked why we were only hearing about it now. Surely someone should have known it was on the way.


To quote a famous movie...

" President: What is this thing?
Truman: It's an asteroid, sir.
President: How big are we talking?
Scientist: Sir, our best estimate is 97.6 billion-
Truman: It's the size of Texas, Mr. President.
President: Dan, we didn't see this thing coming?
Truman: Well, our object collision budget's about a million dollars a year. That allows us to track about three percent of the sky, and begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky."


I am sure there is "stuff" out there that we have no clue about.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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Wasn't there a prediction or article a few years back warning of an asteroid impact on Earth unless the Earth shifted on it's axis by 10 centimeters? Didn't the earthquake in Japan do that? I am going to check into it, but wondered if anyone had heard of this.



posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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According to NASA, we just had our close encounter about 15 minutes ago

2011 GP59)
Classification: Aten [NEO] SPK-ID: 3562830

Close-Approach Data ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)


2011-Apr-15 19:10 < 00:01 Earth 0.00356616259651162
the current UTC time is 19:26...it happened at 19:10

I know, lame cut and paste job. Here's the link: ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...



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