On Nov. 8, 2011, the Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth. That's a mere distance of 191,120 miles (307,577 km), about eight-tenths the distance between Earth and the moon.
"At one time we had classified 2005 YU55 as a potential threat," said Steve Chesley, a scientist at JPL's Near-Earth Object Program Office. Prior to the Arecibo radar passes on April 19 thru 21, we had eliminated almost all upcoming Earth flybys as possibilities of impact. But there were a few that had a low remaining probability of impact. After incorporating the data from Arecibo, we were able to rule impacts out entirely for the next 100 years."
That's a mere distance of 191,120 miles (307,577 km), about eight-tenths the distance between Earth and the moon.
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Originally posted by iamnowhere
Watched ''Deep Impact'' last night and August 16th was the day of E.L.E. no year mentioned just a black president for USA. All the relevant info in the movie ie seed banks, D.U.M.B.S for only 1 million US citizens. The President told everyone else to fend for themselves! I know this movie has probably been dissected before just tought I throw in my 2 cents with the ozzy dollar so high ($1:09)!! Cheers
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by Heyyo_yoyo
If everyone is saying it will be hundreds of thousands (if not millions in the case of the comet) of miles away, don't you think that indicates it won't hit the Earth at all?
The debris of a comet is water vapour.
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