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Why is (2009 BD) in red?

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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Is their a reason for the distance in red??
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Maybe because the distance is soo close?
second line



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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it is less than 1 LD (closer than the MOON)



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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No conspiracy here, the red is an indication of the closeness in proximity. If you notice, the 0.9 is the lowest lunar mile count.

Hope this helps.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Because its under a certain threshold ?
I have no idea what im looking at .. but its the smallest number there ... suggesting it will be in close proximity to earth ?



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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I would say becuase its under 1 LD

In astronomy, a lunar distance (LD) is a measurement of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. The average distance from Earth to the Moon is 384,403 kilometers (238,857 miles). The actual distance varies over the course of the orbit of the moon.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_distance_(astronomy)
heres a little more on the object
www.space.com...
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Do you understand that U2U?

I don't think so..



posted on May, 24 2011 @ 03:34 AM
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pretty cool actually. the last time 2009 BD passed it was 942,000 KM away, and now this time when it passes it will be closer than the moon (384,000 KM away). and this site i found says it also follows slightly the same orbit as the earth.. so maybe after a few more passes, blam! ;p

I doubt we'll even see it pass though, rsoe shows it has 13m diameter! haha

astroprofspage.com...

What makes 2009 BD unusual is that its orbit is very nearly the same as that of Earth. It is what we’d call a co-orbital asteroid. Literally, the term co-orbital means same orbit. Really, it isn’t the same orbit. 2009 BD has almost the same orbit, but it is close enough that its orbit is still called co-orbital. 2009 BD’s orbit is just a tiny shade larger than Earth’s,


An object of this size, if it had hit Earth, would likely have created an explosion similar in sized to that from an atomic bomb (depending upon composition and speed at impact). Earth gets hit by this sized body every now and then. That it is out there and that it is passing near Earth are not unusual. It is one of a large number of such bodies in the Solar System.

underlined^ because im not trying to make a doomsday prediction ;p

edit: and yes the red is probably for anything < 10
edit on 24-5-2011 by MurrayTORONTO because: (no reason given)



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