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posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 06:55 PM
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I'm looking for info on the big asteroid for 2014! Anyone have any links?




posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by sonja

I'm looking for info on the big asteroid for 2014! Anyone have any links?


Google does, google can give you anything.
Use the search feature on here aswell



posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 06:57 PM
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Yup here you go,

www.cnn.com...

and#


uk.news.yahoo.com...




LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A giant asteroid is heading for Earth and could hit in 2014, U.S. astronomers have warned British space monitors.

But for those fearing Armageddon, don't be alarmed -- the chances of a catastrophic collision are just one in 909,000.

Asteroid "2003 QQ47" will be closely monitored over the next two months. Its potential strike date is March 21, 2014, but astronomers say that any risk of impact is likely to decrease as further data is gathered





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posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 07:04 PM
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Which asteroid in particular? There's a number of them that will pass by us in 2014.

The one that shows up most commonly in these searches is the one that astronomers thought (based on a few observations) might actually hit Earth:
www.cnn.com...

Better data from the LINEAR program (plus followup tracking data by astronomers, observatories, and amateurs) shows that it's not going to come that close to us:
www.msnbc.com...

This hasn't prevented some people from shrieking about it like they shriek about the asteroid Touatis... which also will come "sorta near" but won't actually hit us.


Yeah. I know. Takes all the fun out of this, doesn't it?



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 12:03 AM
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A 1 in 909,000 chance is really high considering the end result will most likely be a catastrophic extinction.

-.-

That'll be the day...



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 12:07 AM
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Its nothing to worry about. If it does hit, we will know and will be ready.


E_T

posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by websurfer
Its nothing to worry about. If it does hit, we will know and will be ready.

Well, mostly mankind seems to be ready only for self destruct.

We would need to redirect much funds to research to be able to defend earth from NEOs. (even from small ones)


PS. If anyone wondered where I had vanished I was on "only" 3400 kilometers trip to North Cape and northern Finland.



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by E_T
PS. If anyone wondered where I had vanished I was on "only" 3400 kilometers trip to North Cape and northern Finland.


Some great bands are from Finland. More specifically Nightwish and In Flames.





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