posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 02:53 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Quite an interesting picture MisterLondon posted, and I do agree that newspaper makes it look much more massive than it really is. Regardless, a
piece of rock 1,300 feet (400 meters) in diameter, traveling so extremely fast, could cause immense damage. - if it was to hit Earth, it would exert
a force the equivalent of 65,000 atomic bombs and leave a crater six miles wide and 2,000ft deep, from what everything I've read has said.
NASA's approach data is not infallible, and like I said, the slightest change in YU55's orbit could cause an impact. I have not heard of Comet SO16
Jenna, I need to check that out.
Once again, Im not trying to scare anyone, or be a fear monger, I just thought it was so interesting in the fact that YU55 is getting no coverage.
Also, people have speculated even seeing actual images of Elenin, whereas YU55 has a very clear image:
Once again, I don't expect this to hit us, if anything it will be an amazing sight to view.