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Originally posted by ignant
Originally posted by SpongeBeard
reply to post by syrinx high priest
whats it going to do, flatten a forest?
get real, this posts no risk to the planet
a few million might die, but its not going to ruin anyones day
Updated 11 March: Infrared observations of 2009 DD45 suggest it is a member of a class of rocky asteroids called "S-type". Based on the average surface brightness of these asteroids, DD45's size appears to be about 19 km across, on the lower end of its estimated size range. Its size and stony makeup suggest it would break up high in Earth's atmosphere if it were ever found on a collision course with Earth, and would not cause damage on the ground, says NASA's David Morrison in an email newsletter. An asteroid about the size of the one that levelled the forest in Tunguska, Siberia, a century ago flew past Earth on Monday - well within the Moon's orbit. The risk of a future impact with the object is not yet known.
Originally posted by smarterthanyou
reply to post by ignant
Some of those are absolutely massive. Wow.
Originally posted by Aestheteka
reply to post by netwarrior
Except we don't know that it was a rock.
That is purely a hypothesis, not a fact.
ebs test? oh yeah makes sense. when is that test scheduled for again? *forget*
Can anyone explain what the heck that page means to a numb skull like me, please.
Completely confused as to what the data represents.
Would be greatly appreciated!!!