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2012s first astroid is incomming!

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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UBC Prof prdedicts antarctica target for 800 meter asteroid in 2012.....
Heres the link.......
______beforeitsnews/story/1645/206/Huge_Asteroid_Will_Hit_Antarctica_In_2012.html

Whats the end of the world without at least one giaant asteroid?
It wouldnt be the same without one, now would it?
Here we go again folks have at it!.............................think its true?
edit on 19-1-2012 by stirling because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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94% Probability 1 km Asteroid to Hit South Pole in 2012 and Cause Ice Shelf Collapse?

Maybe your question is answered in the existing thread.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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This has been discussed and found to be a hoax.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Chalk another piece of feaar monering up to Beforeitsnews i guess....
UBC Is pretty straight and if they actually said it id take it for real.....



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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HOAX,HOAX,HOAX.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Surely they could not have plotted where an asteroid will land in the autumn if indeed one had been found to be incoming, remember the returning satellite,? nobody had a clue when or where that would land. Remember most of the asteroid would be burnt up on entry and would be significantly smaller on impact, anything particularly big would already be all over the internet so sorry but by autumn there will be much bigger problems to worry about.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by mileslong54
This has been discussed and found to be a hoax.


How would we know if this was a hoax or real... if the truth is being hidden



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Vandalour

Originally posted by mileslong54
This has been discussed and found to be a hoax.


How would we know if this was a hoax or real... if the truth is being hidden



2010-09-10 UBC Astronomy Linked to web hoax
DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE LATEST WEB HOAX

An unusual - and totally ridiculous - conspiracy theory has emerged on the Web connecting UBC Physics & Astronomy, the Antarctic ice shelf, and the threat of a devastating asteroid impact.
Quoting the version of this cosmic urban myth which started circulating yesterday: "University of British Columbia Professor published an on-line article that projected an 800m asteroid would hit Antarctica in the fall of 2012. His article was on the www.phas.ubc.ca website for 2 days before it abruptly disappeared. The initial data was gathered by The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub millimeter Telescope (BLAST) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The theorized asteroid was then tracked by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea, which (with the Adaptive Optics Bonnette) supplies probably the sharpest images currently obtainable from the ground."

The ONLY true parts of this statement are: (1) there is indeed a balloon-borne instrument called BLAST in which UBC is a key partner, and it does collect data over Antarctica; and (2) the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and its adaptive optics system do obtain superbly sharp astronomical images.

The rest is ridiculous. BLAST cannot detect asteroids. And no one could extrapolate the orbital path of a newly discovered asteroid to predict two years in advance that it would strike Antarctica (vs. other spots on Earth). No such article ever appeared on the UBC Physics & Astronomy web site.

This is a story on a par with the annual "Mars as big as the Full Moon" hoax that makes the rounds on the web, except that in this case, it can cause people undue alarm. The only reaction to this story should be amusement, followed by anger that some people are willing to prey on public fears and their interest in astronomy.

Dr. Jaymie Matthews



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by mileslong54

Originally posted by Vandalour

Originally posted by mileslong54
This has been discussed and found to be a hoax.


How would we know if this was a hoax or real... if the truth is being hidden



2010-09-10 UBC Astronomy Linked to web hoax
DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE LATEST WEB HOAX

An unusual - and totally ridiculous - conspiracy theory has emerged on the Web connecting UBC Physics & Astronomy, the Antarctic ice shelf, and the threat of a devastating asteroid impact.
Quoting the version of this cosmic urban myth which started circulating yesterday: "University of British Columbia Professor published an on-line article that projected an 800m asteroid would hit Antarctica in the fall of 2012. His article was on the www.phas.ubc.ca website for 2 days before it abruptly disappeared. The initial data was gathered by The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub millimeter Telescope (BLAST) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The theorized asteroid was then tracked by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea, which (with the Adaptive Optics Bonnette) supplies probably the sharpest images currently obtainable from the ground."

The ONLY true parts of this statement are: (1) there is indeed a balloon-borne instrument called BLAST in which UBC is a key partner, and it does collect data over Antarctica; and (2) the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and its adaptive optics system do obtain superbly sharp astronomical images.

The rest is ridiculous. BLAST cannot detect asteroids. And no one could extrapolate the orbital path of a newly discovered asteroid to predict two years in advance that it would strike Antarctica (vs. other spots on Earth). No such article ever appeared on the UBC Physics & Astronomy web site.

This is a story on a par with the annual "Mars as big as the Full Moon" hoax that makes the rounds on the web, except that in this case, it can cause people undue alarm. The only reaction to this story should be amusement, followed by anger that some people are willing to prey on public fears and their interest in astronomy.

Dr. Jaymie Matthews


Cover story.. just like roswell, they first put the story in the news, but then got second thoughts and took it back and said it was a weather ballon, cant see how this could prove its a hoax, the story its out there now. im just saying it cant be proven right or wrong now..



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Existing thread here:
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