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Has NASA confirmed the collision with Asteroid 2012 DA14 at February 15, 2013?

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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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A few days ago- on February 23, 2013 was opened a new asteroid 2012 DA14, which, according to specialists of NASA- on February 15, 2013 will fly at a very short distance from the Earth - only 27,000 kilometers (see the photo of NASA website at the top of this article). According to scientists, asteroid 2012 DA14 has a length of 100 meters and in the case of hitting the Earth, can be released the energy, which equivalent to the explosion of the hydrogen bomb.
hainanwel.com...


UPDATE UPDATE! Another more detailed article from Moscow, Russia I just found! en.rian.ru...




An asteroid of the same class as one that allegedly detonated over Tunguska River in 1908 will pass by Earth next year, flying closer than some man-made satellites, according to NASA.

The asteroid, 2012 DA14, will miss the planet by 26,900 kilometers on February 15, 2013, which is closer than satellites in the geostationary orbit of 35,700 kilometers, according to data on NASA’s website published Sunday.

The asteroid, first detected by the Spanish Observatorio Astronomico de La Sagra, is between 40 and 95 meters in diameter and belongs to Apollo group of near-Earth asteroids, many of which are potential collision hazards.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHhhh


what are your thoughts/opinions on this?
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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Cool


Think anyone plans to intercept it and collect samples or is this just a basic uninteresting rock thats gunna zip by?



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:28 AM
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Only 27,000km far from earth and it has a size of 100meters? Rofl, am I being trolled or is it hard to see the danger of that. Especially as that 100m would probably turn up to 0 if it came into the atmosphere.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:30 AM
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27,000 kilometers is uncomfortably close, but not an impact. Even if the calculations are off and it does impact, the odds are 4 to 1 that it will land in the sea.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:31 AM
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How big a margin for error in those numbers?
Seems to me 27000 is too close for comfort, and an indication that possibly later on it will impact earth......
what is its periodicity?
If it comes by often we may live to see it collide with us......



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:32 AM
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According to a quick google search, above 25 meters could be a real problem, so 4 times that at 100m (think in swimming pool lengths) is actually quite a large rock!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:34 AM
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Its only 100 meters across, short of it hitting a city or population centre can it really do that much damage? Suppose it depends on how fast its going and what its made of eh?
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:35 AM
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science.howstuffworks.com...



A 100 meter asteroid is not just going to burn up. How much damage it does depends on if it reaches the ground in one piece.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:38 AM
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February 23 2013 is the real end date of Timewave Zero. This is an interesting story. I wait for updates.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:39 AM
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No.

NASA has not confirmed the collision with Asteroid 2012 DA14 at February 15,2013.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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I read that this meteor can cause the same damage of an hydrogen bomb, or like the Tunguska Explosion. Put that on a major city and you have millions of dead people.
Did someone notice the date IS FEBRUARY 23 2013? This is the real end date of Timewave Zero.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:53 AM
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Not good news
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:59 AM
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Its only 100 meters across, short of it hitting a city or population centre can it really do that much damage? Suppose it depends on how fast its going and what its made of eh?


Based on its velocity relative to Earth and its estimated mass, it would deliver about 3 megatons of energy, comparable to a small hydrogen bomb. This is actually good news, as the Earth is mostly uninhabited. (It just seems crowded because most people live in cities.) It is not a planet killer. Now for the bad news. It is an Earth hugging Apollo family member with a period of 366 days. I might as well be the first to post this:



ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...

We can look forward to a close encounter every year from now until the end of its career. I might also as well be the first to point out that "DA" is Russian for "yes." Have fun!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 07:39 AM
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I followed your link, and I am now in the year 2025, and that rock is getting away from a collision point as time goes by.

But it will be close next year!



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Do you really think 100m of 'rock' would all burn up in the atmosphere? 27,000Km is very close (relatively speaking)
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by Zagari
February 23 2013 is the real end date of Timewave Zero. This is an interesting story. I wait for updates.


Lol what i find amusing is that the supposed date of timewave zero was moved to suit common or mainstream prophecies.

What will they do now? Suddenly move it back and say "yep, this must be it, let's change it back to the original date".

Or maybe no one just f*cking knows? Let's not complicate life.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Commence Elenin-esque claims in 5..4..3..2..1. According to the JPL 2012 DA14 doesn't pose any kind of impact risk until 2020. It will then continue to pose a risk until 2057. Of course it doesn't even currently rank as a 1 on the Torino scale and the probability of impact during this time period is 2.2e-4.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by DJW001
odds are 4 to 1 that it will land in the sea.


Landing in the sea is not necessarily a good thing Look at the recent EQ in Japan and how the accompanying Tsunami did so much more damage than the EQ itself.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by andy06shake
Its only 100 meters across, short of it hitting a city or population centre can it really do that much damage? Suppose it depends on how fast its going and what its made of eh


If you do want to guess at composition, impact angle, and velocity, this site would be helpful in estimating damage.

www.purdue.edu...






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