Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by ThreeDeuce
NASA is publically saying that there is almost ZERO chance of it to hit
Any of our satellites.
And they are correct.
I would say, that if you are calling our satellites our satellites that we
intentionally put into orbit, gps and other communication satellites along with
defense and weaponization satellites....
But, if you factor in all of our space debris.... One must call these satellites too.
For it WAS man that put these items into orbit around our Earth, we just do not
have a use for these, or their use has run out.
Do we track ALL space debris, and can we say that this has almost NO chance
of hitting all of our debris? If so, that is a pretty amazing feat of tracking,
we should use this technology to track criminals in our own country....
Sorry, I went totally off base, I just think that we do not and can not predict
the location of all space trash at a given time in space.
HECK, how accurate is our prediction of this Asteroid's movement going to be?
Is it going to be affected by the Gravity of our Earth?
Do we accurately know the gravitational pull of the Earth at this current time?
Does an extra 10 million non-censused people add to the gravity?
Surely it adds to the mass.
I am just proposing that there are multiple variables in this scenario,
and even a small percentage of miscalculation can mean that we can not
accurately predict "little chance".
I do actually WANT nothing to happen.
I do only WANT amazing pictures and video.
I wonder if this will create an artificial Aurora Borealis or such.
Will its tail or trailing material leave us a neat light show?
How will this be visibile? Naked Eye from the ground or only telescopes and binoculars?
What countries will be able to see this?