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new ASTEROIDS: 2012 YQ1 and 2012 YO1

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posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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We've got two more almost Earth grazers.

Check it out!

DOOM OFF. not!

I would like to know why the potentially hazardous asteroids
have gone almost parabolic in the last few years.

Are we entering a debris field?




posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Damn, that's an irritating video, I could only stand it for about 15 seconds. Where did you find this thing?



posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 09:49 PM
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I found it in King Solomon's vault.



posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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Its the ones w/o official released names ?3x Mars 2x EA*? That make 1 wonder


NAMASTE
LOVE LIGHT ETERNIA*******
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posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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Thru Astral op
take care



posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
Thru Astral op
take care


You take care as well! Life easy, love hard!



posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by NewThor7
...I would like to know why the potentially hazardous asteroids
have gone almost parabolic in the last few years.

Are we entering a debris field?


I could be wrong, but I think we are finding more NEOs because we are looking harder and using better search techniques/equipment. I thought the point of doing a whole-sky survey looking for NEOs was to find the ones we didn't know about. Well, now that we are looking, we are finding them.

It wouldn't surprise me if there were always this many, but we just never noticed them. Out of sight, out of mind.

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posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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...and your source for this information is a stupid youtube video?

Did you even bother spending 10 seconds at the near earth object web page to get some real actual information?



posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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This is our next close approach object.


(2012 DA14)
2013-Feb-15
0.0002 AU ,1 is the distance to the sun
0.09 Lunar Distance meaning .09 the distance the moon is from us
35 m - 79 m the size of it
24.4 how bright it is
7.78 the speed its traveling.


Still a few hundred thounsand miles away,though.

neo.jpl.nasa.gov...

ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 10:36 PM
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I wonder how the average citizen would react if they found out just how much hazardous space stuff threatens our planet on a daily basis ?

Maybe NASA has the right idea by not informing everyone of everything...



posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by CranialSponge
I wonder how the average citizen would react if they found out just how much hazardous space stuff threatens our planet on a daily basis ?

Maybe NASA has the right idea by not informing everyone of everything...

It doesn't work like that. While many people indeed stay ignorant of the available data and would feel panicky when told about it, no one is hiding anything. Amateur astronomers and various observatories around the world discover new asteroids rutinely, and the data is shared freely, primarily through the Minor Planet Center. www.minorplanetcenter.org... NASA also makes the data available through JPL. neo.jpl.nasa.gov... Anyone with a decent telescope equipped with a camera can contribute and participate in study of these objects.

Even Wikipedia says that a large boulder-sized meteor hits the Earth 1 to 3 times a year, producing an aerial explosion with the force of a small nuclear bomb.

As mentioned above, we are simply better at discovering these asteroids than before. Telescopes and imaging devices become better, and there are more organised networks (some run by amateurs), like this one. lfvn.astronomer.ru...

P.S. 2012 YQ1 will pass us at 41. 8 LD, that's waaay too far to even get interested in it. It will be fainter than Pluto even during the close approach, so will require a large telescope to see. The other asteroid, 2012 YO1, already flew by on Dec 18.
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