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posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:43 AM
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2014 AZ5


www.russianmeteor.org

It’s the largest threat to Earth in a millenium.

“We are currently also in the process of making governments around the world aware of the situation,” Lochmo said.

The space rock, which is called 2014 AZ5, is about 960 feet wide. It may come hit Earth in early 2013 and there are urgent meetings going on among scientists on how deflect it.


(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:43 AM
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This was in the news 7 days ago.


Anyone know about the validity of this story?

1000 feet in size... that's over 3 football fields!!!!

If it's made up of very dense materials, and if it hits, this could cause a lot of damage.


Update me on this please, surprised there are no threads on this.

www.russianmeteor.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:49 AM
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Anyone know about the validity of this story?


Asteroids are named after the year and month they are discovered. This asteroid was discovered in January, 2014. What does that tell you about the validity of the story, this being February, 2013?



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:50 AM
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Either this is a hoax or a major cover-up as there are zero reliable articles on the net and it all seems to stem from the same article (the one linked in the OP). I'm going for hoax.

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posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:51 AM
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This originated at Weekly World News. (weeklyworldnews.com...)

That in itself says enough about why there isn't a thread on it yet ;-)
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posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 05:52 AM
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Either this is a hoax or a major cover-up as there are zero reliable articles on the net and it all seems to stem from the same article (the one linked in the OP). I'm going for the former.


It's a [HOAX]. 2014 AZ is probably a hypothetical asteroid that is being used to run simulations as part of the planetary defense project.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 06:03 AM
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This is the first time traveling PHA yet to be discovered last year.

It actually already hit Earth's atmosphere next month, with one of the larger fragments wiping out the home office of russionmeteor.org.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 06:05 AM
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Meteors really have it out for Russia, don't they? First Tunguska, then Chelyabinsk, and now this....



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 06:29 AM
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What difference would it make if there was a huge asteroid heading this way?
No amount of preparing will help.

You can't live your life worrying about the next asteroid that will hit, we know for a fact that statistically at some point in the future the planet will again, as in the past take a big hit.

But we are all in the same boat, so stop worrying.
We're all going to die one day, just try and make the most of everyday.



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 06:25 AM
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Can an asteroid have a 2014 prefix in 2013?,
www.abovetopsecret.com...

So what about this one then

found 1 solitary exception with a 2014 prefix in jpl NEO
2014 Vasilevskis (1973 JA)
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...

no 2014 AZ5 in any asteroid database, the Minor planet center
But it has a 2013 AZ5, but it is not going to hit us.
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posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 07:50 AM
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Originally posted by Trillium
One Can an asteroid have a 2014 prefix in 2013?,
www.abovetopsecret.com...

No, the provisional naming system is based on the date and order of discovery.
astroblogger.blogspot.com...
It is pure idiocy written by someone who knows nothing about asteroids. The name suggests it is found in 2014 but hits the earth in "March 2013." Think about that.


So what about this one then

found 1 solitary exception with a 2014 prefix in jpl NEO
2014 Vasilevskis (1973 JA)
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...

1973 JA is the provisional name. 2014 Vasilevskis is the numbered name of the asteroid. There's a difference. 1 Ceres is the first asteroid. Vasilevskis is asteroid #2014. There's also a 2015, 2016, etc. There's even a 20013 at this point.

After discovery, asteroids generally receive a provisional designation (such as "1989 AC"), then a number (such as 4179), and finally (optionally) a name (such as "Toutatis"), in that order.

en.wikipedia.org...
Numbered asteroids are only those whose orbits are well established. That occurs well after they're discovered. Until then they only have the provisional name (1973 JA). After they're numbered, they can be named after someone or something.



posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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Originally posted by ngchunter

Originally posted by Trillium
One Can an asteroid have a 2014 prefix in 2013?,
www.abovetopsecret.com...

No, the provisional naming system is based on the date and order of discovery.
astroblogger.blogspot.com...
It is pure idiocy written by someone who knows nothing about asteroids. The name suggests it is found in 2014 but hits the earth in "March 2013." Think about that.


So what about this one then

found 1 solitary exception with a 2014 prefix in jpl NEO
2014 Vasilevskis (1973 JA)
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...

1973 JA is the provisional name. 2014 Vasilevskis is the numbered name of the asteroid. There's a difference. 1 Ceres is the first asteroid. Vasilevskis is asteroid #2014. There's also a 2015, 2016, etc. There's even a 20013 at this point.

After discovery, asteroids generally receive a provisional designation (such as "1989 AC"), then a number (such as 4179), and finally (optionally) a name (such as "Toutatis"), in that order.

en.wikipedia.org...
Numbered asteroids are only those whose orbits are well established. That occurs well after they're discovered. Until then they only have the provisional name (1973 JA). After they're numbered, they can be named after someone or something.


Now this is a proper answer
Thank you






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