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A small, newly discovered asteroid will pass within the distance from the Earth to the moon this weekend, and you can watch its approach live online today. The space rock, called 2013 LR6, is between 16-53 feet wide and is in no danger of hitting the Earth, experts say. The garbage truck-size asteroid's closest approach will bring it about 68,351 miles above the surface of the planet tomorrow.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Quyll
I can't help but note that by how things are going in the world today? If they outright announced an Asteroid was coming and due to hit the Earth? No one would believe them until it was plainly visible in the sky with hours left to go. Until then? Even the doomers would call false flag while looking for the real story they were trying to 'deflect from'.
Just the same...I wouldn't mind seeing one of these smaller ones give the man in the moon a big new shiner. We could use a show in the sky to break up the boredom.
Well, if they have to choose between one or the other: Hit or Miss, but if they're not 100%positive either way, they really have no choice but to go with 'Miss'.
Originally posted by Vasa Croe
I have to wonder how they know a newly discovered asteroid will not hit when they have to constantly update others based on multiple observations. How quickly can it be determined that one will not hit us and why do they have a need to update them if they have already determined this?
Originally posted by canucks555
What a glorious day that will be
"Glorious" being tantamount to simultaneously having ones flesh burned off and being pummeled by red hot boulders at the same time!
On the contrary, as can be seen by the margin of error, they are quite confident. The condition code does not mean quite what you seem to think it does.
It has a condition code of 5 which suggests that with the current information available they are not exactly confident in their current assesment of this asteroids path.