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NASA resurrects NEOWISE warns 45mi Asteroid 163 ERIGONE to shadow NYC block out stars

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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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www.jpl.nasa.gov...

NASA's Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Returns First Images after Reactivation


NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), a spacecraft that made the most comprehensive survey to date of asteroids and comets, has returned its first set of test images in preparation for a renewed mission.


rt.com...

NASA warns of 'potentially hazardous' asteroid


new, “potentially hazardous” asteroid has been discovered by one of NASA’s recently reactivated spacecraft – and it’s headed in Earth’s direction.

The new asteroid, called 2013 YP139, was spotted by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), and marks the spacecraft’s first discovery since being resurrected last year.

According to the Telegraph, the asteroid is still 27 million miles (43 million km) away from Earth, but with a diameter of nearly half a mile (0.4 miles, to be precise), an impact with our planet would cause significant damage. NASA estimates any asteroid with a diameter greater than 0.5 miles could create worldwide consequences upon impact.




Yay a new threat for 2014! JK But in all seriousness, aint this one to keep an eye on?

I mean, 45 miles wide?! And projected to black out stars, and cast a shadow on least northeast metro area(?). Heads up! Lets remain confident NASA is correct, that it shall remain on a


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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:48 PM
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I made a thread about this a while back. Seems cool. But it's not 45 miles wide,


(0.4 miles, to be precise)


I lied, this is a different object that has nothing to do with the doom porn one.
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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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Lets first get the facts straight.

How did a 0.4 miles wide asteroid, suddenly get blown up to 45 miles wide?



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:51 PM
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Oh, sorry. Lynk link please, i searched NEOWISE
as well as ERIGONE.. maybe your title was misleading some? ATS should search the whole body not just title, if it doesnt do that already (think it does though0



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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Mine was duck under the desks lol

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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Nifty... its gonna fly right over my city

Maybe I might actually see something more then 5 stars and clouds




posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 12:56 PM
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Lol no wonder I missed that. I'm confused now though

Are sites like these lying:

www.iflscience.com...


March

20 - Asteroid takes out star - Okay, so the asteroid doesn’t really take out a star (because we all know who would win that fight), but it will pass in front of it and make it disappear from view. The asteroid 163 Erigone is 45 miles wide and will pass in front of Regulus, a star in the Leo constellation. For about 12 seconds, the asteroid’s shadow will completely obscure the star. This is a very rare occurrence and unfortunately very few will get the opportunity to see it. The center of the path will begin in New York City and it will move up into Ontario.

- See more at: www.iflscience.com...



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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even your very own rt quote says 0.4mi
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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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I do believe they are different bodies. The 45 mile one is gonna stay in the belt but block the sun. The 0.4 mile has potential to hit earth or the moon within a hundred years.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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And *this* is posted on the LOL forum?



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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Its in the LOL forum........must be a hoax



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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Ahh not a hoax, its blocking out the star Regulus.

Will it be visible to the naked eye?



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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Lynk3
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I do believe they are different bodies. The 45 mile one is gonna stay in the belt but block the sun. The 0.4 mile has potential to hit earth or the moon within a hundred years.


Not going to block OUR sun.

Also they must not have just found this as it has passed and block a star before.


On 2004 Jul 01 UT, the 72 km diameter asteroid (163) Erigone will occult a 11.7 mag star in the constellation Ophiuchus for observers along a path across Australia.

In the case of an occultation, the combined light of the asteroid and the star will drop by 1.4 mag to 12.8 mag (the magnitude of the asteroid) for at most 6.0 seconds.


So it is 44.7387 in diam. according to the old source.

www.occultations.org.nz...
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posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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The second YouTube video says that the asteroid is not going to get anywhere near Earth, but will still show up in the sky.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 02:53 PM
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I bet It's gonna be cloudy and we'll gonna miss it



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 04:19 PM
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The Shadow will be 45 miles wide. It is 73 km wide! This is what wikipedia says. Its a main belt astroid so I wouldnt worry been here since greek times.

163 Erigone is a main belt asteroid, the namesake of the Erigone family of asteroids that share similar orbital elements and properties. It was discovered by French astronomer Henri Joseph Perrotin on April 26, 1876 and named after one of the two Erigones in Greek mythology.
Ground track of the March 20, 2014 occultation of Regulus by 163 Erigone.

On March 20, 2014, Erigone is expected to occult the first-magnitude star Regulus.[4] This event will be visible along a path about 40 miles wide from New York City to Oswego in the United States, and extending approximately NW into Canada on a track that includes Belleville and North Bay, Ontario.[5]

This is a relatively large, dark asteroid with an estimated size of 73 km.[2] Based upon its spectrum, it is classified as a C-type asteroid,[3] which indicates that it probably has a carbonaceous composition.



posted on Jan, 12 2014 @ 06:37 PM
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This is cool! With any luck and assuming the weather cooperates I should be able to observe this.
Definitely marking this one on the calendar and crossing my fingers as I've missed most of the recent astronomical events due to lousy viewing conditions. Crossing my fingers.






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