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NASA's Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Map

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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This is NASA's Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) map, a great way of turning data into a visual projection, it also looks good as space art, and reminds me of my Spirograph 2000!



A closer look:


www.space.com...


If you've seen films like "Armageddon," you know the potential threat asteroids can be for Earth. To meet that threat, NASA has built a map like no other: a plot of every dangerous asteroid that could potentially endanger our planet … at least the ones we know about.

NASA released the new map of "potentially hazardous asteroids" on Aug. 2 in a post to its online Planetary Photojournal overseen by the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The map shows the orbital paths of more than 1,400 asteroids known creep too close to Earth for comfort. None of the asteroids mapped pose an impact threat to Earth within the next 100 years, agency officials said.

"These are the asteroids considered hazardous because they are fairly large (at least 460 feet or 140 meters in size), and because they follow orbits that pass close to the Earth's orbit (within 4.7 million miles or 7.5 million kilometers)," NASA officials explained in the image description

According to NASA, "being classified as a PHA does not mean that an asteroid will impact the Earth: None of these PHAs is a worrisome threat over the next 100 years. By continuing to observe and track these asteroids, their orbits can be refined and more precise predictions made of their future close approaches and impact probabilities."

NASA scientists and astronomers around the world are constantly searching for asteroids that may pose an impact threat to Earth. NASA has said that roughly 95 percent of the largest asteroids that could endanger Earth — space rocks at least 0.6 miles (1 km) wide — have been identified through these surveys.

At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA's Asteroid Watch project scientists work to share the latest asteroid discoveries and potential threats with the public. The Asteroid Watch is part of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program that studies asteroids and comets, as well as their potential impact threats to the Earth and other planets.


A song to suit the image

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:20 PM
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"Now i can relax, it looks absolutly safe"


Gives a whole new perspective of whats flying around out there, also interesting to see how empty there is around the sun.

Pretty cool



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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And these are the ones we KNOW about!



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:36 PM
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theabsolutetruth
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And these are the ones we KNOW about!


To that end, we can always donate to The B612 Foundation which is dedicated to finding the ones we don't know about and devising spacecraft to deflect them before they present real bad day for part of the Earth.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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According to Carol Rosin of the Disclosure Project who worked with Wernher von Braun in the 1970's there is a sequence of threats that will be used to keep the public unaware of what 's really going on in the world.

Von Braun's sequence of threats were : Communism, Terrorism, Rogue Nations, Asteroids and finally E.T.

Any good student of history can see how the first three ideas played out into the real world, over many decades. Now after the FEB 2013 Chelyabinsk event we were told that Chelyabinsk was part of a "family" of asteroids.

Not only this but after Chelyabinsk there has been a steady and strong increase in news about asteroid threats which fits in perfectly with the Von Braun sequence of threats.

The perceived Asteroid Threat is now so severe that NASA has resorted to bringing old spacecraft out of hibernation (Neo-WISE) and embarked on a new publicity scheme to get people involved in searching for potentially deadly NEO's.




posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 06:53 PM
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There is the statistical possibility of an asteroid hit, according to research, a major hit like dinosaur wipeout is due, but let's hope technology can do something about it if it got near.

Regarding the list, throughout Earth's history there have been such things, the possibility of governments using them to their advantage is possible but the threats would be there none the less.

Earth is in the solar system and about to hit a patch in space where there is more likeliness for asteroids, go figure.

For the record, and I won't bother arguing about it on this thread, I think the Chelyabinsk event looked like it was hit by a missile or was a missile, as a matter of fact, based on various details.

Also, the 10 times more risk is due to NASA's size measurements, before they counted 100m+ now they are considering smaller asteroids.

www.space.com...


The risk of asteroid impacts like the meteor explosion that devastated a Russian city earlier this year may be 10 times greater than previously thought, several new studies on the meteor's origin and power reveal.

The meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15 was the first video-recorded meteor known to cause substantial damage and injuries. It was the largest airburst on the planet since the famed Tunguska event in 1908, also in Russia. Divers recovered a coffee-table-size chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteoriteweighing about 1,430 pounds (650 kilograms), the largest fragment unearthed yet, from the bottom of Russia's Lake Chebarkul on Oct. 16. Satellites also watched it streak through the atmosphere.

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 08:57 PM
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So basically, Earth is...absolutely 100 % is...screwed. We don't know when, and it could as easily be 100,000 years as it could be 10 years or days...but we are screwed.

They could have just said that and saved someone the trouble of making that graphic. I must say it's a pretty graphic though, so just as well they went through the trouble of illustrating Inevitability.

That would be a good name, if it were a painting. Inevitability.

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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So basically, Earth is...absolutely 100 % is...screwed. We don't know when, and it could as easily be 100,000 years as it could be 10 years or days...but we are screwed.
No so much chance of 10 days. An Earth killer would be spotted farther out than that. Probably so for 10 years as well.

I will say this though, that asteroid map is hazardous all right.

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posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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Yeah.. 10 days is a little short. True. lol...

I was surprised to see a couple of the faster speeds in the known Universe recently. One would cross the outer Heliosphere to Earth in under a year. Not much time....but the one in question needed the galactic black hole to sling-shot it to that speed too, so pretty rare I'm sure.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 10:06 PM
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For the record, and I won't bother arguing about it on this thread, I think the Chelyabinsk event looked like it was hit by a missile or was a missile, as a matter of fact, based on various details.


Hi theabsolutetruth. Some people on ATS might attack you for having a view like that.. but I won't be one of those people!


I also think the Chelyabinsk event was a part of a larger scheme of things. By 'larger scheme' I am talking about decades of time frames. The NWO, globalism and the existential threat sequence works on long time frames : communism, terrorism, rogue nations, asteroids and e.t.

Communism, as a threat, has run it's course by about 1990. Americans in 2014 do not appreciate the historical value of communism as a threat in the 1950's-1990.

Terrorism, as a threat, has many peaks and valleys, the last peak was 9-11. But terror has other faces, too. Remember Charles Manson? Jim Jones? Remember Pol Pot? Not to mention that hijacking commercial flights in the early 1970's was incredibly easy.... there was basically no security and you could get guns & weapons into a commercial flight no questions asked.

Rogue Nations, have been a threat since the 1950s (see Korea, see Cuba, see Iran, see Libya, and a looooong list of CIA interventions).

Then we come to the asteroids. If Wernher von Braun and Carol Rosin were trying to predict the future they did a good job of it. Why? Because asteroids are the next existential threat to humanity... followed by E.T.



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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theabsolutetruth
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And these are the ones we KNOW about!


To that end, we can always donate to The B612 Foundation which is dedicated to finding the ones we don't know about and devising spacecraft to deflect them before they present real bad day for part of the Earth.


Easy to deflect them use a unmanned nuclear pulse propulsion craft. It would impact at such high speed the kenetic energy alone should do enough damage. And if it dont? Well the beauty of NPP is that it goes so darn fast you got time to send more and more until it does work.
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posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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Question time! In the second picture there is a small oval that you can see which close to being a whole oval. It runs right past mars. Comparing this orbit to the others why is that one so small and what is creating that orbit. Hope that's a clear question



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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There is the statistical possibility of an asteroid hit, according to research, a major hit like dinosaur wipeout is due, but let's hope technology can do something about it if it got near.


Actually this is 'old' thinking.

More recent research has discovered that most mass extinctions, including the last dinosaur period, was most likely caused by VOLCANISM, not from any asteroid impact(s).

Should any future asteroids impact the earth, they are unlikely to be of a large enough size to cause an extinction event.

I know that most people believe that the extreme volcanic activity of the time, was caused by possible large impacts, but evidence is leading away from that scenario.


Current data suggests that the most general cause of mass extinctions has been massive volcanism, even if other events may have intervened (asteroid impacts) and made some of these extinctions even worse.



Volcanic flows likely occurred as "pulses", with some flows being truly gigantic. Evidence has been found in the field for flows that had original volumes in excess of 10,000 cubic kilometers and erupted in less than a hundred years, possibly only a decade (Fig. 3). For comparison, the largest historical basaltic eruption that occurred in 1783 in Iceland (Laki) erupted some 15 km3 of lava in about a year. So a single huge Deccan flow could have amounted to at least 667 Laki over less than 100 years, or even 100 Laki over about 15 years! The amount of carbon and sulfur dioxides injected in the atmosphere from just one of these very large eruptions would have been truly gigantic, actually on the same order as those ejected by the asteroid impact on Yucatan, which fell on crust rich in carbon and sulfur and vaporized them.


The full story: RECENT RESEARCH

Well worth reading the above.

IMHO, it's increased VOLCANISM that we need to more worried about.



posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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Regardless of the hypothesis of Volcanic action being a cause of dinosaur extinction, there were extinction level asteroids and there is still the threat of such.

Asteroids, Volcanic and Earthquake activity are all concerns that science is trying to find ways of controlling.

en.wikipedia.org...


The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event,[a] formerly known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a mass extinction of some three-quarters of plant and animal species on Earth—including all non-avian dinosaurs—that occurred over a geologically short period of time 66 million years (Ma) ago.[2][3] It marked the end of the Cretaceous period and with it, the entire Mesozoic Era, opening the Cenozoic Era which continues today.
In the geologic record, the K–Pg event is marked by a thin layer of sediment called the K–Pg boundary, which can be found throughout the world in marine and terrestrial rocks. The boundary clay shows high levels of the metal iridium, which is rare in the Earth's crust but abundant in asteroids.

It is generally believed that the K–Pg extinction was triggered by a massive comet/asteroid impact and its catastrophic effects on the global environment, including a lingering impact winter that made it impossible for plants and plankton to carry out photosynthesis.[4] The impact hypothesis was bolstered by the discovery of the 180-kilometre-wide (112 mi) Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico in the late 1970s,[5] which provided conclusive evidence that the K–Pg boundary clay represented debris from an asteroid impact.[6] The fact that the extinctions occurred at the same time as the impact provides strong situational evidence that the K–Pg extinction was caused by the asteroid.[6] However, some scientists maintain the extinction was caused or exacerbated by other factors, such as volcanic eruptions,[7] climate change, and/or sea level change.

A wide range of species perished in the K–Pg extinction. The most well-known victims are the non-avian dinosaurs. However, the extinction also hit other terrestrial organisms, including mammals, pterosaurs, birds,[8] lizards,[9] insects,[10][11] and plants.[12] In the oceans, the K–Pg extinction devastated the giant marine lizards (Mosasauridae), plesiosaurs, fish,[13] sharks, mollusks (especially ammonites) and many species of plankton. It is estimated that 75% or more of all species on Earth vanished.[14] Yet the devastation caused by the extinction also provided evolutionary opportunities. In the wake of the extinction, many groups underwent remarkable adaptive radiations — a sudden and prolific divergence into new forms and species within the disrupted and emptied ecological niches resulting from the event. Mammals in particular diversified in the Paleogene,[15] producing new forms such as horses, whales, bats, and primates. Birds,[16] fish[17] and perhaps lizards[9] also radiated.


Galactic Plane


Is there a genocidal countdown built into the motion of our solar system? Recent work at Cardiff University suggests that our system's orbit through the Milky Way encounters regular speedbumps - and by "speedbumps" we mean "potentially extinction-causing asteroids".

Professor William Napier and Dr Janaki Wickramasinghe completed computer simulations of the motion of the Sun in our outer spiral-arm location in the Milky Way that revealed a regular oscillation through the central galactic plane, where the surrounding dust clouds are the densest. The solar system is a non-trivial object, so its gravitational effects set off a far-reaching planetoid-pinball machine which often ends with comets being hurled into the intruding system.

The sun is about 26,000 light-years from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is about 80,000 to 120,000 light-years across (and less than 7,000 light-years thick). We are located on on one of its spiral arms, out towards the edge. It takes the sun -and our solar system- roughly 200-250 million years to orbit once around the Milky Way. In this orbit, we are traveling at a velocity of about 155 miles/sec (250 km/sec).

Many of the ricocheted rocks collide with planets on their way through our system, including Earth. Impact craters recorded worldwide show correlations with the ~37 million year-cycle of these journeys through the galactic plane - including the vast impact craters thought to have put an end to the dinosaurs two cycles ago.

Almost exactly two cycles ago, in fact. The figures show that we're very close to another danger zone, when the odds of asteroid impact on Earth go up by a factor of ten. Ten times a tiny chance might not seem like much, but when "Risk of Extinction" is on the table that single order of magnitude can look much more imposing.

You have to remember that ten times a very small number is still a very small number - and Earth has been struck by thousands of asteroids without any exciting extinction events. A rock doesn't just have to hit us, it has to be large enough to survive the truly fearsome forces that cause most to burn up on re-entry.

Professors Medvedev and Melott of the University of Kansas have a different theory based on the same regular motion. As the Sun ventures out "above" the galactic plane, it becomes increasingly exposed to the cosmic ray generating shock front that the Milky Way creates as it ploughs through space. As we get closer to this point of maximum exposure, leaving the shielding of the thick galactic disk behind, the Kansas researchers hold that the increasing radiation destroys many higher species, forcing another evolutionary epoch. This theory also matches in time with the dinosaur extinction.

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posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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I see you putting out this theory in ATS threads time and again, but I'd like to ask you something.

Is, according to this theory, the asteroid thread completely fabricated or blown out of proportions? What about the fact that population, in general, is ignorant of such threat or of NASA's asteroid campaigns?

What about the fact that Communism wasn't seen as a threat by many other countries? You can't just look at the American (or Western in general) policy and apply it to the whole world.

Rogue states is a subjective matter; in my book Israel is a rogue state. The USSR set up the North Korea, NATO set up the South Korea. There's nothing rogue about Cuba or Iran. So, again, America may see them as a threat, but not many other world countries.

Suppose the strategy you described is applied to the Americans, and they are kept in the dark about the "true purposes", what about the rest of the world? If there are American space weapons being developed and deployed, I'd think Russia, India and China would be the first onto that.
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posted on Feb, 3 2014 @ 10:58 PM
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Wouldn't rely on Wiki for your info...most of what you've quoted has now been challenged, with asteroid impact(s) relegated to only adding to an already extreme period of volcanism.

The Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary (KTB or KPg for Cretaceous-Paleogene) mass extinction is primarily known for the demise of the dinosaurs, the Chicxulub impact as the presumed sole cause and the associated frequently rancorous 30 years old controversy. But there is more to this mass extinction. Among the five major mass extinctions, only the KT can be shown to have a close correspondence between the mass extinction, an iridium anomaly, a large impact crater (Chicxulub) plus one small crater (Boltysh), one of the largest continental flood basalt eruptions (Deccan Traps) and major climate and sea level changes. Given the revolution in understanding of these events particularly over the past decades this simple impact-kill scenario is simply no longer adequate.

If you want to get up to speed with the latest research, I suggest you read the link I posted, from the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY:



posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 01:11 AM
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I see you putting out this theory in ATS threads time and again, but I'd like to ask you something.


The main reason that I mention the Rosin/Von Braun asteroid threat in so many posts is that there are 0 people talking about this on ATS and I am hoping to find people to talk with about this particular subject. So thanks for asking.

Carol Rosin made these statements in public for the first time back in 2000/2001 time frame. (source Nexus Magazine December 2000 www.rense.com... )It means that she has been on the record for at least 13 years with the von Braun threat sequence and she hasn't changed it. What has changed? The world has changed.

Carol Rosin's convincing scenario is that there is a planned sequence of threats. The time frame of 2001-2009 was all about terrorism and rogue nations. She was right about that. Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Iran. Even Venezuela was on the list, to some extent, as a threat to the security of the US.


Is, according to this theory, the asteroid thread completely fabricated or blown out of proportions? What about the fact that population, in general, is ignorant of such threat or of NASA's asteroid campaigns?


If you listen to what Carol Rosin is actually saying it comes out like the asteroid & E.T. threats will be lies. I interpret this to mean that the asteroid & E.T. will be 'false flags'.

Wildespace, I don't know where you stand on 9-11 or the Gulf of Tonkin, but I'm sure that you understand the meaning of 'false flag operation' and how false flags have been used (misused and abused) to create the conditions for interventions, which usually means, the application of force upon certain targetted populations of the world.

In support of Carol Rosin is the historical record of Communism, Terrorism and Rogue Nations. The Western media has been obsessed with communism, terrorism and rogue nations for the last 70+ years. The state of current events in the world also supports Carol Rosin.

Not only does Carol Rosin list the examples but she listed them in sequence 13 years ago!


Rogue states is a subjective matter; in my book Israel is a rogue state. There's nothing rogue about Cuba or Iran.


That's nonsense. The Cuban Revolution 1953-1959. Likewise, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 resulted in a political situation which included terrorism and rogue nations... Both Cuba and Iran were considered 'rogue' nations, 'terrorist' nations, there is a long tradition in the media of depicting both these regimes as intolerant, totalitarian, with malicious intent toward the West.

Anyway, I agree with you that Israel is a rogue state! (save it for another thread on the definitions of rogue states.)


Suppose the strategy you described is applied to the Americans, and they are kept in the dark about the "true purposes", what about the rest of the world? If there are American space weapons being developed and deployed, I'd think Russia, India and China would be the first onto that.


The Americans are not the only nation with an asteroid initiative, the Russians, after Chelyabinsk, are increasing efforts, so is NASA increasing efforts, by waking up Neo-WISE satellite, and building the OSIRIS-REX asteroid osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu... mission plan, here is a headline that might convince you:

March 12th, 2013

Russia to build anti-meteorite shield – The project, titled “Citadel”, would cost about $500 million, and could be implemented only with international cooperation.
Read more at investmentwatchblog.com... only-with-international-cooperation/#8GUQpj6oyxmf2MV8.99

Just google news on asteroid threat and you will see that the news is getting more heavy on asteroids.

Wildespace, Carol Rosin is on the record 13 years ago. She knew the exact threat sequence in advance.

Wildespace, back in 2000, could you have predicted asteroids would be a threat in 2013/2014?

Carol Rosin made a bold prediction.... and she was right!



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