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2012 DA14 Will Whiz Past Earth Feb 15th, 2013

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by Mben, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Heads up! :surprise: An asteroid the size of an office building will zoom close by Earth next week, but it's not on a collision course, NASA says. It will whiz past Earth on Feb. 15, going about 5 miles per second. At its closest approach, it will be only about 17,200 miles above the surface of our planet. That's far nearer to us than the moon, and even closer than some weather and communications satellites . But fear not ......... Its flight path is well-understood enough to know that there's no chance it will hit the Earth.  :thumb:Thank goodness!!!![​IMG]<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/08/171412450/close-shave-asteroid-to-buzz-earth-next-week" >source</a>
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  2. PSP

    PSP Ruler of Western Civilization's Geeky Nerds

     
  3. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    :surprise:Gee, thats a pleasant thought......NOT!!!!:lol:
  4. slotgal47

    slotgal47 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Probability risks for DA14. From NASA. Found this interesting.http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/ip?6.4e-06
  5. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    From the site you posted, slotgal ...Impact Probability: 6.4e-06</h3> 0.000640000% chance of Earth impactor1 in 156,000 chanceor99.99936000% chance the asteroid will miss the EarthI'd feel better if that 99.99936000% was 100%!!!!!! LOL
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  6. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    25 minutes until this asteroid pass by Earth!!!Hold on to your hats folks! :lol:Oh and poor Russia. What about that or those meteors last night? Yikes!
  7. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Watch it live here ....[video=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUVnCDe721E] Or here .... <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/main/index.html" >http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/main/index.html</a> -- Edited by Mben on Friday 15th of February 2013 02:10:45 PM
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