2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today
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2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today
Posted by nolanola on 2/15 at 1:00 am
Didn't see any recent talk of this here.

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Asteroid named 2012 DA14 to come closer than any other one on record to actually miss Earth


LINK


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Posted by Rohan2Reed on 2/15 at 1:01 am to nolanola
read about this in the WSJ this morning. it was only big enough to take out an area the size of the SF Bay area .. but still that would frick some people Facebook surfing time up for sure.


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Posted by GEAUXmedic on 2/15 at 1:03 am to Rohan2Reed
Germans

LINK

Just,kidding! I wish we could see it.in the daytime here though!



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Posted by The Boat on 2/15 at 1:04 am to nolanola
Can't see it. No care.


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Posted by Notro on 2/15 at 1:07 am to The Boat
LINK


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Posted by Ba Ba Boooey on 2/15 at 2:51 am to nolanola
Fragments of this is what hit Russia earlier


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Posted by elprez00 on 2/15 at 5:43 am to nolanola
Think the government would say anything if it actually was going to hit earth?


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Posted by tgr4ever on 2/15 at 5:47 am to elprez00
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Think the government would say anything if it actually was going to hit earth?
Yes...



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Posted by fishfighter on 2/15 at 5:49 am to tgr4ever
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Think the government would say anything if it actually was going to hit earth?


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Yes...


Really? Would not happen.



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Posted by LSUCanFAN on 2/15 at 5:51 am to nolanola
inb41st2ndand3rdworldproblems


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Posted by LordSnow on 2/15 at 7:12 am to LSUCanFAN
anywhere to see when this badboy will be passing overhead?

I'm not in the US



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Posted by Scatmanjohn12 on 2/15 at 7:18 am to fishfighter
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Really? Would not happen.

They would have to. Amateur astronomers would figure it out pretty quickly.



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Posted by Hugo Stiglitz on 2/15 at 7:25 am to nolanola
I was surprised at how close it's going to get to the earth.

Only 17,000 miles out which is much closer than the Moon and within satellite orbit range.




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Posted by Catman88 on 2/15 at 7:34 am to Hugo Stiglitz
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Only 17,000 miles out which is much closer than the Moon


Thanks for clearing that up!



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Posted by Hugo Stiglitz on 2/15 at 7:37 am to Catman88


I bet many people on here have no idea how many miles separate the Earth from the Moon.




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Posted by Salmon on 2/15 at 7:38 am to Ba Ba Boooey
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Fragments of this is what hit Russia earlier


no



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Posted by The Sad Banana on 2/15 at 7:41 am to Hugo Stiglitz
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I bet many people on here have no idea how many miles separate the Earth from the Moon.
This is just off the top of my head, but isn't it 93 million?



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Posted by Hugo Stiglitz on 2/15 at 7:42 am to The Sad Banana
No


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Posted by rondo on 2/15 at 7:42 am to The Sad Banana
Yeah...the moon is farther than the sun.


Idiot.



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Posted by The Sad Banana on 2/15 at 7:47 am to rondo
My head is empty and I am dumb.

Found the answer, goddamn I'm a moron.


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