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MintBerry Crunch
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


65,000 IIRC?





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Mr. Tom Morrow
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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Yeah...the moon is farther than the sun.


Idiot.


Maybe it's just early in the morning, but I laughed when I read this. Sorry AJF.






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AJF
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


Don't be sorry, I deserved it.





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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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65,000 IIRC?

Negative Ghostrider.






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udtiger
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Louisiana
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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big enough to take out...the SF Bay area


It moved






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AJF
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


Google tells me 238,900 miles. I'm guessing that's an average.





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horndog
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


The moon is bright and looks like a fricking onion.





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blueboy
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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

no they wouldn't






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Ender1314
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I figured everyone would know now. Its in one of the car commercials that gets played constantly.





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CajunAngele
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Is it? I hadn't heard that.





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wildtigercat93
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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Really? Would not happen.


Seeing as how people knew about this asteroid before they found out it was going to miss the Earth, id say it would.

It even came out their plan to knock it off course if it continued towards earth.






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CajunAngele
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Anybody have an updated ETA?





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longhorn22
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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Anybody have an updated ETA?






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colorchangintiger
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


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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.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson said that it literally missed us by 15 minutes.






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CajunAngele
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An asteroid about half the size of a football field will pass nearer to Earth than any other known object of its size today at 2:24pm EST/19:24 GMT (1:24PM Louisiana time)

LINK






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longhorn22
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re: 2012 DA14 Asteroid - Passing Earth Today


what if it passes at 1:23?





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CajunAngele
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They say it won't effect our satellites. How in da fuq do they know this for sure?

If it takes out any satellite I hope it takes out a certain REAL SHITTY internet service providers satellite that I won't say their name cuz they monitor everywhere I post and cut off pages under their fair use act and are the worst internet provider on earth and they suck big balls.






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longhorn22
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just watched a video on this...say it will pass 28,000KM away...our satelites orbit around 2,000KM but we have more that orbit around 35,000KM.

The moon is also 380,000KM...this is how close this bad boy will pass to us.






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CajunAngele
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if you don't see me post after 1:30 EST today. the asteroid took out the shitty internet peoples sat because I have them until literally today. my new provider will be on tomorrow after my move.some freaky crap goin on because it has been hot here and the news is calling for snow tomorrow. that is freaky for where I live.





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redstick13
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Western Colorado
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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.



Hey. I am 200 mile south of San Francisco. Let's not joke about my FB time.






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