Near miss by Asteroid 2005 YU 55 will occur at 6:28 p.m. EST (2328 GMT) Tuesday

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    I sure hope there is not one of those mistaken decimal points in the calculation here. Supposed to come closer than the moon and I can almost reach out and touch the moon some nights!!!

    Huge asteroid headed for close encounter with Earth | Reuters
     
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    Oh, where are all the doomsayers anyway. I thought we would have been hearing about the end of the world already!!!
     
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    Asteroid 2005 YU55 To Narrowly Miss Earth (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
     
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    1,300 feet in diameter would seriously fuck up your day. Likely kill everything around the impact zone for 500-800 miles or more. Sends the planet into a decade long ice age.
     
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    If it hit land it would be quite bad, if it hit the ocean it could be a civilisation ending event. That's why we need stop pissing money away with this AGW BS and start figuring out how to prevent one of these taking us out.
     
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    I read that NASA just released a satelite photo of the approaching asteroid....

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    Thanks! I'll try to remember to duck at that time.

     
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    near miss? o please....we wont even be able to see it with the naked eye
     
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    It always amazed me (although scientists don't talk about it) that the thing that hit the earth around 1912 hit the most remote spot on the planet in Tonguska Siberia rather than downtown NY or L.A. "No athiests in the foxholes"?
     
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    Siberia is quite large as is the rest of the Asian continent so the odds are much greater that it would hit there then anywhere else. Now the question is what the hell was it. Carbonaceous Chondrite? Comet? A very perplexing question to this day.
     

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