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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    Hmm, it seems it is going to be closer than what they said a couple days ago. Went from 201,000 miles to 198,000. At least the decimal point has not moved yet. I'd hate to see them announce a mathematical error that moves the decimal point 3 places to the left!

    Asteroid Yu55 on course for close encounter with Earth | Science | The Guardian
     
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    Ready to be assimilated? Strength is irrelevant, resistance is futile.
     
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    borg are kinda sexy
     
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    If it hits Earth, it will be because they are incorporating our geological diversity into their own.
     
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    Want to see what an impact will be like? Here is an online calculator. You specify the size and density and other variables if you wish of the meteor and it will give the size of the crater, blast effects, damage and global effects.


    Impact: Earth!
     
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    Isn't this on the same day that they are shutting down the communication system for a test? and also isn't this on the same day that they will be doing a tsunami emergency response test on the west coast? Didn't Congress go on recess?
     
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    I would have to agree
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYWxhTZDTPw&feature=feedu]Jackson Card Identifies Location Of Meteor Strike ? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    You are supposed to panic and shit. Thats why they are doing that national EDS test on the 9th. We are all dead.:eek:
     
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    Not really:

    Here is the results for a persons standing 500 miles away from the impact site

    Calculated Results

    This is 100 miles away:

    Calculated Results

    Within 40 miles people start to be in serious trouble.

    Calculated Results

    This for it hitting 400 miles offshore in 6k meter deep water.

    Calculated Results

    Not exactly a picnic, but not the 800 miles of devestation you are quoting, nor the civilization ending tsumani in the post below.
     

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