Asteroid Set For Near Miss

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Asteroid Set For Near Miss

Post by Ironside » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:34 pm

Asteroid Set For Near Miss

NASA say that the 100 metre wide asteroid could skim Earth by as much as 3 miles :shock:
However they also say that it could be as far as 9 million miles.
There is a small chance that it could hit as well.

The asteroid will pass on 8th of March 2016 but its the return journey that may pose a problem in 2017.

Hold on a minute :headscratch:
Their figures are not very comforting are they :thumbdown:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -2017.html

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Re: Asteroid Set For Near Miss

Post by Bystander » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:31 pm

Basically we are just sitting ducks at the moment.
I am innocent, are you?

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Re: Asteroid Set For Near Miss

Post by Sam » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:50 pm

Its quite a big asteroid and if it hits Earth it will be like a massive atom bomb exploding.
And more to the point...................

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Post by Biggsy » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:16 pm

Sam wrote:Its quite a big asteroid and if it hits Earth it will be like a massive atom bomb exploding.
Well just lets hope it lands on somewhere we don't like if it does hit :rolling:
I will not be reading any newspapers today, its my day off!

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Re: Asteroid Set For Near Miss

Post by Bandit » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:47 pm

it makes you wonder.
They have just found another planet in our solar system.
I have lost faith in these people now.
I thought we understood all about near Earth objects and their movements.
"It might hit", "it might not" is not good information :thumbdown:

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Post by Dez » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:46 am

If it hits North Korea I don't think anyone would be bothered.
David Bowie has died - what more can I say :cry:

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Re: Asteroid Set For Near Miss

Post by Rodney » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:48 pm

Lets hope it doesn't hit because something that big would do some damage to say the least.

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Post by Copie » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:05 pm

The asteroid will fly by on Sunday and we have been told not to panic :lol:

http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/03/04/no ... d%3D436427

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