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Asteroid To Pass Extremely Close To Earth On February 15-Menderman

- by - February 4, 2013 - 23:01 America/New_York - 9 Comments

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I hope they double checked their math with the trusty slide rules of the Apollo era, Otherwise Obama may have to don his Superman suit and shoot it out of the shy! He can do anything! Two videos to see at link.

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  1. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 5th, 2013

    Only reason Obama dons his superman suit is for a good cornholing. Ride, Captain, Ride.

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  2. Menderman

    February 5th, 2013

    Is this the warning shot across our bow?

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  3. Claudia

    February 5th, 2013

    They say that it will pass between the low Earth orbit where the space station is and the high Earth orbit of weather and communication satellites. Thus, they say, it’s not expected to hit any satellites in orbit.

    They forget all the junk that’s up there.

    Just one little oopsie …

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  4. Menderman

    February 5th, 2013

    and then it’s like a game of stellar dominoes, Claudia! I’ve seen a vid of what can happen if two satellites collide and start a cone of orbiting debris. On a good note, it could make some really nice “shooting star” shows!

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 5th, 2013

    Remember, that asteriods and planetoids don’t necessarily have to hit something to be destructive. They have mass, which can do damage if they strike. However, that also means they have gravity, which can do damage if they just pass close to something. It depends on their size. Since this one is only about 50 meters, it shouldn’t do much damage.

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  6. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 5th, 2013

    Sooo I guess we should all go buy jumpsuits and special sneakers now?

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  7. Menderman

    February 5th, 2013

    A tin foil hat will do for now MJA, and it will go well with your outfit!

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 5th, 2013

    I’m making mine into a swan.

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  9. norman einstein

    February 5th, 2013

    If we all jump up and down at the same time, can we steer the earth into it?
    Worth a try.

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