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Hitch A Ride On An Asteroid (Kenny Sullivan)

- by - February 15, 2013 - 10:28 America/New_York - 28 Comments

Really cool interactive on the approaching asteroid. NASA will also livecast the event here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_M13-031_Asteroid_Flyby_Coverage.html

Don’t panic and remember your towel.

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  1. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    When you find 2012 DA14, click on zoom and ride with it towards Earth! 50,000 miles and 3 hours away!

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  2. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Coverage on NASA TV starts at 2:25 EST. I’ll be watching!

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  3. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Cool, I’m now tagging behind the asteroid on my way to Earth.

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  4. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    It starts at 2:00 PM. It will be at its closet to Earth at 2:25.

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  5. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    I’m there too! Good view of Antarctica right now!

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  6. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Don’t you want to nudge it just a little to fly by DC and scare the shit out of the high and mighty overlords!?

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  7. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    They would just blame it on Booosh!

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 15th, 2013

    Has it gone by yet? What I miss?

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    February 15th, 2013

    So NASA has been reduced to a virtual space program now, eh?
    My java won’t let it load for some reason.

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  10. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Hahahahahahaha!

    I’d like to see what the IIS is seeing but I don’t want to open another tab. The one I have is already topping out my CPU!

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  11. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    24,000 miles away MJA.

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  12. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    I think I’ll listen to Ziggy Stardust while I’m watching. (Years ago, there would be a little herb, too.)

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  13. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    I have DirecTV. What’s the frequency, Kenneth? Found it – Ch. 348.

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  14. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Holy Moly, look how close it is!

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  15. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    Oops, DirecTV 346.

    Hoping it gets close enough to make all the dinosaurs in DC extinct.

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  16. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    Gotta hurry up and put on my new sneakers.

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  17. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    And how is it gonna miss all those satellites?

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  18. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Watching it on NASA TV – moving REALLY fast.

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  19. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    Kenny, and all the space junk!

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  20. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    which feed Claudia?

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  21. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    I’m watching on TV. Afraid to install JAVA required for online link.

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  22. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    I’m in Chatroll, maybe discuss there?

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  23. Claudia

    February 15th, 2013

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    They were showing it viewed from Australia, but now it’s mission control.

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  24. Unruly Refugee

    February 15th, 2013

    Since the average distance to the moon is about 238,857 miles, 24,000 miles is a very close shave.

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  25. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    Just under 18,000 miles now Unruly.

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  26. Moxie Man

    February 15th, 2013

    @Kenny- I linked this in Chatroll, if anyone wants to discuss there. Just trying to give the new feature a workout.

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  27. Kenny Sullivan

    February 15th, 2013

    Thanks Moxie!

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  28. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 15th, 2013

    I fell asleep. lol
    I woke up and everything was still together, so nice try, Mr. Asteroid!

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