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The sky is falling!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Devil_Woman, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Devil_Woman

    Devil_Woman Guest

    Well, sort of. A small meteoroid was found today headed for earth. It is expected to enter our atmosphere around 2:46 am GMT tomorrow morning, likely over northern Sudan. It's not expected to actually impact but burn up in the atmosphere. If you're in Europe (and awake at such an early hour) you might have a chance to see the fireball.

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1579816/asteroid_to_make_appearance_tonight/

    http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn14880-space-rock-found-on-collision-course-with-earth.html
     
  2. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    Just for .... fun

    Eros is approximately 33x13x13 kilometers (20x8x8 miles) in size and resembles a "fat banana."

    Icarus, The Spitzer results imply a diameter of 0.28±0.05 km

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    A house sized asteroid enters Earths Atmosphere frequently. We do not see or hear about them because .... the earth surface is mostly water and as such has very few observers.

    BUT of course we should all know about .... right? ..... it is our future that is or is NOT being taken into consideration

    Asteroid Apophis: Dealing with Earth's Future Troublemaker

     
  3. EnigmaMaitreya

    EnigmaMaitreya Crazed Zealot
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    A follow up to your post.

    On the Trail of 2008 TC3

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