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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

Russian Scientists Report Asteroid Near-Miss


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) A 15-meter (approximately 50 feet) asteroid, similar to the one that exploded above Russia in February, was detected hours before it narrowly missed the Earth over the weekend, Russian scientists said.

Vladimir Lipunov of the Moscow State University and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute said on Sunday a network of telescopes operated by his team recorded a celestial body approaching the planet.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

Siberian observatory tracks a 'near miss' as space object speeds close to Earth

01 October 2013

The asteroid was 'the same size' as the meteor which exploded over Chelyabinsk injuring 1,500.

The asteroid was discovered on Friday night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew within 11,300 km of the Earth's surface, below the orbit of geostationary satellites. It was about 15 meters in size'

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

View Postseeder, on 05 October 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

Siberian observatory tracks a 'near miss' as space object speeds close to Earth

01 October 2013

The asteroid was 'the same size' as the meteor which exploded over Chelyabinsk injuring 1,500.

The asteroid was discovered on Friday night by our station near Lake Baikal and nine hours later it flew within 11,300 km of the Earth's surface, below the orbit of geostationary satellites. It was about 15 meters in size'

http://siberiantimes...close-to-earth/
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

We are, and have always been, in kind of a 'cosmic shooting gallery'.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:50 AM

Only a matter of time...


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

That came incredibly close, thankfully it passed by with no complications.  Makes one wonder how often these near misses go unnoticed.






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