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Double near-miss as two asteroids pass Earth

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Over the last couple of days two large recently discovered asteroids have passed close to our planet.

On Wednesday a 100ft space rock called 2014 DX110 passed us by within the orbit of the moon at a distance of just 217,000 miles. Astronomers had been able to see it coming but with little in the way of warning as it was only discovered on February 28th.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/263433/double-near-miss-as-two-asteroids-pass-earth

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Aliens are hurling asteroids at us in targeted strikes. They missed. They might hit us after a few more tries.

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How much longer until our luck runs out?

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We should actually re-think our ability to defend ourselfs against these,Looks like we really dont have a clue to whats coming our way in the dark ? Maybe the Big ones but a 300 foot rock would tend to ruin ones day If it hit a city !

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It's only a matter of time.I doubt they will tell us except amatuer astronomers, if they catch it?

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We should actually re-think our ability to defend ourselves against these,Looks like we really dont have a clue to whats coming our way in the dark ? Maybe the Big ones but a 300 foot rock would tend to ruin ones day If it hit a city !

You're right about the lack of defence.... :w00t: generally, they track these NEO's (Near Earth Object....or Orbit?) very well, but no time to react to these anyway.

Ruin your day in the country too! :cry: What was recent Russian event size???

Almost doesn't count.......a hit or a miss. :P

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What was recent Russian event size???

Almost doesn't count.......a hit or a miss. :P

About 20 meters in diameter according to Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor The biggest since the Tunguska event in 1908.

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Tunguska's event was probably Tesla's test of his weapon.Look it up.

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About 20 meters in diameter according to Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia....lyabinsk_meteor The biggest since the Tunguska event in 1908.

Right on, thanks for link. :tu:

Maybe some are too small to detect w/ current tech.

It's a question of when it will happen again, not if....but I hope not. :whistle:

From WIKI..

The visible phenomenon due to the passage of an asteroid or meteoroid through the atmosphere is called a meteor, If the object reaches the ground, then it is called a meteorite

During the Chelyabinsk meteoroid's traversal, there was a bright object trailing smoke, then an air burst (explosion) that caused a powerful shock wave which caused of the damage to thousands of buildings in Chelyabinsk. The fragments entered without the emission of light and created a strewn field of numerous meteorites on the snow-covered ground.

The United States space agency NASA estimated the diameter at about 17–20 m and has revised the mass several times from an initial 7,700 tonnes (7,600 long tons; 8,500 short tons),until reaching a final estimate of 10,000 tonnes, (11,000 short tons, greater than the total weight of the Eiffel Tower)..

The air burst and shock wave registered on seismographs at magnitude 2.7On 1 March 2013 NASA published a detailed synopsis of the event, stating that at peak brightness (at 09:20:33 local time), the meteor was 23.3 km (14.5 miles, 76,000 feet) high, located at 54.8°N, 61.1°E.

At that time it was travelling at about 18.6 km/s (11.6 mi/s), (about 67,000 km/h, or about 41,750 mph) —almost 60 times the speed of sound.

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God is still protecting us. Has always done it...that is until one day when one will hit;

Was already described in the books of Revelations.

http://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16182

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I hate saying this but its going to happen.we are going to get hit

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It's only a matter of time.I doubt they will tell us except amatuer astronomers, if they catch it?

If amateurs detect an incoming rock of dangerous proportions I find it hard to believe that NASA or other national space agencies would say nothing.

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I hate saying this but its going to happen.we are going to get hit

The Earth was likely hit by a few rocks today, and will be hit by more tomorrow and the day after.

As for dangerous ones, why not support the work of the B612 Foundation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B612_Foundation Let's go and find the dangerous rocks and work out what we can do about them.

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The next asteroid collision with earth will be in late 2016 or early 2017 in the Central Pacific, according to crop circles. Download the entire free ebook at http://www.kennethmheck.com/aboutthebook.html

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Earth has survived five mass extinction events, a number of ice ages and will likely survive a an asteroid collision. Humanity will survive if it colonizes other worlds.

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Lets hope that asteroid named after Philip Klass doesn't get knocked out of it's orbit and head for earth. The whole planet will get Debunked. :w00t::lol:

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It really is a matter of 'when'. Even if we have some sort of defense plan in place how effective can it be with only a few days notice? We don't need a mile wide asteroid to cause serious havock. A couple hundred meters would make a heck of a mess. Google's break-room coffee budget was probably larger last year than the amount of resources we dedicate to finding these.

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