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Near miss: House-sized asteroid skimmed Earth

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South Alabam
Holy space rocks, Batman!

While everyone was looking over Earth’s collective shoulder toward the asteroid that was potentially going to whiz past us the day before Election Day, an entirely different one came at us via our blind spot — the direction of the sun.

It passed a mere 239 miles or so from Earth, skimming the tip-top part of our atmosphere — on Friday the 13th.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/near-miss-house-sized-asteroid-skimmed-earth-at-250-miles-on-friday-the-13th/ar-BB1b93aS?li=BBnbfcL

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toast

The pass was approximately 25 miles below the ISS1`s orbit, holy °°ht!

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psyche101

What sort of damage would that do once the atmosphere reduced it? 

I wonder how big it would be if it struck?

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toast
1 hour ago, psyche101 said:

What sort of damage would that do once the atmosphere reduced it? 

I wonder how big it would be if it struck?

Enjoy: Impact Calculator

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psyche101
11 minutes ago, toast said:

Cheers bud

Any chance you could translate for me....

 

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toast
22 minutes ago, psyche101 said:

Cheers bud

Any chance you could translate for me....

There is a button ("Deutsch") at the upper right corner where you can select the language.

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seanjo

It would mostly have burnt up, maybe having the same kind of effect as the recent Russian meteorite.

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psyche101
2 hours ago, toast said:

There is a button ("Deutsch") at the upper right corner where you can select the language.

Cheers thanks for that.

That's cool as.

I'm surprised at how much damage ice does. Worse than rock.

Smallest reading it has is 100m. I reckon 'house size' is probably about a quarter of that. 

Maybe a city block of immediate obliteration? What do you think :)

 

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South Alabam
13 hours ago, toast said:

The pass was approximately 25 miles below the ISS1`s orbit, holy °°ht!

Damn! I didn't realize that.

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toast
8 hours ago, psyche101 said:

Maybe a city block of immediate obliteration? What do you think :)

Depends on varoius facts but I think the pressure wave will cause more damage than the impact itself.

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openozy
18 hours ago, toast said:

There is a button ("Deutsch")

Not very nice calling 101 a Douche,lol.

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