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    How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Made Popular: Mar 4, 2009 - AP - An asteroid about the size of one that blasted Siberia a century ago just buzzed the Earth. The asteroid named 2009 DD45 was about 48,800 miles from Earth when it zipped past early Monday, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA1XNJbu7vo"]YouTube - Asteroid 2009 DD45[/ame]

    surprised this didn't get as much attention as it probably deserved


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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    I suspect we can all thank Michael Bay, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck for averting disaster!



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Very cool that they gave us some advanced notice!



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    The one they're really watching is coming in something like 2036. It could be a doozy.

    I read that we recently increased funding/efforts to identify 90% of NEOs (Near Earth Objects). Currently, I think it's 80%. (I could be wrong on my numbers, but that's to the best of my recollection.)

    So, right now, there are 2 out of 10 objects out there that may be barrelling towards Earth. Kind of scary, but it wasn't that long ago that we didn't even track any!


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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I suspect we can all thank Michael Bay, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck for averting disaster!

    I heard from a source that I can not name, that it was Frodo and President Beck....dont shoot the messenger..



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I suspect we can all thank Michael Bay, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck for averting disaster!
    It's times like these I am thankful Bruce Willis is around...and Ben Affleck, even though he was in Gigli.



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    It's times like these I am thankful Bruce Willis is around...and Ben Affleck, even though he was in Gigli.
    Well, Bruce isn't around anymore. They drew straws and Affleck lost, but Bruce jumped on the grenade.


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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Well, Bruce isn't around anymore. They drew straws and Affleck lost, but Bruce jumped on the grenade.
    I can see him doing that...pure class that guy is...



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    My windshield took a rock while driving the other day. Coincidence?



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    LOL!! Good one!

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I suspect we can all thank Michael Bay, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck for averting disaster!



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Don't worry everybody, the Earth will not be hit by an asteroid until the final seconds are ticking off the clock and ISU is about to win a national championship game in either football or basketball.

    "Here's the snap, and Austen Arnaud Jr takes a knee. Five seconds left en route to Iowa State's first ever nat- say Bill, why is there a dark shadow spreading over the fie- BOOM!



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    I think this is the one to really be worried about. Every time they look at it the chances of it hitting goes up.
    SPACE.com -- Asteroid With Chance of Hitting Earth in 2029 Now Being Watched 'Very Carefully'



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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Don't worry everybody, the Earth will not be hit by an asteroid until the final seconds are ticking off the clock and ISU is about to win a national championship game in either football or basketball.

    "Here's the snap, and Austen Arnaud Jr takes a knee. Five seconds left en route to Iowa State's first ever nat- say Bill, why is there a dark shadow spreading over the fie- BOOM!
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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinalNgold View Post
    I think this is the one to really be worried about. Every time they look at it the chances of it hitting goes up.
    SPACE.com -- Asteroid With Chance of Hitting Earth in 2029 Now Being Watched 'Very Carefully'
    Meh - I'm not worried, the world's coming to an end in 2012 anyway...


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    Re: How close were we to getting hit by an asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I suspect we can all thank Michael Bay, Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck for averting disaster!

    Don't forget Steve Buschemi! He never gets his credit.



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