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    Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    Astronomers in Arizona have spotted an asteroid which will pass relatively close to Earth this Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 23:06 U.T.C. (4:06 p.m. PDT, 7:06 pm EDT). But it should pose no problem, as at the time of closest approach asteroid 2010 GA6 will be about 359,000 kilometers (223,000 miles) away from Earth about 9/10ths the distance to the moon. The asteroid is approximately 22 meters (71 feet) wide.

    71 Foot Wide Asteroid Will Fly Between The Earth and Moon Tonight. 4/8/10 - CNN iReport

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbijfulBU1o]YouTube - Asteroid 2010 GA6 flyby - to Miss Earth on 8th/9th April[/ame]


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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    I was part of the crew that knocked it off course with a nuke. Your welcome.



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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    Was it on the same plan as earth's orbit?


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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    To paraphrase George Carlin, it's not a "near miss", it's a "near hit". If this rock plowed into the earth, the bystanders who weren't pulverized could say, "Wow, the asteroid nearly missed."



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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I was part of the crew that knocked it off course with a nuke. Your welcome.
    To be fair, you ran one drilling crew and I ran the other. Not my fault we missed our landing zone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    To be fair, you ran one drilling crew and I ran the other. Not my fault we missed our landing zone.
    You cried like a baby at the end though.



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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    How did you battle SPACE DEMENTIA?



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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I was part of the crew that knocked it off course with a nuke. Your welcome.
    I heard you were this guy:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9YYbrZ4whY]YouTube - Armageddon :No Nukes No Nukes[/ame]


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    You cried like a baby at the end though.
    My emotions are always right on the surface. I refuse to apologize for that.


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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    If 223,000 miles is considered close, than peeing your pants is really cool.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    Question for smart folks out there regarding asteroids. If a large one passed by the earth so close that a small portion of skimmed our atmosphere, but never had impact, what effect would it have on us? Would it stir up anything?



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    Re: Near Miss By 71 foot Asteroid last night

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Question for smart folks out there regarding asteroids. If a large one passed by the earth so close that a small portion of skimmed our atmosphere, but never had impact, what effect would it have on us? Would it stir up anything?
    I would guess it would have no effect, since the moon's only real tangible effect on Earth is the movement of tides. Something would have to be huge to have an effect, and even if it was, it would be transitory...if it missed.

    Just a guess, though.


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    Question for smart folks out there regarding asteroids. If a large one passed by the earth so close that a small portion of skimmed our atmosphere, but never had impact, what effect would it have on us? Would it stir up anything?
    Ketchup would taste like mustard and mustard would taste like ketchup. That's all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    My emotions are always right on the surface. I refuse to apologize for that.
    Did you play with animal crackers on Liv Tyler's belly though? That is the question.



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