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Message 1337675 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 7:32:09 UTC

Although NASA is assuring us that there is no change of impacting Earth, it will be the closest fly by of an asteroid this size ever recorded. Closer than many satellites orbiting our planet. 5,000 miles closer.


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Message 1337771 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 15:52:40 UTC - in response to Message 1337675.

Although NASA is assuring us that there is no change of impacting Earth, it will be the closest fly by of an asteroid this size ever recorded. Closer than many satellites orbiting our planet. 5,000 miles closer.

150-foot asteroid to zoom near Earth this week.


"It will be 5,000 miles closer than the ring of weather, communications and GPS navigation satellites that orbit the Earth..."

I thought the GPS sats were in low orbit.

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Message 1337775 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 15:58:04 UTC

I was going to ask if this close encounter would change the orbit. But reading the article, They have to see how that thing is rotating to get an idea if it will change. Im sure they will radar the heck out of that asteroid.
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Message 1337776 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 16:09:23 UTC - in response to Message 1337771.
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Although NASA is assuring us that there is no change of impacting Earth, it will be the closest fly by of an asteroid this size ever recorded. Closer than many satellites orbiting our planet. 5,000 miles closer.

150-foot asteroid to zoom near Earth this week.


"It will be 5,000 miles closer than the ring of weather, communications and GPS navigation satellites that orbit the Earth..."

I thought the GPS sats were in low orbit.

Couple of links....
GPS satellites are actually considered MEO, mid earth orbit..

A little NASA explanation.

So, I suspect that including GPS satellites in that quote might have been inaccurate. At least, I hope it's not getting THAT close.
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Message 1337818 - Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 17:56:16 UTC
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A 2 minute NASA JPL vid on the asteroid.....
Courtesy of NASA and CNN.
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Message 1338470 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 15:02:19 UTC

Now you know me by now.......
I am a man of not less than average IQ, and have only 1 conspiracy theory under my belt, the assassination of JFK.

But........
NASA has kept us informed of the closest flyby of a large asteroid known to man for weeks now. Which happened yesterday afternoon, supposedly with no ill effects.
And yet, this morning when I wake up, I read about a 'meteor explosion' over Russia the injured over 500 people. Russian meteor explosion not caused by asteroid flyby, NASA scientist says.

Now, 'meteor explosions' over the planet do not just happen every day either.
And you are trying to tell me, as a somewhat educated man, that the two events just kinda happened around the same kinda time and are not kinda related????????

I call bullshit. I suspect it was either a fragment that broke off of the asteroid or some space junk that was being towed behind it that was drawn in by the earth's gravity.

OR maybe a test of some kind of anti nuke space shield project?

Or maybe just Russia's poor people's karma coming to roost. Yeah, that's it.

Fart in a windstorm?

You tell me YOUR theory.

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Message 1338474 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 15:14:54 UTC

I think you are looking for spooks in the shadows Mark ..... There doesn't have to be an answer to something unexplained, it can just remain unexplained and wondered about.

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Message 1338479 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 15:19:50 UTC - in response to Message 1338474.

I think you are looking for spooks in the shadows Mark ..... There doesn't have to be an answer to something unexplained, it can just remain unexplained and wondered about.

Just a simple coincidence then, eh?
Two amazing events in planet Earth's history coming about at the same time?
OK, Chris.
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Message 1338488 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 15:30:21 UTC - in response to Message 1338479.

Actually, the asteroid pass is this afternoon (Central time, which you are), not yesterday.

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Message 1338490 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 15:34:06 UTC - in response to Message 1338479.

I think you are looking for spooks in the shadows Mark ..... There doesn't have to be an answer to something unexplained, it can just remain unexplained and wondered about.

Just a simple coincidence then, eh?
Two amazing events in planet Earth's history coming about at the same time?
OK, Chris.


It does look kinda suspicious doesn't it Mark?

The Russian event has caused 950 injured people and hundreds of buildings damaged. That's a big event!


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Message 1338494 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 15:38:34 UTC - in response to Message 1338488.

Actually, the asteroid pass is this afternoon (Central time, which you are), not yesterday.

You are correct........I got the timeline wrong. I don't think the event could precede the asteroid's flyby. Maybe the gov got the open air test timing wrong...LOL.
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Message 1338512 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 16:25:45 UTC

The event in Russia is more common than you think, much more common than the big asteroid passing. We hear little or nothing about most meteor explosions in the atmosphere because most of them occur where there is no property or no humans. There is a group of astronomers here in Canada using a network of microphones to triangulate high altitude explosions like this, and they regularly locate explosions that nobody else reports.

There will be more of these kinds of events reported as time passes as there are fewer unpopulated areas. We see the same thing happening with weather events in rural Canada. Where I grew up in central Alberta gets a few tornadoes every spring. For years nobody cared, because all they did was flatten the odd wheat field or tear up a bit of fence. In the last 20 years these have been more likely to hit towns and villages, just because there are now more towns and villages spread across the prairies.

And finally, here's one for the conspiracy theories. A Russian web site claims their government tried to shoot down whatever it was, and that caused most of the damage.
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Message 1338527 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:05:16 UTC

And finally, here's one for the conspiracy theories. A Russian web site claims their government tried to shoot down whatever it was, and that caused most of the damage.

Don't encourage the natives Bill, there's a good chap!

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Message 1338531 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:11:44 UTC - in response to Message 1338527.

And finally, here's one for the conspiracy theories. A Russian web site claims their government tried to shoot down whatever it was, and that caused most of the damage.

Don't encourage the natives Bill, there's a good chap!

I'm good, Chris.
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Message 1338541 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:36:45 UTC - in response to Message 1338527.

And finally, here's one for the conspiracy theories. A Russian web site claims their government tried to shoot down whatever it was, and that caused most of the damage.

That I find to be plausible. Humans do a lot of stupid things.

Don't encourage the natives Bill, there's a good chap!

Don't worry, I won't believe it without some actual evidence.

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Message 1338545 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:53:36 UTC

Are there Any sites where We can watch the Actual Meteor Flyby?
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Message 1338549 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:01:53 UTC

Only one hour to go till it's at its closest point to Earth (19:26 UTC)

See you on the other side :)

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Message 1338558 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:17:49 UTC

There's a decent vid of it from various angles on the Telegraph site.
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Message 1338560 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:19:39 UTC

NASA TV also has it.

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Message 1338563 - Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:24:39 UTC

Zapped - wrong space lump, that was far too early for the Friday afternoon's one (actually more like mid evening given its expected to fly-by over Eastern Europe)
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