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Asteroid Near-miss In 2029  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

Well it looks like Asteroid 2004 MN4 will make a pretty close encounter with Earth on April 13th 2029, the 320 meter size rock will come as close to Earth at the distance of just below the altitude of geosynchronous Earth satellites which is about 5.7 Earth radii, or 22,600 miles.
The object will periodically become naked-eye of a mag of 3.3 within the Cancer region and will be moving at 42 degrees an hour.
Trajectories put the Asteroid as missing Earth but should it veer more to the right a collision or Atmospheric breakup is possible, and should it veer left it will be in the perfect position to hit the Moon.
Heres the NASA website showing the position of the asteroid on that day as well as more info.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news149.html

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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

I hope it'll rather be a near hit !

A near miss would be catastrophic.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will cuz
I sure could use a vacation from this


A part of "Ænima" by Tool.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Oh my god! Even though it might miss the earth... what if it hits a Northwest DC-9?


All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

It will hit the moon? Hmmm then maybe we will have 24hrs of sunny days for pictures taking at the airports  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Lindy, what?!  Smile The sun won't be up 24h just because the moon is gone. All it will do is ruin next years Mark Garfinkel calender.

Thom@s Big grin



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

If it took out the moon say bye to tides, astrology and any superstition regardsing our moon, which btw is already moving away from us at about a centimeter a year or so.

A 1000-foot object hitting the moon, reminds me of that comet that hit Jupiter in 1995, a bit close to home IMO. The debris will enter Earth's atmosphere afterwards; you can say bye VFR for a number of days... Sad  Wow!

Heck, let's consider a linear and abolutely irrelevent idea: if the objects previously mentioned were periodic, then by circa 2050, we could have been hit. Likely by a much smaller target. Big grin



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

It was big news in 1998. bla bla bla. i dont care as long as it looks cool.


Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

hi everyone,

it also says that they have ruled out collision

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news148.html



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

2029 Long time to go  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Quick run for the hills!!!!!

Bev xx



Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

........Jupiter in 1995, a bit close to home IMO.

Can someone tell me what IMO stands for?

Thank You.


User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Of course they are going to say 'near miss' and 'ruled out collision'. Do you really think they would actually say to the world that "a big Asteroid will hit the earth in 24 years and half of you may die"

They bend the truth so stop worldwide panic.


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

Can someone tell me what IMO stands for?

AFAIK, IMO stands for In My Opinion (and the H in IMHO is for Humble.)

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Funny that God missed telling the Rev. Pat Robertson about this one.

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