planespotterx
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Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:39 pm

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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707CMF
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:53 pm

I hope it'll rather be a near hit !

A near miss would be catastrophic.

Cheers,

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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:59 pm

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


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Birdwatching
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:54 pm

Oh my god! Even though it might miss the earth... what if it hits a Northwest DC-9?
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Lindy
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:58 pm

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

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Thom@s
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:05 am

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.

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lehpron
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:36 am

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
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Espion007
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:29 am

It was big news in 1998. bla bla bla. i dont care as long as it looks cool.
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EZEIZA
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:14 am

hi everyone,

it also says that they have ruled out collision

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news148.html
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:20 pm

2029 Long time to go  Smile
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ndebelebev
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:52 pm

Quick run for the hills!!!!!

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NZ747
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:59 pm

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

Can someone tell me what IMO stands for?

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NZ747
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:19 pm

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.
 
707CMF
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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:27 pm

Can someone tell me what IMO stands for?

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

Cheers,

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RE: Asteroid Near-miss In 2029

Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:59 am

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