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marieelissa

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Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« on: September 08, 2010, 04:01:44 pm »
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Two asteroids are expected to pass within 154,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday _ closer than the distance between the Earth and the moon, NASA announced.

Neither will hit the planet, NASA was quick to add.

Asteroid 2010 RX30 is estimated to be approximately 32 to 65 feet in size and will pass within approximately 154,000 miles of Earth at 5:51 a.m. Wednesday. The
second object, 2010 RF12, estimated to be 20 to 46 feet in size, will
pass within approximately 49,000 miles at 5:12 p.m.

NASA said the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Ariz., discovered both objects on
Sunday. The Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass.,
reviewed the observations and determined the preliminary orbits. The
center's personnel concluded both objects would pass within the
distance of the moon to Earth, approximately 240,000 miles.

The asteroids should be visible with moderate-sized amateur telescopes


charmaine56

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 08:55:12 am »
Is there any kind of follow up on this. Did it happen.

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 07:57:26 am »
never heard anything on this, did see where the moon was closer to the earth last weekend did that have anything to do w/asteroids?

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 03:22:27 am »
you people that are scared of some asteroid hitting you should buy a big oll helmet because the asteroid is coming after you and you alone.

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 09:28:38 am »
asteroids and earthquakes are  part of life.  We humans will destroy each other before any  asteroid or earthquake will

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 09:52:30 am »
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Asteroid 2010 RX30 is estimated to be approximately 32 to 65 feet in size and will pass within approximately 154,000 miles of Earth at 5:51 a.m. Wednesday. The
second object, 2010 RF12, estimated to be 20 to 46 feet in size, will
pass within approximately 49,000 miles at 5:12 p.m.

If they hit the atmosphere, they would have never hit the ground. The atmosphere would probably burn them up.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 02:09:47 pm by Falconer02 »

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 03:27:44 pm »
You'e right, Falc, in that they would burn up.

It is very, very clear that these did absolutely nothing since the OP was from September of 2010. The world apparently did NOT end last year either, though I'm fairly sure some religious folks might argue that.... ;D
You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 03:28:08 pm »
kinda late don't ya think?!

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 03:40:48 am »
Wonder why there wasn't anything on the news about this or did I just miss it?

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2011, 08:17:05 pm »
some one should look it up and do some study on that

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 10:16:52 am »
I'm gonna hijack this thread with something more current-

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news171.html

Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations including optical, near infrared and radar data.

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Re: Two asteroids to pass near Earth Wednesday
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 11:11:06 am »
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Two asteroids are expected to pass within 154,000 miles of Earth on Wednesday _ closer than the distance between the Earth and the moon, NASA announced.

Neither will hit the planet, NASA was quick to add.

Asteroid 2010 RX30 is estimated to be approximately 32 to 65 feet in size and will pass within approximately 154,000 miles of Earth at 5:51 a.m. Wednesday. The
second object, 2010 RF12, estimated to be 20 to 46 feet in size, will
pass within approximately 49,000 miles at 5:12 p.m.

NASA said the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Ariz., discovered both objects on
Sunday. The Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass.,
reviewed the observations and determined the preliminary orbits. The
center's personnel concluded both objects would pass within the
distance of the moon to Earth, approximately 240,000 miles.

The asteroids should be visible with moderate-sized amateur telescopes


Where did you find this information at? Is this from the NASA website? I would like to know. Just curious.

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