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ELENIN may be Dead- but us Doomtards still got one trick up our sleeves- ASTEROID YU55 in November !!!
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1537042:MV8xNjI2MjI5XzI2ODU1NzI4XzM0Mzk1RDQ2] [quote:Anonymous Coward 1537042:MV8xNjI2MjI5XzI2ODU1NjQ0XzZBMTdEQ0RD] More DOOM- DARK ASTEROIDS http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/26mar_darkasteroids/ :gaah: [/quote] [b]"Our instrument is finding [dozens] of asteroids every day[/b] that were never detected before," says Ned Wright, principal investigator for WISE and a physicist at the University of California in Los Angeles. "WISE is very good at this kind of work." Most of the asteroids WISE is finding are in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, but a fraction of them are different—they're the kind of Earth-approaching asteroids that send shivers all the way down a Brontosaurus' spine. "WISE has only been in orbit for about three months, but we've already found a handful of asteroids classified as 'potentially hazardous,' including one seen in 1996 but lost until re-observed by WISE. To be named 'potentially hazardous,' an asteroid's orbit has to pass within about 5 million miles of Earth's orbit. One of our discoveries' orbit will cross Earth's orbit less than 700,000 miles away." :bump: [/quote]
The space rock is 1,300ft wide and weighs 55million tons — the largest object ever to approach our planet so close.
It will pass at a distance of 201,700 miles — described by an astronomer as "a cosmic hair's breadth".
That is closer than the Moon, which orbits 238,857 miles away on average.
If it did hit Earth, it would have the force of more than 65,000 atomic bombs, blasting a crater six miles wide and 2,000ft deep.
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