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NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Feb. 7th, to discuss asteroid '2012 DA14' which is 150-feet in diameter that will pass close by Earth on Feb. 15th.

On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth only 17,200 miles above our planet's surface. The space rock, designated 2012 DA14, has NASA's attention. "This is a record-setting close approach," says Don Yeomans of NASA's Near Earth Object Program at JPL. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, we've never seen an object this big get so close to Earth.

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From the NASA website: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroi....013-043
and ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/Technol....8413554

Not that bigga deal, IMO.  Mostly I just find it neat we can reliably detect and track such objects flying through deep space.  Considering the Earth is about 8,000 miles in diameter, a rock passing within 17,200 miles of us--although it's termed a "near-miss"--isn't really anything to be concerned about. Even if it did hit us, 150' in diameter isn't really a "mass extinction" event or anything.

Still fun to talk about though. :)


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Even if it did hit us, 150' in diameter isn't really a "mass extinction" event or anything.

It would certainly feel like an extinction event to anybody close to the impact site... :O

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Sure it's not gonna loop around the sun and get back here... oh... about Dec 21?

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No, THIS is a record setting close approach

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Repent the end is nigh.

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. . . Not that bigga deal, IMO.  Mostly I just find it neat we can reliably detect and track such objects flying through deep space.  Considering the Earth is about 8,000 miles in diameter, a rock passing within 17,200 miles of us--although it's termed a "near-miss"--isn't really anything to be concerned about. Even if it did hit us, 150' in diameter isn't really a "mass extinction" event or anything.

Still fun to talk about though. :)

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Morgan Freeman as the President in Deep Impact ...

"The impact of the larger comet will be nothing less than an extinction-level event. It will strike land in Western Canada hours after Biederman."

This has to be the one time it was great to be in a packed movie theatre up here in central BC ... you should have heard the collective gasp, a half second of dead silence, and then a few nervous chuckles right after this line of the movie.  :laugh:


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I am a redneck, so I wouldn't mind shooting something at it.....

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I have a meeting that day.  Perhaps I should mention this incredibly dangerous space object??

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"It's "I" before "E", except after "C", or when sounded like "A" as in neighbor or weigh"

I'm surprised NASA doesn't know that.

In any event, you're a month late to the party. It's old news.

Set your calender for this one, a true extinction sized asteroid (currently calculated to "just" miss this time around), but possibly/more likely, a direct hit on it's next approach.

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I'm confused.

First it's heads up, then duck (?)
What happens if you are vegan, do you duck or not ?
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"It's "I" before "E", except after "C", or when sounded like "A" as in neighbor or weigh"

I'm surprised NASA doesn't know that.

I'm surprised you didn't realize that NASA didn't write that.

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