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Asteroid to fly dangerously cose to Earth in 13 years
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04-26-2013, 02:41 PM #1
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MOSCOW, April 25 (RIA Novosti) – A celestial body 20 meters in diameter will pass dangerously close to Earth’s surface in 13 years, according to new data published on Thursday.

The flyby of 2013 GM3 on April 14, 2026, may bring it within 15,000 kilometers of Earth’s center, or 8,620 kilometers from the planet’s surface, said Italian astronomer Francesco Manca of the Sormano Astronomical Observatory near Milan.

The latter figure is slightly more than one radius of the planet, and within the geostationary orbit of 35,700 kilometers.

The 2013 GM3 was discovered in mid-April by Mount Lemmon Observatory in Arizona, but earlier calculations by NASA showed it would pass 39,000 kilometers from Earth’s surface.

The asteroid may pass as far as 74,000 kilometers from Earth, Manca said in a message to the Minor Planet Mailing List.

More observations are needed to better determine the asteroid’s trajectory, the astronomer added.

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04-26-2013, 02:50 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That's close! damned.gif
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04-26-2013, 03:02 PM #3
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(04-26-2013, 02:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  That's close! damned.gif


That's closer than a shave!

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04-26-2013, 04:24 PM #4
オタマジャクシ Member
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This worries me a little bit.

Two planes flew too close to the twin towers and we know how that turned out.
04-26-2013, 04:47 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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It could turn out pretty scary. It should be quite a show on that altitude uhoh.gif

wave.gif Tadpole!
04-26-2013, 05:03 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Ample time to gather supplies and dig a hole to stay in for the rest of your life. bored.gif *sigh*

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Lisa Boxx Show this Post
04-26-2013, 05:08 PM #7
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(04-26-2013, 05:03 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Ample time to gather supplies and dig a hole to stay in for the rest of your life. bored.gif *sigh*


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04-26-2013, 09:30 PM #8
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(04-26-2013, 05:08 PM)Lisa Boxx Wrote:  
(04-26-2013, 05:03 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Ample time to gather supplies and dig a hole to stay in for the rest of your life. bored.gif *sigh*


lmao.gif

damned.gif

beerbong.gif


Fallout shelters used to be popular. Nukes aren't the only thing that can fall out of the sky. Wouldn't hurt to get serious about shelters again.
04-26-2013, 09:39 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Hey guys, do you think it's possible there's someone still bunkered down since those days?
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04-27-2013, 03:56 AM #10
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(04-26-2013, 09:39 PM)Octo Wrote:  Hey guys, do you think it's possible there's someone still bunkered down since those days?


Anything is possible.

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04-28-2013, 06:08 AM #11
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dont worry, at this rate we will all be dead long before that.
04-28-2013, 06:17 AM #12
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(04-26-2013, 03:02 PM)Lisa Boxx Wrote:  
(04-26-2013, 02:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  That's close! damned.gif


That's closer than a shave!

damned.gif
got me [Image: beeker-queen.gif] in ma boots

it's a gif

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