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Asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
11-04-2011, 03:46 AM #1
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Kolkata: An asteroid, bigger than an aircraft carrier, will have a date with Earth early on Tuesday but to the relief of the planet's inhabitants, it poses no danger.

'Asteroid 2005 YU55', a rock measuring 400 metres in length and 55 million tonnes in weight, will fly by at its closest distance from the Earth at around 3.25 lakh km, smaller than the Earth-Moon average distance of 3.84 lakh km.

Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, asteroid 2005 YU55 poses no threat to the Earth in at least the next 100 years according to scientists from all over the world, Director of M P Birla Planetarium D P Duari said.

"However, this will be the closest approach to date by an object discovered on December 28, 2005," he said.

Mr Duari said the asteroid, jet black in its appearance, spherical in shape and bigger than an aircraft carrier, goes around the Sun once in 1.22 years.

He said although the asteroid is in an orbit that regularly brings it to the vicinity of the Earth, the Venus and the Mars, the 2011 encounter with the Earth is the closest this space rock has come for at least the last 200 years.

The next time a known asteroid this large will come this close to the Earth will be in 2028 when it passes at a distance of 2.48 lakh km from the planet.

According to Duari, scientists are planning to have detailed observations of the approaching asteroid by using radio antennae at Goldstone and Arecibo to bounce radio waves off the space rock.

NASA scientists hope to obtain images of the asteroid.

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11-04-2011, 11:56 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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coffeetime.gif I expect to see a few random EQ's around the world as it passes.

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11-04-2011, 12:06 PM #3
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That's why we got a duck, we already have a cover coffeetime.gif
11-04-2011, 01:40 PM #4
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İmage

Duck and Cover sequence initiated. agent_smith.gif

Tango, Pelosi, Canker Sore...

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11-04-2011, 06:44 PM #5
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(11-04-2011, 01:40 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  İmage

Duck and Cover sequence initiated. agent_smith.gif

Tango, Pelosi, Canker Sore...
is that mr bean or a pic of octo cooking her duck13.gif

11-04-2011, 06:50 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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(11-04-2011, 06:44 PM)GhostHunter Wrote:  
(11-04-2011, 01:40 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  İmage

Duck and Cover sequence initiated. agent_smith.gif

Tango, Pelosi, Canker Sore...
is that mr bean or a pic of octo cooking her duck13.gif

Are you asking if I'm sitting on Mr. Bean? 13.gif lol.gif
11-04-2011, 08:18 PM #7
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(11-04-2011, 06:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(11-04-2011, 06:44 PM)GhostHunter Wrote:  
(11-04-2011, 01:40 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  İmage

Duck and Cover sequence initiated. agent_smith.gif

Tango, Pelosi, Canker Sore...
is that mr bean or a pic of octo cooking her duck13.gif

Are you asking if I'm sitting on Mr. Bean? 13.gif lol.gif
no silly I'm asking if the score is duck-1 octo -0chuckle.gif

11-04-2011, 08:22 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Not yet, I'm still winning as the duck is still in the freezer chuckle.gifcheers.gif
11-08-2011, 04:41 PM #9
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Asteroid day!!! beercheer.gif
11-08-2011, 04:56 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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beercheer.gifpop2.gif Potential doom so don't forget to stock up on beer thumbsup.gif
11-08-2011, 05:05 PM #11
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Definitely beer run day 'cept I'll have to put it in the fridge inside and there's 11 dozen farm fresh eggs in there already gaah.gif
11-08-2011, 06:30 PM #12
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I had planned to show the asteroid my hemorrhoids. but it will be snowing here so I'll pass on cold ass.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
11-08-2011, 07:43 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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It's clearing up here woohoo.gif
11-08-2011, 08:16 PM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Good luck seeing it!


The only time it is clear here for an astral event is when it is only visible on the other side of the planet.

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
11-08-2011, 08:19 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That's usually the luck we have too, but we actually saw the moon break through the clouds a bit ago maybe...just maybe

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