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  • Location: ilminster Somerset
  • Location: ilminster Somerset

    hi Hanne

    dunno mate probaly so if you,ve got the right gear etc

    last i heard over on the popastro forums present calcs gives it a miss by about 21000Km,but hey ya never know

    talking of which grabbed this from accuweather

    The asteroid headed for Mars has been big news recently. Did you know that another asteroid, dubbed 2007 TU24, will make a "close" pass to Earth the day before 2007 WD5 is predicted to either pass near or strike Mars? No need to worry, TU24 isn't on a collision course with Earth, but the asteroid will be close enough for some photo opportunities as it passes through the constellation Cassiopeia at around magnitude 10. TU24 is one of the "PHA's" (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids"), of which there are currently more than 900. On January 29th, TU24 will come about 1.4 Lunar distances from Earth. A lunar distance is just how it sounds, its the distance between the earth and the moon (238,866.78 miles). Multiply that by 1.4 to figure out how far TU24 will be from us on January 29th.

    this a doozy of a site one of my favs

    homepage check out the links to the left

    http://www.accuweather.com/index.asp?partn...&traveler=0

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    hi Hanne

    dunno mate probaly so if you,ve got the right gear etc

    last i heard over on the popastro forums present calcs gives it a miss by about 21000Km,but hey ya never know

    talking of which grabbed this from accuweather

    The asteroid headed for Mars has been big news recently. Did you know that another asteroid, dubbed 2007 TU24, will make a "close" pass to Earth the day before 2007 WD5 is predicted to either pass near or strike Mars? No need to worry, TU24 isn't on a collision course with Earth, but the asteroid will be close enough for some photo opportunities as it passes through the constellation Cassiopeia at around magnitude 10. TU24 is one of the "PHA's" (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids"), of which there are currently more than 900. On January 29th, TU24 will come about 1.4 Lunar distances from Earth. A lunar distance is just how it sounds, its the distance between the earth and the moon (238,866.78 miles). Multiply that by 1.4 to figure out how far TU24 will be from us on January 29th.

    this a doozy of a site one of my favs

    homepage check out the links to the left

    http://www.accuweather.com/index.asp?partn...&traveler=0

    Thanks blackdown...I agree great site!

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  • Location: Quadring...(spalding)
  • Location: Quadring...(spalding)

    great site, loads of good interesting reading!

    thanks blackdown

    p.s:blackdown while your here I dont suppose you know if there is an asteriod/meteor activity thread? or is this the only one :huh:

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  • Location: ilminster Somerset
  • Location: ilminster Somerset

    i dont think there has been an dedicated thread ,but anything interesting gets posted generally in here

    if you want more try pop astro,thats where i visit for in depth stuff

    homepage

    http://www.popastro.com/home.htm

    forum

    http://www.popastro.com/phpBB2/index.php

    cheers Bry

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  • Location: south London
  • Location: south London
    well i think we will be ok

    but i dont know about this baby,2004 MN4 sodding close this one, but a few years away yet,the actual date is freaky too!

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/13may_2004mn4.htm

    must look out for that one on the net.....they are realy going to town of the asteroid on the 29th..on Talk Radio

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  • Location: Ash, Surrey/Hampshire Border Farnborough 4 miles
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  • Location: Ash, Surrey/Hampshire Border Farnborough 4 miles
    its great talk radio at night....James Whale likes to scare people....

    I would like to see a Tornado before I go

    Well, lets hope you do...if that is your 'dying wish.'

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