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  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire

Only 0.0023AU and this is tomorrow!

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What I don't understand is this asteroid didn't even appear on spaceweather.com until today!

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  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.
  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.

Presumably, given the fact that it's teeny, they only discovered it on Friday and only had enough observations to calculate a rough orbit today. No worries, though: it's not a vast amount closer at closest approach than the Moon (as in well over 200,000 miles). Or, possibly it was hiding behind a giant comet or brown dwarf...

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  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire

Presumably, given the fact that it's teeny, they only discovered it on Friday and only had enough observations to calculate a rough orbit today. No worries, though: it's not a vast amount closer at closest approach than the Moon (as in well over 200,000 miles). Or, possibly it was hiding behind a giant comet or brown dwarf...

Relatively speaking its still a close call and I find it concerning what else could be out there.

I will add I don't know why you mention the comet. We will have much bigger problems in the near future than a disintergrating comet!!

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  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.
  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.

I will add I don't know why you mention the comet. We will have much bigger problems in the near future than a disintergrating comet!!

I was joking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

It's 7 meters long. Would you be able to spot something that small in a realm of unlimited space?

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  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.
  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.

It's 7 meters long. Would you be able to spot something that small in a realm of unlimited space?

No, with my eyesight, I'd be hard pressed to spot it at 500 yards.

Given that NASA couldn't keep track of their - bigger - satellite as it fell to Earth, I'd say it's amazing that they managed to spot and track something so small, that far away, at all.

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  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl
  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl

Relatively speaking its still a close call and I find it concerning what else could be out there.

I will add I don't know why you mention the comet. We will have much bigger problems in the near future than a disintergrating comet!!

what problems would they be? a bigger comet?

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

7 meters long, what? What a pathetic asteroid!

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  • Location: Shirley, Croydon, Greater London
  • Location: Shirley, Croydon, Greater London

Only 0.0023AU and this is tomorrow!

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What I don't understand is this asteroid didn't even appear on spaceweather.com until today!

ASTEROID 2011 SE58 POSSIBLE IMPACT 27th SEPTEMBER 2011

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Does that mean we're all going to die today?

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

Does that mean we're all going to die today?

No. The asteroid is 7 meters long. It would just be like 2 cars falling to earth, infact the satellite that fell to Earth was larger.

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

No. The asteroid is 7 meters long. It's will just be like 2 cars falling to earth, infact the satellite that fell to Earth was larger.

Aw.. I wanted impending doom.

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

You do?

Play World of Warcraft. That'll settle the craving lol.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

No. The asteroid is 7 meters long. It would just be like 2 cars falling to earth, infact the satellite that fell to Earth was larger.

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