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Huge Asteroid To Creep Near Earth On Nov. 8


Jane Louise

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

Mark Nov. 8 on your calendar. A huge asteroid that could potentially threaten Earth in the far future will pass close by as astronomers around the world watch and measure.

This space rock is asteroid 2005 YU55, a veritable mini-world roughly 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide — nearly four football fields across — that will zoom by Earth inside the orbit of the moon.

At its closest approach, the asteroid will pass within 201,700 miles (325,000 kilometers) of Earth at 6:28 p.m. EDT (2228 GMT) on Nov. 8. The average distance between Earth and the moon is 240,000 miles (386,242 km).

www.space.com

Interesting!! Hoping to see this through my telescope if I can learn how to use it properly lol

Hope you all got your tinfoil hats ready lollaugh.png

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

How near the moon will it be? id love to see it slam into the moon!, that would be a spectacular sight, particularly through a telescope. What impact would it have if it hit the moon, i know it would be catastrophic if it hit earth.

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

How near the moon will it be? id love to see it slam into the moon!, that would be a spectacular sight, particularly through a telescope. What impact would it have if it hit the moon, i know it would be catastrophic if it hit earth.

No you wouldn't love to see that, because we would probably all be killed if it did.

Not to worry though, it won't be coming anywhere close to hitting us, or the moon.

http://www.nasa.gov/...55_approach.gif

http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/question/?id=18008

Tin hats back in the cupboard Jane! :lol:

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

Is this the one which may strike us in.. is it 2029 or 2039? Sometime around then.

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

Is this the one which may strike us in.. is it 2029 or 2039? Sometime around then.

No, that's Apophis, NASA have ruled out impact in both of those years now though. There's no threat.

Apophis is 2 and a half football pitches large.

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

No you wouldn't love to see that, because we would probably all be killed if it did.

Not to worry though, it won't be coming anywhere close to hitting us, or the moon.

http://www.nasa.gov/...55_approach.gif

http://astrobiology....stion/?id=18008

Tin hats back in the cupboard Jane! laugh.png

Wow, it passes within the moon's orbit - a bit too close for comfort if you ask me.

No, that's Apophis, NASA have ruled out impact in both of those years now though. There's no threat.

Apophis is 2 and a half football pitches large.

Right. good.gif

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

Wow, it passes within the moon's orbit - a bit too close for comfort if you ask me.

Right. good.gif

Read the second link I posted, it'll ease your mind. :)

It's from one of NASA's space goons.

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

Oh Jane no. No, no no, no NO!!! doh.giflaugh.png

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

Is this what happens when Jane reaches the edge after a long year of NO THUNDERSTORMS?!

She can't have a thunderstorm so she looks into space to find a space storm!

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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 will be c. 200,000 miles away at closest approach and it's "only" 200 m across, not 400 m.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

While an impact from this would be bad, it is unlikely that it would even have a global impact.

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

I'm not worried at all, it'll be fine according to Space.com and other genuine sources. But I warn you now!! Do not and I repeat Do not read any of the conspiracy forums like ATS as you'll be guarenteed we're gonna get hit Lol.

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

Tracking of the aircraft carrier-sized asteroid will begin at 9:30 a.m. local time (PDT) on Nov. 4, using the massive 70-meter (230-foot) Deep Space Network antenna, and last for about two hours. The asteroid will continue to be tracked by Goldstone for at least four hours each day from Nov. 6 through Nov. 10. Radar observations from the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico will begin on Nov. 8, the same day the asteroid will make its closest approach to Earth at 3:28 p.m. PST.

The trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 has been studied carefully. At the point of closest approach, it will be within the Earth-Moon orbit at approximately 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers) from Earth. The gravitational influence of the asteroid will have no detectable effect on anything here on Earth. Although 2005 YU55 is in an orbit that regularly brings it to the vicinity of Earth (and Venus and Mars), the 2011 encounter with Earth is the closest this space rock has come for at least the last 200 years

http://www.earthchangesmedia.com

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

No Pete! Nimuru/Nibilu doesn't exist.

Cheers Ray...clapping.gifclapping.gifclapping.gifgood.gif

Oh yes Pete, of course it will!wink.png

Oh yes Pete, of course it will!wink.png

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  • Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight

Jane will get a Thunderstorm soon I know it :)

As scary as this sounds, I reckon it will look amazing to watch it pass over but also worrying :/

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

Jane will get a Thunderstorm soon I know it smile.png

As scary as this sounds, I reckon it will look amazing to watch it pass over but also worrying :/

I do hope I do get my thunderstorm one daybiggrin.png but when will it be Sk?whistling.gifsad.png

I agree with you regarding this asteroid, it does sound scary but will be fascinating to watch. Let's hope it provides a good show,and dosen't come to close to us .shok.gif

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

I do hope I do get my thunderstorm one daybiggrin.png but when will it be Sk?whistling.gifsad.png

I agree with you regarding this asteroid, it does sound scary but will be fascinating to watch. Let's hope it provides a good show,and dosen't come to close to us .shok.gif

This is how I see it:

Look up into the sky. An airplane trail is about 7 miles up. This asteroid is going to be 31,428 times further away than that trail. And that's pretty far smile.png

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

This is how I see it:

Look up into the sky. An airplane trail is about 7 miles up. This asteroid is going to be 31,428 times further away than that trail. And that's pretty far smile.png

Oooh I do hope your right Bt lol

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

Oooh I do hope your right Bt lol

I am right, 220,000 divide 7 :)

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

I am right, 220,000 divide 7 smile.png

I don't do maths Lol. I'd never make a physicist. But I believe you blum.gif

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