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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:42 PM

Asteroid alert: NASA tracks a 'potentially hazardous' 1,800FT rock on Earth approach


AN ASTEROID dubbed “potentially hazardous” by space agency NASA will come incredibly close to Earth next week, NASA’s asteroid trackers have confirmed.

By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY
PUBLISHED: 22:37, Sat, Jan 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:54, Sat, Jan 4, 2020


The asteroid is estimated to measures more than 1,800ft (550m) across, making it taller than Sears Tower in Chicago. NASA predicts the space rock will swing by our planet just minutes before midnight on Friday, January 10.

When this happens, NASA said the rock will make a “close approach” to Earth.

Dubbed Asteroid 2019 UO, NASA’s trackers confirmed the rock’s trajectory in October 2019.

Since then, NASA has calculated the asteroid’s size, speed and orbit to determine whether it poses a threat to Earth.

Due to its impressive size and close brush with Earth, NASA’s astronomers dubbed 2019 UO a “potentially hazardous asteroid” or PHA.

More:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1224098/Asteroid-alert-NASA-track-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-Earth-approach-asteroid-news







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Reply Asteroid alert: NASA tracks a 'potentially hazardous' 1,800FT rock on Earth approach (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2020 OP
YOHABLO Jan 2020 #1
Dream Girl Jan 2020 #2
nilram Jan 2020 #3
Squidly Jan 2020 #5
sheshe2 Jan 2020 #4
lordsummerisle Jan 2020 #6
eppur_se_muova Jan 2020 #7
LaurenOlimina Jan 2020 #8
lordsummerisle Jan 2020 #9
C_U_L8R Jan 2020 #10
AnnieBW Jan 2020 #11
PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2020 #12
Javaman Jan 2020 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:07 PM

1. "swing by" WTF?

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:11 PM

2. You know, just to hang out and chill for a bit

Shoot the shit and such.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:18 PM

3. Chill out, sci-guys. It'll be 2.8 million miles away.

Find some other reason to drink heavily that night.

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Response to nilram (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:47 PM

5. Darn...

I was already planning not to go into work the next day!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 10:25 PM

4. Is NASA talking about Trump? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:01 PM

6. Your posts on asteroids are sensationalistic

asteroid alert as it approaches earth? What are we supposed to do, duck?!?

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:21 PM

7. Unfortunately, they're all reported that way ... headline is quoted from a British tabloid. nt

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:24 PM

8. Fund better research into defenses and observation.

 

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Response to LaurenOlimina (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:26 PM

9. Of course, in the long run n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 11:44 PM

10. Let's send Trump up to meet it with his Space Farce.

Maybe he can hitch a ride far away from here.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 12:24 AM

11. Come on, Giant Meteor!

Destroy life on Earth, before Trump does!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 01:10 AM

12. Meh. The odds of anything actually hitting us in the next 800 years or so

is effectively zero.

Check this out:

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/sentry/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 09:54 AM

13. ...

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