indarwinsshadow: 2 million miles subby? That's not a "near miss" by any stretch of the imagination. Inflated headlines suck.
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LordJiro: Of course, "Near miss" means 'Several times farther away than the Moon'. And comparing these asteroids to the meteorite in Russia is a tad disingenuous. Any asteroid big enough to pose a serious threat to humanity isn't going to go unnoticed if it's heading our way. Not that there's anything we can really do about it if it does, but we'll know it's coming.
RoxtarRyan: indarwinsshadow: 2 million miles subby? That's not a "near miss" by any stretch of the imagination. Inflated headlines suck.So be fair, subby didn't create the definition of "near miss". I agree though, something that is 8 times the distance from the earth that the moon is shouldn't be considered a "near miss".
Peki: Yeah, but to people who measure distances in terms of AU and lightyears, 2.1 million miles is incredibly close. Also, seems like the aliens' aim is getting better, since the next one is supposed to be only a million out.
LordJiro: but we'll know it's coming.
johnny_vegas: [www.tulane.edu image 438x402]/soon.jpg
That Guy Jeff: johnny_vegas: [www.tulane.edu image 438x402]/soon.jpgThe length of time since the last earth killer (or any impact for that matter) has no affect, whatsoever, on the chances of another happening within a given time frame. The chance of us getting hit by another giant asteroid was the same the day after the Chicxulub crater was formed as it is today, and will be tomorrow.
Slaxl: What on Earth is a "corn fed derp face"?
mjohnson71: If a 3 football field sized meteor really a kill-us-all sized rock? I'm not saying that wouldn't fark us up badly but I didn't think that THAT big.
Horatio Noseblower: "2014 BR57 will pass closer yet at 4.4 times the moon's distance on Thursday. "What will happen when BR-549 comes?
johnnieconnie: An actual miss = Near Hit/where's George Carlin when you need him?
LordJiro: Of course, "Near miss" means 'Several times farther away than the Moon'.
Slaxl: What on Earth is a "corn fed derp face"? And don't say hers. I want an explanation for this madness.
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