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(MSN)   Large asteroid expected to come close to Earth this weekend. Scientists say the size is comparable to two football pitches, a tall skyscraper or your mom   (msn.com) divider line
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2022-05-13 11:10:30 AM  
FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.
 
2022-05-13 11:12:09 AM  

rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.


How many washing machines is that?
 
2022-05-13 11:27:06 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.

How many washing machines is that?


All of them
 
2022-05-13 11:29:56 AM  

rfenster: Petit_Merdeux: rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.

How many washing machines is that?

All of them


and that's terrible.
 
2022-05-13 11:30:53 AM  
So it's closest approach is almost 15 times the distance to the moon? Oooh, I'm scared.
 
2022-05-13 11:53:39 AM  

rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.


It's 0.05 AU. Is that nice and round for you? 5% of the average (mean) distance between the Earth and Sun.

1 AU is defined as 149,597,870.7 km
 
2022-05-13 11:55:22 AM  
Please, anything but the metric system.

Accuracy isn't as important as it is sticking it to socialist measurement systems.
 
2022-05-13 11:55:57 AM  

rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.


Yeah, it is, and it's an example of unit conversion giving you a weird number.  The definition is a nice round 0.05 AU.
 
2022-05-13 11:56:41 AM  

PirateKing: rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.

It's 0.05 AU. Is that nice and round for you? 5% of the average (mean) distance between the Earth and Sun.

1 AU is defined as 149,597,870.7 km


Pfft.
 
2022-05-13 11:58:33 AM  
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2022-05-13 11:58:43 AM  
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/oblig
 
2022-05-13 11:59:03 AM  

rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.


It's 1/20 of an AU.

Also, this asteroid will be less than 1.5x the distance between Earth and the moon?  Yeah, I'd be okay with calling that close.
 
2022-05-13 11:59:26 AM  

synithium: [Fark user image 425x138]
/oblig


Glad to have your support
 
2022-05-13 12:00:15 PM  
Ah shiat, and I already paid the rent this month!
Gotdamn it.
 
2022-05-13 12:00:15 PM  
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2022-05-13 12:00:55 PM  
I for one welcome this asteroid.

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2022-05-13 12:03:58 PM  
This is not the first time a gigantic asteroid has had a close brush with our planet.
In February, an asteroid four times as big as the Shard crossed paths with the Earth - but thankfully nothing terrible happened.
Get your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more by signing up to Metro's News Updates newsletter

That is some world-class cynicism right there. Brrrrr.
 
2022-05-13 12:04:07 PM  

synithium: [Fark user image 425x138]
/oblig


This. Let's just hit the reset button and hope the next species is better.l
 
2022-05-13 12:05:11 PM  

rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.


Is that measured from the center, or the surface?
 
2022-05-13 12:06:54 PM  

The Fireman: So is there some kind of primordial ritual we can do to ensure that it hits us?


Vote Republican and attend christian church service every Sunday.
 
2022-05-13 12:09:10 PM  
In my day, Americans measured random objects by comparing them to fruit, and godammit, we liked it that way!

"Football pitches." Bah.
 
2022-05-13 12:09:13 PM  
How big is an AU? Glad you asked.

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2022-05-13 12:11:39 PM  
So roughly the length of an average fire fighter bucket brigade. Yeah, I can fathom that.

/your mom said drink your Ovaltine.
 
2022-05-13 12:11:57 PM  

The Fireman: So is there some kind of primordial ritual we can do to ensure that it hits us?


I suppose I could raise the issue at the next Homosexual Agenda meeting, but I'm pretty sure we only control the weather.
 
2022-05-13 12:13:43 PM  

wage0048: rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.

It's 1/20 of an AU.

Also, this asteroid will be less than 1.5x the distance between Earth and the moon?  Yeah, I'd be okay with calling that close.


You need to go back to remedial math.  This asteroid will get no closer than 15x farther away from the Moon.
 
2022-05-13 12:16:31 PM  

phalamir: wage0048: rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.

It's 1/20 of an AU.

Also, this asteroid will be less than 1.5x the distance between Earth and the moon?  Yeah, I'd be okay with calling that close.

You need to go back to remedial math.  This asteroid will get no closer than 15x farther away from the Moon.


Oops, missed a decimal point.  f*cking mundane details.
 
2022-05-13 12:16:46 PM  
Thanks, Space Force!
 
2022-05-13 12:16:50 PM  
We're all going to die.
 
2022-05-13 12:16:56 PM  
Something comes that close, we ought tag it at least.
 
2022-05-13 12:17:37 PM  

tekmo: In my day, Americans measured random objects by comparing them to fruit, and godammit, we liked it that way!

"Football pitches." Bah.


How many Long Islands is that?
 
2022-05-13 12:18:18 PM  

daffy: We're all going to die.


Well, yes. Eventually. Such is the nature of life.

The only question is : Pratchett's Death or Gaiman's?
 
2022-05-13 12:34:04 PM  
Is this large asteroid the size of a small asteroid?
 
2022-05-13 12:34:18 PM  
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But can we just get this over with already?

/Please?
//Both at the same time preferably
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2022-05-13 12:36:39 PM  
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2022-05-13 12:39:22 PM  

Evil Mackerel: I for one welcome this asteroid.

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They said astroid, not assdroid.
 
2022-05-13 12:40:37 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Evil Mackerel: I for one welcome this asteroid.

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They said astroid, not assdroid.


Astroid = asteroid.
 
2022-05-13 12:45:56 PM  

tcaptain: tekmo: In my day, Americans measured random objects by comparing them to fruit, and godammit, we liked it that way!

"Football pitches." Bah.

How many Long Islands is that?


If you're talking the "iced tea" version, only one or two. But the closer a large asteroid gets, more L.I.'s are needed.
 
2022-05-13 12:49:39 PM  
Yes, but how many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2022-05-13 12:51:59 PM  
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2022-05-13 12:59:00 PM  

rfenster: FTFA:  All asteroids that get within 7479894km of Earth are considered potentially hazardous asteroids.

That's a pretty specific number.


The figure looked familiar for some reason. So I gozinta'd it into a few astro things, and turns out it's a six decimal rounding figure off 1/20th of the distance between us and the Sun.
 
2022-05-13 1:06:09 PM  
Subby, subby, subby...  Pitching is baseball.  Football is an American invention that primarily involves throwing and catching or carrying a ball with your hands.  Sheesh.
 
2022-05-13 1:18:35 PM  

The Fireman: So is there some kind of primordial ritual we can do to ensure that it hits us?


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2022-05-13 1:19:12 PM  
And today is Friday, the 13th...
 
2022-05-13 1:23:44 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: How big is an AU? Glad you asked.

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What's that in Rhode Islands?
 
2022-05-13 1:24:54 PM  

TypoFlyspray: Pointy Tail of Satan: How big is an AU? Glad you asked.

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What's that in Rhode Islands?


Shakes tiny* fist.

* 1/200th of a microRhodeIsland
 
2022-05-13 1:26:45 PM  

Parthenogenetic: The Fireman: So is there some kind of primordial ritual we can do to ensure that it hits us?

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Republicans be like....
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2022-05-13 1:27:56 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: daffy: We're all going to die.

Well, yes. Eventually. Such is the nature of life.

The only question is : Pratchett's Death or Gaiman's?


I'll thank whatever deity sent either for that.
 
2022-05-13 1:29:32 PM  

tekmo: The Fireman: So is there some kind of primordial ritual we can do to ensure that it hits us?

I suppose I could raise the issue at the next Homosexual Agenda meeting, but I'm pretty sure we only control the weather.


Wait, you're not going to break into my house and replace my sad and tacky curtains with tasteful, contemporary window dressings?  Huh.  I still support y'all, but not quite so much any more.
 
2022-05-13 1:31:46 PM  

Evil Mackerel: I for one welcome this asteroid.

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That's no asteroid, that's a spaceship with a hot chick who has a crush on bones McCoy.
 
2022-05-13 1:47:54 PM  

GnomePaladin: Subby, subby, subby...  Pitching is baseball.  Football is an American invention that primarily involves throwing and catching or carrying a ball with your hands.  Sheesh.


The first clue foreigners get, that we may be non compos mentis.
 
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