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(Daily Mail)   Asteroid twice the size of Burj Khalifa zooming by Earth baffles astronomers used to referencing size in Empire State Buildings   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-05-24 5:16:32 AM  
I want a fleet of sample return probes in high orbit. Somehow combine a chemical rocket to catch, make a sample, return by ion drive. And stick a beacon. We could be catching some of these.
 
2022-05-24 7:06:45 AM  
...and many more asteroids will zoom by Earth.
 
2022-05-24 8:02:34 AM  
I'm in the US, how many Wiz Khalifa's is that?
 
2022-05-24 8:52:03 AM  
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6 fireballs last night-blue dot is Earth. 2,276 asteroids being tracked.
 
2022-05-24 8:59:11 AM  
How big is that in giraffes?
 
2022-05-24 9:19:03 AM  
But god help you if you want it measured in the metric system....

//it's at least 439 washing machines tall....
 
2022-05-24 9:22:23 AM  
Was it before her implants? Oh wait, Burj, right got it. (Drinks morning coffee)
 
2022-05-24 9:45:43 AM  
The headline is crap, as illustrated here.
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2022-05-24 10:33:48 AM  
Twice as tall maybe, but a bit larger in size.
 
2022-05-24 10:55:02 AM  
Khalifa's back?
 
2022-05-24 11:12:56 AM  

Spectrum: The headline is crap, as illustrated here.
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Umm, yeah, that's a potatoe
 
2022-05-24 11:20:54 AM  

Pharmdawg: Khalifa's back?


How many Mias?
 
2022-05-24 11:22:31 AM  
Would that be pica-, nano-, or mirco- Rhode Island's?
 
2022-05-24 11:23:34 AM  
What the f*ck is wrong with just saying it's so many meters across?

Or feet, or miles for us ass-backward Americans.
 
2022-05-24 11:27:41 AM  
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2022-05-24 11:46:33 AM  

Spectrum: The headline is crap, as illustrated here.
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Well, it's flat like space plywood.
 
2022-05-24 2:02:37 PM  

Spectrum: The headline is crap, as illustrated here.
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WARNING: A huge ASTEROID TWICE the size of Burj Khalifa will pass earth on Friday
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2022-05-24 2:02:59 PM  

wildcardjack: Spectrum: The headline is crap, as illustrated here.
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Umm, yeah, that's a potatoe


Don't tell Russia.
 
2022-05-24 8:14:16 PM  
How big is that in babies-arms-holding-peaches?
 
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