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(Space.com)   Today in non-metric space news, a bus-sized asteroid, possibly even shipping container-sized, missed earth by a mere 7.4 million buses   (space.com) divider line
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212 clicks; posted to STEM » on 07 Jul 2022 at 7:42 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-06 9:07:32 PM  
This one is actually close. Anything inside the moon's orbit is actually interesting.
 
2022-07-06 9:07:49 PM  
Not a metric space?  Did the asteroid fail to satisfy the triangle inequality?

/Not too obscure, I hope
 
2022-07-06 9:10:25 PM  
What type of bus are we talking about here, though? Double-Decker? School? One of those ones that are bendy in the middle?

/Short?
 
2022-07-07 7:59:24 AM  

Bootleg: What type of bus are we talking about here, though? Double-Decker? School? One of those ones that are bendy in the middle?

/Short?


Wow, I thought subby just made up a number.

I guess standard transit busses are 40 feet. That's about correct within 60 miles.
 
2022-07-07 9:32:29 AM  
I need the measurements in giraffes, a bus is about two giraffes.
 
2022-07-07 9:38:01 AM  

Xcott: Not a metric space?  Did the asteroid fail to satisfy the triangle inequality?

/Not too obscure, I hope


Triangle inequality satisfied, but the sum of the angles was 178 degrees.


/And how far was it measured in Mercury Grand Marquis units?
 
2022-07-07 3:27:37 PM  
Careful. Wait all day for a bus-sized asteroid and then three come by all at once.
 
2022-07-07 4:51:13 PM  
1 Statue of Liberty (+ Pedestal) = 7.625 standard transit buses
 
2022-07-08 4:06:24 AM  
How many buses are in Rhode Island?
 
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