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    More: Scary, Asteroid, space object, Meteoroid, near-Earth object, Long March, Near-Earth object, estimated diameter, closest approach  
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2261 clicks; posted to STEM » on 12 Aug 2022 at 5:42 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-12 4:24:54 AM  
I wonder if it will be my friend.
 
2022-08-12 4:55:03 AM  
"And wow! Hey! What's this thing suddenly coming towards me very fast? Very very fast. So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like ... ow ... ound ... round ... ground! That's it! That's a good name - ground! I wonder if it will be friends with me?"
-Douglas Adams, purveyor of making room for hyperspace bypasses
 
2022-08-12 5:54:24 AM  
Attention shiatbag writers for science sites: we dont give a fark about it unless its closer than the moons orbit. 8 times farther out means its not worth writing about, and no we dont care that you suck at your job so much you cant figure out how to write about real science
 
2022-08-12 6:15:25 AM  
Concrete Donkey:

Unless it's coming back.  Odds are it will.
 
2022-08-12 6:39:39 AM  
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2022-08-12 11:33:52 AM  

dionysusaur: Concrete Donkey:

Unless it's coming back.  Odds are it will.


We don't care about disasters that are actively progressing directly in front of us now; why would we care about the 0.00004% chance of this space rock making contact in the next 1000 years?
 
2022-08-12 11:59:02 AM  
But an impact won't hurt so good I don't understand.
 
2022-08-12 12:33:45 PM  
Big article on an asteroid flying by at 2.7M miles when we have one as big as a plane flying by at less than 400,000 miles on the 16th. That's the one I want to keep an eye on.

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroid-watch/next-five-approaches
 
2022-08-12 3:05:11 PM  
These asteroids been flying by earth since there was an earth.  Very rarely significant impacts---so judging by history it is extremely unlikely. On the other hand a big huge solar flare thing happens relatively often, but the last one occurred when the most visible use of electricity was the telegraph. I guess it would be a very big deal if a comparable flare happened today.
 
2022-08-12 4:46:39 PM  
That was the bowl of Petunias.
 
2022-08-12 6:11:35 PM  
FTFA: "At its closest approach, the asteroid - traveling at around than 27 times the speed of sound... "

In space, nobody can hear your asteroid scream past Earth.
 
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