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PostSubject: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:04 am

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03022009/news/worldnews/small_asteroid_narrowly_misses_earth_157694.htm

A 200-foot wide asteroid zoomed past Earth today at an altitude of 40,000 miles - swerving far enough from our planet to avoid total destruction, officials said.

Dubbed 2009 DD45, the large rock was discovered only Friday by Australian astronomers.

The enormous asteroid narrowly avoided a collision with Earth at 8:44 EST, officials said.

Although 40,000 miles sounds like a safe distance, it's only about one-seventh of the way to the moon and less than twice as far out as most satellites, astronomers said.

Had 2009 DD45 slammed down onto the Earth, it would have exploded with the force of a large nuclear blast somewhere in the Pacific Ocean west of Tahiti.

Astronomers said the asteroid is likely to return for another series of near misses since it's somehow drawn in by our planet's gravity.

Peter Brown, an astronomer at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, said the last rock "as large or larger than this to come this close was in 1973 and the next time will be in 2029 when Apophis makes its close approach."

Apophis initially caused some concern among scientists when its plotted course revealed it to be on a collision trajectory with Earth, but further investigations have since shown it will pass harmlessly by.

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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:36 am

Sweet, i wanna see the explosion when it hits earth
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:02 am

Lmao I was just about to post this
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:42 am

hey that same rock is gonna have it chances in 2012, 2027 and 2039 i think
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:22 pm

Hopfully it will miss or at least be smaller by then
What if it hit the moon? Our day and night would be fucked

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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:58 pm

actually it can't get smaller. if we try to blow it out of orbit there's no way to tell where it will end up, and if it hits the moon shards would probably hit earth and we'd still be fucked up. the only real positive thing is that if it somehow has an ice core it will blow up in the atmosphere causing to rain fire literally, and humanity has survived one such incident. ok if we calculate the proportions in todays sizes probably 1 or 2 billion ppl will die in the process but the bright side is the over population of the planet will no longer be a problem
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:13 pm

I think it would hit Africa the hardest
That's close to the Pacific right?

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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:16 pm

nope. that's between the Atlantic ocean and the Indian ocean.

and actually the western hemisphere would be hit the hardest. last time it was mostly germany
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:20 pm

large nuclear blast somewhere in the Pacific Ocean west of Tahiti.

Tahiti sounds African

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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:24 pm

Tahhiti is right next to Africa lol

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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:26 pm

i really hope that i'm slaughtering a joke rite now and that you actually see where it is
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:39 am

south africa silly, not Africa

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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:10 am

the tittle of this thread is.


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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:10 am

lol
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PostSubject: Re: We almost got nailed by an asteroid today   Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:14 am

yeah good old.....



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