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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:03 pm
 


Title: Asteroid twice the size of the CN Tower to make fastest flyby of Earth this month
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Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2021-03-06 12:02:06
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:03 pm
 


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Nearly one hundred known asteroids are set to fly past Earth before the end of 2021, NASA says, but asteroid 231937 is set to be the largest and fastest.

However, NASA says the asteroid’s orbit is well known and poses no threat to humans.

According to the space agency, the asteroid will make is closest approach at 16:03 UTC (11:03 a.m. EST), at over two million kilometres away from Earth. NASA notes that this is nearly five times farther than the distance the moon orbits Earth.

It will be close but not nearly close enough.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:55 pm
 


There’s another asteroid doing a flyby today called Apophis 99942. This time it’s 44 lunar distances out. When it passes again in 2029 it’ll be at the same distance as a lot of our geosynchronous satellites.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:15 pm
 


Getting closer...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:40 am
 


Whoever is shooting those asteroids has terrible aim. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:23 am
 


Marco Inaros is working on it...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:18 pm
 


CDN_PATRIOT CDN_PATRIOT:
Whoever is shooting those asteroids has terrible aim. :lol:

-J.

Perhaps a biiiiiiggggg target should be constructed... somewhere...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:54 am
 


xerxes xerxes:
There’s another asteroid doing a flyby today called Apophis 99942. This time it’s 44 lunar distances out. When it passes again in 2029 it’ll be at the same distance as a lot of our geosynchronous satellites.


According to NASA and other agencies, Apopohis has a zero rating on the Torino Impact scale, so in theory we shouldn't have to worry too much, aside from the possibility of losing a satellite or two. Just to be sure, Goldstone Deep Space Radar is going to track it's orbit and refine the calculations just in case.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99942_Apophis

Sorry Thanos...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:32 pm
 


I'd more than accept my painful fiery death in the impact shockwave if it was assured to me that Asteroid Apophis was going to nail Mar-A-Lago on the same weekend that the All-Grifter's Golf Tournament was going to be held. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:23 am
 


Thanos Thanos:
I'd more than accept my painful fiery death in the impact shockwave if it was assured to me that Asteroid Apophis was going to nail Mar-A-Lago on the same weekend that the All-Grifter's Golf Tournament was going to be held. :twisted:

We are nowhere near that lucky.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:37 pm
 


* bump *

Today was the day. It stayed on course and missed us...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/large-a ... -1.5356061


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:23 pm
 


And the anticipation unfortunately has to continue for a while longer.... :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:10 pm
 


Strutz Strutz:
* bump *

Today was the day. It stayed on course and missed us...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/large-a ... -1.5356061

And I forgot to wave goodbye :(


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:58 pm
 


Thanos Thanos:
And the anticipation unfortunately has to continue for a while longer.... :twisted:


Maybe next time if we’re lucky.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:53 pm
 


xerxes xerxes:
Thanos Thanos:
And the anticipation unfortunately has to continue for a while longer.... :twisted:


Maybe next time if we’re lucky.

It sure would make all this other bullshit we're dealing with seem like nothing eh?

I just hope that if one is destined to hit us we hear about it beforehand. I can see that type of information maybe being covered up to prevent chaos.


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