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Offline Cincinnatus

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150-Foot Asteroid Has Close Encounter with Earth This Week
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:26:48 PM »
An asteroid half the size of a football field will buzz close by Earth on Friday, coming closer than many weather satellites, but there is absolutely no chance the space rock will hit the planet, NASA says.
 
The asteroid 2012 DA14 will approach within 17,200 miles (27,000 kilometers) of Earth when it zips by the planet on Friday (Feb. 15). It will be 5,000 miles closer than the ring of weather, communications and GPS navigation satellites that orbit the Earth, but it poses no impact threat, NASA scientists assured.

http://news.yahoo.com/150-foot-asteroid-close-encounter-earth-week-183841879.html

NASA assures us it won't hit the earth? Now I am really worried.


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Re: 150-Foot Asteroid Has Close Encounter with Earth This Week
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 04:35:05 PM »
Dear Asteroid:

Feel free to swing by 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

All the best,

The American People
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Re: 150-Foot Asteroid Has Close Encounter with Earth This Week
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 05:13:12 PM »
Dear Asteroid:

Feel free to swing by 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

All the best,

The American People

As long as Congress is in session at the time.

Why waste a good crisis?

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Re: 150-Foot Asteroid Has Close Encounter with Earth This Week
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 10:49:14 PM »
As long as Congress is in session at the time.

Why waste a good crisis?

Amen to that!


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