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‘Planet killer’ asteroid could be far-off threat to Earth
« on: November 01, 2022, 11:54:23 am »
‘Planet killer’ asteroid could be far-off threat to Earth: astronomers

By David Propper
October 31, 2022

A “planet killer” asteroid that could one day cross paths with Earth was spotted by astronomers in the sun’s glare, according to a new research study.

Three near-Earth asteroids (NEA) that were previously unknown were discovered in the inner Solar System with one of them the largest potentially hazardous object found in the last eight years, according to findings published in The Astronomical Journal.

“Our twilight survey is scouring the area within the orbits of Earth and Venus for asteroids,” said the paper’s lead author and astronomer Scott Sheppard in a NOIR Lab press release that announced the findings Monday. “So far we have found two large near-Earth asteroids that are about 1 kilometer across, a size that we call planet killers.

One of the asteroids, dubbed 2022 AP7, is almost a mile-wide and could come within the Earth’s path in the future, the press release stated. While its exact path is unclear, the asteroid will stay “well away from Earth” for now, Sheppard said, according to CNN.

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Source:  https://nypost.com/2022/10/31/planet-killer-asteroid-that-could-pose-risk-to-earth-found/

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Re: ‘Planet killer’ asteroid could be far-off threat to Earth
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2022, 04:49:11 pm »
Is it Asteroid death month already? How fast the global death disaster seasons change as I get older.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2022, 05:11:44 pm »
Is it Asteroid death month already? How fast the global death disaster seasons change as I get older.

Women, children, and minorities most at risk...... :cool:
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2022, 05:17:32 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2022, 09:46:14 pm »
Damn, I just washed my hair....
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Re: ‘Planet killer’ asteroid could be far-off threat to Earth
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2022, 11:25:30 pm »
Here SMOD, Here boy! :whistle: :whistle:
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2022, 11:36:48 pm »
Is it Asteroid death month already? How fast the global death disaster seasons change as I get older.

Not to worry.... fauxi will get a vax for that...

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2022, 11:40:56 pm »
If we recycled better these things wouldn't happen...

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2022, 12:26:09 am »
1st rule of death on earth.  You never see it coming. 
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2022, 01:33:30 pm »
I blame gasoline-powered cars.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2022, 07:07:44 pm »
I blame gasoline-powered cars.

And cow farts.
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2022, 07:30:30 pm »
All kidding aside, there are several facts that remain:  (1) large (i.e., 1 mile in diameter or bigger) rocks have in the past hit the Earth, including during the time the Moon was present, (2) there are today a large number of such large rocks still floating around the Sun, which have orbits that bring them closer to, and further away from, the Sun, and thus the Earth, (3) there is no a priori basis for concluding that none of these large rocks could ever hit the Earth, and (4) we currently have no meaningful way of protecting ourselves from such a large rock.

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2022, 07:58:33 pm »
All kidding aside, there are several facts that remain:  (1) large (i.e., 1 mile in diameter or bigger) rocks have in the past hit the Earth, including during the time the Moon was present, (2) there are today a large number of such large rocks still floating around the Sun, which have orbits that bring them closer to, and further away from, the Sun, and thus the Earth, (3) there is no a priori basis for concluding that none of these large rocks could ever hit the Earth, and (4) we currently have no meaningful way of protecting ourselves from such a large rock.

True... so don't tell me.. .I don't want to know if it is going to land in my lap

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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2022, 08:16:44 pm »
A lot of bad stuff could happen at any time.  That's the risk I take being alive.  Death and Doom are always stalking me.

Let me know when the killer rock is on its way, so I can send out timely invites to the neighborhood pre-Apocolypse orgy.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2022, 08:17:12 pm »
True... so don't tell me.. .I don't want to know if it is going to land in my lap



Agreed. But I might add...it would suit me just fine that if it hits...just land on my head and get it over with.

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2022, 08:21:22 pm »
Such a responsible bunch of custodians for God's Earth and the gift He made to all generations.

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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2022, 09:47:30 pm »
RINO huffs:
"Let me know when the killer rock is on its way, so I can send out timely invites to the neighborhood pre-Apocolypse orgy."

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Because that's just what the plot is about.

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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2022, 03:14:33 am »
Such a responsible bunch of custodians for God's Earth and the gift He made to all generations.
Well sorry but Bruce Willis has aphasia so he can't save us, so will this make you feel better?

Yes God made it all, so that would include the gift of an asteroid to, no?

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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2022, 02:56:41 pm »
On the list of things that keep me up at night, Getting smashed to death by an asteroid like Wylie Coyote or dying in the chaotic aftermath, isn't even on my list.
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2022, 06:23:38 pm »
On the list of things that keep me up at night, Getting smashed to death by an asteroid like Wylie Coyote or dying in the chaotic aftermath, isn't even on my list.
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2022, 06:36:43 pm »
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