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« on: 16/01/2006 14:45:54 »
Amazing to think we only know about and track something like 4% of NEO's, take a look at how many come close every day...

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

Do you think Apophis..http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/a99942.htmlaptly named by someone with a dark sense of humour

(Apophis, the Destroyer.
Patron of: evil and darkness.
Appearance: a great serpent or crocodile
Description: Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction who dwelled in eternal darkness.) [8D].........

with a torrino scale of one will provide us with a great few nights of stargazing..or a good few years worth of fallout from impact?







 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #1 on: 16/01/2006 21:11:02 »
I'm sure I remember hearing of 1 a while back that passed between Earth & the moon. That's scary.
 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #2 on: 16/01/2006 22:31:38 »
Theres another two coming too between 2101 and 2104 but I think the only one of us around then will be Jimmy Saville and i suppose it all depends on whats left if Apophis hits us..

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/2004vd17.html

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/1997xr2.html

Personally I expect it will miss and provide a great show for us..apophis has a 1 in 6,250 chance of hitting us in 2036... the second lot will finish the job though I reckon with a 1 in 3,230 chance and arriving within the once every 60 odd million years mass extinction bracket.. I reckon  I have got a good chance of going out with a bang on my 70th! lol:D[:o)][8D]
 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #3 on: 17/01/2006 00:14:57 »
quote:
Theres another two coming too between 2101 and 2104 but I think the only one of us around then will be Jimmy Saville


And of course if any of them were on a collision course with  the earth then there's no need to worry because jim'll fix it for you and you and you and:D

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« Last Edit: 17/01/2006 04:42:14 by ukmicky »
 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #4 on: 17/01/2006 12:38:10 »
Oh Gawd..lolol...groan!!:D
 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #5 on: 17/01/2006 13:08:37 »
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

I'm sure I remember hearing of 1 a while back that passed between Earth & the moon. That's scary.



An asteroid was seen hitting the moon on 7th November 2005:-
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/22dec_lunartaurid.htm
 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #6 on: 17/01/2006 23:12:27 »
Excellent..missed that thanks for that Robert!
 

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Re: NEO's
« Reply #7 on: 18/01/2006 11:27:10 »
The asteroid seen hitting the moon was only the size of a baseball,
 however, as it was travelling at 16 miles per second, a catchers mitt would have been of little use.:)
« Last Edit: 18/01/2006 11:29:52 by ROBERT »
 

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