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Record-Setting Asteroid to Shave Past Earth in February

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#16 Growled

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:53

^ It'd be interesting to see them try.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:32

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 18:37

Its closest approach is at 19:25 GMT.

So about 13 hours from now ... ?

Or has it passed ?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 18:43

Its closest approach is at 19:25 GMT.

So about 13 hours from now ... ?

Or has it passed ?


It's only 18.43GMT at the moment as I post

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 18:47

Yeah but how do you stop and recuperate an asteroid? The speed of that thing must be insane ;)


its going about 8km a second (est). But for 195$ billion it would cost 10's of billions to get there. very good if you could catch it. Maybe even some super rare stuff on there that would be worth even more.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 18:53

If you miss it, it should be back every year apparantly, according to BBC news today!!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 18:58

It's a shame in a way that it's so small you need a big telescope to even see it.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 20:21

If you miss it, it should be back every year apparantly, according to BBC news today!!


That should guarantee a hit :s