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san francisco bay meteor ? american meteor society

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#16 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:00

What I found odd was, for weeks on the bloated broadcasting corporation, a.k.a as the BBC, they ran stories about a Meteor coming close to earth.

It was 17,000 miles away.

Why this was news is beyond me.


Because in the context of space that is VERY close.

The earth is roughly 7,900 miles in diameter, so it was just over two earths away.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:09

USS Enterprise, in accidental time warp.

Cute. Now what's that got anything to do to this thread?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:17

its quite obviously doctor who with a fully functional chameleon cloak for the tardis checking up on us

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 14:51

Cute. Now what's that got anything to do to this thread?


Same thing that 'Weather balloon' and 'swamp gas' does.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 15:00

It was a big deal because an asteroid passing within 17,000 miles, closer than communications satellites, is considered a very close near-miss. One little nudge, gravitational or being hit by another body, a few weeks ago could have parked that sucker in someones back yard - a very bad day.


It missed us by 15 minutes.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 15:17

I slept thru it... LOL

#22 billyea

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 15:27

There's a ball of fire above all of us for half the day anyway so I don't see a reason for concern.

#23 Growled

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:54

We'll be seeing balls of light for the next few weeks as people are still a bit nervous after the Russian incident.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:59

^ Just think of how spooked the aliens are. ;)

#25 Growled

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:04

^ Just think of how spooked the aliens are. ;)


They probably caused the whole thing, knowing them. :p

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:06

^ More likely they were on coffee break and one whizzed by their ships.

#27 Growled

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:00

^ What brand of coffee do they drink?



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