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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:32 am
 


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... oming.html

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Earth just had a 'close shave' with a 180ft asteroid - and no one saw it coming

    Astronomers in Brazil discovered asteroid 2016 QA2 on Saturday
    Asteroid thought to be between 80 and 180ft wide (25 and 55m)
    The rock passed to within 50,000 miles of Earth just a day later
    That's less than a quarter of the distance between Earth and the moon


Some close calls are enough to keep you awake at night, especially if they concern huge chunks of flaming rock smashing into the planet.

Astronomers marked one such close shave at the weekend after an asteroid larger than a Blue Whale whizzed between the Earth and the moon – a hair’s breadth in astronomical terms.

Brazilian sky watchers had only just discovered the asteroid, called 2016 QA2, the day before it zoomed by within 50,000 miles (80,000 km) of Earth.


Sorry, Thanos. It missed. R=EM


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:48 am
 


BartSimpson wrote:
Sorry, Thanos. It missed. R=EM


Someday. And hopefully right on the Vancouver bike path system.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:56 am
 


Thanos wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
Sorry, Thanos. It missed. R=EM


Someday. And hopefully right on the Vancouver bike path system.


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You made coffee come out my nose.


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These things need to be said out loud every so often. Image


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:42 am
 


So close.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:53 pm
 


llama66 wrote:
So close.


180 foot rock wouldn't have done much damage. It would probably hit in water, and create some waves. Not an extinction rock like Thanos wants. ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:13 pm
 


Yeah, but still maybe it would get some to smarten up!


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llama66 wrote:
Yeah, but still maybe it would get some to smarten up!


ROTFL

Chelyabinsk should have been the wake up call that we need to start looking for rocks like this. When the floods start again in Louisiana like they did this year, people will still stand up and say 'but we just rebuilt again after the last one!'.

People won't smarten up, ever!


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DrCaleb wrote:
Not an extinction rock like Thanos wants. ;)


schiesse! Image :mrgreen:


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Thanos wrote:
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Not an extinction rock like Thanos wants. ;)


schiesse! Image :mrgreen:


It might have done some damage to a city, if it hit there . . .

Look on the bright side!


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Unless it hits me right on the head I won't be happy. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:43 pm
 


Hang in there buddy. You've still got this one to look forward to. [cheer]


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:51 pm
 


No, that one will miss too. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:54 pm
 


Still a better chance than winning the lotto though. So huzzah to whatever billion year-old chunk of space rock that's aiming itself at my face. And that's as close as I can get to optimism today. 8)


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