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Asteroid passes inside
moon´s orbit, buzzes Earth

CBS News, by Mike Wall

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/12/2012 4:18:04 PM

A newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it. The near-Earth asteroid 2012 XE54, which was discovered Sunday (Dec. 9), came within 140,000 miles of our planet at about 5 a.m. EST Tuesday (Dec. 11), researchers said. For comparison, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 240,000 miles or so. Astronomers estimate that 2012 XE54 is about 120 feet wide — big enough to cause substantial damage if it slams into Earth someday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 12/12/2012 4:22:46 PM     (No. 9062111)

Missed by that much...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: debaser, 12/12/2012 4:30:31 PM     (No. 9062124)

The asteroid must be racist.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 12/12/2012 4:34:48 PM     (No. 9062130)

The Mayans almost got it right!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 12/12/2012 4:36:56 PM     (No. 9062131)

I guess it being 12/12/12 & all, the asteroid decided to stay away . . . far, far away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: osprey21, 12/12/2012 4:55:00 PM     (No. 9062159)

Darn shame it didn´t impact DC with all the clowns in town.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/12/2012 4:57:56 PM     (No. 9062166)

Well - that would have been one way to avoid the Fiscal Cliff....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/12/2012 5:00:39 PM     (No. 9062172)

The thing that concerns me the most is that they spotted it just two days ago. Hardly time enough to prepare....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tonyl, 12/12/2012 5:11:41 PM     (No. 9062187)

In Galaxy terms that was a close shave. That could have ruined our day.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/12/2012 5:31:01 PM     (No. 9062212)

So much for academia´s "early warning" claims...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 12/12/2012 5:44:03 PM     (No. 9062228)

FTA: Astronomers estimate that 2012 XE54 is about 120 feet wide — big enough to cause substantial damage if it slams into Earth someday.

"Substantial damage." Hmmm.

FTA: An object of similar size flattened 800 square miles of forest when it exploded above Siberia´s Podkamennaya Tunguska River in 1908.

Oh. Like the "substantial boating accident" when the Titanic ran into that icy-stuff. Got it.

FTA: But there are much bigger asteroids out there, such as 4179 Toutatis, a 3-mile-wide behemoth that´s in the process of flying by Earth now. Toutatis will remain 4.3 million miles away during its closest approach Wednesday morning, but it may come closer on future passes.

Oh. Well -- wha? 3 miles wide? 3 miles! And a 120-footer flattened 800 square miles? J! K! Zed! You guys are on this, right?

#7: Just about everything works against seeing them. They are really small; they don´t make their own light like stars; some have low reflectance; much of the time they have little or no motion relative to the background stars; the sky is really, really, really big, it can´t all be scoured all the time.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hotrod, 12/12/2012 5:44:16 PM     (No. 9062230)

The sad thing is, if we spotted an asteroid a hundred times as big that was going to strike the Earth, we would be helpless to do anything about it. Our space program is dead- as far as preparing for eventual defense against asteroids and comets. At least the poor can call each other on their free cell phones....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 12/12/2012 5:44:36 PM     (No. 9062231)

"only 2 days ago" LOL!!!

Wait until one of those 6 mile wide out of the ecliptic ones smacks us. The Mayans may be correct yet.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/12/2012 5:54:15 PM     (No. 9062244)

My dad has asteroids. He says they are so painful that he can hardly sit down sometimes.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: brendacross, 12/12/2012 6:11:51 PM     (No. 9062272)

So we go the way of the dinosaur

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rubberneck, 12/12/2012 6:25:21 PM     (No. 9062285)

It´s just a little chunk that busted off the one that´s slammin´ us on the 21st!

But no worry - President Obama can find a nearby phone booth to change in, and will take care of everything! (Or he WOULD be able to, if the billionaires would pay their fair share!)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/12/2012 6:51:59 PM     (No. 9062313)

Chuckling at #13! Yes, and I learned a new word a few weeks ago too... Demorrhoids.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/12/2012 6:54:46 PM     (No. 9062315)

#13 Preparation-A


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Reply 18 - Posted by: volksford, 12/12/2012 7:08:03 PM     (No. 9062327)

That´s gold # 13 ..gold !

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