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Nasa cannot monitor most
potentially devastating asteroids

Telegraph [UK], by Nick Collins

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/13/2013 7:41:58 AM

Although the 150ft (45m) rock will zoom harmlessly by our planet on its record near approach this week, it is just one of up to a million "near-Earth objects" which astronomers believe could one day pose a serious threat. A program set up by NASA to monitor so-called "NEOs" a decade and a half ago has so far tracked fewer than 10,000, meaning the vast majority are still hidden. Most of the larger specimens, which could have the potential to wipe out entire continents, have been found but even small asteroids like 2012 DA14 could be powerful enough to destroy

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Perhaps if they hadn´t taken on the Muslim Outreach program. . . ?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/13/2013 8:15:03 AM     (No. 9173679)

Per NASA, only an end to global warming can prevent asteroids.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LouD, 2/13/2013 8:32:59 AM     (No. 9173719)

This just ruined my morning! How am I to sleep with worrying about asteroids crashing into my bedroom, and crushing me to little pieces, mangling my body, making my remains unrecognizable and possibly hurting my dog? Woe is me! We are all doomed, especially if a asteroid hits us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/13/2013 8:54:41 AM     (No. 9173769)

Check with CNN. Maybe global warming is causing this?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 2/13/2013 9:14:04 AM     (No. 9173818)

What!!!! Mohawk boy and his pals aren´t up to the job?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: realrep, 2/13/2013 10:15:51 AM     (No. 9173956)

Are these the ´end times´?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: disasterman, 2/13/2013 10:34:15 AM     (No. 9173985)

Dang, this just reinforces my hope of an asteroid suddenly appearing and crashing into the U.S. Capitol while the won is addressing a joint session of Congress.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harper, 2/13/2013 12:30:10 PM     (No. 9174188)

Asteroids above, hemorrhoids below and BO in the White House!

Not the trifecta I had hoped for.

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