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'Big Beast' Asteroid Close To Earth Today [Pic+]

Hits: 2507 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: Science | Added by: 5Cats
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normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1860 Posts
Monday, June 09, 2014 7:17:47 AM
Could we detect an exact area of a meteor hit? I don't think we could. I'd assume it would be evacuate an entire state/section of a country.

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1826 Posts
Monday, June 09, 2014 3:45:05 AM
OK. I *KNOW* space is vast but for a sense of true urgency can we agree that, in the future, it is only "Close" when it is inside the moon's orbit and it is only a "Near Miss" when it is inside the orbit of our geosynchronous satellites.

Anything more reactionary is akin to crying "Wolf" and will soon become ignored when it should not.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12328 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:08:54 PM
If I was Dr Evil, I'd find a way to hang a solar sail on it and hold the world to ransom.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25716 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:51:59 PM
@drawman61: It's not coming very close, and they can pin-point it's trajectory soon after discovery, eh?

It's big, but not BIG! It would wipe out a whole city if it hit one though. There would have been time to evacuate had that been the case.

Anyhow, I think it's cool! Woosh! Missed me by 'that much'! (Maxwell Smart voice)

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:50:05 PM
do you REALLY think anyone 'in the know' would let the rest of the planet know if there WERE a 'killah" incoming? doubt it... and honestly, I don't think I'd WANT to know.


I think it would depend on the size and composition of the potential impactor and point of impact.

For something this size, I think they would because the damage can be mitigated by evacuation. You might lose a town, maybe even a city, but that would be better than losing the town or city and all the inhabitants.

But for a really harmful one, probably not.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11508 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:45:43 PM
Once again, recently detected, yet we are told not to worry by the bods.


So...are you lobbying to have far more public money granted to NASA so they can greatly expand their search?

Have you looking into the available information on the frequency of more than trivial impacts, so you can judge for yourself how much you should be worrying?

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5189 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:49:16 AM
"Big Breasts? Not now, I'm going to see the asteroid..."

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:58:13 AM
Hey, you know what else happened today? A guy shot his rifle at a deer up country somewhere, and it didn't hit me!

MelCervini
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 1244 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 9:06:15 AM
do you REALLY think anyone 'in the know' would let the rest of the planet know if there WERE a 'killah" incoming? doubt it... and honestly, I don't think I'd WANT to know.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6033 Posts
Sunday, June 08, 2014 8:31:31 AM
Once again, recently detected, yet we are told not to worry by the bods.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25716 Posts
Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:19:36 AM
Link: 'Big Beast' Asteroid Close To Earth Today [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Recently detected 2014 HQ124 - The "Big Beast" will swing safely past us June 8.


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