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Earth is welcoming a rather hefty visitor to the neighborhood Wednesday — an asteroid that hasn't swung by these parts in roughly 400 years. About as big as the Rock of Gibraltar, asteroid 2014 JO25 is coming so close that its visit should be visible even to small telescopes.

But no need to panic, NASA says.

"Although there is absolutely no chance that the asteroid will collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size," the space agency says in a statement.

At its closest approach, which should occur around midday ET Wednesday, the asteroid will be a little over a million miles away — or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. Though NASA says that distance is comfortable enough to ensure there will be no collision, it is nevertheless classified as a "potentially hazardous asteroid" due to the way its orbit intersects Earth's.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2...-400-years



The asteroid was discovered in 2013. So how do they know it's in a 400 year orbit around the sun? Probably came from the asteroid belt as a leftover piece of planet.
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Gif showing relative distance tothe earth.


Radar image compilation brief video.
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archiv...-720cc.m4v

It has an odd shape.

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Thanks for posting this thread Freestore, I didn't know about this one.
(04-20-2017, 02:15 AM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ][Image: k5xzg5.gif]

Gif showing relative distance tothe earth.


Radar image compilation brief video.
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archiv...-720cc.m4v

It has an odd shape.


[Image: 587844-asteroid-2.jpg]

Thanks for posting this thread Freestore, I didn't know about this one.

...Reminds me of something...


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(04-20-2017, 02:15 AM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ][Image: k5xzg5.gif]

Gif showing relative distance tothe earth.


Radar image compilation brief video.
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archiv...-720cc.m4v

It has an odd shape.

[Image: 587844-asteroid-2.jpg]

Thanks for posting this thread Freestore, I didn't know about this one.

Would NASA admit a collision course Asteroid? I feel if anything would be naturally deflected. But Nasa Won't admit Aliens.
@Frigg


Close approach and two saucers.
(04-20-2017, 02:44 AM)Free Store Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-20-2017, 02:15 AM)Johntaraz Wrote: [ -> ][Image: k5xzg5.gif]

Gif showing relative distance tothe earth.


Radar image compilation brief video.
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archiv...-720cc.m4v

It has an odd shape.

[Image: 587844-asteroid-2.jpg]

Thanks for posting this thread Freestore, I didn't know about this one.

Would NASA admit a collision course Asteroid? I feel if anything would be naturally deflected. But Nasa Won't admit Aliens.

What if there was advanced civilization when the Yucatan event hit? It could easily have wiped out most traces of that.
NASA runs the space program as a secret operation.
With tax dollars for science, meant to further our interests and knowledge, not withold the truth from us.

"National Security" is an umbrella term for censorship.
We are the nation, not alphabet abreviated institutions.