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(05-23-2019, 02:29 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-19-2019, 11:36 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote: [Image: Screenshot-20190519-223036-Samsung-Internet.jpg]



[Image: Asteroid-66391-1999-KW4-images-NASA.gif]

The space rock, known as Asteroid 1999 KW4, was discovered in 1999 and measures nearly a mile wide. It also comes with its own companion asteroid, or orbiting moon. According to NASA, the asteroid has been doing close flybys several times each century since at least the 1600s.

The asteroid will make its closest approach this Saturday at 5:05 p.m. MDT, passing at the very safe distance of 3,219,955 miles, or about 13.5 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Saturday evening will provide the best view of the large space rock, but it will remain visible until May 27.

The asteroid will not be visible to the eye alone, but sky enthusiasts equipped with telescopes 8 inches in diameter or larger may get a good view. The asteroid has an oblate, top-like shape with an equatorial ridge, and the smaller asteroid orbits around it every 16 hours.

NASA has classified the asteroid as a near-Earth object, which is anything that orbits the Sun and comes within 30 million miles of Earth’s orbit.

While the Minor Planet Center has classified KW4 as a potentially hazardous object, the huge space rock poses no risk to Earth. Even at its closest approached, it is still more than three million miles from the earth’s surface.

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archiv...OIfV8lOl-G

asteroid KW4 isn't listed on the chart, but 66391 is and it has the same lunar miss distance and if you convert 1780 meters into miles, that'll be 1.106 miles in diameter

[Image: Screenshot-20190523-131513-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

http://www.spaceweather.com




[Image: Screenshot-20190523-141814-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/(66391)_1999_KW4
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(05-23-2019, 03:22 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-23-2019, 02:29 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-19-2019, 11:36 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote: [Image: Screenshot-20190519-223036-Samsung-Internet.jpg]



[Image: Asteroid-66391-1999-KW4-images-NASA.gif]

The space rock, known as Asteroid 1999 KW4, was discovered in 1999 and measures nearly a mile wide. It also comes with its own companion asteroid, or orbiting moon. According to NASA, the asteroid has been doing close flybys several times each century since at least the 1600s.

The asteroid will make its closest approach this Saturday at 5:05 p.m. MDT, passing at the very safe distance of 3,219,955 miles, or about 13.5 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Saturday evening will provide the best view of the large space rock, but it will remain visible until May 27.

The asteroid will not be visible to the eye alone, but sky enthusiasts equipped with telescopes 8 inches in diameter or larger may get a good view. The asteroid has an oblate, top-like shape with an equatorial ridge, and the smaller asteroid orbits around it every 16 hours.

NASA has classified the asteroid as a near-Earth object, which is anything that orbits the Sun and comes within 30 million miles of Earth’s orbit.

While the Minor Planet Center has classified KW4 as a potentially hazardous object, the huge space rock poses no risk to Earth. Even at its closest approached, it is still more than three million miles from the earth’s surface.

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archiv...OIfV8lOl-G

asteroid KW4 isn't listed on the chart, but 66391 is and it has the same lunar miss distance and if you convert 1780 meters into miles, that'll be 1.106 miles in diameter

[Image: Screenshot-20190523-131513-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

http://www.spaceweather.com




[Image: Screenshot-20190523-141814-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/(66391)_1999_KW4

This minor planet was numbered by the Minor Planet Center on 10 September 2003. As of 2018, it has not been named.
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(05-17-2019, 05:16 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote: [Image: z46cWQx.jpg]

If all goes well with SpaceX’s aforementioned software updates and triple-checks, Starlink v0.9 could be ready to launch around May 22-24. Stay tuned as SpaceX continues to provide updates.

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starlin...aunch/amp/

after they delayed it for a week, I was curious to see when they would launch the 60 satellites, would it end up being closer to May 25th, when asteroid KW4 is supposed to flyby Earth...

"SpaceX is targeting Thursday, May 23 for the launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services".

"The launch window opens at 10:30 p.m. EDT on May 23, or 2:30 UTC on May 24, and closes at 12:00 a.m. on May 24, or 4:00 UTC. A backup launch window opens on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 p.m. EDT, or 2:30 UTC on May 25, and closes at 12:00 a.m. on May 25, or 4:00 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage for this mission previously supported the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018 and the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019. Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately one hour and two minutes after liftoff, the Starlink satellites will begin deployment at an altitude of 440km. They will then use onboard propulsion to reach an operational altitude of 550km."

You can watch the launch live below, starting about 15 minutes before liftoff, and find out more about the mission in our press kit.


https://www.spacex.com/webcast
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Named deputy to U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft in 2003, Comey was involved in a showdown with top members of the George W. Bush administration after Ashcroft was hospitalized the following spring. As he later recalled in a Senate testimony, Comey raced to the hospital to head off White House counsel Alberto Gonzales and chief of staff Andrew Card, who allegedly wanted Ashcroft to reauthorize an illegal domestic surveillance program. With the imposing Comey at his side, a weakened Ashcroft made it clear he would not grant his approval


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biograp...ames-comey
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(05-23-2019, 04:01 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-23-2019, 03:22 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-23-2019, 02:29 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote: asteroid KW4 isn't listed on the chart, but 66391 is and it has the same lunar miss distance and if you convert 1780 meters into miles, that'll be 1.106 miles in diameter

[Image: Screenshot-20190523-131513-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

http://www.spaceweather.com




[Image: Screenshot-20190523-141814-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/(66391)_1999_KW4

This minor planet was numbered by the Minor Planet Center on 10 September 2003. As of 2018, it has not been named.



[Image: Screenshot-20190524-204443-Samsung-Internet.jpg]
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(05-24-2019, 09:50 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-23-2019, 04:01 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote:
(05-23-2019, 03:22 PM)psychopath slayer Wrote: [Image: Screenshot-20190523-141814-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/(66391)_1999_KW4

This minor planet was numbered by the Minor Planet Center on 10 September 2003. As of 2018, it has not been named.



[Image: Screenshot-20190524-204443-Samsung-Internet.jpg]

I don't recall seeing 66391 (1999 KW4) yesterday


https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=66391&orb=1
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