Watch live: Asteroid the size of three football fields to hurtle past Earth

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  1. pheelios

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    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014...e-three-football-fields-to-hurtle-past-earth/


    A gigantic asteroid nearly 900 feet wide will race past planet Earth tonight, a harmless but sobering reminder of the dangers posed by such interplanetary visitors.


    On Monday, Feb. 17, at approximately 9:00p.m. EST, the Slooh space telescope will broadcast a live video stream and scientific discussion about the silent visitor, which will be traveling at approximately 27,000 miles per hour when it soars safely past the planet.


    The asteroid, called NEA 2000 EM26, will come no closer than 8.8 lunar distances from Earth -- a measure of the distance between us and the moon -- and poses no threat to us.
     
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    9 pm EST, huh? thanks for the heads up :mrpeanut:
     
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    :jj:
     
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    Very timely thread, faggot.
     
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    I saw it. It was awesome.
     
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    I'm still waiting for it.
     
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    watch live as pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Friday Feb 14
     
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    little salt in the wound. that's awesome. :nojj:
     
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    fuck that asteroid and fuck earth, its filled with assholes
     
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    where's the link asshole :mad:
     
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    Almost exactly one year ago, on Feb. 15, 2013, something unexpectedly tore through the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, damaging thousands of houses, breaking innumerable windows, and causing injuries from broken glass. This object, later discovered to be an asteroid, was 65 feet in diameter and exploded 18 miles above Siberia -- releasing the equivalent energy of more than 20 atomic bombs (approximately 460 kilotons of TNT).
     
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    Wow, stick too your music and hot dog thread, dude. ffs:facepalm:
     
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    This thread will potentially save lives.
     
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    Stay tuned, this will continue in a couple of days. :hat:
     
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    Are we dead yet?
     
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