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AKONI
2012-Mar-05, 12:20 AM
This is my second post about an asteroid in as many weeks, and while I don't think the sky is falling, I figure some of you might have better info than myself.

Blast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
http://rt.com/news/paint-asteroid-earth-nasa-767/

Chew
2012-Mar-05, 12:31 AM
The Bad Astronomer addressed this issue, including the RT article you linked to: No, asteroid 2012 DA14 will not hit us next year | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/04/no-asteroid-2012-da14-will-not-hit-us-next-year/)

AKONI
2012-Mar-05, 12:32 AM
I know. I'm a putz. I actually asked to have the post deleted while you were responding.

Centaur
2012-Mar-05, 12:36 AM
This is my second post about an asteroid in as many weeks, and while I don't think the sky is falling, I figure some of you might have better info than myself.

Blast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
http://rt.com/news/paint-asteroid-earth-nasa-767/

Virtually zero probability of a hit next year. Nevertheless, the woo woo websites are going to have a field day with this. Here are some links:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/04/no-asteroid-2012-da14-will-not-hit-us-next-year/

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/2012da14.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_DA14

https://plus.google.com/108952536790629690817/posts/ErdgHRbKsgh

Swift
2012-Mar-05, 04:10 AM
I know. I'm a putz. I actually asked to have the post deleted while you were responding.
We rarely delete stuff, but I will close the thread.