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Fraser
2012-Mar-09, 01:30 PM
In this episode of the Weekly Space Hangout, we talk about two different asteroid close passes, the solar storms buffeting the Earth, a recent space exploration conference, and a team of amateur astronomers flashing the space station. The regular team was there, with Phil Plait, Pamela Gay, Emily Lakdawalla, Alan Boyle, Nancy Atkinson and host [...]

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publiusr
2012-Mar-09, 11:28 PM
Not long ago, there was a sonic boom reported in Chilton County Alabama
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/03/faa_investigating_whether_soni.html
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/03/loud_explosions_rumbling_walls.html

I cannot help but wonder if it was a splinter off of one of those two objects...

Dan Durda was recently on Art Bell's old Coast to Coast AM show--one of the more responsible guests who also was on Phil's short lived Discovery series:
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2012/03/07

This asteroid needs to be looked at to see how close it will be in 2020
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_DA14

Like Apophis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophis_asteroid
--folks are watching for the "keyhole" needed for a resonant return--for this object:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011AG5

This is the only other asteroid that ranks above a zero on the Torino scale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_VK184

No need for fear mongering--but would it ever be nice to capture and harvest these things