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Fraser
2009-Nov-09, 10:10 PM
A previously undiscovered asteroid came within 14,000 km of Earth last week, and astronomers noticed it only 15 hours before closest approach. On Nov. 6 at around 16:30 EST a 7 meter asteroid, now called 2009 VA, came only about 2 Earth radii from impacting our home planet. This is the third-closest known [...]

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frankuitaalst
2009-Nov-09, 10:35 PM
See also here : :)
http://www.bautforum.com/astronomy/96208-asteroid-near-miss.html

publiusr
2009-Nov-09, 11:11 PM
Only a matter of time before luck runs out on somebodies head.

Strange
2009-Nov-09, 11:55 PM
Only a matter of time ...

Three years, one month and two weeks :whistle:

trinitree88
2009-Nov-10, 04:28 PM
Three years, one month and two weeks :whistle:

Henna. Betcha a hot fudge sundae nothing hits then. pete

Big Brother Dunk
2009-Nov-10, 06:20 PM
Missed it by that much . . .