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Fraser
2010-Jan-12, 02:50 PM
Caption: Asteroid or rocket booster? 2010 AL30 as imaged remotely from Australia on Jan. 11, 2010. Credit: Ernesto Guido & Giovanni Sostero, Remanzacco Observatory. An unusual object will make a close flyby of Earth on Wednesday, coming within only 128,000 km (about 80,000 miles), or at a distance about three times less than [...]

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Buttercup
2010-Jan-12, 03:22 PM
...another possibility is the corpse of my childhood T. Rex; Fluffy. After falling into The Dreaded Iowa Hexagon, Fluffy's corpse was jettisoned into nearby space?

Could be something from the Apollo program though.

But it just might be Fluffy out there. R.I.P. my old big-toothed dinosaur friend.

dhd40
2010-Jan-12, 04:30 PM
Caption: Asteroid or rocket booster? 2010 AL30 as imaged remotely from Australia on Jan. 11, 2010. Credit: Ernesto Guido & Giovanni Sostero, Remanzacco Observatory. An unusual object will make a close flyby of Earth on Wednesday, coming within only 128,000 km (about 80,000 miles), or at a distance about three times less than [...]

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or at a distance about three times less than the moon’s orbit.

How far is 'three times less than ...' ? Is it 'two times more than ...' on the opposite side ?

aurora
2010-Jan-12, 08:00 PM
I would guess it should have said one third, rather than three times less.

dhd40
2010-Jan-13, 04:26 PM
I would guess it should have said one third, rather than three times less.

Yessss. Don't take my comment too serious. I was just wondering about the wording on a scientific forum