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Giant asteroid to pass near Earth

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Giant asteroid to pass near Earth

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15572634
An 400m-wide (1,300ft) asteroid will pass by the Earth on Tuesday, closer to it even than the Moon.
It poses no danger to the Earth and it will be invisible to the naked eye.
Asteroid 2005 YU55's closest approach, at a distance of 325,000km (202,000mi), will be at 2328GMT. It is the closest the asteroid has been in 200 years.
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I'll put  the pillow over my head just in case.......well you never know Undecided

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[quote=Strat]I'll put  the pillow over my head just in case
Is that so you don't scare the children ?

    "Mummy, WHAT is that ?  -  is it the Strat-osphere ?"
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If you look at my sig you will see I am somewhat Stratospheric Roll eyes Wink

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You will always be a star !   Wink
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Aw shucks  Embarrassed

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If I'm not hear tomorrow then it didn't miss the earth !
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@gleneagles, How will we know if your not here? neither will we be Grin
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Not wishing ill on anyone, but I can think of a few places that a collision with a large rock would make a big improvement Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Can this be watched live on a Nasa channel tonight does anyone know?
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Last time one hit the earth it got rid of the Dinosaurs.........perhaps it's time for another one !
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Peeps out of the window, is there anybody there...?
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[quote=Strat]I'll put  the pillow over my head just in case

Is that so you don't scare the children ?

    "Mummy, WHAT is that ?  -  is it the Strat-osphere ?"

Er no! its a Gibsonsphere actually, ask Strat for clarification.
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Oh Bar Humbucker !   Roll eyes
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Last time one hit the earth it got rid of the Dinosaurs.........perhaps it's time for another one !

It'd be a damned good shot to hit the House of Lords.

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