House-sized asteroid that will come 'damn close' to Earth in October 2017

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Astronomers are tracking an asteroid about the size of an aircraft carrier that on Tuesday will pass by Earth, within the moon's orbit, in the closest approach of such an object in a generation.

    The 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, known as 2005 YU55, poses no hazard, experts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.

    They are monitoring the spinning space rock by radar as it nears and eventually speeds past Earth at a distance of 201,000 miles. The asteroid is going 29,000 miles per hour, according to astronomers at the University of Arizona.

    Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth - WSJ.com
     
  2. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    Does NASA have Bruce Willis on standby?
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Nasa tracking Asteroid TB145 with radio telescopes
    31 October 2015 Last updated at 04:41 GMT

    An asteroid called TB145 will pass within a few hundred thousand kilometres of the earth.

    Astronomers only discovered its existence this month.
    Scientists say it will not hit us for a least 100 years.
    Tim Allman reports.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34684761
     
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo Junior Member

    Thank God for that. I bought some new shoes this morning.
     
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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    These specially designed North Korean rockets will deal with any such ailment.
    45 2.jpg NK 2.jpg
     
  7. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member Patron

    Someone mention house? can I get a mortgage?
     
  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    size of house could make a difference

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