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Near Earth Asteroid Coming May28 2012 (Memorial Day)

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Near Earth Asteroid Coming May28 2012 (Memorial Day)  Reply with quote  

Any NEO (near earth object) passing at less than 0.00243 AU (the
average distance to the moon) is classified as a near miss.

Asteroid "2012 KP24"
May-28 USCentralTime 9:01am @ 0.00224005083139303 AU
May-28 USCentralTime 9:21am @ 0.00038338244971189 AU

NASA Link:
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2012%20KP24;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad

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Post Sun May 27, 2012 12:35 pm
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Anything passing closer than 225,882 miles is classified as near-miss.
Asteroid 2012 KP24 passes at 37,200 miles (1/6th of safe distance).

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Oh, boy. I wonder what the rounding error is on those calculations? Shocked

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The asteroid is (or was) approx 80 feet diameter, where nobody seemed worried about it.

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I hope it doesn't hit my house. Smile

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I'd guess an 80 foot asteroid has a pretty good chance of surviving and impacting the surface, what do you think?

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June 4, 2012:
Lunar Eclipse, Blood Red Moon
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar-eclipse-june-2012.html

June 5-6, 2012:
1. Nakba Day (Arabs Mourn Israel 1948 birth).
2. Venus Transition (crosses the sun).

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May28
Two Small Asteroids Buzz Earth in One-Two Punch
http://www.space.com/15895-double-asteroid-earth-flyby.html

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