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As asteroid 2012TC4 misses the earth by 27,000mi tomorrow, NASA will test DART, the 1st phase of a planetary defense system

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 RhetoricalRebel    2,326

Tomorrow, asteroid 2012 TC4, 30ft X 100ft, will pass by earth at an expected 27,000 mile out. This is 1/8th the distance to the moon. 

http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

NASA plans it's 1st test of the DART(Double Asteroid Redirection) project as it passes.

http://www.newsweek.com/nasa-planetary-defense-asteroid-october-2012-tc4-644072

 

What bothers me, is the Newsweek article say....

At present, the size of 2012 TC4—and the distance it will pass Earth—is poorly constrained. While the closest distance it will come to us is 4,200 miles, it could be up to 170,000 miles

 

Why the discrepancy.

4200mi is way to close for comfort. Finding it hard to believe "no chance to hit earth".

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 cool scarvs    248
2 minutes ago, God Man said:

What if they redirect it and it accidentally  hits our planet?

Well, that would be embarrassing to say the least.

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 RhetoricalRebel    2,326
6 minutes ago, God Man said:

What if they redirect it and it accidentally  hits our planet?

And accidentally hits N. Korea? Conspiracy theories would never stop...................

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 Ukshep    25,376
10 minutes ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

And accidentally hits N. Korea? Conspiracy theories would never stop...................

You know who else has been suggesting this :D

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 Cinders77    417

Same question everyone else with an IQ greater than 0 has:  

Why are they testing on an asteroid flying so close to the earth? 

:pointing-down-smiley-emoticon:

Oh right.  Higher education is directly proportional to having :loud-speaker-saying-no-smiley-emoticon: common sense.

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 Karida    35
40 minutes ago, God Man said:

What if they redirect it and it accidentally  hits our planet?

that's what i was wondering

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 RhetoricalRebel    2,326
8 minutes ago, Cinders77 said:

Same question everyone else with an IQ greater than 0 has:  

Why are they testing on an asteroid flying so close to the earth? 

:pointing-down-smiley-emoticon:

Oh right.  Higher education is directly proportional to having :loud-speaker-saying-no-smiley-emoticon: common sense.

Particularly true for doctorates who remain in the ivory towers of the educational community. These people live in a textbook reality.

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 COBO Member    4,276
41 minutes ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

And accidentally hits N. Korea? Conspiracy theories would never stop...................

Screaming "false flag!" at the top of their lungs!

"...the conspiracy mind, abhorring the inexplicable, rushes to fill the void with an explanation: a false flag."

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 COBO Member    4,276
14 minutes ago, RhetoricalRebel said:

Particularly true for doctorates who remain in the ivory towers of the educational community. These people live in a textbook reality.

Yep...good luck with that cure for cancer.

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 RhetoricalRebel    2,326
1 minute ago, COBO Member said:

Yep...good luck with that cure for cancer.

I'm speaking about PHDs not so MDs. MDs usually have a lot of hands on experience. I've know several PHDs that are "professional students". :p

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