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#768541 - 15th Feb 2013 11:03am asteriod to pass earth tonight
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#768569 - 15th Feb 2013 1:00pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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Seems to have cause a bit of damage in Russia.

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#768574 - 15th Feb 2013 1:16pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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That was a meteor which hit Russia, this will be an asteroid hopefully passing earth by 17,00 miles.

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#768580 - 15th Feb 2013 1:29pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: Stingray]
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Originally Posted By: Stingray
That was a meteor which hit Russia, this will be an asteroid hopefully passing earth by 17,00 miles.


The one tonight is about 50m across, so with a pair of binoculars you should be able to see it as its meant to be a clear night.

If you think the 17,000 miles it misses us by is a long way away, the satellites you get your TV from are further away, it's pretty close.

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#768594 - 15th Feb 2013 2:25pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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a map of where you can see it and times (not by the naked eye tho)
http://bayfordbury.herts.ac.uk/files/2012DA14-path.pdf

you can also download the skymap app for free which will show you where the stars etc on this map are.

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#768629 - 15th Feb 2013 5:15pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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Here's a link to the NASA live streams, if anyone's interested:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/newsfeatures.cfm?release=2013-059

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#768684 - 15th Feb 2013 6:59pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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im watching it live now http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
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#769508 - 18th Feb 2013 2:19am Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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What happened?

Did anybody see it?

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#769533 - 18th Feb 2013 9:45am Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: rocks]
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i watched it on live feed it wasnt fantastic but at least i can say i watched it as it happened!! smile
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#769557 - 18th Feb 2013 1:09pm Re: asteriod to pass earth tonight [Re: _Ste_]
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What happened?

Did anybody see it?

smile
Nothing to get excited about,it went past too quickly.

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