Solved: Newly found Near Earth asteroid buzzing Earth tonight.

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Didn't we have something like this from April 6 years ago? I wonder if it is the same rock.

My concern is not that this thing might hit the earth, but whether or not this could hit our moon.


Newfound Asteroid to Buzz Earth Thursday

(today) less than 2 hours from now


A newly discovered asteroid will zip close by Earth Thursday, but poses no threat of crashing into our planet even though it is passing within the orbit of the moon.

The asteroid, called 2010 GA6, is a relatively small space rock about 71 feet wide and was discovered by astronomers with the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson, Az. The space rock will fly within the orbit of the moon when it passes Earth Thursday at 7:06 p.m. EDT (2306 GMT), but NASA astronomers said not to worry...the planet is safe.

"Fly bys of near-Earth objects within the moon's orbit occur every few weeks," said Don Yeomans of NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in a statement.
 

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My concern is not that this thing might hit the earth, but whether or not this could hit our moon.

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I will pray for your good mental health.......as always.....................Jack :D
 

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I will pray for your good mental health.......as always.....................Jack :D
Thankie very kindly, as always.

:D

I am pleased that this came to nothing.

But every time I read about a large near-Earth object passing inside the lunar orbit, I never hear if there is any concern of a lunar impact.
If the object is large enough, I would be truly concerned about that, wouldn't you?

Or ... do you think that any object that would cause the moon to become a threat, would surely be just as bad to life on earth?

I can relate to that kind of objective POV, but you have to see that the lunar orbit is a larger target for a hurling object, even if the moon is a smaller one. And clearly it would take a much smaller impact on the moon to cause havok than on the earth.

My question to YOU is, are you aware if they even CHECK to see if a lunar impact is possible after they determine that the object will miss the earth inside the lunar orbit? Or do these people let down their guard once they determine that it will miss the earth? Or are they in need of mental health examination for even bothering to ponder? :rolleyes:

Oh ..... and thanks for the rhetorical response :rolleyes:
 

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Thankie very kindly, as always.

:D

I am pleased that this came to nothing.

But every time I read about a large near-Earth object passing inside the lunar orbit, I never hear if there is any concern of a lunar impact.
If the object is large enough, I would be truly concerned about that, wouldn't you?

Or ... do you think that any object that would cause the moon to become a threat, would surely be just as bad to life on earth?

I can relate to that kind of objective POV, but you have to see that the lunar orbit is a larger target for a hurling object, even if the moon is a smaller one. And clearly it would take a much smaller impact on the moon to cause havok than on the earth.

My question to YOU is, are you aware if they even CHECK to see if a lunar impact is possible after they determine that the object will miss the earth inside the lunar orbit? Or do these people let down their guard once they determine that it will miss the earth? Or are they in need of mental health examination for even bothering to ponder? :rolleyes:

Oh ..... and thanks for the rhetorical response :rolleyes:
I am pleased that this came to nothing.
So am I :D


But every time I read about a large near-Earth object passing inside the lunar orbit, I never hear if there is any concern of a lunar impact.
Well...if you read more scientific articles, I suspect you would hear about concern, but really.....your reading and posting of extremist anti science blogs has probably blinded you to many aspects of reality.
And I have pointed out many times in Civ Debate, the elements of reality that you deny because the science offends your fundamentalist religious and extremist political positions......( sigh! )

If the object is large enough, I would be truly concerned about that, wouldn't you?
My first concern would always focus on the Earth first.

But that was not your stated position.

Here it is again:

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My concern is not that this thing might hit the earth, but whether or not this could hit our moon.

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Your priorities are bassackward :D




My question to YOU is, are you aware if they even CHECK to see if a lunar impact is possible after they determine that the object will miss the earth inside the lunar orbit?
As a matter of fact, I am aware that trajectories studied include our moon and often most of the solar system
A good source is JPL.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/newsfeatures.cfm?release=2549
Be fearful, though.....it's about science and mathematics ( :D )


Or do these people let down their guard once they determine that it will miss the earth?
That info is left to chance by most science haters but their chicken little philosophies often bring their inner most fears to the surface at the darnedest times :D

Or are they in need of mental health examination for even bothering to ponder? :rolleyes:
Seriously.....quit hating the physical laws of nature so much and learn about them.....it makes life more enjoyable for everyone :D_:D_:D_:D


Oh ..... and thanks for the rhetorical response :rolleyes
:D
I will pray for your good mental health, anyway :D
 

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So am I :D



Well...if you read more scientific articles, I suspect you would hear about concern, but really.....your reading and posting of extremist anti science blogs has probably blinded you to many aspects of reality.
And I have pointed out many times in Civ Debate, the elements of reality that you deny because the science offends your fundamentalist religious and extremist political positions......( sigh! )
:rolleyes:


My first concern would always focus on the Earth first.

But that was not your stated position.

Here it is again:
Note that I specified THIS INSTANCE whereas the object was not expected to impact earth.

Your priorities are bassackward :D
Your spin is bassackwards.

As a matter of fact, I am aware that trajectories studied include our moon and often most of the solar system
A good source is JPL.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/newsfeatures.cfm?release=2549
Be fearful, though.....it's about science and mathematics ( :D )
I appreciate the first part in spite of the second. :D

That info is left to chance by most science haters but their chicken little philosophies often bring their inner most fears to the surface at the darnedest times :D
Honestly, I love science.
Your constant bashing me for hating science shows your ugly bias. :p

In this instance, I only looked at the news source. Never have I seen the lunar concern mentioned in a news article. I will look for it at JPL. It should be a huge concern for those near miss objects that travel within the Moon's orbit, don't you think?

Seriously.....quit hating the physical laws of nature so much and learn about them.....it makes life more enjoyable for everyone :D_:D_:D_:D
:rolleyes:

:D
I will pray for your good mental health, anyway :D
I appreciate any prayers that you wish to send up to our creator. (y) May God bless you as well. :)
 

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:rolleyes:



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edited for brevity and too many smilies :D
This is one of your better rebuttals.
Words too frequently seem to trip you up :D

Note that I specified THIS INSTANCE whereas the object was not expected to impact earth.
The object wasn't expected to hit the moon either, but you posted...in bold :
"My concern is not that this thing might hit the earth, but whether or not this could hit our moon. "

No wonder your science hating threads in Civ Debate look so wonky :D_

Your spin is bassackwards.
That's right.....just go on denying reality :D


I appreciate the first part in spite of the second. :D
:Ds


Honestly, I love science.
LOL!
(Good one that we can all enjoy :D )


Your constant bashing me for hating science shows your ugly bias. :p
Let's review what you just posted:
'I bash you because you hate science.'
OK.....Yes....I do.

But:
"shows your ugly bias "
is a non sequitur . It's your hatred of the sciences that conflict with your fundamentalist religious beliefs and your neocon/corporate socialist politics that is of that nature :)
And my bias against ignorance could hardly be called ugly.



In this instance, I only looked at the news ( edit by Jack: bloggers usually :D ) source.

I realize that.
I realize that just about every time you post anything that concerns science :D


Never have I seen the lunar concern mentioned in a news article.
That's not my fault!
Moonbattery and gatewaypundit really aren't the greatest scientific sources to start with.
Try a google search next time :D

I will look for it at JPL.
Great :)
See how easy it is to learn ( :D )



My concern is not that this thing might hit the earth, but whether or not this could hit our moon.
It should be a huge concern for those near miss objects that travel within the Moon's orbit, don't you think?
See how easily I changed your mind? :D_:D_:D
 
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I've heard that the chances of us actualy being aware of a projectile hitting us are minimal, but what does this mean:
Bassackwards?
 

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I've heard that the chances of us actualy being aware of a projectile hitting us are minimal, but what does this mean:
Bassackwards?
'bassackwards'

It has the appearance of looking less vulgar while underlining incredibly flawed logic with humor.

'assbackwards'
 

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As a matter of fact, I am aware that trajectories studied include our moon and often most of the solar system
A good source is JPL.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/newsfeatures.cfm?release=2549
You link indicates no concern or otherwise relating to how close the object would come to the moon itself. Only some contradictory statements that call it out as outside the moon's orbit, then inside the moon's orbit, as it relates to the distance from the earth.

Nowhere on the entire JPL site have I been able to find any concern or otherwise whatsoever with any lunar impact of any object.

Yoe posted;
As a matter of fact, I am aware that trajectories studied include our moon and often most of the solar system
I'd like to know where you have read anything regarding a lunar impact by any object other than an earth launched one.

Perhaps you could find something like that for me on their site? Surely you have read something at JPL that speaks to my concern.
 

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You link indicates no concern or otherwise relating to how close the object would come to the moon itself. Only some contradictory statements that call it out as outside the moon's orbit, then inside the moon's orbit, as it relates to the distance from the earth.

Nowhere on the entire JPL site have I been able to find any concern or otherwise whatsoever with any lunar impact of any object.

Yoe posted;

I'd like to know where you have read anything regarding a lunar impact by any object other than an earth launched one.

Perhaps you could find something like that for me on their site? Surely you have read something at JPL that speaks to my concern.



With additional observations coming in, scientists at NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. have been able to further refine the trajectory estimate for the orbit of asteroid 2010 GA6. This latest trajectory indicates that the closest approach for asteroid 2010 GA6 will be just slightly beyond the moon's orbit,
Typical....you didn't actually read the very first paragraph and relied on the pretty images :D_:D_:D



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