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wingrider
12-09-2011, 06:14 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/video/honolulukitv-18211460/maui-telescope-discovering-life-ending-asteroids-27215323.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fhonolulukitv-18211460%252Fmaui-telescope-discovering-life-ending-asteroids-27215323.html


interesting vid on asteroids that may hit the earth.

MMC
12-09-2011, 06:35 AM
Yeah I heard they just discovered another one and it IS the size of a planet. Hope it has no trajectory towards us.

Conley
12-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Yeah I heard they just discovered another one and it IS the size of a planet. Hope it has no trajectory towards us.

That is unusually large for an asteroid. Yikes! Where is it?

MMC
12-09-2011, 09:23 AM
That is unusually large for an asteroid. Yikes! Where is it?

Can't remember off hand.....but I think NASA had something up on it. I don't think it is anywhere close to us.

Conley
12-09-2011, 03:55 PM
It better not be!

wingrider
12-09-2011, 05:42 PM
That is unusually large for an asteroid. Yikes! Where is it?

I read something about that.. if I remember correctly though it is about the sie of ceris ( a moon of jupiter) and is about 1.7 million miles from the earth

Conley
12-09-2011, 05:50 PM
OK, not too bad. I'm surprised it didn't get sucked into Jupiter considering how much gravitational pull there is.

wingrider
12-09-2011, 05:55 PM
here is a little info on it , it is called vespa

Findings by the Dawn spacecraft (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/SIG=11diq316i/EXP=1324683886/**http%3A//dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/), currently in orbit around Vesta, (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/SIG=12ngcenc2/EXP=1324683886/**http%3A//planetary.org/explore/topics/asteroids_and_comets/vesta.html) suggests the asteroid belt's second largest object more resembles a tiny planet than it does it does an asteroid. Vesta may be something between an asteroid and a rocky world like Earth, according to the Associated Press. (http://news.yahoo.com/views-giant-asteroid-vesta-revealed-015325226.html)

http://news.yahoo.com/nasas-dawn-discovers-vesta-more-planet-asteroid-194100148.html

but when googling this info I came accross this piece of information

Jupiter sized asteroid throwing planet discovered???

It seems that there is a cap of scientists in NASA that believe there may be a giant planet- up to four times the mass of Jupiter- may be lurking on the other side of the solar system throwing asteroids at us...
The theory goes that our Sun may have a companion that disturbs comets from the edge of the solar system — a giant planet with up to four times the mass of Jupiter, researchers suggest. It’s theorized that the object may be some 30,000 astrological units from the Sun [Fun fact: An "astrological unit" is the distance between the Earth and the Sun (roughly http://thepoliticalforums.com/images/stories/News/We_Cant_Explain_it/large-asteroid-throing-planet/2suns.jpg93 million miles).], making the planet so cold that it would have been difficult for us to see it with our current technology.
http://www.theweeklyconstitutional.com/news/we-cant-explain-it/705-jupiter-sized-asteroid-throwing-planet-discovered


Nibiru?