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    Near miss: House-sized asteroid skimmed Earth at 250 miles on Friday the 13th

    Near miss: House-sized asteroid skimmed Earth at 250 miles on Friday the 13th

    That was close! And we didn't see it coming.

    While everyone was looking over Earth’s collective shoulder toward the asteroid that was potentially going to whiz past us the day before Election Day, an entirely different one came at us via our blind spot — the direction of the sun.

    It passed a mere 239 miles or so from Earth, skimming the tip-top part of our atmosphere — on Friday the 13th.

    It was about the same altitude as the ISS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Near miss: House-sized asteroid skimmed Earth at 250 miles on Friday the 13th

    That was close! And we didn't see it coming.



    It was about the same altitude as the ISS.
    That's skimming by close. 240 miles. Thats 99.99% closer than the moon. Its just a matter of time until we get hit by one large enough to cause serious problems.

    I dont feel the plan where we nuke one coming at us is sufficient but its all we can do. We'd need a fair amount of time to even do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    That's skimming by close. 240 miles. Thats 99.99% closer than the moon. Its just a matter of time until we get hit by one large enough to cause serious problems.

    I dont feel the plan where we nuke one coming at us is sufficient but its all we can do. We'd need a fair amount of time to even do it.

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    The dinosaurs were ended by a large asteroid strike.
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