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1.2 mile meteor fly-by for April 29

SpkSpk Senior MemberPosts: 4,542 Senior Member
edited April 2020 in Clubhouse #1
A big rock 1.2 miles wide will be cruising on by about 4 million miles away. It'll be visible by telescope if anyone wants to stay up and watch. (2:56 a.m. pst 5:56 a.m. est)

Thx for the early warning folks who know about this stuff. 😬

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    edited April 2020 #2
    Frankly, I'm surprised we haven't been hit more frequently by these objects. I remember reading about that comet that hit Jupiter some time back. Quite the show.  
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,516 Senior Member
    Personally, I'm not concerned because that's not really close. Besides, my hometown is the headquarters of the newly commissioned Space Force. They'll do something necessary if necessary becomes necessary. 

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    Personally, I'm not concerned because that's not really close. Besides, my hometown is the headquarters of the newly commissioned Space Force. They'll do something necessary if necessary becomes necessary. 

    Mike

  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,542 Senior Member
    Don't we already have a space force.

    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

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