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OnDaFence 29M/37M  
25859 posts
4/19/2017 6:06 pm

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4/21/2017 12:20 am

KaaaBOOM!



The simple fact you are reading this proves we have not gone the way of the dinosaurs. An asteroid stretching 650 meters (2,000 feet) across whooshed past Earth on Wednesday at a safe -- but uncomfortably close -- distance, according to astronomers. The asteroid 2014-JO25 should be visible with a small optical telescope for one or two nights before moving out of range.



"Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement.



Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid will come within 1.8 million kilometers (1.1 million miles) of Earth, less than five times the distance to the Moon.
It will pass closest to our planet after having looped around the Sun.
2014-JO25 will then continue on past Jupiter before heading back toward the center of our Solar System.
Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week. But the last time one at least this size came as close was in 2004, when Toutatis -- five kilometers (3.1 miles) across -- passed within four lunar distances.
The next scheduled close encounter with a big rock will not happen before 2027, when the 800-metre (half-mile) wide asteroid 199-AN10 will fly by at just one lunar distance, about 380,000 km (236,000 miles).



The last time 2014-JO25 was in our immediate neighbourhood was 400 years ago. To give you an idea... Settlers had only been in Jamestown for 10 years.and its next brush with Earth won't happen until sometime after 2600.

OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 6:29 pm

Benny said so!


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 6:30 pm

Doom & Gloom!


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 6:31 pm

just a touch of Bedlam


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 6:32 pm

Surprise! Surprise!


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 6:41 pm

***Cues up Tannhäuser ***


Hungr4Yungr 68M
2656 posts
4/19/2017 7:07 pm

Phew! That was close! I see you are prepared to defend our planet with your mighty axe.


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 7:22 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Phew! That was close! I see you are prepared to defend our planet with your mighty axe.
as long as I stick to Tannhäuser we are ok.... but if it switches over to Die Walküre we're DOOMED!


jrodd 59M
1753 posts
4/19/2017 8:27 pm

Awww I was hopeing a piece of would fall here for my rock collection! Earth is such a nuinscense anyway gets in the way of those extraterrestial things mayby Marvin the martian can eradicate this annoying planet so these objects can drift without interferance in space.I feel we should destroy Earth to preserve these wonderful asteroids,dont you?


sweetone09 37M
559 posts
4/19/2017 9:17 pm

I love the pic of you Bret you look sexy


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 10:22 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Awww I was hopeing a piece of would fall here for my rock collection! Earth is such a nuinscense anyway gets in the way of those extraterrestial things mayby Marvin the martian can eradicate this annoying planet so these objects can drift without interferance in space.I feel we should destroy Earth to preserve these wonderful asteroids,dont you?
KaaaaaaaBOOM!


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/19/2017 10:23 pm

    Quoting sweetone09:
    I love the pic of you Bret you look sexy
That is a VERY Long time ago sweet!


jrodd 59M
1753 posts
4/20/2017 12:55 am

Who took the illudium space modulator ?DRATS! That pesky Earth blocking my view of Venus! Wheres my Space Modulator! DRATS! that Earth bunny stole my modular! Im getting Very angry ,very angry indeed! HUFF! HUFF! HUFF!


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/20/2017 8:50 am

    Quoting jrodd:
    Who took the illudium space modulator ?DRATS! That pesky Earth blocking my view of Venus! Wheres my Space Modulator! DRATS! that Earth bunny stole my modular! Im getting Very angry ,very angry indeed! HUFF! HUFF! HUFF!
You have viewed it a few too many times......


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/20/2017 8:54 am

    Quoting newfinder:
    I'm certain when The Big Guy decides we are too stupid to live ... one won't miss

    XOXO

    Jack
Not far from us near Fort Dodge a meteor hit about 10 million years ago and killed everything between Chicago and Denver. Our water is rusty due to all the iron dropped over us in it's path. Way back JD and I were digging a fence post hole and hit about a 5 lb chunk of it left behind in our yard. I may need to blog it sometime.


bisexlover73 43M
90 posts
4/20/2017 8:51 pm

to fuuuunnnnnnyyyyy


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/20/2017 8:57 pm

ONLY if it landed at BiBBzie's place!


jrodd 59M
1753 posts
4/20/2017 11:24 pm

Mayby theres a bigger piece nearby? 5 lbs that's pretty big eh ? I pulled something out of a lake with a magnet I dragged on its bottom a fragment clinged on. My astronomer brother said it was not a piece of meteor and was not magnetic ,well the magnet did pick it up .


OnDaFence 29M/37M  
15772 posts
4/21/2017 12:20 am

    Quoting jrodd:
    Mayby theres a bigger piece nearby? 5 lbs that's pretty big eh ? I pulled something out of a lake with a magnet I dragged on its bottom a fragment clinged on. My astronomer brother said it was not a piece of meteor and was not magnetic ,well the magnet did pick it up .
you're right... maybe take the metal detector down through there