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At first I thought Mars was attacking as I saw the streaking light across the sky. Then, I discovered that it was just an asteroid in close proximity.

 

Story here.

 

Get out your ION cannons!

 

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Yeah, that 30 meter object would have made quite a streak if it had touched our atmosphere. It came about as close as our highest satellites.

 

I watched the Int'l Space Station go over last night.

 

I have a Celestron 8 telescope, and we'll be on a campout the first weekend of April. I'm hoping for clear skies. My favorite objects are the planets, the Orion Nebula, and the Moon. Saturn especially looks great right now. :thu:

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This reminded me of a George Carlin bit. Wouldn't this be a "near hit?"

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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Reporter: "Ah, do you think you could destroy the world?" The Tick: "Ehgad I hope not. That's where I keep all my stuff!"

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What's great is that it was discovered on Monday. That's nice. It only highlights the problem with discovering the incoming objects. NASA has the program that's giving out two $3000 awards per year to anyone discovering a "rock" possibly on a collision course with earth. Imagine if that thing was bigger...say 1/4 of a mile across. Does the plan account for finding it that close on that short of notice?

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Originally posted by Abnorm:

I watched the Int'l Space Station go over last night.

A while ago, I posted something about seeing an object in the sky that had green and red blinking lights. It took several minutes to move through the sky only slightly, so it wasn't a jetliner. I wondered if perhaps it was the Hubble telescope, as it was during the recent close passing of Mars. Was that perhaps the space station?

 

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