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onlyforaminute

So, will Neil Tysons asteroid hit Earth on election day?

I know wrong one but still...bets are being placed.




"Asteroid 2018VP1, a refrigerator-sized space-rock, is hurtling towards us at more than 40,000 km/hr. It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov 2, the day before the Presidential Election," he said.

NASA has previously said it has a 0.41% chance of entering our atmosphere.

"It’s not big enough to cause harm. So if the World ends in 2020, it won’t be the fault of the Universe," Tyson said.

NASA has been tracking the asteroid since it was discovered in 2018 by the Zwicky Transient Facility at Palomar Observatory in California. They've been monitoring its progress and found it was likely to be near Earth on Nov. 2.
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Reply #1 posted 10/21/20 7:56am

RJOrion

how will a so called asteroid break through the firmament?

"theyve" been predicting asteroids and comets to hit Earth since ive been born...aint shit hit yet... cant believe people fall for the fake media lies and bullshit sometimes, when actual facts and common sense are right in their faces and below their feet

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Reply #2 posted 10/21/20 9:31am

onlyforaminute

It would have been funnier if it was the asteroid was actually named sfter him but nooooo that one has to be stable. So now we have one that decides, yes I am using decides, to brush passed us right at election time. Is that the warning shot?
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Reply #3 posted 10/21/20 9:37am

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RJOrion said:

how will a so called asteroid break through the firmament?




"theyve" been predicting asteroids and comets to hit Earth since ive been born...aint shit hit yet... cant believe people fall for the fake media lies and bullshit sometimes, when actual facts and common sense are right in their faces and below their feet





What in the peas are you talking about? What are you in, the 6,000 or the 10,000 year committee? I think maybe a couple of the orishas are throwing rocks at each other. Someone needs to have a stern talk with.
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Reply #4 posted 10/24/20 10:59am

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RJOrion said:

how will a so called asteroid break through the firmament?




"theyve" been predicting asteroids and comets to hit Earth since ive been born...aint shit hit yet... cant believe people fall for the fake media lies and bullshit sometimes, when actual facts and common sense are right in their faces and below their feet



What lies? No one is predicting that it will hit. They’re predicting that it’s very unlikely and even if it does, it’s too small to do anything.

But you must remember this one right?

https://en.m.wikipedia.or...nsk_meteor

As for “the firmament” I’ll credit you with joking on that point.
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Reply #5 posted 10/24/20 11:17am

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lust said:

RJOrion said:

how will a so called asteroid break through the firmament?

"theyve" been predicting asteroids and comets to hit Earth since ive been born...aint shit hit yet... cant believe people fall for the fake media lies and bullshit sometimes, when actual facts and common sense are right in their faces and below their feet

What lies? No one is predicting that it will hit. They’re predicting that it’s very unlikely and even if it does, it’s too small to do anything. But you must remember this one right? https://en.m.wikipedia.or...nsk_meteor As for “the firmament” I’ll credit you with joking on that point. [Edited 10/24/20 11:01am]

LOL...and you know from that litte picture of an object that is untold miles away, that its a "meteor"?

and what is there to joke about concerning the firmament?...

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Reply #6 posted 10/24/20 11:41am

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RJOrion said:



lust said:


RJOrion said:

how will a so called asteroid break through the firmament?




"theyve" been predicting asteroids and comets to hit Earth since ive been born...aint shit hit yet... cant believe people fall for the fake media lies and bullshit sometimes, when actual facts and common sense are right in their faces and below their feet



What lies? No one is predicting that it will hit. They’re predicting that it’s very unlikely and even if it does, it’s too small to do anything. But you must remember this one right? https://en.m.wikipedia.or...nsk_meteor As for “the firmament” I’ll credit you with joking on that point. [Edited 10/24/20 11:01am]




LOL...and you know from that litte picture of an object that is untold miles away, that its a "meteor"?




and what is there to joke about concerning the firmament?...




lol Nice try.
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Reply #7 posted 10/24/20 11:43am

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lust said:

RJOrion said:



lust said:


RJOrion said:

how will a so called asteroid break through the firmament?




"theyve" been predicting asteroids and comets to hit Earth since ive been born...aint shit hit yet... cant believe people fall for the fake media lies and bullshit sometimes, when actual facts and common sense are right in their faces and below their feet



What lies? No one is predicting that it will hit. They’re predicting that it’s very unlikely and even if it does, it’s too small to do anything. But you must remember this one right? https://en.m.wikipedia.or...nsk_meteor As for “the firmament” I’ll credit you with joking on that point. [Edited 10/24/20 11:01am]




LOL...and you know from that litte picture of an object that is untold miles away, that its a "meteor"?




and what is there to joke about concerning the firmament?...




lol Nice try.




"nice try"?.... ok, whatever
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Reply #8 posted 10/24/20 11:48am

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RJOrion said:

lust said:




lol Nice try.




"nice try"?.... ok, whatever


I refuse to believe that you’re as thick as you’re pretending to be. Take it as a compliment. biggrin
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Reply #9 posted 10/24/20 12:19pm

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lust said:

RJOrion said:
"nice try"?.... ok, whatever
I refuse to believe that you’re as thick as you’re pretending to be. Take it as a compliment. biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 10/27/20 9:23am

onlyforaminute

Speaking of firmament.

https://youtu.be/U70y8ypCbyA
Scientists using NASA’s telescope on an airplane, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, discovered water on a sunlit surface of the Moon for the first time. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that allows astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in ways that are not possible with ground-based telescopes. Molecular water, H2O, was found in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.
Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center

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This illustration highlights the Moon’s Clavius Crater with an illustration depicting water trapped in the lunar soil there, along with an image of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) that found sunlit lunar water.
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NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.

SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. Previous observations of the Moon’s surface detected some form of hydrogen, but were unable to distinguish between water and its close chemical relative, hydroxyl (OH). Data from this location reveal water in concentrations of 100 to 412 parts per million – roughly equivalent to a 12-ounce bottle of water – trapped in a cubic meter of soil spread across the lunar surface. The results are published in the latest issue of Nature Astronomy.

“We had indications that H2O – the familiar water we know – might be present on the sunlit side of the Moon,” said Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “Now we know it is there. This discovery challenges our understanding of the lunar surface and raises intriguing questions about resources relevant for deep space exploration.”

As a comparison, the Sahara desert has 100 times the amount of water than what SOFIA detected in the lunar soil. Despite the small amounts, the discovery raises new questions about how water is created and how it persists on the harsh, airless lunar surface.

Water is a precious resource in deep space and a key ingredient of life as we know it. Whether the water SOFIA found is easily accessible for use as a resource remains to be determined. Under NASA’s Artemis program, the agency is eager to learn all it can about the presence of water on the Moon in advance of sending the first woman and next man to the lunar surface in 2024 and establishing a sustainable human presence there by the end of the decade.

SOFIA’s results build on years of previous research examining the presence of water on the Moon. When the Apollo astronauts first returned from the Moon in 1969, it was thought to be completely dry. Orbital and impactor missions over the past 20 years, such as NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, confirmed ice in permanently shadowed craters around the Moon’s poles. Meanwhile, several spacecraft – including the Cassini mission and Deep Impact comet mission, as well as the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 mission – and NASA’s ground-based Infrared Telescope Facility, looked broadly across the lunar surface and found evidence of hydration in sunnier regions. Yet those missions were unable to definitively distinguish the form in which it was present – either H2O or OH.

“Prior to the SOFIA observations, we knew there was some kind of hydration,” said Casey Honniball, the lead author who published the results from her graduate thesis work at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu. “But we didn’t know how much, if any, was actually water molecules – like we drink every day – or something more like drain cleaner.”


Scientists using NASA’s telescope on an airplane, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, discovered water on a sunlit surface of the Moon for the first time. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that allows astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in ways that are not possible with ground-based telescopes. Molecular water, H2O, was found in Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth in the Moon’s southern hemisphere. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.
Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center
SOFIA offered a new means of looking at the Moon. Flying at altitudes of up to 45,000 feet, this modified Boeing 747SP jetliner with a 106-inch diameter telescope reaches above 99% of the water vapor in Earth’s atmosphere to get a clearer view of the infrared universe. Using its Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST), SOFIA was able to pick up the specific wavelength unique to water molecules, at 6.1 microns, and discovered a relatively surprising concentration in sunny Clavius Crater.

“Without a thick atmosphere, water on the sunlit lunar surface should just be lost to space,” said Honniball, who is now a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “Yet somehow we’re seeing it. Something is generating the water, and something must be trapping it there.”
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Reply #11 posted 10/27/20 10:01am

RJOrion

NASA has been disseminating false information and outright lies for DECADES....thats a knowm fact...in most cases under the guise of 'classified information'

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Reply #12 posted 10/27/20 10:31am

onlyforaminute

RJOrion said:

NASA has been disseminating false information and outright lies for DECADES....thats a knowm fact...in most cases under the guise of 'classified information'


So what about unclassified information?

I don't spend much time arguing with people about what they do or don't believe anymore that ish grew old years ago.

You have an issue with NASA I honestly don't care. They exist and are one of the few organizations that push forward even when things fail they step back re evaluate and the proceed. I f***s with them wholeheartedly. They back their **** up and never run. More than one can say for most.
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Reply #13 posted 10/27/20 10:45am

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believe what you wish

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Reply #14 posted 10/27/20 1:14pm

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believe what you wish


You do too.
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