Keeps the proles amused.
If it actually were nigh, it would be secret.
So the politicians could hide in their nuclear bunkers without mass riots.
If the Express predicts it, it ain't going to happen. If all their
predictions came true then all illnesses would have a cure and we would
have either been drowned or baked to a frazzle by the weather!
On Mon, 11 May 2015 07:48:00 +0100, harryagain wrote:
Naw the info is publicly and automatically available. This object is
not considered to be one of the 1578 known Potentailly Hazardous
Asteroids anyway. To be a PHA it has to get closer than .05 AU (5
million miles ish).
1999 FN53 only gets to 0.06776 AU on May 14th. 6.6 million miles away
ish. It gets a bit closer in 2134 and 2150 at 0.059 AU. What ever
it's still missing by about 25 times the Lunar Distance (LD).
The 52 m 2015 HB177 that also passes by on May 14 at 12.4 LD and *is*
Only two other PHAs get a bit close up to Jul 25
2015 JD May 10 3.6 LD 36 m
2015 HM10 Jul 7 1.4 LD 65 m
Note the 2015 all three of those have been spotted this year and we
fairly often don't spot them until *after* closest approach.
Anyway there is SFA we can do to prevent an impact so why worry about
Night he said though, not nigh.
However, there have been several lately that have crossed within the moons
orbit. All fairly small, well that is unless you were very close to an event
as we saw in Russia of course.
The problem with these close ones is that they are affected by the earth
and moons gravity as they come near, and that means the orbits need to be
recalculated each time.
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"Dave Liquorice" < email@example.com> wrote in message
What do you expect from the Depress? How often do they announce TEOTW?
Goldstone has been tracking it for ages. It isn't called 1999-FN53 for
nothing. It will get close but it remains frustratingly dim unless the
magnitude predictions are wildly out you need an 18" scope and CCD.
Magnitude presictions are always a bit hit and miss. Comets are all too
often declared "Comet of the century" but turn out to be damp squibs.
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