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3/4/2012 -- Asteroid to impact Earth in 11 months?! February 2013 -- Asteroid 2012 DA14


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thanks to pinksapphiret for getting this out on youtube: Quote the article: theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com Scientists are predicting that the asteroid 2012 DA14 has a good chance of colliding with earth in eleven months. Watch the skies in February 2013! According to RT, NASA has confirmed that the 60 meter (or 197 feet) asteroid, which was spotted by Spanish stargazers in February this year, has a good chance of colliding with earth. The scientists suggest confronting this asteroid with either big guns or, more strangely, with paint. The problem with either option is that there is no time to build a spaceship for the operation. A spaceship could either shoot the asteroid down or simply crash into it -- this would either break it into pieces or throw it off course. NASA expert David Dunham suggested: "We could paint it." The paint would change the asteroid's ability to reflect sunlight, alter its spin and change its temperature. However, even taking the asteroid off course could be dangerous when it returns in 2056, according to Aleksandr Devaytkin the head of the observatory in Russia's Pulkovo, as told to Izvestia in Russia recently. The asteroid's closest approach to earth is scheduled for 15 February 2013, when they predict that the distance between it and earth will be under 27000 km (16700 miles). With the asteroid zooming that low, it will be too late to do anything with it besides trying to predict its final destination and the consequences of impact. However ...



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    Rcoppock March 5, 2012 8:52:38 AM CET

    2012 DA14 has been re-observed. The new data shows that it poses no threat till 2020. Even that threat is minuscule, a zero on the Torino scale. Please see: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/



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