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Very Close Encounter: Enormous Asteroid to Zip Between Earth and Moon Wednesday


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Caree
- 209 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Earth is in for a close call. Asteroid 2014 DX110 is one of the closest asteroids to approach Earth in recent months. It is set to fly between the Earth and moon Wednesday evening at 33,000 mph and be an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth. Weighing 16,000



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David C. (25)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 5:57 pm
..mph...miles... Weighing 16,000 stones?
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 4:25 am
There's no such narrow escape if the human keep devastating their homeland
 

Stacey Temple (2)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 4:39 am
We'll keep an eye out...although well said by David C...there's gonna be nothing left for asteroids to destroy if we keep on wrecking the planet!
 

Sabine A. (20)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 9:29 am
An Italy-based Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 will feature a webcast at around 3:30 p.m. ET at http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/ and can also be seen on http://events.slooh.com/ if you like space.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 12:38 pm
"However, because space is so big, even coming that close to us, the chance of 2014 DX110 actually hitting Earth is around 1 in 10 million. That's a 99.99999 per cent chance that it will miss!"

That's a five times better chance than winning the lottery. I imagine that the mathematically challenged among us that buy lottery tickets, are shaking in their boots! Those that understand what 1 in 50 million, or 1 in 10 million actually means, this 'close encounter' is really one big yawn.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (63)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 12:59 pm
noted, thanks
 

ALMA KELLY (1)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 4:19 pm
Oh Boy another close call from outerspace but who know's when the real thing is coming n next time it won't miss us then what? will alot of people be laughing then ..? HELL NO some people seem to think that something as this is just a joke but some day will all be praying to be alive the next day...so lets all begin to say our prayers that there's nothing bigger coming towards us..cause how NASA is now will all be toast...sai la vie right?
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 5:05 pm
It is only a matter of time until a huge one hits. Lets hope it is millions of years in the future. Thank you for the article.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 5:44 pm
noted
 

Angela J. (62)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 9:16 pm
Thank you.
 

Pogle S. (88)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:43 am
Haha! Missed!
 

Julie W. (21)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:50 am
Thanks for posting this - on Thursday!
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:50 am
Was it yesterday or next Wednesday?
 

Rhonda B. (99)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:56 am
noted
 
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