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HairyArsedBloke
11th October 2010, 12:56
:eek

Sminki Pinki BANG BANG (http://www.universetoday.com/75457/breaking-news-small-neo-could-pass-within-60000-km-of-earth-on-tuesday/)

AlfredJPruffock
11th October 2010, 13:22
Nice to get a bit of the Ol'Doom and Gloom - eh ?


.. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office replied to an inquiry about the object and said the newly discovered NEO 2010 TD54 is approximately 5-10 meters in size, and is now predicted to pass about 46,000 km from Earth’s surface at about 07:25 EDT (11:25 UT) on Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010. It was discovered by Catalina Sky Survey on Saturday morning.

“Only 1 in a million chance of an impact,” Yeomans said, “and even if it does impact, it is not large enough to make it through the Earth’s atmosphere to cause ground damage.”


Hold on a bleedin' mo - only a chance in a million - sounds like the old NASA NearEarth Office is trying to scare us all to justiy their budget - Cor Blimely - wot will they think of next - 'Guv ???

derekthedalek
11th October 2010, 13:40
Unfortunately, I think we've missed. Sorry.

Bunk
11th October 2010, 13:46
Oi Zeity, can't you hitch a lift on it? You could finally get off this rock!

TimberWolf
11th October 2010, 13:51
Amateurs.

http://dvice.com/pics/steampunk_dalek.jpg

Nice flange plunger.

derekthedalek
11th October 2010, 21:59
Amateurs.

http://dvice.com/pics/steampunk_dalek.jpg
Oh it was Gay Dalek, was it? He'll have some explaining to do.

Doggy Styles
12th October 2010, 09:15
07:25 EDT (11:25 UT) on Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010Did anyone see it? Or feel the earth wobble slightly as it went past?

Hang on, what are EDT and UT?

Doggy Styles
12th October 2010, 11:12
Eastern Daylight Time and Universal Time (GMT).Ah, I was a bit premature then. Not for the first time.

So, what about now?

CheeseSlice
12th October 2010, 11:14
Eastern Daylight Time and Universal Time (GMT).

isn't universal time UTC not UT?
UT sounds like Utah time or something.

CheeseSlice
12th October 2010, 11:15
Oh, and universal time isn't the same as GMT. There is a very subtle difference which I can't remember, but a quick Google will reveal all.

Doggy Styles
12th October 2010, 11:16
isn't universal time UTC not UT?
UT sounds like Utah time or something.Is UT the timezone on the meteor? Just a thought.