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Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/19/13 | Irene klotz - Reuters

Posted on 03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.

That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday.

An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than 1,500 people were injured.

Later that day, a larger, unrelated asteroid discovered last year passed about 17,200 miles from Earth, closer than the network of television and weather satellites that ring the planet.

The events "serve as evidence that we live in an active solar system with potentially hazardous objects passing through our neighborhood with surprising frequency," said Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat.

"We were fortunate that the events of last month were simply an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe," said Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, who called the hearing to learn what is being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet.

NASA has found and is tracking about 95 percent of the largest objects flying near Earth, those that are .62 miles or larger in diameter.

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You ask, what about the other 5%?

Pray.

1 posted on 03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

i would pray it would hit dc.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 7:29:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If there was a cataclysmic asteroid headed to earth, I would probably drive towards the destination. I wouldn’t want to be around when it hit.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 7:30:16 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m tempted to pray that a large asteroid IS headed for earth.

Soon, hopefully.

Like tonight.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 7:30:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Look on the bright side - we’ll all have schools named after us.”


5 posted on 03/19/2013 7:32:13 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Secret Agent Man

I would pray it would hit Mecca.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 7:32:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NormsRevenge
The events "serve as evidence that we live in an active solar system with potentially hazardous objects passing through our neighborhood with surprising frequency," said Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat.

It appears Yahoo!News was shocked that a DemocRAT could say something that is even semi-intelligent. LOL! Otherwise, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson would have been enough.

7 posted on 03/19/2013 7:33:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: NormsRevenge

- NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.

But...

If you’re not so keen on prayer, please fully fund all my projects NASA chief Charles Bolden added.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 7:33:51 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.
Obama sure picked the right guy for that job, eh? What a useless waste of protoplasm.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 7:36:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SandRat

Put up the “Neutron flux density shield”. —it will protect us.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 7:37:08 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( Still too shocked to have a tagline....)
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To: NormsRevenge

If it were aimed for a liberal crap hole like NYC or San Francisco, what would be the down side?


11 posted on 03/19/2013 7:37:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’m sure some in the EU are hoping for Brussels. ;-)


12 posted on 03/19/2013 7:37:34 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nah, there’s nothing anybody could do. We don’t have the technology to handle anything that could come from space.


13 posted on 03/19/2013 7:39:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, who called the hearing to learn what is being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet.

Really! What could we do to protect ourselves (put up big nets to catch the Asteroid?)? Alas, nothing. Recovery in the aftermath is another matter.

14 posted on 03/19/2013 7:39:33 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: NormsRevenge

IBT Planet X conspirators.. I haven’t ruled it out yet though.


15 posted on 03/19/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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“You ask,what about the other 5%?”

They blew that part of the budget on Muslim outreach...

I've been telling people for a long time that Space research is as important as the military. People foolishly think “how does blowing money up there help us here?” until a planet-killing or city-killing rock emerges from the depths of space and we lack the capability to do anything about it. With the current state of NASA, there is a good chance we won't even have a warning.

16 posted on 03/19/2013 7:40:09 PM PDT by varyouga
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i would pray it would hit dc.

Except for the fact that it would also take out irreplaceable cultural treasures ... like the Smithsonians for instance.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 7:40:29 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: NormsRevenge

Can someone tell me why NYC is always center of the frikkin’ universe with these progs?


18 posted on 03/19/2013 7:40:33 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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Except for the fact that it would also take out irreplaceable cultural treasures ... like the Smithsonians for instance.

Life's full of trade-offs.

19 posted on 03/19/2013 7:41:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

So NASA admits there is a God!


20 posted on 03/19/2013 7:41:04 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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