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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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To: Sherman Logan

Considering that the US has all but shut down it’s space program and there is no other country even remotely capable of accomplishing anything meaningful regarding an incoming asteroid ... mute point IMHO.


41 posted on 03/19/2013 7:56:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (The rabbit hole that Obama is leading us down just gets deeper and deeper.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh will all be dead from global warming before the meteor hits.


42 posted on 03/19/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: NormsRevenge


43 posted on 03/19/2013 8:02:15 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

I have to say I feel the same way.


44 posted on 03/19/2013 8:03:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: varyouga
until a planet-killing or city-killing rock emerges from the depths of space and we lack the capability to do anything about it.

The last time that happened was in 1908. And those events are very, very rare. They only happen once a century or so.

I think you are scaring people to be an alarmist.

Oh.... wait... 100 years...

/johnny

45 posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NormsRevenge

Waiting for the ACLU to sue claiming that his comments are against the establishment clause of the First Amendment....


46 posted on 03/19/2013 8:07:17 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Blood of Tyrants
If it were aimed for a liberal crap hole like NYC or San Francisco, what would be the down side?

Well for one thing my daughter is studying to become an Engineer at NY Poly Tech.

Maybe we can hope for one to hit the city one of your children live in next.

47 posted on 03/19/2013 8:11:27 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Okay, I’m a little confused, am I supposed to pray that it does or doesn't hit New York?
48 posted on 03/19/2013 8:12:22 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: SunkenCiv

Some believe that the object over Russia was indeed blasted to bits by some sort of munitions.. There are articles on the web discussing extraterrestrial intervention and even a photo of a craft visible in the area at that moment. Interesting stuff.


49 posted on 03/19/2013 8:15:02 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Secret Agent Man

ditto that


50 posted on 03/19/2013 8:16:45 PM PDT by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: NormsRevenge

As the head of a gubberment agency, how dare he advocate such a course of action.

Freegards


51 posted on 03/19/2013 8:18:32 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh yeah, all of God’s purposes for the one planet in the entire universe he has plans for will get wiped out by an asteroid. If you’re a Christian, you are embarrassed by the human-level fears and silliness.


52 posted on 03/19/2013 8:18:50 PM PDT by GrinFranklin
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To: chopperjc; Blood of Tyrants
A large asteroid would destroy the earth no matter wher it hits.

Impact Simulation / Music by Pink Floyd

53 posted on 03/19/2013 8:19:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: doc1019
1970 (Pre-0bama):
"Large asteroid heading to Earth? We're prepared, says NASA"

2013: (0bama-Era)
"Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA"

54 posted on 03/19/2013 8:19:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: NormsRevenge

Couldn’t everyone join hands, form a ring around the Earth, turn on their ObamaFoams and point them towards the sky?


55 posted on 03/19/2013 8:20:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: NormsRevenge

The good news?
It would take care of the 30 million illegal aliens priblem.


56 posted on 03/19/2013 8:22:23 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: NormsRevenge

57 posted on 03/19/2013 8:23:24 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: NormsRevenge; All

GOD THROWS ROCKS

Nahum 1:6 - Who can stand before His indignation, and who can abide in the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire (volcanos), and the ROCKS are thrown down by Him.

Hmmmmm ..?? With another Meteor about to buzz our planet, and several volcanos erupting at the same time, is God sending a shot across America’s bow ..?? or the world in general ..??


58 posted on 03/19/2013 8:24:50 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth" (in spite of BO))
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To: Kirkwood

It’s the big one comin’ ‘Elizabeth!:)


59 posted on 03/19/2013 8:30:08 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Jack Hammer

“Yeah, one more thing. Umm....none of them wanna pay taxes again. Ever.”


60 posted on 03/19/2013 8:32:45 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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