Wake-up call or omen? Three ‘near’ misses in one weekend

March 11, 2013 SPACE Discovered just six days ago, the 140m Asteroid 2013 ET passed about 966,000 km from Earth on Saturday. That is about 2.5 times as far as the moon, fairly close on a cosmic yardstick. “The scary part of this one is that it is something we didn’t even know about,” Patrick Paolucci, president of Slooh Space Camera, said during a webcast featuring live images of the asteroid from a telescope in the Canary Islands. Moving at a speed of about 41,843 km/h, the asteroid could have wiped out a large city if it had hit Earth, added Slooh telescope engineer Paul Cox. Asteroid 2013 ET is nearly eight times larger than the bus-sized asteroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia last month, injuring 1500 people. The force of the explosion, equivalent to about 440 kilotons of dynamite, created a shock wave that shattered windows and damaged buildings. Later that day, a small asteroid, known as DA14, passed about 27,680 km from Earth, closer than the orbiting networks of communications and weather satellites. “One of the reasons we’re finding more of these objects is that there are more people looking,” Cox said. Two other small asteroids, both about the size of the Russian meteor, were in Earth’s neighborhood at the weekend. Asteroid 2013 EC 20 passed just 48,28 km away on Saturday, said Cox. Yesterday, Asteroid 2013 EN 20 flew about 449,007 km away from Earth. “We know the solar system is a busy place,” said Cox. “We’re not sitting here on our pale-blue dot on our own in nice safety. This should be a wake-up call to governments.” The US Congress has asked NASA to find and track all near-Earth objects of 1km or larger in diameter. NASA estimates about 95% have been identified. But only about 10% of smaller asteroids have been discovered, it says. The effort is intended to give scientists and engineers as much time as possible to learn if an asteroid or comet is on a collision course with Earth, in hopes of sending up a spacecraft or taking other measures to avert catastrophe. About 100 tons of material from space hits Earth every day. Astronomers expect an object about the size of the Russian meteor to strike about every 100 years. –Time Live
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15 Responses to Wake-up call or omen? Three ‘near’ misses in one weekend

  1. Dennis E. says:

    I read a spot report on the internet that our system has come into part of the galaxy that has stationary rocks, asteroids and even small planet bodies.
    Over a year ago, it was posted on this site that in space, rogue planets, planets perhaps cast out from a system for a various number of reasons.
    But, if we are supposed to be in a denser part of the galaxy and I would step out on a limb and say, yes, the chances of being hit are greater than ever…….
    Surely there are bloggers who visit this site or blog who have more information….
    No need to sweat or fret, it is out of our hands.
    The next thing we will probably hear from defense spending, the world needs to develop planetary
    defenses against the threat…..

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  2. Irene C says:

    Wake up call or omen? Maybe a little of both. I believe it’s a wake-up call from God and an omen for things to come. The planet will be hit by an asteroid and/or comet. Scripture tells us that in the book of Revelation. Unfortunately, too many people are asleep or have their heads in the sand, that they will caught unaware when it does happen. The time to be prepared is now – John 3:16.

    Maranatha

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  3. Deck says:

    Is it just me or do we have a lot more stuff flying around our neighborhood lately? Just seems like everything is changing and none of it is good and so many people look at you like you are crazy when you bring it up

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  4. nickk0 says:

    The Man did say something about signs in the sky, after all.

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  5. Wiseguy says:

    Hi Alvin, I’m sure right now everybody is asking you about the eq swarm in south Cali. Maybe tomorrow morning when I’ll wake up, we’ll have the terrible answer because I never saw so many small quakes like this on the maps.

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  6. Ali says:

    We are now passing through a darker more littered part of the universe. It really is only a matter of time.

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  7. Suzan says:

    I think governments globally are doing a poor job in informing the population of the threat of meteorites and the danger of sonic waves caused from them. If people knew what to do in the threat of a meteorite exploding in their atmosphere just like they know what to do in case of tornadoes and earthquakes it may have stopped many people from running to windows or outside in the recent Russian blast. We don’t have significant earthquakes in southern Illinois, but we still have earthquake awareness drills for a quake that may or may not happen in the next hundred years.

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    • With all due respect i think a huge lesson has now been learnt. Unfortunately because of the rarity of that kind of event i can sought of see why this sought of thing is not generally planned for. One thing i do now know is what i would do in this sought of event 🙂

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  8. I’d appreciate any further info on how we’re now entering a more densely populated area of the galaxy. Surely this coincides with our crossing the galactic equator?

    As always great job Alvin, Godspeed.

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  9. frank says:

    OUR SUN HAS GREATLY DECREASED IN IT’S INTENSITY SINCE 2008. WHEN WE HAVE AN M CLASS FLARE WITCH ARE XTREMELY COMMON AT THE HIGHT OF THE SUNSPOT CYLE EVERYBODY SAYS “WHO DID YOU SEE THTA BIG FLARE”. WHAT BIG FLARE? OUR PLANETARY DEFENSE OUR MAGNETIC FIELD IS COLLAPSING FASTER THAN BEFORE BECAUSE THE SUN IS NOT BUFFETING OUR LITTLE BLUE BALL PUFFING UP OUR MAGNETIC FIELD. THE ATMOSPHERE IS DROPPING. IT IS NOW A LOT EASIER TO GET TO ORBIT. ANYONE NOTICED THAT? I READ IN A NASA ARTICAL A MONTH AGO. FOLKS WE ARE IN TROUBLE AND IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE EITHER A METEOR HITS US, A MASSIVE VOLCANO OR TWO GOES OFF, OR EXTENSIVE EARTHQUAKES HAPPEN. BE PREPARED AND PRAY WITH OUR NEW POPE WHICH SEEMS TO BE A REALLY NICE GUY. HE SAID WHEN HE FIRST APPEARED “I KNOW YOU ALL THOUGHT THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD BUT WE ARE ALL STILL HERE”! WOW, DO THEY KNOW SOMETHING WE DON’T!

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    • tonic says:

      This is exactly what I think is also happening. The Sun is not normal, maybe because of it’s current location, or it just does this sometimes.
      Expecting everything to carry on as normal within the Solar System, just doesn’t add up. Our satellites could soon feel some effects, maybe even bump into one another.

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