A bit of a wanker
- Sep 20, 2018
- Cat Country (Can't Stop Here)
- SL Rez
It's a 2 meter asteroid. It will make fireworks, but no damage.Is that a promise?
Given the date we may as well plan on it then.It's a 2 meter asteroid. It will make fireworks, but no damage.
The one you really need to worry about is 99942 Apophis, which on Friday April 13th, 2029 is expected to pass 31,000 km from Earth. That's closer than many communications satellites. If we get unlucky and a 15 kg space rock hits it just the right way, it's orbit could get shifted so it hits us. Then we get a gigaton of TNT scale impact.
Don't Panic. 3.8 million km is not close. That's ten times farther than the Moon. The atmosphere only extends 100 km high.Actually, we're being buzzed by a Boeing jet sized asteroid either tonight or tomorrow. Sadly, it's just skipping off the atmosphere like a flat stone over a pond.
NASA’s asteroid monitoring center claimed that an all-new asteroid equal to the size of an airliner Boeing 747 is set to hurtle past the Earth on October 7.indianexpress.com
Mount Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s highest peak at nearly 6,000 metres, is on fire.
The cause of the inferno which is believed to be occurring hundreds of metres above sea level is yet to be established.
Eyewitnesses say efforts by local communities to extinguish the wild fires are underway but this is hampered by the altitude of the blaze.
The flames could easily be seen from as far as Moshi town which is some tens of kilometers away from the mountain.