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Featured "City killer" asteroid misses Earth — and scientists had no idea

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by redleghunter, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    Scientists revealed an asteroid dubbed by some as a "city killer" came closer to the Earth than the moon this week. The Washington Post reported that scientists apparently had no idea it was coming.

    Asteroid 2019 OK came hurtling toward Earth at a speed of nearly 15 miles a second, before flying past. According to NASA, it was about 45,000 miles from Earth on Thursday.

    "It would have hit with over 30 times the energy of the atomic blast at Hiroshima," astronomer professor Alan Duffy told the Sydney Morning Herald. Duffy called the zooming space rock a "city killer."

    More at link: Asteroid near miss: "City killer" asteroid misses Earth and scientists had no idea - CBS News
     
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  2. Dave G.

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    Except it's not a city killer so what's the purpose behind the hype is my thought.
     
  3. David Kent

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    Did anyone see it? or is it fake news?
     
  4. morse86

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    You can't believe both in NASA and in the bible at the same time, it's contradictory.

    Bible: There is only 1 earth, no other life outside of earth exists (in terms of the universe).
    NASA: Life exists on other planets in an infinite universe.

    Bible: Earth came first
    NASA: Sun was formed first

    Bible: God created life
    NASA: Big bang created life (everyone is star dust)

    NASA has consistently proven itself to be full of lies.
     
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  5. Lost4words

    Lost4words In reality, an old dog! Supporter

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    Dear oh dear. :doh:
     
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  6. timewerx

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    The fact they didn't see it in advance even with telescopes is why it's a big deal. It could have hit us without any warning

    An asteroid with an explosive yield of 300 kilotons of TNT would still be relatively small (by asteroid standards). That's why detection can be very difficult, making early warning problematic.
     
  7. timewerx

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    Hiroshima bomb explosive energy is 10 kilotons of TNT.

    That asteroid with 30x more energy is around 300 kilotons of TNT.

    Many modern ICBM weapons are designed around that yeild (per warhead) meant to target enemy infrastructure, including cities.

    Not exacly a hype. Even if you just completely destroy 1/3 of a major city with a nuke or asteroid, you'd still end up with hundreds of thousands dead and the city crippled for possibly a long time.
     
  8. JackRT

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    Most events like this occur more or less in the plane of the ecliptic. If a threat comes in above the plane or if it is small enough it could easily be missed. The irony of this is that if it were not scientists we wouldn't even know about it. There is no doubt that we need a more advanced early warning system.
     
  9. sdowney717

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    Early warning for what purpose?
    God is in control of how the earth was made, how it exists, when it will end.

    1 Samuel 2:8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory.

    “For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, And He has set the world upon them.

    He will guard the feet of His saints,
    But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.
     
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  10. redleghunter

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    Well I guess we could question NASA and CBS news.
     
  11. redleghunter

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    It could have been was the point.
     
  12. redleghunter

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    Maybe this is one of those times where they were correct.
     
  13. Dave G.

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    Right but none of that happened did it ? So it wasn't a city killer.
     
  14. redleghunter

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    That embedded video at the source was quite concerning.
     
  15. redleghunter

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    It could have been is the point again. We have missiles designed to destroy cities. That they have not yet been used does not take away the potential.
     
  16. redleghunter

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    The article discusses what NASA has planned for such close encounters. I believe their theory is to launch a ship to offset the trajectory of the smaller asteroids.
     
  17. Lost4words

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    Could very well have been though
     
  18. redleghunter

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    Well they do get some things right like the moon landings.
     
  19. Dave-W

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    Chapter and verse please.
     
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    Wormwood is mentioned seven times in the Hebrew Bible, always with the implication of bitterness. The word wormwood appears several times in the Old Testament, translated from the Hebrew term לענה (la'anah, which means "curse" in Hebrew).

    Revelation 8:10,11 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers & upon the fountains of waters. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter like wormwood oil & many people died from the bitter waters.
     
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