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#1 A. Viegas

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

410 meter rock. Discovered 9 days ago by Ukrainian Astronomers. Orbital calculations show 2 possible impact events between 2032-2047. Probability still very low. 1/63000. But hey!

19.6 visual mag. Moving at 10km/s

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

Let's see, 410 m rock at 10 km/s is 862.5 megatons of kinetic energy!

Remain calm...

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:16 AM

Nasa link here --> NASA 2013-TV135

Also here is an interest discussion of the possible impact dynamics --> Impact Details

a 10km wide crater, magnitude 7.3 equivalent earthquake with Cat 1 type hurricane force winds ~150mph!!

yikes! :o

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:54 AM

Here are the orbital elements from the JPL Small-Body Database. The asteroid is currently located in Camelopardalis at R.A. 5h35m46.4" Dec +63ยบ01'44". I'd like to image this little "hopper" ... however, I'm quickly getting into the permanently cloudy season! Guess I'll have to "wait and see". :mad:

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

That's also a good size to test a "asteroid nudge" craft. Deflection of this small asteroid is possible with our current technology. Solar sail or ION over time would be enough.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

Nasa link here --> NASA 2013-TV135

Also here is an interest discussion of the possible impact dynamics --> Impact Details


a 10km wide crater, magnitude 7.3 equivalent earthquake with Cat 1 type hurricane force winds ~150mph!!

yikes! :o

Al


So basically... you don't want to be 60 km or closer as your survival chances are nill. Still, at that distance, the damage is not as bad as I would have thought it would be.

It seems like the wind blast is the primary danger and your house collapsing.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:45 PM

Current impact probability 1/16000
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:14 PM

Well that's not cool....

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

Quote: "a 10km wide crater, magnitude 7.3 equivalent earthquake with Cat 1 type hurricane force winds ~150mph!!

yikes!

Al "

~150mph might be a Cat 1 in NY or CT, but down here in Florida ~150mph is a Cat 4.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:12 PM

Oops. Had the CAT # scale backwards. Hurricanes usually not a big issue up here except for the rare superstorm like "sandy". But it's very rare to get much over CAT 2/3






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