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  1. Aegean

    Aegean Active Member

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    Good morning folks,

    I've just been watching BBC world news, which I have on in the background every morning. Apparently, at 7.30pm GMT tomorrow, a sizeable chunk of rock going at quite a rate of knots is going to skim so close to the earth it may take out some satellites.

    Reassuringly, the news presenter has just said "NASA officials say the asteroid is not expected to hit us". I don't know about anyone else, but in my life its the things that I wasn't expecting that caused me the biggest problems!

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  3. Edwin

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    Very poor reporting. The information I've seen has said there's NO chance of it hitting Earth (i.e. literally 0%)
     
  4. Aegean

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    Yes, you are right Edwin, and I think thats what she meant, its just the way it was worded, it made me look up at the telly!
     
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    I read an article some years ago that asteroids, unlike simple rocks, have a recorded history of dichotomizing when they come under the gravitational pull of planets they are approaching, and that this is the very reason that NASA and the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Team prefer not to give 100% reassurances! :(
     
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    Could it be seen from earth? would of been neat to see it... I just looked outside, nothing much doing :( It was pretty optimistic with the sun up tbf lol.
     
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    No, it can't (not with the naked eye). Also worth noting they said "pm" not "am" :)
     
  8. Aegean

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    Well Murray, get your sausages out, because if this thing gets any closer you'll be able to BBQ them!

    EDIT: I changed my OP to 'tomorrow' as I thought today was Friday, sorry about that!
     
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    I read 7:30am today for some reason.. obviously this morning coffee has not kicked in yet lol.
     
  10. Aegean

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    Oh no.. its worse than I originally thought...
     
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    Quality 8)
     
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    Aegean

    Your concerns are well understood but best advice appears to be try not to worry about it.
     
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    You mean it's not horsemeat? Phew! Can relax now and enjoy my Asteroid Burger (tm).
     
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    It's certainly no laughing matter, and frivolity isn't called for here. The latest news is that Findus are being investigated in respect of their fish fingers containing sea horse.
     
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    I've heard that their fish fingers don't contain any fingers. Shocking.
     
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    I agree. It's now been reported that the horseburgers are contaminated with donkey meat. Simply not acceptable!
     
  18. aZooZa

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    It is a desperate nightmare. I went to the fridge to take out some beefburgers "and they're off".

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  19. tifosi United Kingdom

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    Apparently frogs legs aren't made from french people either!
     
  20. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    I do love a Blackpool burger ;)
     
  21. Aegean

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    I remember when I was a wee boy, my old dad had terrible trouble with his asteroids. No..wait...
     
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