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Asteroid To Obliterate The Moon. by Nobody: 12:32am On Sep 30, 2012
Scientists are keeping a close eye on a big asteroid
that is expected to impact (and destroy) the Moon
in September.
The space rock, which is called 2012 GD5, is about
790 feet wide. It is on a collision course with the
Moon and will hit on the last day of September,
2012, unless NASA is able to deflect it away.
Talk about the asteroid was on the agenda during
the 50th session of the Scientific and Technical
Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on
the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), held
earlier this month in Vienna.
A UN Action Team on near-Moon objects (NMOs)
noted the asteroid’s repeat approaches to the
Moon and the how it will directly hit the moon in
two months.
The object was discovered in January 2012 by
Mount Margo Survey observers in Tucson, Ariz.
While scientists have a good bead on the space
rock’s size, its mass and compositional makeup are
unknown at present.
“2012 GD5 is the object which currently has the
highest chance of obliterating the moon. However,
we have only observed it for about half an orbit,
thus the confidence in the exact day are not one
hundred percent, but they are close,” said Detter
Klonpon of the European Space Agency’s Solar
System Missions Division in Noordwijk, The
Netherlands.
“In our Action Team 17 discussions, we concluded
that this is a massive threat,” Klonpon told WWN.
“We are currently also in the process of making the
world aware of this impending destruction of the
Moon,” Klonpon said. “Without the Moon, the earth
will be affected in devastating ways. The tides will
rise and the earth will spin out of its rotation.”
NASA is working overtime to figure out a way to
deflect this asteroid, but it may be too late.
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By Frank Lake on September 26
Re: Asteroid To Obliterate The Moon. by Nobody: 12:48am On Sep 30, 2012
Re: Asteroid To Obliterate The Moon. by ektbear: 4:31am On Sep 30, 2012
This story doesn't seem to be posted on any credible news sites.
Re: Asteroid To Obliterate The Moon. by PhysicsQED(m): 4:56am On Sep 30, 2012
lol, who could actually believe a mere 790 foot wide asteroid could destroy the moon? If they're going to make up stuff to mislead people, wouldn't they at least try and make it believable? This is just more of that "the world ends in 2012" hysteria.
Re: Asteroid To Obliterate The Moon. by Nobody: 10:05am On Sep 30, 2012
Na wash

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