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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    That rock missed by 45,000 miles! That boys and girls is by all standards a close call. If that would have hit it would be equal 10,000 Hiroshimas. I was not aware it came that close. If President Reagan was still alive he would have diverted it to Planet Mongol, home of Ming The Merciless (what a great name).
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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    Imagine the fun Babi Jindahl would have had if the budget included money to study approaching asteroids?

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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    That rock missed by 45,000 miles! That boys and girls is by all standards a close call. If that would have hit it would be equal 10,000 Hiroshimas. I was not aware it came that close. If President Reagan was still alive he would have diverted it to Planet Mongol, home of Ming The Merciless (what a great name).
    Actually, this particular rock would have been equal to one or two hiroshimas. It was only 100 feet across. The damage caused by this rock would have been equivalent to the Siberian Tunguska Event of 1908 - Definitely big enough to annihilate a major city, but not large enough to threaten the world in any way.
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    Re: Space Rock 2009 DD45 Buzzes Earth

    I smell an asteriod prevention stimilus package coming.......
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