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OMG, OMG, OMG! We could be hit by a Space Rock in Two Weeks!

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chicken-little1An asteroid about half the size of a football field will zoom past Earth on Feb. 15, closer than the man-made satellites that power GPS, says NASA.

“This is a record-setting close approach,” Don Yeomans of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program at JPL said in a video released by NASA this week. Yeomans, however, emphasized that the asteroid, designated 2012DA14, won’t hit Earth.

“It will come interestingly close, closer than many man-made satellites,” he said.

2012DA14 will thread the gap between low earth orbit, where the International Space Station and many earth observation satellites are located and the higher belt of geosynchronous satellites, which provide weather data and telecommunications.

At its closest point, the asteroid will only be 17,200 miles above our planet’s surface.

“The odds of impact with a satellite are extremely remote,” Yeomans adds. “Almost nothing orbits where DA14 passes the Earth.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/31/record-setting-asteroid-to-shave-past-earth-next-month/#ixzz2JwwfMzJa

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  1. Speaking of natural occurring acts, here is 29 City Hall’s Plan for public safety:

    A 8.1 massive earthquake that occurred in the Solomons yesterday would never happen here. Nope, no worry here; the BASE will provide a second fire engine for structural fires in 29; the Base will always be here for us; the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians Tribe will rescue the fire department via Casino money; and an Act of Congress will convert federal lands for local taxing purposes.

    Yeah sure… and we residents armed residents with oversized-pooper-scoopers for monthly cleanups at city hall, a dump truck from Parks & Recreation, and a skip loader the complete the job.

    The city plan consists of a few clowns beyond the Oz curtain laying the groundwork for more massive bullshit.

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