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Old 01-27-2012, 11:52 AM
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Default Asteroid makes near-miss fly-by

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16756450

The asteroid, estimated to be about 11m (36ft) in diameter, was first detected on Wednesday.

At its closest, the space rock - named 2012 BX34 - passed within about 60,000km of Earth - less than a fifth of the distance to the Moon.

There seems to be a lot of this happening…
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I'm starting to feel like the eight ball, staring down the corner pocket!
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:58 AM
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I'm starting to feel like the eight ball, staring down the corner pocket!
Not wrong… and they only has a couple of days notice!
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Maybe that's better. If I'm going to get snuffed out by an asteroid I think I'd rather not know it's coming. What's the point in obsessing over the fact that you're going to die going to do for you?
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Probably to cause you to have a heart attack and die a day earlier than necessary.
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Yep. I'd rather be like "Hey, what's that in the................."
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Ach, it missed anyway.
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