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I's not that they aren't telling us everything, it's that they don't know. It is impossible in this day in age to monitor anywhere NEAR all meteor activity. A earth killer could literally land any second with NO warning whatsoever.

did nobody here know about this last week? All the articles talking about how there'd be an asteroid passing within our own orbiting satellites. I feel bad if anybody got hurt, but this is awesome to see such a thing.
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did nobody here know about this last week? All the articles talking about how there'd be an asteroid passing within our own orbiting satellites. I feel bad if anybody got hurt, but this is awesome to see such a thing.

Yes, but this isn't that asteroid. The one that fell today was a completely undetected one.
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SourceScary how this went by undetected by astronomers. I know the big one is supposed to miss Earth today. But it kind of makes you think, what aren't they telling us?

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99% of the near earth objects equal to or larger in size than the ~150 foot one that just passed Earth by ~17,000 miles are unknown.

We know almost nothing of smaller objects like the one in the above video, even after they enter the atmosphere. Meteors large enough to make it through the atmosphere are not rare. Meteorites strike earth all the time, nearly two per day, on average. They rarely harm anyone or damage any property and most go unnoticed.

There is nothing particularly scary going on, and no conspiracies; just the inevitable results of living on a planet in a solar system.

This,
It isn't "what aren't they telling us", it's that we simply don't know.
Our atmosphere gets hit with meteorites all the time, but most are so small that they burn up and cause no harm. But smaller meteorites are very difficult to detect so we simply don't know about them.
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Isn't that the natural gas deposit that's been burning since forever????

Yes, that IS NOT from the meteorite, that is Derweze
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze
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did nobody here know about this last week? All the articles talking about how there'd be an asteroid passing within our own orbiting satellites. I feel bad if anybody got hurt, but this is awesome to see such a thing.

You do realise that 24 hours ago it was almost a million miles away ?

dunx

P.S. It was so small nothing we have could have spotted it in time. Needs more funding, even orbit@home closed down..... mad.gif
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Space exploration definitely needs more funding. It is probably the most important investment we as a civilization could make. Space exploration and research is what will propel us forward, not giving people free phones and healthcare.

The general population is so DIM witted and ignorant, that they only care about their own well being in the immediate future, they only care about the next tv show coming out, and when justin bieber has his next concert. you would not believe the comments I hear from people stating "space is a waste of time".

The technological advancements would be astounding, especially energy and propulsion. I don't understand why the US has stopped , wait I do.... it's the obummer administration.
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I had to look it up on CNN because I thought this was too odd, but hey, it sure is real. Pretty scary, and awesome. Watching the video footage of it from various sites and man did that think brighten up the sky. That's pretty crazy. I'm unsure if anyone died from it, but the injured count at 725 currently...
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I've got a green ticket. What about you?
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Awesome
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I had to look it up on CNN because I thought this was too odd, but hey, it sure is real. Pretty scary, and awesome. Watching the video footage of it from various sites and man did that think brighten up the sky. That's pretty crazy. I'm unsure if anyone died from it, but the injured count at 725 currently...

Last i heard about 500 casualties
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I had to look it up on CNN because I thought this was too odd, but hey, it sure is real. Pretty scary, and awesome. Watching the video footage of it from various sites and man did that think brighten up the sky. That's pretty crazy. I'm unsure if anyone died from it, but the injured count at 725 currently...

Last i heard about 500 casualties

Uh... no one was killed....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116
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