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Friday, September 18, 2015

September 23 Asteroid Attack? Sign Up For Email Alerts! Really

There is a new telescope system in Hawaii launched in 2015 that is specially set to scan for these type of space rocks.

ATLAS can provide one day's warning for a 30-kiloton "town killer," a week for a 5-megaton "city killer," and three weeks for a 100-megaton "county killer".
 http://www.fallingstar.com/home.php

I suggest that you sign up for alerts, directly from the astronomers.

Also, here is my really cool Asteroid Mass and Energy Calculator, as a download

https://app.box.com/s/ocdlggvieo93cxmw304i 

Using the NASA NEO list you can see a 53 Meter object flew by Sept 15, 2015 at 8500 m/s and less than 3 lunar distances from the earth.    

Using my Asteroid calculator above, it would have had the energy impact of 13 atomic bombs.

Elon Musk ain't that smart.    If he wants to terraform Mars, you need to send comets, not atom bombs, duh!




For the sake of completeness, we include the NASA Near Earth Object Program

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/2015rp82.html




http://magneticreversal.org/

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