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Old 12-22-2012, 10:11 PM
 
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What are these doomsday people going to do now that asteroid 2011 AG5 will miss us?????

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On a day when global doomsday predictions failed to pan out, NASA had more good news for the Earth: An asteroid feared to be on a collision course with our planet no longer poses a threat.

"An analysis of the new data conducted by NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, shows that the risk of collision in 2040 has been eliminated," NASA declared Friday.
Phew! Asteroid to miss Earth in 2040, NASA says - CNN.com
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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They'll find something else. Never fear. Or fear everything if you're one of those types.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Even if it was going to hit I doubt NASA would say so. Just think of the ramifications if they said it was going to hit Earth. .
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Even if it was going to hit I doubt NASA would say so. Just think of the ramifications if they said it was going to hit Earth. .
It wouldn't matter what NASA said or didn't say. There are far more amateur astronomers out there, watching the skies and doing their own calculations, than there are professional astronomers, of which NASA only has a relative few. In fact, more often than not, it's an amateur that discovers a new object (comet/asteroid/etc). If something were posing a danger such as a major asteroid strike, NASA would be powerless to keep that fact from becoming public knowledge.

That's why I find all the Planet X / Nibiru conspiracy nuts so hilarious. They think that "the government" is the only entity looking up, and that they could actually keep something like that a secret. Freaking clueless.
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