NASA: No Asteroid to Strike Earth in September

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  1. InTheLight

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    NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth

    Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. On one of those dates, as rumors go, there will be an impact -- "evidently" near Puerto Rico -- causing wanton destruction to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America.

    That's the rumor that has gone viral -- now here are the facts.

    "There is no scientific basis -- not one shred of evidence -- that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

    If there were any observations on anything headed our way, Chodas and his colleagues would know about it.

    "If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now," he stated.

    http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/nasa-there-is-no-asteroid-threatening-earth
     
  2. Rolfe

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    So much for my End of the World Party plans...
     
  3. padredurand

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    I guess you'll have to wait for the earth to overheat.
     
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    I suppose that I will need to let that 1970s-vintage Ice-Age Party Dairy Queen cake melt now...
     
  5. Alcott

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    It must be conspiracy, as after it quickly kills us all, there will be no Congress left for NASA to beg funds from; and anybody who has time to know we're lied to won't be thinking much about that.
     
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    the 2008 meteor TC3 had a 19 hour detection window.

    the 2013 the Chelyabinsk meteor made it into the lower atmosphere before anyone knew it.

    So maybe they don't know all they think they know about the sky.
     
  7. Don

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    And yet, they'll tell you they're tracking a glove in orbit...something that small, but we keep missing these meteors....
     

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