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Asteroid DA14…wham!

March 5, 2012

Next February we will see a close pass (probably in the nature of 16,000 miles) of asteroid DA14. Maybe we’ll get lucky. Maybe it will break up into pieces the size of “basketballs, and uh, Volkwagens, things like that.” Did I read that right? Sixteen thousand miles. Geosynchronous orbit is 22,200 miles! That’s where the communications satellites live!

All I can say is, where’s Harry Stamper?

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