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Windows 7: Safeway-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than satellites

06 Feb 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I will be safe a way watching from my backyard with my hood up on my coat. Are the Mayans trying to get back at the world the Safeway?
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06 Feb 2013   #12
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Yes, they Mayanbe !

If you watch it go by, please do it in a Safeway.
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06 Feb 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My friend with me will protect me. Mr. Jack Daniel's.
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06 Feb 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
At least it isn't as big as a SuperWalmart.
Beat me to it again.
I'd worry if it were as big as Super Wal*Mart.
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06 Feb 2013   #15
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My friend with me will protect me. Mr. Jack Daniel's.
Yes Sir, good 'ole Jack !
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06 Feb 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe my Old Grand Dad and Cap'n Morgan will join in too.
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06 Feb 2013   #17
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

My Great Uncle, Cap'n Morgan, once told me a wild story about the time he and my Great Grand Pappy took to the high seas and .........
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06 Feb 2013   #18
Trucidation

 

What, realistically, are our options if a large asteroid decides to hit? As far as I can tell, short of blowing it up (which can make things worse, as instead of one huge rock hitting us, we'll have several rocks/a cloud of them), there's nothing much else we can do. Except pray.

I'll probably chop down that tree the council planted in front of my house which has always been bothering me, get the last word in before we die.
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06 Feb 2013   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Trucidation we can bend over and kiss our butts goodbye.

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07 Feb 2013   #20
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
Seriously

If anyone wants to try and find out if they could even possibly see this asteroid, let alone have a toast to it.

Input your Latitude/Longitude into this locater, to see, if you can even see it.

Heavens Above | Select location from map

If your really serious you will have to zoom in to pinpoint your location, and make the correction for your time zone.



Click on submit, you will be taken to another page of Heavens Above, and you will see this at the very top of the page:
Name:  2 17 flyby.JPG
Views: 30
Size:  47.2 KB

Then, Click on, Click here to see a skymap that will determine the visibility in your location if your position allows it.


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