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: September 13, 2012, 03:39:29 AM

"DOUBLE ASTEROID FLYBY: A pair of big, near-Earth asteroids will fly by the Earth-Moon system on Sept. 14th. 2012 QG42 is a 300 meter space rock that comes from the vicinity of Mars; it will pass 2.8 million km (7.4 LD) from Earth. 2012 QC8 is even bigger, about 1.1 km in diameter, hailing from the orbit of Jupiter; it will pass about 8.7 million km (22.7 LD) from Earth. Astronomers monitoring the incoming space rocks say they are glowing like 14th-15th magnitude stars, which makes them good targets for advanced amateur telescopes. Ephemerides: 2012 QG42, 2012 QC8."
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While there has been no mention of this on the local news that I have seen, these are tagged as potentially hazardous asteroids by the Minor Planet Center at Cambridge, Mass. Not because it will hit Earth, but because it could possibly effect some Earth changes. There are likely to be some minor temporary electromagnetic cause & effects to the planet, and it will cause earthquakes, tremors and magma flow under the Earth's crust. This is not expected to be a major event, as long as you don't live near a volcano, but IMO the news media is certainly negligent for not getting this news out.

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#1 : September 13, 2012, 04:12:42 AM

The event can be viewed here:  http://events.slooh.com/


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#2 : September 13, 2012, 08:58:46 AM


Dude, are you going all "2012 extinction level asteroid event" on us?

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#3 : September 13, 2012, 10:29:28 AM


Dude, are you going all "2012 extinction level asteroid event" on us?

If so, I hope it's a direct hit on the bay area.........That asteriod mess.....

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#4 : September 14, 2012, 01:35:37 AM

One of these days, one of those big mophos is going to slam into the planet, and an extinction level event is going to occur.

Just saying.

May not be tomorrow, may not be for a thousand years...but it is going to happen.

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