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The Rogue ~300′ Asteroid That Came Way Too Close To Earth Yesterday, April 15, 2018!

by Anura Guruge


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It could have been a heyday for the Nibiru freaks who are hoping (yet again) for a ‘pie in the skyEarth collision on April 23, 2018.

This was 8 days early.

We (and that I mean the ‘Catalina Sky Survey‘ in Tucson, Arizona) only discovered it 24-hours prior to that! Yes, you read that right. It came straight out of the blue just 24-hours before whizzing by us. I have always claimed that this is the problem we will have with asteroids and comets. What we have to worry about are the ones that sneak up upon us like this one.

NO WARNING!

It was pretty big. Around the same size as the meteoroid that exploded above Tunguska, Russia in June 1908. If this had hit Earth, or exploded in the atmosphere, it would NOT have wiped us all out. But, it would have caused a huge amount of devastation.

As it says above: “It is the largest known asteroid to ever pass that close to Earth in observational history!


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Blockade Of Indian Border Crippling Nepal, Could Majorly Impact Everest Expeditions.

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I happened to catch this on an overseas news feed over the weekend. I was amazed. I had never heard of it! Google it. Lots of stories. Ramifications could be quite serious. Hence why I am bringing it to your attention.


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Explosions Notwithstanding, Comet ISON, C/2012 S1, Will NOT Impact Earth, It Is NOT Nibiru.

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A recent report that there was a supposed ‘explosion’ on ISON, C/2012 S1, and then the report yesterday of C/2012 X1’s explosion, has again reignited the year-old mumbo-jumbo that ISON is Nibiru and it is set to destroy the Earth.

This is rank garbage.

The supposed ‘explosion’ on ISON was just a normal gas OUTBURST when a new vent opens up on the surface as it gets closer to the Sun. That is par for the course. Think ice-cube in microwave. It was NOT hit by a large asteroid — which, yes, could have changed its course. ISON’s course has not changed.

On November 2, 2013 as it first crosses the Earth’s orbital path it is going to be a long, long, long, long, long … long way away from Earth — like 1.2 TIMES the Earth-Sun distance! Yes, it is going to be 1.203 AU out. That is 111.8 MILLION MILES (and even further out in stupid Kms). So, no danger there.


Then we have perihelion on Thanksgiving Day.

5 scenarios of what can happen then.

It is after that, hopefully on Boxing Day, that we will have the closest fly-by.

But IF it survives perihelion ‘intact’ it will breeze by 39.9 MILLION MILES AWAY.

Check this.

Click to ENLARGE. From 'ISON for Kids'.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘ISON for Kids’.

The Most Spectacular Of U.S. 4th Of July Fireworks Displays Was In 2005. Most Have Never Heard About It.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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A quick extract take directly from my NEXT book (which is finished and we are now trying to proof):

On July 3, 2005, NASA’s 1,400 lbs (at launch) Deep Impact space probe, launched atop a Delta II-7925 launch vehicle 172 days earlier, having travelled 267 million miles at speeds up to 64,000 mph, released a 820 pound ‘Smart Impactor’ capsule – replete with a high-tech 400 pound, 100% copper, solid cannonball – which, by design, crashed, headlong into 9P/Tempel, the next day, the collision, equivalent to the exploding of five tons of dynamite, throwing up huge quantities of matter from the comet’s nucleus for detailed spectrographic study by Deep Impact, which was about 300 miles away.

Russian Meteor Fireball Explosion: The Conspiracy Theory. I Think It Was Manmade, Intentional Or Otherwise.

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As I have intimated of late, I have been spending most of time studying and writing about Near Earth Objects (NEOs): asteroids, comets and man made objects [e.g., satellites, spacecraft and debris].

As soon as I saw the news about the Russian meteor a thought crossed my mind. This could have been man made!

Yes, it could have been space debris, probably Russian, given that they were notorious for their littering of space (some due to all of their many spacecrafts that blew up). But, could it have been intentional. A drone? The U.S. checking out Russia’s much speculated space defense.

Bottom line: I am not convinced that this was a chunk of an asteroid or comet. It could have been. Just something tells me that this just didn’t seem right.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 That Will Harmlessly Fly By Earth At A Distance Of 21,200 Miles On Friday, February 15, 2013.

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Artistic rendition of 2012 DA14 passing by Earth on February 15, 2013.


Orbital diagram of the flyby.


This is Way Cool.

A dynamic orbit tracker from NASA’s JPL.
Try it out if you have Java installed.
Click to access JPL. [Orbit diagram], collapsed, will be at the top. You need Java.

Click to access JPL. [Orbit diagram], collapsed, will be at the top. You need Java.


It was discovered last year, on February 23, 2012, by a Spanish observatory.

It is an Earth-crosser asteroid that orbits the Sun every 366.2 days. Since it furthest point from the Sun, aphelion is beyond Earth’s orbit, crosses Earth’s orbital path twice a year. It has been probably been doing this for millions of years, though we now have precise data going back to August 1913.

It is not very big, about 160 ft across and weighing about 180,000 tons. It would do a fair amount of damage if it were to hit the Earth. It will not do so this year! But this is a record close approach. So much so that Earth’s gravity will perturb its orbital path reducing its orbital period by 51 days. That is a big deal.

There is an increasing chance that it might actually get around to hitting the Earth post 2080 — so 67 years from now. So our kids will have to keep an eye out. Asteroids of this size do hit the Earth every 1200 years or so. We are due. DA14 would not be the end of the World. It is too small. It could destroy a city. There was smaller asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere, above Russia, in 1908 and exploded in the sky before hitting the ground. It destroyed about 80 million trees over a 830 square mile area,

Explosion On Jupiter Last Night.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Click to read about it … at ‘Astronomy Now.



I got an e-mail alert this morning, so I thought I will share the news with you because this is probably not something most of you follow, or possibly even care about.

It was most likely a small asteroid hitting the Jovian ‘surface’ (which is mainly gaseous). Happens quite often given that Jupiter, due to its enormous mass, attracts objects passing by at quite a distance. But for it to be seen from Earth it has to been quite big and spectacular. If we had an equivalent asteroid impact on Earth (less likely because Earth’s gravitational pull is nowhere close to that of Jupiter) we would definitely know about it (and I am understating that).

Having messed about with Dwarf Planets I now dabble in asteroids in my spare time (usually during my 3rd shift, 10:45 pm to 12:30 am, which seems appropriate).