TU24 anyone?
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Posted 1/28/08
So, I heard recently that a asteroid is going to pass us and I'm wondering if any of you folks, probably near Mexico... hopefully it will pass by Canada on it's journey... Gonna see if I can see it with binoculars.
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Posted 1/28/08
Are you talking about the one that is going to pass us in 2-3 decades? Cuz' that's the one that is barely going to miss Earth.
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Posted 1/28/08
I heard it was 8:33 UTC time... meaning GMT I think... or close.. probably when it will enter sight, I really want to see it... I mean how many times can you see an asteroid in a lifetime? If your not a scientist...
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Posted 1/28/08
Ok guys, if you want to see it, it might not be visible to the naked eye, but if you have a regular sized telescope, you should be able to see it..

At 8pm (if you're in the northern hemisphere) you should be able to see it nearly straight up.. If you find the big dipper (aka Ursa Major) If you follow the handle to the tip, and look about five degrees (if even that) north, you should see a smaller cluster of stars (Five visible by the naked eye) called Cassiopeia, You'll know it's cassiopeia because it's shaped kinda like a "W" right over the milky way.. (zig zagged, sorta) The later in the night you get the lower in the horizon that Cassiopeia will be, and TU24, is supposed to pass through that constellation.

That's Jan 29th.

That's infor however, for Northern Europe, Northern USA, and Canada. I would assume it would be applicable for Asia as well, but i'll double check on that.. it may be a different time for you Crunchy astonomers in Asia...



Sadly for those of you in the phillipines, since the lattitude for the Phillipines is 13 00 N you probably won't be able to see it, as you guys are too for south. Sorry guys, maybe someone will record it and place it on the web..

FYI, later in the world you are the futher from the given constellation it will be... It would (i think) be heading towards ursa major. (from my understanding of it's projected path)

It's not going to be something that's a super fast fly by... Nasa plans on studying it for weeks, till it gets past the sun's orbit... so.. you should be able to check it out... Unfortunately, it's supposed to snow and be cloudy here tomorrow night *sigh* And this is my major.. *sigh*
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Posted 1/28/08
It should be able to be seen tonight because it's only a few 5.0E5km from us. The moon isn't that far either. 3.8E5 km away And it's GMT time, global time it's like tomorrow in the morning... in BC that is...
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Posted 1/28/08
Awesome thanks, gonna look through that...
Posted 1/28/08
You mean like this?
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Posted 1/28/08

TheTravelingSword wrote:

So, I heard recently that a asteroid is going to pass us and I'm wondering if any of you folks, probably near Mexico... hopefully it will pass by Canada on it's journey... Gonna see if I can see it with binoculars.


hopefully it will crash into mexico to stop those refugees from coming into america.
Posted 1/28/08
lol kenshin. I would love to see the meteor but it's too cloudy
Posted 1/29/08
well my teacher said when i was 12 years old... there was a huge astroid almost hit us.. they said that everyone saw it.. even my parents.. i dont remember seeing it.. i was really scared.. then my teacher showed us a video of it, what will happen when it will hit us.... omg.. i hope it really pass us.--''
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Posted 1/29/08
wow.. I wonder if that is a sign...
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