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BREAKING-Meteor Crash, This Time In CUBA

February 15, 2013 2 comments

investmentwatchblog.com

Cuba, 15.02.2013 Residents of a locality ‘in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television. In service published this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky. Read more…

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Russian Meteor Shower Linked to DA14 Asteroid?

February 15, 2013 Comments off

infowars.com

“It was like a scene from the Armageddon movie”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
February 15, 2013

Experts are pondering whether a meteorite shower which caused panic in Russia, injuring over 500 people, devastating buildings and wiping out the cell phone network, is linked to today’s fly-by of DA14, the “city killer” asteroid that NASA has assured will not hit the earth.

The meteor shower, which was dramatically captured by numerous people on cell phone videos, was described by some as “like a scene from the Armageddon movie,” with YouTube clips showing a Read more…

Newly discovered asteroid will not ANNIHILATE THE EARTH

March 16, 2012 Comments off

theregister

A panic-inducing asteroid, catchily named 2012 DA14, will not obliterate all life on Earth when it swings very close by in early 2013 – BUT it might do the next time it pops round.

The European Space Agency said today that although the space rock will miss our planet this time, it won’t be by much, which goes to show how important it is for folks to be watching the sky.

The path of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14

The asteroid is due to whiz by at a distance of just 24,000km, closer than many commercial satellites, and it’ll be back again soon.

“A preliminary orbit calculation shows that 2012 DA14 has a very Earth-like orbit with a period of 366.24 days, just one more day than our terrestrial year, and it ‘jumps’ inside and outside of the path of Earth two times per year,” said Jaime Nomen, one of the discoverers of the rock. The astroid was spotted by the La Sagra Sky Survey observatory in Spain in February this year.

Despite how often 2012 DA14 comes through the neighbourhood, the rock hadn’t been seen before because of its relatively small size – 50m – and unusual orbit.

“Considering its path in the morning sky, its rather

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