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Mystery Object to Whizz by Earth Wednesday

by EdHannigan / January 12, 2010 3:35 AM PST
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=9542404

It bothers me that they didn't spot this earlier.

A mystery object from space is about to whiz close by Earth on Wednesday. It won't hit our planet, but scientists are stumped by what exactly it is.

Astronomers say it may be space junk or it could be a tiny asteroid, too small to cause damage even if it hit. It's 33 to 50 feet wide at most.

NASA says that on Wednesday at 7:47 a.m. EST, it will streak by, missing Earth by about 80,000 miles.
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Let's all duck anyway, I mean it took them this long to find
by Ziks511 / January 12, 2010 11:50 AM PST

it, maybe their math is out and it'll go by a little closer.

Safety first, or maybe wear cycling helmets.

Rob

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I can sell you a...
by James Denison / January 12, 2010 11:11 PM PST

...tin foil had guaranteed to protect you. If it doesn't work, money back guarantee. Wink

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Airlines conspiracy
by Steven Haninger / January 12, 2010 7:38 PM PST

Maybe a large container of missing luggage from TWA.

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