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2000 EM26 Which Hopefully Streaked Past The Earth At A 2.1 Million Mile Separation Was NOT SPOTTED!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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They set out to spot it, telescopically, in 2006 and 2009 and failed.

They failed again this year, i.e., 2014, though in astronomical terms, it was again close to Earth.

It has an orbital period around the Sun of 8.9 months.

Its perihelion is at 0.43 AU while its aphelion is at 1.2 AU. As the orbital diagram to the right shows, it is in a tight, compact orbit, around the Sun, that takes it a bit further out than the orbit of Earth and stays outside the orbit of Mercury.

IF it is still there we will continue to have close, but not fatal, encounters on a regular basis for centuries to come. Its orbit might start to get degraded by then with the repeated gravitational interplays with Earth.

Too much should not be read into it not being spotted this year. It is very small and dark [i.e., dim — in that it doesn’t reflect much sunlight]. Yes, it could have disintegrated or got nudged into another orbit. In the case of the later it would be useful to spot it again. Possible that it has been spotted as a different asteroid. That can happen. As I have said for the last 18 months it is NOT the asterids that we KNOW about that we need to be worried about. None of them, and forget Government conspiracies, is set to hit us. It is the ones that we don’t know about that pose the risks.


A YouTube video that talks about 2000 EM26
and today’s attempts to spot it.

Click to access YouTube video.

Click to access YouTube video.

 


885′ 2000EM26 Asteroid Will Streak Past Earth Tomorrow, February 17, 2014, 2.1 Million Miles Away — Travelling At 27,000 mph.

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Nothing to worry.

It will NOT hit us. Promise!

2.1 million miles, in astronomical terms, is ‘close’
but it still doesn’t even warrant a fag
let alone a Cuban.

2.1 million miles is 8.8 times the 
distance between the Earth and Moon,
the so called ‘Lunar Distance’.

So it is 8.8 times further out than the Moon.

Here is the JPL orbital plot.

Note how the asteroid has fairly compact
orbital path around the Sun.

Click to access JPL 'Small-Body' Database. But, you will need working Java.

Click to access JPL ‘Small-Body’ Database. But, you will need working Java.


Here is a decent article from ‘Space.com’.

Click to access 'space.com' coverage.

Click to access ‘space.com’ coverage.

 


The 6 Ultra-Special, Asteroid (Actually Chelyabinsk Meteor) Imbued Olympic Medals At The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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This is so cool!

Hard to believe that there hasn’t been more media coverage of it.

Not sure I totally agree with the ethics of it …
i.e., just making 6 special medals,

on the assumption, or hope, that a Russian wins one on the
one year anniversary.

But, that is Russia.

Yes, I know other countries have done special medals too …
but doubt if any were as cool (or possibly rare) as these six.

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Click to access NBC coverage. Rather garbled but you can get the picture.


I wrote about it, twice, last year … in my ISON books.

This is from the BIG, black ISON book — which is still selling as it should!

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Click to ENLARGE. From the big, black ISON book. Available for 99 cents from Amazon.


If you can’t remember here is a video from Wikipedia
which has a pretty good coverage of the event.

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Click to access Wikipedia entry.


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