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Asteroid Passing Earth: How To See It?

    March 5, 2014
    Toni Matthews-El
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When you hear the words “asteroid” and “Earth”, for a few seconds there is a bit of major concern. Is this thing going to hit us? How big is it?

The asteroid, named 2014 DX110, is expected to fly past the Earth without incident on Wednesday. Scientists aren’t anticipating any kind of collision. Instead, they say that the asteroid will miss us by a distance of roughly 217,000 miles.

The interesting thing about this is that it means 2014 DX110 will be closer to us than our own Moon.

As for size, the asteroid is estimated to be anywhere from 45 to 130 ft in diameter. While that could be devastating for a region of the population should it hit, it’s nowhere near large enough to pose a major threat to human life.

For instance, should an asteroid that’s roughly a half a mile wide hit the Earth, it would put enough dust into our atmosphere to block out the Sun for several years. That kind of event would have a massive impact on humanity. Scary, but not something this little asteroid is capable of at its size.

Now that we’ve established that this tiny asteroid is relatively harmless and relief has set in, no doubt the next question is how and when can we see the cute little space rock as it races past our planet?

It will is expected to go flying past our planet today. Depending on where you are in the world, you may be able to see it clearly via telescope. There will be places that you can watch it online if the weather is lousy where you live and or you just can’t get outdoors.

Hopefully things will go better for those wanting a glimpse of 2014 DX110 than it did for those wanting to see asteroid 2000 EM26 last month. Excited persons flooded various internet locations for a live stream view and it resulted in site crashes.

One such site was Slooh, which had been promoting a live stream view of the event for some time. It didn’t end well unfortunately. Will things go more smoothly this time? We’ll find out in a few hours.

The asteroid passes today, are you excited or petrified? Comment below!

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  • David

    The Bible tells us that before end times, this will happen. It also tells us
    in the 24th chapter of Matthew, in the “Parable of the Fig Tree” that this
    generation would not pass before all of these things come to past. The
    Fig tree is the nation of Israel. A generation is considered to be 70 years. Israel became a nation in May of 1948. 70 years later will be 2018. Maybe this is a wake up call.David

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    • zoroe

      if we should ever meet please dont stand to close …………

    • bible thumper

      you r an idiot….one will hit us…and you will be destroyed….and GO TO HELL

      • Bobby

        @ bible thumper – the idea of us getting taken out by a
        comet would negate the book of Revelation, stupid. If you take the bible literally, which I assume you do, then shut up. Keep looking for dragons with multiple heads and magical horsemen.

    • Conserativename

      and why do especially children have to suffer with diseases they are born with and have to live a lifetime with it. Things like this makes no sense to me. The only thing I see is that’s the way animals, mammals, bugs, etc. live either your lucky or your not, eat or be eaten. Humans and anything that lives on earth only know or adapt to do 1 thing and that is to evolve or survive, to rule, to be the leader of the clan if you cannot control your clan you will lose it to a more powerful clan. these things are way before the bible even existed. We have to start believing what actually is true not written in a fiction novel.

      • od5463 .

        It is ok for you to preach your unbelief, yet it is not ok for others to preach their belief? I know your future. Your knee will bow and your tongue will confess Jesus Christ as Lord. It is up to you to do it willingly. Jesus loves you. He wants to spare you from eternal torment. Your sins and evil ways are the only things that stand in your way. Jesus bled and died to save you from self destruction. He rose from the dead to prove He has all power over death, hell and the grave. Seek forgiveness from Jesus for your sins and evil ways and He will forgive you and grant you eternal life. Continue to rebel against Him and He will deny you, casting you to eternal death, damnation, torment and fire. Eternity is a long time to spend regretting your foolish mistake.

        • Conserativename

          What I believe in and my research of 60 years having a PHD in Science is you really don’t have to be someone that can’t seem to accept or respect that facts are facts, if your brain will let you go back 9,000 years and research why artifacts are being recovered today that has nothing to do with god but the reality that a god exist but not of our kind that we were led to believe in, and to make it more complicated its of Muslim decent their ways their culture and their laws which we cannot accept as Christians or so called Catholics. As I was raised as a catholic I accept some things but I reject others one for being witnesses to abuse of children especially boys and sometimes girls that really ask for someone to represent the catholic religion its ok to rape and sexually abuse them. Jesus rose from the dead according to you and the bible to let eternal torture exist as long as we pay for it. Sum it up is if you don’t give the religion money especially Catholics they will find a way to squeeze it out of you, that is not a religion that is communistic culture that I care not to support.

          • vlad the impaler

            you don’t have a phd,you liar,you can hardly explain yourself,and you are a catholic hater,there is just as much abuse in every religion,as catholic,you as a phd should know that??lol….60 years?wow you must have been a busy kid,nobody spends 60 years doing anything,you don’t live that long….the rolling stones haven’t even played for 60 years,almost though,50 ,I think,but if i’m mistaken,i apologise,it just sounds ridiculous doc.

        • od5463 .

          People continue to go through the motions of religion and fail to see what it’s all about. They fail to understand that the wages of sin is death. From the beginning of man, evil has entered the hearts of man, resulting in man doing evil deeds. This is sin. Sin separates God and man. As long as man exists in this separate state, away from God, he is dead in his sins, meaning eternal damnation. God is love and He proved His love by providing a bridge around this separated state through His Son Jesus Christ by becoming the ultimate sacrifice for man’s sin. All of it. God has done His part. The sacrifice has been provided. Now it is man’s turn. What is our part? We realize we are sinners. We realize we are doomed in our current separated state. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift from God is eternal life. The free gift He gives to everyone who comes to Him, asking forgiveness for their sin(s). Ask and you will receive. We have the hope of eternal life with Him if we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth, Jesus Christ is Lord. People want to argue, oh what kinda loving God would destroy people eternally. God created us for His own pleasure. If we reject Him and brush off this gift He has provided, then we are unpleasing to Him and He has every right to destroy all those who reject Him. He wants with all His heart to be loved by us, to be friends with us, to be a Father to us, but He will not force this RELATIONSHIP on us. We love Him because He first loved us. To start this REAL relationship with God, the creator of the heavens and earth, and all that is in them, is so simple a child can do it. By simple faith, we answer His call to become His child. We ask Him to forgive us and we ask Him to enter into our heart and become Lord of our life through Jesus because Jesus is the only way to the Father. There is no other name by which we must be saved. The hard part in all this is we have carnal minds and our carnal minds cannot comprehend how this relationship with a Living God is possible. We have lived in a physical world believing only what we see and hear. As a child of God, we are now introduced into a spiritual world, relating to a spiritual God, which we cannot see or hear with physical eyes and ears. As a child of God, He opens our spiritual eyes to see spiritual things and He opens our spiritual ears to hear spiritual things. He gives us a spiritual understanding to His spiritual book, the bible. As long as we continue to reject the things of God, we have none of His promises. As soon as we receive Him as Lord and Savior, we have all of His promises, including eternal life, instead of eternal death. Now its your turn. What will you say to a loving God who offers you a free gift? Will you say thank you for saving me from sin and death and giving me this gift of spiritual eternal life, and becoming my Father? Will you continue to say in your heart, I got it all figured out and I don’t need a Heavenly Father and His love? A hardened heart full of evil will lie to you and you would rather cling to what you think you know rather than submit your life to an invisible eternal God. Today is the day of your salvation. All the angels of the heavens will rejoice before God for this one important decision you are making. There is no promise of tomorrow for you.

          As far as Christ being a fabrication. Well, its a lie. Because I know Him personally. I walk and talk with Him daily and He is more real to me than you are. He lives within my soul. He is risen, He is alive and He is Lord of all. When a person has the one and true living God alive inside them, this is one fact you cannot refute.

          Science cannot explain Spiritual truths.

          And yes, you are not only wet behind the ears but you are also a lost soul with blinded eyes and plugged ears. Until you are born again into the spiritual realm of God, you have nothing, you are nothing, and your future is…. well, very sad. I mean just look at the way you comment. You heart is full of hate and blasphemies. This is not pleasing to God or anyone who reads. You can turn your life around. By simple faith, just believe.

          • od5463 .

            =) You ask a lot of questions. This is a good sign you are seeking answers. Have you ever wondered what happens to people when they die? I think you have, at least once in your life. I know I have. I think everyone has. Its a natural question. This question of what happens to people when they die, is probably the most asked and unanswered question throughout all mankind. You can agree or disagree with me on that, and if you disagree, its ok. Noone really knows for sure what happens to people after they die, or if anything happens at all, except those who have experienced it. The problem we face here is that there are not many people around us who have experienced death and live to tell about it. Plus, is doesn’t prove what happens to them after they die. Even the stories you do hear from people who have died and come back to tell about it, their story is they go to some beautiful place, or some horrible place, or some say they could see their own body from an outside the body view. Are these places in an after death experience real? Is there life after this physical body stops functioning? If you can honestly answer these questions, ‘NO’, then there is no hope at all and your miserable little life of 50, 60, 80, 100 yeas is all there is and your done. Your life meant absolutely nothing. Your thoughts, ideas, posts, comments, sufferings, feelings, and emotions means absolutely nothing to you or anyone else. However, if there is any possibility you would consider answering ‘YES’ to these questions, then you have hope. Your life has meaning. Your thoughts, ideas, comments, posts etc. have meaning. Your life matters. So you ask, what’s my motive for preaching? My answer is, you matter. You matter to me. What if there is life beyond the grave for all of us, and its eternal? Just because our body is done, that doesn’t have to mean, that part of us that matters is done. If we have no hope, that part of us that matters, doesn’t matter and is lost eternally. If we have hope, then the part of us that matters, has a direction and destination and cannot get lost. Religions won’t tell you, you matter. They won’t tell you, you mean something and there is hope. I can tell you, you mean something and there is hope. If my brain has been hardwired, it has been hardwired with hope.
            You are right. The bible was written by fools who had no education. We all are fools. We all make mistakes. We all are lacking in education. But, there is one thing in common with all those fools who wrote the words that make up the bible, they all had hope. With hope in their minds and hearts, they had direction and destination.
            I don’t know what makes you any different than me, that you would refer to me as “Your Kind” other than I have hope and you don’t. But you see, you still matter to me, whereas I don’t matter to you.
            The ultimate scam is convincing mankind there is no hope and it just doesn’t matter. The ultimate scam is convincing mankind there is no God. If we have scammers, then we must have scammees(if that’s a word).
            Now do you see the players stepping up to the boardgame? Those trying to convince us there is no hope and we don’t matter. And those who are trying to offer hope to those who do matter. Its one hellofa game and some are taking it very seriously and some are laughing it off, and some can’t see it, some don’t wanna see it and some will never see it until its too late. Again, as I told you before, spiritual awareness necessitates spiritual birth.
            Now that truth has been told, what will you do?
            I cannot SAVE YOU. You have to want to be saved.

          • od5463 .

            I read your post and have a few things to say. First of all, the way I see it, man’s logic is just foolishness compared to the ultimate wisdom of The God who created all in all.

            Next, I see your problem with religion and religious people. I hear you and agree. This is where most get hung up. Organized religion is a show. Its a bunch of people going through the motions and never experiencing.
            Example: I can tell you what ice cream tastes like, with all the difference textures and flavors and the coolness of it crossing your tongue, melting as it slides down your throat, and the pleasure of enjoying a full bowl of it. You might like my description or presentation of this yummy ice cream so much that you would even go as far as to tell others of how good it is without ever tasting it for your self. Religion.

            If my description or presentation was poor, colorless and distasteful, you would probably reject me, my ice cream and any future dealings with ice cream. Rejection.

            On the other hand, if I told you about this wonderful tasting ice cream as I was scooping up a big bowl for you to taste for your self, then you could tell others how good it is with assurance because you have tasted it and KNEW it to be good. And if you really love that ice cream, you’d eat some every day. Relationship.
            Do you see the difference?
            Religion will enslave you.
            Rejection will curse you.

            Relationship will save you.
            The good book, is the recipe for the best ice cream.

            You say there is absolutely no proof, other than the good book etc….and your absolutely right. And you have all the right to state your claim. But if you think about it, you are making this claim without tasting.

            OR….and I don’t really know how God feels about this, but i’m going to toss it out there just as a bonus. Test God on His existence. Let Him prove Himself to you. Basically, taste and see, the Lord is Good.

            You will not be disappointed.

            James

            I KNOW with ASSURANCE.

        • Sara Lee

          Really??? Really???? May God forgive you for your self-importance and your self righteousness.

          So now I will state my position…which is very unpopular to Christian People who are Dictators/Control Freaks regarding their faith.

          There are those of us Christians who live and let live. Proselytization is NOT our way. There are those of us who feel that Proselytization is the WORST form of Intimidation for our faith.
          If people wish to follow the Christian Faith, they will. If not, that is their choice. People forget, we were all given Free Will to decide our fates. Who are you to DECIDE a person’s fate??

          So if you love to Intimidate people…threaten people…or dictate how a person lives…go on with your bad self, cause when you get to the Gate…you just might get a much different welcome then you are expecting.

      • vlad the impaler

        maybe aliens are god????or were mistaken as gods ,there has to be an explanation to where the theory of a god came from,the bible has proved to be very accurate in its predictions of world events,but many have vague descriptions that could relate to a number of scenarios.the bible code is too accurate to be coincidental.it will explain more than interpreting the bible.and take a fraction of the time and effort
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      • d

        So why do you insist on preaching your bullshit to us?

    • Bobby

      Bible says nothing about a comet. It mentions plagues of locusts, toads, etc. and talks about multi-headed dragons and other magical bullsh*t. Shut up, boy.

    • d

      B why are you such an offensive asshole? Have your read COsmos? sure know all the smart scientist right? Why do you think that 90% of them believe in intelligent design? You are just a punk bigot who really is not all that educated. Wait till you get the shit shocked out of you when you have to explain to god why you trashed him all the time. don’t worry he will just flame throw you for a 100 years…..good luck duce bag.

    • Maximus Morpheus

      burn that book before it eats up your brain entirely. for one minute try to think critically please.

  • Marinehead

    Well also our scientist tells us that we will be hit and that’s a fact ! So if you don’t believe the Bible then maybe you will believe them!? It does seem that some people really hate any mention of the Bible? I wonder what’s going on there? Any who I sure hope we do take this very serious,if we don’t don’t experience this,I know that my Grand kids probably will! If you research our history their are many impacts that have really changed the whole globe!

  • JAY

    Your to angry man. First all you sound really uneducated you have no clue what your talking about if you don’t believe in GOD that’s cool but don’t be disrespectful to those that do believe. You can call the BIBLE a fairy tale but there are many prophecies within the BIBLE that cannot be explained AND YOU HAVE NO ANSWER FOR YOUR JUST TALKING. How DID we gEt here?, Dark matter and Dark energy cannot be explained, what was before the big bang or what caUSED IT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED, DNA IS SUCH A SOFISTICATED CODE IT COULD NOT HAVE CAME ABOUT THROUGH CHAOS. SO BEFORE YOU GO AROUNG PUTTING PEOPLE BELIEFS DOWN WITH CRAZY ANSWERS YOU NEED TO COME WITH A STRONGER ARGUMENT RATHER THAN IT’S NOT TRUE. SO WHAT IS TRUE, DUMB A$$. AND IT’S BEST TO HAVE FAITH IN GOD THAN MAN. THE 10 COMMANDMENTS ARE A BETTER GUIDE TO LIVING RIGHT THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN SAY OR TYPE ONLINE TO HURT PEOPLE. THATS WHAT MAN DOES.

    • Jay

      Lol…Hey douche bag you must be the spelling police. I am no religious nut I just respect people’s belief and don’t like when people talk like they know the answer to the existence of a god or a higher power. But you are right about the article being about one thing and people are always throwing religion in there. But I don’t think you should disrespect all because of a few. So I will pray for you and myself..

  • kenrob

    I would never have believed that an asteroid would bring out so many squirrels

  • rob

    God is real. i know it’s scary and seems unreal but what isn’t. the bible says live right and love each other whats so crappy about that.

  • midogman

    nice story but is there really anything outside of sci-fi that could prevent an object from colliding with the earth? the wonder isn’t that something bad could happen, but why God isn’t making it happen faster. “here’s to the death of all mankind.”

  • george

    it is ok for you to preach your unbelief, but when someone preaches their belief you go ape crap crazy about it. one day my friends you will remember someone telling you of Jesus dying buried and rising from the dead , and you are gonna say why didnt i listen. so that being said die and go to hell it is your choice. oh and to answer why do children have to suffer well its our fault we live in an evil world. it is that simple . why do good people suffer, why not?