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Topic: Coincidence of meteor strike and close asteroid approach at same time.
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Re: Coincidence of meteor strike and close asteroid approach at same time.
Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:40 PM

On Feb 17, 2:36 pm, "Greg \(Strider\) Moore"
<moor...@ignorethisgreenms.com> wrote:
> >"DonH"  wrote in message
> >news:wr8Us.3759\$Ow3.3749@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...

>
> >"Robert Clark" <rgregorycl...@yahoo.com> wrote in message

> >> I really don't like coincidences in science. Reports are asteroids
> >> the size of 2012 DA14  getting this close occur about once in 30
> >> years. And meteors the size of the Russian one enter our atmosphere
> >> about similar frequency. But the problem is their both occurring in
> >> the same 24 hour period. If you imagine the asteroid arriving on a
> >> particular day, the question to ask is what is the probability of the
> >> Russian meteor arriving on that same day? Once in 30 years, and then
> >> 365 days in a year, means the chance of this happening is like 1 in
> >> 10,000. That's disturbingly unlikely.
> >> On the other hand if this really is just coincidence, then it should
> >> be kept in mind that chances this low have been quoted in regards to
> >> large asteroids impacting Earth in our lifetime.

>
> >> Bob Clark
>
> ># So, is there any evidence that the meteor "pealed off" from the asteroid,
> >or that there is some connection between the two - apart from coincidence
> >of occurrence?

>
> Not really. Very different orbits.
>
> Just one of those cosmic wake-up calls trying to remind us that we're not as
> safe as we'd like to think.
>
>
>
> --
> Greg D. Moore                  http://greenmountainsoftware.wordpress.com/
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And we're getting closer to the Sirius Oort cloud, if not already