Russian meteorite was unrelated to asteroid 2012 DA14, which made a safe pass by Earth today... The estimated size of the object, prior to entering Earth's atmosphere, has been revised upward from 49 feet (15 meters) to 55 feet (17 meters), and its estimated mass has increased from 7,000 to 10,000 tons. Also, the estimate for energy released during the event has increased by 30 kilotons to nearly 500 kilotons of energy released.
NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis.
The April 13, 2029, flyby of asteroid Apophis (three-and-a-half football fields wide ) will be one for the record books. On that date, Apophis will become the closest flyby of an asteroid of its size when it comes no closer than 19, 400 miles (31,300 kilometers) above Earth's surface.
I know what they say but I'm still not convinced it was a coincidence.
It seems too coincidental that we would have an Astoroid, a meteorite and a large meteor (over the San Francisco bay) all within 24 hours.
I'm not buying that this astoroid flies through space for many thousands of years getting beat up by other space junk and it doesn't have smaller pieces tagging along with it.
As already reported, space experts agree that the Russian meteor that slammed into the atmosphere over Russia’s Urals region, injuring more than 1,000 people, and asteroid 2012 DA14 are not related. It’s just an incredible cosmic coincidence that two historic space rock events should happen within hours of each other.
However, to better visualize the two independent events, computer modeling company AGI has released a simulation of the meteor and the orbital path of asteroid 2012 DA14, proving that they are two very different creatures.
When one gets a new bike, heading to a new forum usually goes along with it.
So I have been hanging around the Aprilia Forum as of late.
Gotta say It's not nearly as lively or friendly as this Versys forum.
Prior to the Versys I had a KTM 1190 Adventure. Man that forum was...
Heated Grips came in this morning so i put them on before we get rained on the next few days. Went with the Koso Apollo Grips. Super simple install and they work great.
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My girlfriends father who is 79 with failing health has been going down hill this past year. We knew his time was coming soon and have been preparing for it. Making him comfortable at home as he refused to go to a hospital and the hospitals don't want anyone coming unless absolutely necessary...
Sigh :frown2:What happened to the quality of good old red shop rags? The ones you get at auto parts stores and Harbor Freight are junk now.
The material is rough as sandpaper and they don't absorb @#$%.
Anyone know where you can get the good ones?
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