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About efaardvark

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    Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

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    Clannad: After Story
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  1. Well that was close...

    orbit-viewer-snapshot.thumb.jpg.94f960b429dcc9aadc7587a7ece10b19.jpg

    https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2020 QG;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad

    Closest approach was 2,900km and we didn't even see it until 6 hours after it went by.  😮  Probably 3-6m in diameter (about 1/3rd the size of the Chelyabinsk meteor)  and travelling at 12.4km/second.  Definitely would have made some noise and got people's attention.

    1. Wedgy

      Wedgy

      😬 Very close indeed. Good thing it's small and would have been less likely to cause more damage, even though Chelyabinsk... well, exploded for lack of a better term. Is the size of it a factor in it going undetected?

    2. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      The size was a factor, and also the trajectory.  It came in from the sunward side.  It was both smaller and slower than Chelyabinsk so in terms of energy this was probably less than a quarter of that.  Though that one was maybe up to 500kilotons so even that much would have been significant.  The first atomic bombs were "only" around 10-20kiltotons.

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