Asteroid 3 miles wide

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  1. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    A recently discovered asteroid gave Earth a close shave yesterday as it came within the moon's orbit. The near-Earth asteroid 2012 XE54, which was only spotted for the first time on Sunday, came within 140,000 miles of our planet. The moon orbits at an average distance of 240,000 miles or so from the Earth. Astronomers estimate that 2012 XE54 is about 120ft wide - big enough to cause substantial damage if it ever hits us. An object of similar size flattened 800 square miles of forest in Siberia in 1908.
    http://www.sott.net/article/254696-...y-spotted-two-days-before-the-close-encounter
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    thats the place in siberia
    its also the name for a russian anti air weapon
     
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    It's ok Bruce Willis blew it up with a nuke