Monday, March 2, 2009

Mini asteroid passing right the frick over Hawaii!*

Asteroid passing over Hawaii

From this article in Sky and Telescope about 2009 DD45, a mini asteroid that's passing between our Earth and its Moon:
...the point of closest approach occurs over the Pacific somewhere west of Tahiti, so the most likely viewers are in Australia, Japan, and maybe Hawaii.
It turns out to be happening basically right now (3:44 AM Hawaii time). So if anyone's up, run outside and look for an amazing spectacle*.

*maybe

15 comments:

Mr. Pony said...

I am bracing for this.

Fugublowfish said...

Holy crap I don't remember ever seeing this intro! And here I was just preparing for this.

Galspanic said...

I always choke up a little when I see that intro. i <3 Alex Toth!

Runaway planet. Is that even possible?

odori said...

so fugu, did you see the asteroid in the wee hours of the morning??

re: thundar, i don't understand how an asteroid strike could trigger volcanic eruptions. is that possible?
maybe we need to consult fugu sr.

Fugublowfish said...

No, I didn't! I was busy sleeping like a tool.

Fugu Sr. would undoubtably blame it on peak oil. But of course it's possible! As is super science and his fabulous sun sword!

FABULOUS SUN SWORD. It explains so much about the 80s...

Mr. Pony said...

It's so weird that your dad has a fabulous sun sword.

Galspanic said...

I could see an asteroid strike causing massive tectonic disturbances, if it were big enough, and if it hit in the right spot. you know, the sweet spot.

Galspanic said...

I've seen Fugu Sr.'s sun sword. While I wouldn't call it fabulous, I might call it SPECTACULAR.

Ruby Tenneco said...

RE: Post-asteroidal developments?

Any sign of post-apocolyptic super-high-tech-sorcerer-type stuff going on in Hawaii yet? this type of thing is what I'm thinking of.

Ruby Tenneco said...

...or should I say this?

Mr. Pony said...

Heh. Sadly, that armor was only good for about three uses before the joints all wore out. Doom should not have used cardboard to make Doom's armor! RICHARDS!

Mr. Pony said...

Hey, look, Doom has a statue of Hank McCoy getting nasty with a giant pony.

Ruby Tenneco said...

I notice you haven't mentioned his other statue of Sue in congress with a tower.

Fugublowfish said...

Video of said asteroid! VROOM.

Mr. Pony said...

I couldn't make it to the end of the video. How long did it just go back and forth like that?