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On February 15th (or, depending where you are, the 16th) a hunk of space rock 45 metres across, called 2012 DA14, will buzz Earth in the closest encounter ever recorded for an asteroid of that size. Zipping along at a speed, relative to Earth, of 7.8km a second (4.9 miles a second), it will approach within 27,700km 
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It will be cloudy that day in the UK anyway :-(
If the calculations are incorrect, and for some reason it veers towards Earth, can an ICBM break the rock up. 
4.9 miles a SECOND!! Mind boggling!
THAT could have been it...
+Tirthankar Dubey what about 40 km across did you not read? That thing has a lot of mass, an ICBM is a joke. It is passing relatively far away for it's size. Imagine throwing a ball towards someone 10 meters away but your throw was 1 kilometer off. 
+Garrett Graham standard practice for some England goalkeepers when trying to throw the ball to their players ;-)
There must be a God... b'cos we'd all b gone if we hit..
+Garrett Graham 
It is 45 metres wide. At 40km, the question would have been irrelevant. But i don't see why its not possible to target this object.
+Tirthankar Dubey I apologize, I miss read, yeah an ICBM would work. Regardless, there are thousands of people who work in the space industry, it would take a lot of them to be wrong for the calculation to be wrong.
+Armin Grewe I would say it would be a stretch for God to not like dinosaurs; everyone likes dinosaurs. I would guess more along the lines that God thought they were a mistake.
+Armin Grewe  Imagine God with a bunch of pebbles(Comets and asteroids as we know them) in one hand and trying to aim and hit the planets/solar systems s/he/it/they hates. Hilarious!!. Also, if God is throwing after aiming s/he/it/they has a very bad shot , so many near misses !!!LOL!!!
Tungusta didn't hit the earth it exploded in the air. I tried to explain this to my grandson aged 13 in a way he would understand, so I said it will be closer to us at flypast that the Sky Satellite is. 
Bldginspktr- the Lord is in charge, His universe, prayers are always acceptably, onward and upward my friends....
+Eraldo B. Marques Yes, it would not end the world. The chance of a cosmic event to truly end life on this planet is really small, the chance of humans ending it is much bigger.
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Whoever catches it will be a trillionaire very soon. Good hunting.
+Kathy Robertson Why would any god need a meteor to kill life on a planet? Then again, there was a god who couldn't came up with anything more interesting than flooding a planet... :-) 
Very true Kathy, however, I believe there is more good and Christ-like
behavior on this planet then not; remember, He has created worlds with out
number and has an eternal plan to let us share and live in His celestial
kingdom and glory, cool huh...
I'm putting on my tin-foil hat! 
These things only change path if something else hits them :O
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