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September 30, 2023, 6:56 am UTC    
April 01, 2023 06:33PM
I found the use of a nine-banded armadillo as a unit of length a
bit strange in the below article.

Asteroid the size of 33 armadillos to pass Earth Sunday - NASA
Asteroid 2023 FL2 is 35 meters, which is as much as almost 33
nine-banded armadillos lined up tail-to-snout. However, it won't
hit us, and armadillos might even be more dangerous.
Aaron Reich, Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2023

I have to wonder how many armadillos would represent an
extinction-level event?

In another article, asteroid 2023 CX1, in said to be twice
the size of a super bowl trophy. [www.jpost.com] .

A corgi and baby elephants are used yet another article,
[www.jpost.com] and camels used in yet another
article, [www.jpost.com] .

Are raurakl uesd in Australia to measure the size of asteroids?

I guess reporters are getting bored with the metric system.


Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2023 06:44PM by Paul H..
Subject Author Posted

The "nine-banded armadillo", a new astronomical unit of measurement :-)

Paul H. April 01, 2023 06:33PM

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