Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cosmic Pool


An asteroid named Florence that will safely sweep past Earth on Sept. 1 is the largest object to give our planet a close shave since NASA began tracking these types of near-Earth asteroids, an agency official said.
The space rock measures 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) across. It will pass by Earth at a safe distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers), or nearly 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

8 comments:

Mike said...

When the movies cost $30 for two with a small popcorn the math tilts to the TV.

did you hear about that company "Moviepass" (iirc)..$10 per month subscription and you get to go to unlimited movies (max one per day). Supposedly covers most of the major theater chains..but AMC is trying to stop them.

LBD said...

Can I see it with my left over eclipse glasses or will I really have to wait 34 years to use them again?

Rob Dawg said...

Mike, I have seen it but do not understand the dynamic or their plan. I have tons of fascinating speculation. No doubt if the manage to insert themselves into the process they can leverage massive discounts. Theaters don't get much from the box office anyway.

When it comes to the tickets industry the fact that Ticketmaster still exists has me giving up trying to understand the sector.

Rob Dawg said...

Lobbist, hah hah. Exurban Nation will be holding an eclipse gathering in in four years. Annular in 2023 or total in 2024? Any preference?

Mike said...

yeah..i saw an interview with the CEO..and from what I can tell..right now they are not getting discounts from the theater chains..but they think they will eventually be able to prove value to them thru their data collection and increased concessions.

I personally think they'll get picked part from adverse selection..but the CEO didn't seem too worried about it..

Encinitas Undercover said...

I dug the movie Melancholia, but you either love Lars von Trier or you hate him.

Rob Dawg said...

The Theater model seems destined for the scrap heap. Bowling alone.

New post. Cute kittehs. Incest. Urban encroachment. Something for everyone.

Rob Dawg said...

Kiefer Sutherland picks awesome movies. Dark City anyone?