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Elite
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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 03:04 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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April 19, 2017
... the largest such object to pass so close to Earth since 2004. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss how the asteroid will not affect us now but underscores the looming dangers of other space objects headed our way. WATCH NOW!


http://mkaku.org/home/kaku-on-close-call-with-asteroid/




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 03:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 04:28 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


oh noes!

*recycles furiously to save planet



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 04:41 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Isn't it true that you can stick such a date to any asteroid that passes Earth? Some dates just go a bit further back than others.




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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 05:36 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


it's things like this we have to worry about:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub ... _specifics




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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 06:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


hit us already and stop this world madness



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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 08:20 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Aim for Texas



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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 08:24 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


that will be done when yellowstone erupts haha



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PostPosted: 04-21-2017 08:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
it's things like this we have to worry about:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub ... _specifics


the real menace is Crabulon:

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PostPosted: 04-24-2017 02:42 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I bet its bcuz Putin, Trump or some Nazis!




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Trainee
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 12:58 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Did it pass the earth yet or is due?




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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 06:54 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The chances of one hitting us are so remote... After playing games like Elite Dangerous which give you a great perspective on how tiny in such a vast expanse it's easy to see how minuscule the chances are of being struck. It only seems big because we live on it and that's how we perceive it.

Chances are, our end won't be at the hands of some random asteroid. It'll be a giant star in our own galaxy that explodes and irradiates us with gamma rays.




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Shambolic
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 07:00 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


And on the flipside, if you extend over time, the chance becomes a certainty. Over its existence, Earth will be hit again by an extinction event asteroid.
In fact, if you look at the statistics, we're overdue one :)




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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 08:20 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You also have to keep in mind that as more and more asteroids in our system collide with large objects there are less and less asteroids to go around...




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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 08:57 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
After playing games like Elite Dangerous


This is why you get trolled so much. #ijs




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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 09:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
You also have to keep in mind that as more and more asteroids in our system collide with large objects there are less and less asteroids to go around...


This also works in reverse, in that it can create more debris due to the extremely low gravity. It's like a cycle... little asteroids get hoovered up by bigger asteroids who get smashed apart by equals. The real problem is comets n shit coming from outside the solar system, or the Oort cloud and knocking shit about.

Theoretically Earth is advanced enough to spot anything amiss well in advance, wether we can do something about it is another story.



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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 09:36 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
Κracus wrote:
After playing games like Elite Dangerous


This is why you get trolled so much. #ijs


Whatevs, I still think it's a great tool to showcase how tiny we are in relative terms to other celestial bodies.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 09:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


losCHUNK wrote:
Κracus wrote:
You also have to keep in mind that as more and more asteroids in our system collide with large objects there are less and less asteroids to go around...


This also works in reverse, in that it can create more debris due to the extremely low gravity. It's like a cycle... little asteroids get hoovered up by bigger asteroids who get smashed apart by equals. The real problem is comets n shit coming from outside the solar system, or the Oort cloud and knocking shit about.

Theoretically Earth is advanced enough to spot anything amiss well in advance, wether we can do something about it is another story.

Of course we can. Just send Bruce Willis up, he'll fix it for us.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 09:51 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If NASA tried to communicate with it they'll find it's just seza's head wobbling about




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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 09:56 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
losCHUNK wrote:
This also works in reverse, in that it can create more debris due to the extremely low gravity. It's like a cycle... little asteroids get hoovered up by bigger asteroids who get smashed apart by equals. The real problem is comets n shit coming from outside the solar system, or the Oort cloud and knocking shit about.

Theoretically Earth is advanced enough to spot anything amiss well in advance, wether we can do something about it is another story.

Of course we can. Just send Bruce Willis up, he'll fix it for us.


Well I was reading about an experiment where NASA was going to try changing the orbit of an asteroid by placing something heavy next to it and capturing it in orbit. If you catch a potential planet killer early enough then you'd only need a tiny change in direction to send it back off into space.

Trumps cut backs cancelled the fucking project though, along with the Europa lander >:E

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_Redirect_Mission



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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 10:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You should all be more concerned about the super volcano in North America.




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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 10:35 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You think I should get more mojitos ?



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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 10:39 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Do what makes you happy bruv.




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Finno-Persian Legend
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 11:01 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
If NASA tried to communicate with it they'll find it's just seza's head wobbling about


Combined with gwamps' colossal cranium it'd be the most bitter eclipse ever.




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Shambolic
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 11:56 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Perchance we might use said sizeable noggin to plug the perilous potential Yellowstone calamity?




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Finno-Persian Legend
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PostPosted: 04-25-2017 12:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That's dangerous, considering how close to eruption said noggin already is. It'd be like trying to put out a fire with napalm.




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