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Huge asteroid due to pass into Earth's orbit

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by ZroC, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. HIMBOB Steel Belt

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    300m or 57 meters, we could destroy/split them with nukes.

    Its the ones that would kill us all that are to big to destory (Mile+).
    For them current theory is to launch something close to it and get that to pull it across with its own gravitational pull. And even thats a very long short.
     
  2. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    We be fucked.
     
  3. HuntersCreed <img src="http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee156

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    I blame Obama.
     
  4. KOQ24 Gold Belt

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    How do you think our Rockets are able to leave Earth?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity

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  5. Sock Puppet So it goes. Banned

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    its eventually going to hit, unless another force acts upon it.
     
  6. Sock Puppet So it goes. Banned

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    i believe the 'oh fuck' asteroids are >2 kilometers. my personal feeling is that it would take something significantly larger than that to cause worldwide devastation, but i guess thats why they went to ivy league schools and im just another asshole posting on sherdog.
     
  7. bmasters1993 Brown Belt

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    I hope they didn't overlook the fact that most of it will burn up upon entry into the atmosphere. That would make ivy league look pretty ghetto
     
  8. AznTrojan Silver Belt

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    someone get bruce willis to nasa
     
  9. TexasDrugAddict** Silver Belt

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    We gonna be on mars by 2036 living the Good life. So this won't mattet.
     
  10. Kingz Gold Belt

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    We drill
     
  11. KOQ24 Gold Belt

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    A little example.

    The Barringer Crater in Arizona
    -1200m in diameter
    -impact meteor was 50m in diameter

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  12. tkotom Fedor belt

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    It's not about size alone. Velocity plays a huge part here.

    So interesting.
     
  13. KOQ24 Gold Belt

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    not to forget the aftereffects (tsunamis,extreme cooling period which leads to the food chain breaking down)
    A Asteroid/Comet doesnt have to split the planet in half to wipe us out
     
  14. Charles Brown Peppermint Patty Belt

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    You've probably stumbled on to something that the scientists at NASA missed.
     
  15. ZroC Silver Belt

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    Won't matter then. By then all houses will be on stilts - zombie apocalypse.
     
  17. naked duck It sure is cold without pants.

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    Nice to see the doom sayers have a new poster boy. maybe this time we won't be left disappointed.
     
  18. fatalis Hang yourself with a belt

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    Somebody call Bruce Willis now
     
  19. MortalWombat Vombatus Sherdoggus

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  20. Jon Stark King in the North Platinum Member

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    According to back to the future 2 we are 2 years away.
     

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