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Cheeze-It
10-29-2006, 11:57 PM
Been keeping up with this? Oh. My. God. Scary.

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/10/20/meteor.shtml

I'm sure that within the next 20 years we'll come up with
*something* that'll save us. Like a giant force field that
protects the entire planet.

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=10918533&PageNum=0
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=31&art_id=qw1161436320242B232&set_id=

whiteflags
10-30-2006, 12:18 AM
Do you suppose "global catastrophe" is a euphamism for the End of the World?

Dave_Sinkula
10-30-2006, 12:37 AM
[Apolgies for not following the links.]

When I was growing up the world was supposed to come to and end in the 1990's.

Oh blah day, oh blah dah, nah na na nah life goes on.

maxorator
10-30-2006, 01:00 AM
1000 meters... at least 300 of it burns away, then it bashes into the deepest ocean... and there's nothing wrong with us :)

SlyMaelstrom
10-30-2006, 01:35 AM
I think the meteor going into the ocean is the worst thing that can happen...

maxorator
10-30-2006, 01:37 AM
For you maybe :D, I don't live near ocean coast.

Cheeze-It
10-30-2006, 02:50 AM
1000 meters... at least 300 of it burns away, then it bashes into the deepest ocean... and there's nothing wrong with us :)



The scientist said that such a collision may cause a global catastrophe. The asteroid is about 1000 meters in diameter and all astronomical bodies over 100 meters in diameter are considered dangerous.


That's still 700 meters of DANGER!

maxorator
10-30-2006, 03:24 AM
But they can launch a space ship to land on the asteroid and fill it with nuclear bombs.
1km is easy job for nuclear bombs.

Cheeze-It
10-30-2006, 05:42 AM
I've never seen Armageddon. :( The song that Arrowsmith
did for the soundtrack just sucked too hard.

Deep Impact, on the other hand, ruled... from what I saw of it,
anyway... Which was the middle 15 minutes or so. Brilliant.

twomers
10-30-2006, 06:05 AM
Sometimes I don't know if you're being serious or not, ethic. I mean, it's, what, 20 years away. The number of physical variables which could come into play in those decades are ... well unthinkable, and even more so, unpredictable. I'm not an applied mathematician, but the astroid is what ... ~20*356*24*(it's speed towards us, im MPH) miles away, right. That's rather large. Their ratios are massive. Try shooting a dot on the sun with a pistol and I'd say you'd have equal odds. Note. the bullet you shoot would have to be a number of thousand times smaller than the dot. I'll write a formal apology to you though if in twenty years it turns out it's gonna hit the earth.

Cheeze-It
10-30-2006, 07:51 AM
Sometimes I don't know if you're being serious or not, ethic. I mean, it's, what, 20 years away. The number of physical variables which could come into play in those decades are ... well unthinkable, and even more so, unpredictable. I'm not an applied mathematician, but the astroid is what ... ~20*356*24*(it's speed towards us, im MPH) miles away, right. That's rather large. Their ratios are massive. Try shooting a dot on the sun with a pistol and I'd say you'd have equal odds. Note. the bullet you shoot would have to be a number of thousand times smaller than the dot. I'll write a formal apology to you though if in twenty years it turns out it's gonna hit the earth.


I didn't come up with this. You don't have to apologize to me.
I don't why know you think this is based on research that *I* did.

Look!



“We cannot exclude the possibility that the asteroid which is now orbiting the Sun will collide with the Earth in 2035,” the agency quoted the observatory spokesman Sergei Smirnov as saying. “But it will be only in 2028 that we will be able to determine the danger level,” the scientist added.


Guess what. These scientists are applied mathematicians. They
know more about this stuff than you. And I'm pretty sure they
understand the variables that need to be taken into account. They
understand them so well, that they've even said that a definitive
answer on whether or not this asteroid will hit earth isn't even
possible until 2028; and that if it does hit earth, it'll be in 2035.

Chunks of stuff from space hit Earth all the time. Big ones even. Just
visit Arizona. The crater there even has its own website:

http://www.meteorcrater.com/index.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barringer_Crater

Cheeze-It
10-30-2006, 07:54 AM
1000 meters... at least 300 of it burns away, then it bashes into the deepest ocean... and there's nothing wrong with us :)



ST. PETERSBURG, October 20 (RIA Novosti) - Astronomers at Russia's largest observatory said Friday an asteroid now orbiting the sun may strike the Earth in 2035, but that the odds of a catastrophic collision can be estimated only 22 years from now.

"We cannot rule out the possibility of an asteroid, currently orbiting the sun, striking the Earth in 2035," said Sergei Smirnov, spokesman for St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Observatory. "But how much of a threat [this asteroid actually presents] will be impossible to assess until 2028, when it approaches our planet."

Flying in close proximity to the Earth will alter the asteroid's orbit, and scientists believe the extent of that shift will give them a clue as to the likelihood of future impacts, fraught with disastrous consequences for terrestrial life.

"[Celestial] bodies measuring 100 meters across or more are deemed dangerous," Smirnov said. "Such bodies, comparable in size to the Tunguska meteorite [that impacted Siberia in 1908], could cause a disaster on a regional scale in the event of an impact."

But the space rock expected to near the Earth in 2028 is about a kilometer in diameter, so if it does strike, our planet will face a continental disaster and major climate change.

"And if the asteroid falls into an ocean, the disaster could assume global proportions," warned Smirnov.

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20061020/54992489.html


Hmmm...

We're doomed.

indigo0086
10-30-2006, 07:55 AM
Send Dethklok in outerspace , they'll make the comet metal and it'll destroy the galaxy.

twomers
10-30-2006, 08:37 AM
I agree with you, ethic, to some degree, but I still find it VERY unlikely that this may happen. I may be wrong, in which case I'll revive this topic and say sorry. All the movies say we'll survive though.

SlyMaelstrom
10-30-2006, 08:47 AM
2038? Won't we have the federation and the Starship Enterprise by then? Surely the Vulcans will provide us with a logical answer.

twomers
10-30-2006, 08:50 AM
Or perhaps the bozar. Sly, check your PM's

BobMcGee123
10-30-2006, 10:22 AM
Hopefully some of the members on this website will have gotten laid by then.

SlyMaelstrom
10-30-2006, 01:22 PM
Hopefully some of the members on this website will have gotten laid by then.A definite answer on that will not be possible until 2028.

pianorain
10-30-2006, 03:52 PM
Hopefully some of the members on this website will have gotten laid by then.Define some...two? Three? More than that?

BobMcGee123
10-30-2006, 05:59 PM
118 billion.

manutd
10-30-2006, 06:18 PM
Is it just me or did this thread take a wierd turn?

SlyMaelstrom
10-30-2006, 08:11 PM
Is it just me or did this thread take a wierd turn?There are no weird turns in General Discussion. It's no-holds barred!

joeprogrammer
10-30-2006, 09:56 PM
Isn't it just something to worry about, since the year 2000 has already passed, the world's natural oil supply hasn't been used up, etc, etc? Those Astrologers--I mean, Astronomers :)--need something to keep them busy.

whiteflags
10-30-2006, 10:55 PM
On the other hand, it's a strong assumption that being crushed by an asteroid is something that no one really wants to experience. ... I hope. So if paranoia keeps Earth around I'm all for it.

manutd
10-31-2006, 06:51 AM
it's a strong assumption that being crushed by an asteroid is something that no one really wants to experience.
Yeah, what if it tickles? How do you know?

Queatrix
10-31-2006, 07:13 AM
Even if 2035 is the End of the World, who cares? You can't do anything about it.

Oluf
10-31-2006, 08:17 AM
"You can't do anything about it."

thats a pretty strange attitude to have imo ;)

whiteflags
10-31-2006, 11:36 AM
> Yeah, what if it tickles? How do you know?
I'm a ninja. I've only experienced it once before.



int main (int argc, char **argv)!!!!

Silence is better than unmeaning words.
- Pythagoras

Somehow these two lines do not work together.

indigo0086
10-31-2006, 11:52 AM
*revives John Wilkes Booth*

manutd
10-31-2006, 03:40 PM
Happy?!

Queatrix
11-01-2006, 07:21 AM
>> thats a pretty strange attitude to have imo ;)

Well, I honesty don't think it will happen.

Queatrix
11-01-2006, 07:24 AM
>> 2038? Won't we have the federation and
>> the Starship Enterprise by then? Surely the
>> Vulcans will provide us with a logical answer.

Maybe we can ask the Tarellians for help. ;)
Afterall, they were running around in space before we where even in castles.

indigo0086
11-01-2006, 07:55 AM
I think this is all just a farce to motivate the advance of space technology and "laaaaseeeers".

maxorator
11-01-2006, 10:06 AM
Maybe their telescopes are broken.

Queatrix
11-02-2006, 06:53 AM
>> Maybe their telescopes are broken.

maxorator, they don't use "telescopes" any more.

manutd
11-02-2006, 04:32 PM
Yeah, they just concetrate really hard.

maxorator
11-03-2006, 01:38 PM
Or satellites, whatever :D

indigo0086
11-03-2006, 08:40 PM
the hubble is a telescope.

Queatrix
11-04-2006, 07:03 PM
Yes, Hubble's compilation of electronic gizmoz is called a telescope, but not the kind that could be broken without them knowing it, proving maxorator was reffering to the old fassion telescope.

PING
11-06-2006, 07:11 AM
Probably by 2035 we would all be living either on the moon or on mars..all this sounds so ludicrous to me. There have been rumors of an asteroid hitting the earth sometime in 2019, i cant seem to get the link, but somehow, by the time it approaches the earth, it is sure to veer off track. It always happens. The Universe is a real large playground guys, the Earth is just a small dot and the asteroid is even smaller..

maxorator
11-06-2006, 07:28 AM
The asteroid is ~1 km. It could only smash into ocean and make a tsunami that would destroy some 5km of houses in the ocean coast.

Wraithan
11-06-2006, 12:41 PM
Something that large would vaporize a lot of the water it hits and smash into bedrock. Consider something that was only 50meters (1/200th the size of this one) impacted with the force of 150 nukes like those droped at Hiroshima. If the force of impact was linear that is the equivilent of 30000 nukes.

manutd
11-06-2006, 03:13 PM
That's a lot of nukes...

BobMcGee123
11-06-2006, 07:24 PM
I went up to a hippy couple while I was wearing my homosexual looking regiment uniform, stood next to them at the bus stop, turned towards them and said "Nuclear Arms are for Hugging."

Sentral
11-06-2006, 08:00 PM
I went up to a hippy couple while I was wearing my homosexual looking regiment uniform, stood next to them at the bus stop, turned towards them and said "Nuclear Arms are for Hugging."
I love you.

BobMcGee123
11-06-2006, 08:04 PM
Yeah, I can totally understand that but, like, it was kind of a dickish thing to do.

I'm kind of a dickhead!

psychopath
11-06-2006, 08:05 PM
It's still the kind of thing I only live to hear about.

BobMcGee123
11-06-2006, 08:12 PM
Stop Patronizing Me! I Can Handle The Truth!





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Dave_Sinkula
11-06-2006, 09:01 PM
I think this thread has run its course.