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NASA confirms 200 ft. asteroid might hit Earth in February 2013.

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03-04-2012, 10:30 PM
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This thread had me reading up on the Cretaceous extinction event. As most of you probably know the crater off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula is generally considered to be the main cause of that, but this information blew my mind.

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In March 2010 an international panel of scientists endorsed the asteroid hypothesis, specifically the Chicxulub impact, as being the cause of the extinction. A team of 41 scientists reviewed 20 years of scientific literature and in so doing also ruled out other theories such as massive volcanism. They had determined that a 10–15 km (6–9 mi) space rock hurtled into earth at Chicxulub on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The collision would have released the same energy as 100 teratonnes of TNT (420 ZJ), over a billion times the energy of the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima).[8]
Pretty amazing.

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03-04-2012, 10:34 PM
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I'm just imagining 4 or 5 astronauts with paint rollers right now.

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03-05-2012, 12:16 AM
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Couldn't you stick warheads on a regular rocket and just nuke the ****er into smaller bits?
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03-05-2012, 12:39 AM
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03-05-2012, 04:04 AM
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Bah, missed out on the Mayan reference, the Simpson reference and the Bruce Willis reference?

Guess I'll go with this then:



Clearly the answer is to send a giant ball of garbage.
Maybe I'm missing out on something now, but are you referencing a reference that you do not know is a reference? Or are you just upset that you didn't get to make the reference in the first place thus you are referencing a reference.

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03-05-2012, 04:51 AM
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God damn man, I'll be singing this for the next few weeks now.

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03-05-2012, 10:10 AM
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03-05-2012, 11:30 AM
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The chances of it hitting are quite slim and even if it was on course - couldn't we just move shoot it as it enters the atmosphere?

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03-05-2012, 11:33 AM
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Cause you know, that's not what wiped out the dinosaurs or anything like that
I finally have time to do what I've always wanted: write the great American novel. Mine is about a futuristic amusement park where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques. I call it "Billy and the Cloneasaurus."

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Bah, missed out on the Mayan reference, the Simpson reference and the Bruce Willis reference?

Guess I'll go with this then:



Clearly the answer is to send a giant ball of garbage.
Mayor: "And so, on behalf of the entire city, I thank you, Professor Farnsworth. I now present you with the academy prize, which we confiscated from Dr. Wernstrom after it became apparent that he was a jackass."

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What a bunch of garbage, i only get Halo 4 for about 4 or 5 months. Just my luck.

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03-05-2012, 03:26 PM
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Let's take the asteroid, and PUSH it somewhere else...

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03-05-2012, 03:48 PM
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damn that's gonna sting if it impacts on top of me

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The aliens got our backs.

They didn't help us in early human history to watch us perish to some stupid spacerock.

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03-05-2012, 03:57 PM
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Just have Mike Smith deflect it.

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Just have Mike Smith deflect it.
What REBOUND CONTROL.

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I ain't worried. If it does hit, no pain will be felt.

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Did the Mayans take into account leap years? If they didn't the world should have ended half a year ago...

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Did the Mayans take into account leap years? If they didn't the world should have ended half a year ago...
I've said it before, I'll say it again, exactly what prophecies did the mayans correctly predict that people think they have any authority as to when the world ends?

also, wasn't it their predecesors or succesors that got duped by Cortez?

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I've said it before, I'll say it again, exactly what prophecies did the mayans correctly predict that people think they have any authority as to when the world ends?

also, wasn't it their predecesors or succesors that got duped by Cortez?
Oh, I don't disagree with the Mayan's being retarded. Just pointing out another flaw in the Mayan "prediction".

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It's been a while since we had a good blockbuster. I'm all for it!

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I ain't worried. If it does hit, no pain will be felt.
The initial impact isn't the only problem. There's also the 'nuclear winter' that would follow. Enough dust and debris in the atmosphere and we're looking at crop failures round the world and breakdowns of the food chain. People in northern climates (especially inland) would be in a lot of trouble.

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