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Author Topic: Yet another asteroid to miss earth by about 21,126 miles miles on Sunday.  (Read 775 times)
Rockula
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« on: September 06, 2014, 05:19:13 pm »

They only discovered it a week ago.
Heads up New Zealand!  Wink

http://www.space.com/27026-asteroid-2014-rc-earth-flyby-sunday.html?cmpid=514630_20140904_31027966
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2014, 01:14:06 am »

7 day warning!?!

When the aliens do come....

Of course, I won't mind it, but most of the planet....
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 02:11:32 am »

That close huh? phew!

I do wonder when the inevitable big boulder comes hurtling right at us what we'll do. If it's really massive I suppose the obvious answer is die, but one kinda hopes they are taking some steps to prepare for this eventuality. I believe technically speaking we're overdue at least a ding.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 12:50:46 pm »

That close huh? phew!

I do wonder when the inevitable big boulder comes hurtling right at us what we'll do. If it's really massive I suppose the obvious answer is die, but one kinda hopes they are taking some steps to prepare for this eventuality. I believe technically speaking we're overdue at least a ding.

Yes. The reason I posted it was the fact that NASA, yes, NASA, couldn't detect a house sized boulder coming virtually straight at us 'til one week before. Just how big do they have to be for an advanced warning long enough to actually put any 'plan' into place?  Wink
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Atterton
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 01:10:49 pm »

Part of the problem is it's more difficult to detect something coming straight at you than passing by. Also I believe they only have a budget to monitor 7% of the sky. The russian asteroid was sadly not the wake up call it should have been.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 02:57:10 pm »

That close huh? phew!

I do wonder when the inevitable big boulder comes hurtling right at us what we'll do. If it's really massive I suppose the obvious answer is die, but one kinda hopes they are taking some steps to prepare for this eventuality. I believe technically speaking we're overdue at least a ding.



Don't worry, they'll just call out the RBA wBB-10ml (Really Big Astronaut with Baseball Bat 10 Miles long), and hit it into the sun!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 04:19:55 am »

^So then, the same result, huh?^
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 04:39:43 am »

I say, it seems jolly unfair we in the colonies have to bear the brunt of all this interplanetary snookering whatnot.

However, it may liven up what will be Monday morning for us ... although it's entirely possible I shall be asleep at that time, rather than manning my roof-mounted BRD (Big Rock Deflector).
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 05:29:34 am »

I say, it seems jolly unfair we in the colonies have to bear the brunt of all this interplanetary snookering whatnot.

However, it may liven up what will be Monday morning for us ... although it's entirely possible I shall be asleep at that time, rather than manning my roof-mounted BRD (Big Rock Deflector).


ROFL
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 11:48:24 am »

I say, it seems jolly unfair we in the colonies have to bear the brunt of all this interplanetary snookering whatnot.

However, it may liven up what will be Monday morning for us ... although it's entirely possible I shall be asleep at that time, rather than manning my roof-mounted BRD (Big Rock Deflector).

Don't worry, it missed you. It hit Nicaragua instead.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29106843

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