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creagmor
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« on: September 15, 2015, 10:46:04 pm »

Any comments on the 2.5 mile wide asteroid that some predict will splash down in the Atlantic on 24 September?
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 11:06:40 pm »

Than i pray than the tsunami won't reach Canada. Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 01:27:04 am »

Not having heard anything about this, do you have a link to some info?
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 01:44:42 am »

Not having heard anything about this, do you have a link to some info?

No Worries, it will miss use by a little bit...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3012658/Don-t-panic-Huge-hazardous-asteroid-hurtling-Earth-experts-say-miss-planet-2-8-million-miles.html
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 10:55:07 am »

According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org2014_YB35) and the source it linked to (http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2014YB35;old=1;orb=0;cov=1;log=1;cad=1#orb; the Jet Propulsion Laboratory), it actually passed us in March.  That newspaper report was dated March.  It seems unusually accurate for the Mail.  (Those outside the UK may not realise that British newspapers are not all equally reliable for stories about science, politics, or indeed news.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 11:11:02 am »

Well f it doesn't hit us we can relax until incoming 'Asteroid 2012 TC4' hits us on October 12th, 2017.

Or not.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 11:41:31 am »

Right! That's it! It's obvious to me that no one is taking this seriously. The strategy is clear, bitch slap the boss, withdraw all my money; give half of it to the religious lunatic who predicted this apocalypse and use the other half to get ankle deep in gin and hookers!

Oh no hang on, that what I did last time the world was supposed to end. And the time before that, and the time before that......

Well, I do have to say I'm feeling a little sheepish to be perfectly honest. The possibility presents itself that I very well may have been had.....
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 05:50:59 pm »

 I only heard about this second hand from some religious outfit, and when I went online (Sept 24 meter) as usual I found many web sights on both sides of the fence; and as usual, people will believe what they want, or fear.
 
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2015, 06:32:23 pm »

You know, there are millions of micrometeorites falling into the Atlantic every week.

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 06:45:43 am »

Very true, but at 2.5 miles in diameter I strongly suspect that there might be a wee bit more damage involved, assuming this highly improbable thing actually does come to pass. I realize that the motion picture industry is not the most accurate source of science, but there has been at least one flick where a nuclear device was used to, at the very least, mitigate the damage. After all if the prognosticators are aware correct The financial and governmental centres of the US will be obliterated. I'm quite aware of the fact that I'm not the brightest    crayon in the box, but I sincerely doubt that they would simply sit around and do nothing about it. oh well, un a day or two the truth will become incontrovertible.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 09:23:39 am »

Could we not build the greatest airship yet and attack the meteor with fire extinguishers on its way down?

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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 06:39:01 pm »

So, tomorrow, eh? Guess I'll just sleep in, then.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2015, 12:56:24 am »

But you'll miss the show! Gotta be awake for the end of the world. What will you tell your grand kids? Oh wait, hang on.......
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2015, 12:53:59 pm »

Well the 'doomers' now say it might not be PRECISELY today but somewhere between today and the Blood Moon on the 28th......
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2015, 02:26:37 pm »

Then I hope Clym Angus has a bit of money left for more gin and hookers.
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2015, 02:32:09 pm »

We all face a personal "Doom" date; to wish that date on everyone else, just so you don't feel quite so lonesome facing the grand here after; is at best presumptive at worst down right rude.

I often wondered about the folly of predicting the end of the world. As the soothsayer your just as tied to fate as everyone else. There is no profit on it. The experiment always ends in failure. Either it's wrong and you personally look like a clown or everyone (including you) are dead.

Call me old fashioned if you like, but I'm just not seeing the "win" here.

Oh and Atterton, there is always more time for Gin and Hookers.
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2015, 05:54:29 pm »

After the Aztec debacle the "experts" say the original computations may have been off by 50 to 100 years. In the words the late Rosanne Rosanadana, (Saturday Night Live's Gilda Radner) "It's always something".
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