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    This could suck


    Scientists have moved closer to being able to stop a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth and potentially wiping out human life.

    Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.
    Instead, small changes could be made to its surface to disrupt the forces keeping it together and cause it to break up in outer space.
    They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...y-9670910.html

    Given that I was planning on still being alive in 865 years this really put a damper on my day.


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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post

    They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.




    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post


    Given that I was planning on still being alive in 865 years this really put a damper on my day.
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    Re: This could suck

    I hope it lands on Fargo.




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    Re: This could suck

    Come on man, Think of the Children.



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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.
    Didn't we learn this long ago?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLNST8 View Post
    I hope it lands on Fargo.

    The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
    The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.


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    Damn,

    I had big plans that weekend....



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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
    The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.

    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.



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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.
    I think we'd all be willing to give our lives for this to occur.



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    Re: This could suck

    Shame Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck will be long dead by then



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    Re: This could suck

    Well, I guess that gives the human race about 800 years to figure out how to prevent that. Considering the scientific leaps made in the last 800, I like our chances.


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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.


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    Re: This could suck

    well I guess I'll rip up that contract then. No use building a house if it's going to get destroyed in 800 years!


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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    Well, I guess that gives the human race about 800 years to figure out how to prevent that. Considering the scientific leaps made in the last 800, I like our chances.
    Didn't you watch Jurassic Park? It isn't the asteroid in front of you that should scare you. It's the one you don't see that will get you.




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    Re: This could suck

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    The asteroid has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth, which it would hit at 38,000 miles per hour.
    The impact would have a force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT and cause a huge explosion, tsunamis and change the climate of the globe, devastating human life.
    I hope it lands on Fargo.




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