This could suck

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  1. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    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/science/huge-asteroid-that-could-end-human-life-defying-gravity-as-it-moves-towards-earth-scientists-say-9670910.html

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

    bos Legend
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    Ted Williams will be! Think of Ted.
     
  3. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

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    I hope it lands on Fargo.
     
  4. redrocker

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    Come on man, Think of the Children.
     
  5. Ciclone

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    Didn't we learn this long ago?

    [video=youtube;cZfsnA7dAHI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZfsnA7dAHI[/video]
     
  6. The_Architect

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    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.
     
  7. RubyClone

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    Damn,

    I had big plans that weekend....
     
  8. bos

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    Yeah, but it would hit LakeBison first.
     
  9. Fitzy

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    I think we'd all be willing to give our lives for this to occur.
     
  10. State43

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

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    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.
     
  12. The_Architect

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  13. cowgirl836

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    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!
     
  14. klamath632

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    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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  15. CYCLNST8

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    I hope it lands on Fargo.
     
  16. Cyclonesince78

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    Better leave my gravestone intact if that happens.
     
  18. tejasclone

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    Relax y'all. We'll be fine.

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  19. Cyballz

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    what ******* great 898th birthday present for me
     
  20. CloneIce

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    1 in 300 chance. We'll either have the technology by then, or will have blown ourselves up.
     

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