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Old 02-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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asteriods

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02...rth-next-week/


so, will there be a reaction to the earth from the asteriod or just another light in the sky going by?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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The reaction (gravitational pull) will be so small that it will be insignificant. The moon has greater pull, and you see how much the tides rise because of it. It is quite possible it could take out a GPS satellite, though, since it is within their orbit.

One of these days, we will be hit by an asteroid. Its happened before and will happen again. It always amazes me that people don't care. For the amount of money we spend trying to prevent global temperatures from rising a couple of degrees, we could install a system to deflect them. If a big one hits, it could send us into an ice age as the dust clouds block out the sun for a few centuries.

Oh well. The Earth will reinvent itself once again...
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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Didn't Bruce Willis blow up an asteroid a few years ago? I can't remember if was a tv report or a movie... I did not pay attention to detail back then!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:42 AM   #4
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+1 for Bruce Willis

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:58 AM   #5
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Why not just hit the Hyper-space button?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:41 AM   #6
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I'll agree that Chuck is one badassed sob but he is no Bruce Willis. Chuck saves towns but Bruce saves the world.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #8
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Colour me disappointed I thought the topic was hemorrhoids my bad
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Didn't Bruce Willis blow up an asteroid a few years ago? I can't remember if was a tv report or a movie... I did not pay attention to detail back then!!!



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I had the most wicked case of asteroids on last year's RR last colonoscopy I'll ever volunteer for
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http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02...rth-next-week/


so, will there be a reaction to the earth from the asteriod or just another light in the sky going by?
Too late.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #12
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Bill Nye the science guy was on tv trying to explain how close it was going to be. He kept saying if the asteroid was just 15 minutes later we would get hit. The interviewers just would not understand that and he was getting really frustrated. He then started talking about how small a change it would take to adjust the trajectory of an incoming object and the cut him off. They then interviewed one of the hollyweird celebs for way to long who didn't have anything to say.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #13
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Ya, that's what I was talking about ..... see!!! Booze doesn't cause brain damage, it only slows down the recall !!!!! It's work that messes up the head

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Ya, that's what I was talking about ..... see!!! Booze doesn't cause brain damage, it only slows down the recall !!!!! It's work that messes up the head

Now that I am retired, evrything is starting to come back to me now
(see you at the EOAR)

I couldn't remember either, thank god for google
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #15
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Why not just hit the Hyper-space button?

I spent HOURS in front of the Atari blasting those things!
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