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These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

St3
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These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3777694/Get-ready-close-encounter-Large-asteroid-come... 2 Run for your liveeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss 

 

I know media always hype up most of these close encounters, but its going to happen to us one day aint it Tongue

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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

I'm surprised that so many years have gone by without serious work being done to deflect them.

I remember a decade ago seeing stuff on TV about how to deal with incoming meteors, everything from nukes to propulsion boosters was discussed but since then what actual work has been done to achieve any of it? None!

I have to wonder what NASA are actually doing these days because it seems that all they're worried about is the flaming space station.

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billnotben
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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

And unless it's a little one moving the space station between us and any oncoming flying mountain wouldn't help much.

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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

Such things pass the earth quite frequently, they either bounce off the atmosphere making a nice light show, or they just slingshot around us and fire off back into space at a slightly different orbit around us, it's when they're on a trajectory to hit the planet that they're of any real concern, I just see them as people walking by a window, they might have a look, but aren't going to break in through the glass (unlike the daily fail's "panic stations!! everybody poo themselves cos the end of the earth didn't happen!!!" type of scaremongering)...

AlaricAdair
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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

We could mine the seams on them when they get close.

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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

Where do you suggest we run to? Wink


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twocvbloke
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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

To the hills? Grin

billnotben
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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

Duck and cover.

 

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Minivanman
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Re: These seam to be getting closer and closer to us

Well if it ever heads my way I'll be outside arms outstretched to the sky and marvel at it's arrival.

What a way to go eh, and cheap! 

 


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