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NASA Spots 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Rapidly Approaching Earth

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3 minutes ago, Steamboat1874 said:

I seriously doubt they will actually tell us when one of these is actually going to hit the Earth.

No doubt.  We’ll know when we see Washington cleared out and relocated to NORAD 

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The Mayan banking software written in COBOL that was designed to run on IBM mainframes and later emulated for mini-computers...?  I must’ve missed something on the Mayan history tour as that sounds more interesting to me than ziggurats and human sacrifice.

Seems like you’re selling human sacrifice short.

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4 minutes ago, Steamboat1874 said:

I seriously doubt they will actually tell us when one of these is actually going to hit the Earth.

<No CR> Trump would tweet about it, if he was told

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12 hours ago, StruggleBus said:

You sound poor

At least this asteroid might put you out of your misery

Easily the worst trope on this site. Never fails to be annoying. 

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4 hours ago, XYZ said:

That's such an absurd thing to say. Whoever wrote that really didn’t think it through.

It might be true if we can find some intergalactic customers. I hear Martians will buy anything.

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47 minutes ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

<No CR> Trump would tweet about it, if he was told

He would.  And he would be bragging about launching nukes at it.  Or he would be losing his shit.   But he definitely could not keep it to himself.   

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1 hour ago, SquishMitten said:

Dumb question amnesty: What would be the correct way to say it? This is actually a 3+ year old story, and every other article I can find about it similarly states "$10,000 quadrillion."

What I mean is, something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. There’s no quadrillions of dollars on earth, therefore nothing can be worth quadrillions.

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2 hours ago, MAROON said:

so for perspective the Moon is 239k miles away.  This thing will get within 3.6 million miles....slow news Day at NASA I guess.

Yep.  I'm no astrophysicist, but 3.6 millions miles doesn't sound like a "near miss" to me.

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24 minutes ago, Samson's Wig said:

Yep.  I'm no astrophysicist, but 3.6 millions miles doesn't sound like a "near miss" to me.

its about 15X the diff between the earth and moon.     astronomically speaking, thats close.  

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55 minutes ago, XYZ said:

What I mean is, something is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. There’s no quadrillions of dollars on earth, therefore nothing can be worth quadrillions.

Ah. Thought you were commenting on it being a silly way of stating the number. But to your point, of course it can be worth quadrillions. Just because you can't sell ALL of it at one time doesn't mean your great-great-great grandchildren can't still be selling it hundreds of years from now. Once it's all sold, it could've netted 10,000 trillion quadrillions. 

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It's roughly 4% of the average distance from the Earth to the Sun. That's not just close, that's really fucking close astronomically speaking.

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30 minutes ago, Samson's Wig said:

Yep.  I'm no astrophysicist, but 3.6 millions miles doesn't sound like a "near miss" to me.

Do you even Theory of Relativity, bro?

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2 hours ago, Junior Miller said:

Easily the worst trope on this site. Never fails to be annoying. 

Do you need to borrow some money?

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2 hours ago, G650 said:

Metric shitload is the preferred nomenclature

*metric shit ton(ne) is the preferred nomenclature

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18 hours ago, UTGrad98 said:

And they found this out today ? NASA needs to get their shit together . 

Based on its name, I think they started tracking it in 2002

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5 hours ago, HornOnTheBayou said:

Two different asteroids, chief.

Image result for swing and a miss gif

Negged for the swing and miss gif. He was right about the stupid fuck part, so it wasn't a complete whiff. 

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Also, this is kinda wild, but we'd be freaking the fuck out if it was one day ahead of schedule. Here's where it would intersect our orbit today...

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50 minutes ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

You could sell a $million worth every year for a trillion years.

Nope, our universe will end between 2 and 20 billion years from now. We will have to wait in heaven for awhile before Armybrat can tell us what happened or futureman can spill the beans now.

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1 minute ago, SquishMitten said:

Also, this is kinda wild, but we'd be freaking the fuck out if it was one day ahead of schedule. Here's where it would intersect our orbit today...

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Maybe it is and they just aren't telling us...

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27 minutes ago, AUS-97HORN said:

its about 15X the diff between the earth and moon.     astronomically speaking, thats close.  

 

24 minutes ago, Huckleberry said:

It's roughly 4% of the average distance from the Earth to the Sun. That's not just close, that's really fucking close astronomically speaking.

 

22 minutes ago, MissingInAction said:

Do you even Theory of Relativity, bro?

 

 

I said I'm not an astrophysicist.

 

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38 minutes ago, SquishMitten said:

Also, this is kinda wild, but we'd be freaking the fuck out if it was one day ahead of schedule. Here's where it would intersect our orbit today...

1642965565_ScreenShot2020-02-14at3_51_17PM.png.e82774d088ed26bc41350912cfd22e06.png

Yep, a moon intersection would bepretty damn devastating as well.  

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41 minutes ago, SquishMitten said:

Also, this is kinda wild, but we'd be freaking the fuck out if it was one day ahead of schedule. Here's where it would intersect our orbit today...

1642965565_ScreenShot2020-02-14at3_51_17PM.png.e82774d088ed26bc41350912cfd22e06.png

Ehh if it was ahead of schedule there wouldn't be a gate available for it to pull into so it can just sit its ass out there in space.

Edited by Surly Bevo

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27 minutes ago, David Dennison said:

Everyone on this board sounds poor.

Speak for yourself, broke-ass commie. 

<no CR>

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Yep, a moon intersection would bepretty damn devastating as well.  


Well, yeah. The moon being shattered would be more devastating then a direct hit on the planet. None of us would live more than a few years after that

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4 hours ago, Junior Miller said:

Easily the worst trope on this site. Never fails to be annoying. 

The you sound poor, rooting for an asteroid hit,  or both?

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7 hours ago, HornOnTheBayou said:

Two different asteroids, chief.

Image result for swing and a miss gif

David Pierce offer this kid yet?

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Someone with money please chime in, my helicopter is waiting.

Also; So scariest scenario possible? That’s all you had to say, scariest scenario possible.

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3 hours ago, David Dennison said:

Everyone on this board sounds poor.

Just because I draw my manservants from the ranks of the homeless, doesn’t mean I’m poor you Philistine.  

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2 hours ago, SquishMitten said:

 


Well, yeah. The moon being shattered would be more devastating then a direct hit on the planet. None of us would live more than a few years after that

 

Pretty much 

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Well, yeah. The moon being shattered would be more devastating then a direct hit on the planet. None of us would live more than a few years after that

Guess you haven’t read Seven Eves

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5 hours ago, PRONG HORN said:

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Dad - Let me hear...your report

Whitey --- Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Illinois. This poor white trash went on to become the president of the united states.

Dad - Yes?!?!

Whitey --- Once in office, this white capitalist swine...

Dad - SWINE!!!!!

Whitey --- manipulated the freedom of the black man for his own political career

Sis - Preach brother!!!!

Whitey --- til another piece of poor white trash shot him in the head. The End!

Sis - Whooo!

Dad - THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

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Guess you haven’t read Seven Eves


That’s obviously where my factual opinion came from. I just don’t believe we could either a) build ships that would allow us to survive that long, or b) have tunnels deep enough to survive that long

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3 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

Just because I draw my manservants from the ranks of the homeless, doesn’t mean I’m poor you Philistine.  

You know I once knew a horse named Rusty. Uh, no offense. 

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11 hours ago, MAROON said:

so for perspective the Moon is 239k miles away.  This thing will get within 3.6 million miles....slow news Day at NASA I guess.

Not every story can match the gravitas of the Space Force chronicles.

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On 2/14/2020 at 9:59 PM, rage-a-holic said:

Dad - Let me hear...your report

Whitey --- Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Illinois. This poor white trash went on to become the president of the united states.

Dad - Yes?!?!

Whitey --- Once in office, this white capitalist swine...

Dad - SWINE!!!!!

Whitey --- manipulated the freedom of the black man for his own political career

Sis - Preach brother!!!!

Whitey --- til another piece of poor white trash shot him in the head. The End!

Sis - Whooo!

Dad - THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

How much for one rib?

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I was reading a few years ago that the next close asteroid will be at the end of the 2020's, its (I think) a mile wide. 2 or 3 times the distance the moon is from us.

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There were two threads about asteroids because there were two separate ‘roids, one to come close 2/15 and one worth an impossibility high amount of money that could one day be subject to an expedition. Looks like they’ve been merged, making this one confusing as fuck discussion. 

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