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NASA Spots 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Rapidly Approaching Earth

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:34 PM, 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

 

Wait, what?

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1 hour ago, B00M said:

Wait, what?

Read Seveneves. Fantastic book, and the premise seems plausible enough that I've accepted it as fact.  

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The Earth can survive a direct hit by some fairly large objects and has proven to be capable in the past, as has the moon.  I would assume anything large enough to destroy the moon would also be large enough to have a much more significant impact on the Earth than any asteroid we know about.  I would also assume that said object would be big enough to have already been found. 

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The Moon sports the 2nd largest known impact crater in the solar system at ~1400 miles in diameter and 8 miles deep.

At 6 tenths of a mile in diameter, this asteroid would be like Rhea Perlman trying to dunk on Dikembe Mutombo.

 

 

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On 2/14/2020 at 1:21 PM, Steamboat1874 said:

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

Half of Surly will be found with NSAA open like this

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19 minutes ago, Hate said:

The Earth can survive a direct hit by some fairly large objects and has proven to be capable in the past, as has the moon.  I would assume anything large enough to destroy the moon would also be large enough to have a much more significant impact on the Earth than any asteroid we know about.  I would also assume that said object would be big enough to have already been found. 

 

Not necessarily. We aren't actively looking for them. Its a big sky, not a lot of telescopes.

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:34 PM, 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

 

Yeah, but what the fuck are we supposed to do with all that cheese? Provided it all doesn't burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

CHIEF

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18 minutes ago, CHIEF said:

Yeah, but what the fuck are we supposed to do with all that cheese? Provided it all doesn't burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.

CHIEF

Don't worry, I've got that covered*....but you best get to work making  a SHITLOAD of tortilla chips....

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* Bowl depicted not actual size.  Actual size bowl will be the Grand Canyon.

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5 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

Don't worry, I've got that covered*....but you best get to work making  a SHITLOAD of tortilla chips....

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* Bowl depicted not actual size.  Actual size bowl will be the Grand Canyon.

I wonder if HEB has enough Rotel, provided it's open?

CHIEF

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:56 PM, atomheartbevo said:

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

Look at that you rose them out of poverty.

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Not necessarily. We aren't actively looking for them. Its a big sky, not a lot of telescopes.


Yeah, but the only “planet killers” out there are dwarf planets and we know about all of those. There are certainly asteroids that we don’t know about that could cause extinction events, but nothing that could actually destroy the Earth or Moon.

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38 minutes ago, Hate said:

 


Yeah, but the only “planet killers” out there are dwarf planets and we know about all of those. There are certainly asteroids that we don’t know about that could cause extinction events, but nothing that could actually destroy the Earth or Moon.

Well, yeah, because we have some badass drill bits and explosives and the bravest man I've ever met.

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18 hours ago, Hate said:

 


Yeah, but the only “planet killers” out there are dwarf planets and we know about all of those. There are certainly asteroids that we don’t know about that could cause extinction events, but nothing that could actually destroy the Earth or Moon.

 

How do you know there isn't an asteroid out there full of some unknown space-tannerite substance? 

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23 hours ago, Homercles said:

Half of Surly will be found with NSAA open like this

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The other half will be found in the same position with the politics board open. 

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On 2/14/2020 at 3:34 PM, 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.

 

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19 hours ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:

I'll be really happy after I'm dead knowing that the earth and moon are still here

 

I'm sure the cockroaches or ants or octopi will enjoy the ambience of a full moon on a clear night once they evolve higher intelligence.

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Just now, El Diablo said:

Do asteroids ever do anything at a reasonable pace? It's always "hurtling thru space" or "rapidly approaching earth" and on and on.... wtf

You're welcome to write the "Asteroid casually saunters by at a safe distance" headline for your soon-to-go-out-of-business newspaper.

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4 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

You're welcome to write the "Asteroid casually saunters by at a safe distance" headline for your soon-to-go-out-of-business newspaper.

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1 hour ago, Brisketexan said:

You're welcome to write the "Asteroid casually saunters by at a safe distance" headline for your soon-to-go-out-of-business newspaper.

"Asteroid Shoulder Checks Planet Earth In Crowded Mall". See exclusive video of the fight that broke out - GalaxyStarHipHop.

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37 minutes ago, El Diablo said:

"Asteroid Shoulder Checks Planet Earth In Crowded Mall". See exclusive video of the fight that broke out - GalaxyStarHipHop.

"24 reasons we should keep our eyes out for asteroids -- you won't believe #19!" 

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4 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:

"24 reasons we should keep our eyes out for asteroids -- you won't believe #19!" 

"Pluto Reveals One Tiny Secret That Keeps You From Being  A Planet Smashed By An Asteroid!"

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5 hours ago, El Diablo said:

"Asteroid Shoulder Checks Planet Earth In Crowded Mall". See exclusive video of the fight that broke out - GalaxyStarHipHop.

If they name the asteroid PM Derka I'd start to worry.

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On 2/18/2020 at 12:08 PM, smuggs said:

The Moon sports the 2nd largest known impact crater in the solar system at ~1400 miles in diameter and 8 miles deep.

At 6 tenths of a mile in diameter, this asteroid would be like Rhea Perlman trying to dunk on Dikembe Mutombo.

 

 

Those are some curious choices of names for your analogy.

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14 hours ago, Brisketexan said:

"24 reasons we should keep our eyes out for asteroids -- you won't believe #19!" 

Asteroid rudely bumps into Earth. You won’t believe what happens next. 

Social Justice Rock challenges planet and immediately regrets it. 

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