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10-01-2017, 08:06 AM
Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
If it's gonna hit, can it please hit Detroit?????

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/191952...monday.htm


That's pretty close.. half the distance of to the moon....

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10-01-2017, 08:28 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
Maybe next time.

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10-01-2017, 08:38 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
(10-01-2017 08:06 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  If it's gonna hit, can it please hit Detroit?????

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/191952...monday.htm


That's pretty close.. half the distance of to the moon....

Why Detroit and not Appalachia?

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10-01-2017, 08:43 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
(10-01-2017 08:38 AM)tomilay Wrote:  
(10-01-2017 08:06 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  If it's gonna hit, can it please hit Detroit?????

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/191952...monday.htm


That's pretty close.. half the distance of to the moon....

Why Detroit and not Appalachia?

I take it you've never been to Detroit.....

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10-01-2017, 08:52 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
Do you ever lie awake and wonder if the universe is just an elaborate pinball machine?

Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

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10-01-2017, 09:57 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
If you think that one was bad, wait til 2029 when Apophis, a roughly 325m rock, is estimated to pass closer than geosynchronous orbiting satellites.

[Image: 640px-Apophis_pass.svg.png]

This thing will be visible from the ground. I, for one, can wait D:

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10-01-2017, 10:33 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
(10-01-2017 09:57 AM)Loom Wrote:  If you think that one was bad, wait til 2029 when Apophis, a roughly 325m rock, is estimated to pass closer than geosynchronous orbiting satellites.

[Image: 640px-Apophis_pass.svg.png]

This thing will be visible from the ground. I, for one, can wait D:

Hope I'm around to see it.
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10-01-2017, 10:41 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
(10-01-2017 09:57 AM)Loom Wrote:  If you think that one was bad, wait til 2029 when Apophis, a roughly 325m rock, is estimated to pass closer than geosynchronous orbiting satellites.

[Image: 640px-Apophis_pass.svg.png]

This thing will be visible from the ground. I, for one, can wait D:


So is it official then? The world will end 2029. That leaves 12 years to get our affairs in order. Probably should arrange for a mega party.

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10-01-2017, 11:26 AM
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
NO, not end.

Apophis will come very, very close.

So close the Earth gravity will definitely effect its orbit/trajectory.

As Neil Degrass Tysopn says it's only after that miss that we'll be able to start calculating if Apophis will be coming back for the real shebang in another 12 (?) years after.
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10-01-2017, 12:18 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2017 12:31 PM by Loom.)
RE: Asteroid Almost Got Us.....
They've ruled out it hitting in 2029, though it's still a very, very slim possibility. A bigger problem is the chance that it might pass through a 'gravitational keyhole' that'll alter its orbital path so that it WILL impact Earth in 2036.

I just hope this'll be a wake-up call that we as a species need to get over our petty squabbling and work together because the universe does not care if a tiny space rock happens to come along and obliterates us on our tiny space rock.

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