JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!

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JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« on: 02/10/2006 16:44:15 »
I saw a special on national geographic that an astroid found in the astroid belt surronding our solar system could be directed at us. The problem is that we have NO defence against such a thing!

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Re: JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2006 19:26:47 »
There's a real close one today passing within about 400,000 Km.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/neo/

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« Reply #2 on: 02/10/2006 21:16:51 »
Yep....t'is a real prob indeed !!....waking up to find that an asteroid has destroyed the planet can really ruin your day !

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« Reply #3 on: 02/10/2006 21:58:31 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Yep....t'is a real prob indeed !!....waking up to find that an asteroid has destroyed the planet can really ruin your day !

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Didn't you check the filed plans? It was a scheduled demolition to make way for a new interplanetary bypass [:D]

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Re: JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2006 22:08:36 »
quote:
Originally posted by Gaia

quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Yep....t'is a real prob indeed !!....waking up to find that an asteroid has destroyed the planet can really ruin your day !

Men are the same as women, just inside out !



Didn't you check the filed plans? It was a scheduled demolition to make way for a new interplanetary bypass [:D]

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No I missed the announcement in the local paper...however, I'll check the obituaries in a week or so. [;)]

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« Last Edit: 02/10/2006 22:24:49 by neilep »
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« Reply #5 on: 02/10/2006 22:27:02 »
Too late, the Vogons will have come and gone by then.

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Re: JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: 03/10/2006 21:02:44 »
that would suck if it like landed on top of u not near u on top..

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Re: JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: 04/10/2006 05:02:46 »
Well, think of the poor little asteroid!  It's likely to be worse off than the earth after such a collision.  lol.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/10/2006 08:55:21 »
Isn't anybody here a 'hitch-hiker'?

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Re: JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: 04/10/2006 23:21:23 »
The title of this topic is incorrect.  The threat from asteroid impact is no different it's just that we are becoming more aware of it.

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« Reply #10 on: 05/10/2006 12:21:12 »
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Originally posted by Soul Surfer

The title of this topic is incorrect.  The threat from asteroid impact is no different it's just that we are becoming more aware of it.

Watch out gaia or I will recite some vogon poetry.

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« Reply #11 on: 05/10/2006 15:43:43 »
well sorry! *humph*

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« Reply #12 on: 05/10/2006 16:42:04 »
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Originally posted by tony6789

well sorry! *humph*

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Hi Tony, please don't be upset, my comment was in answer to the Vogon poetry from Soul Surfer. I think that you have raised a really interesting topic!!!

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Re: JUST IN ASTROIDS A NWE A GROWING THREAT!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: 07/10/2006 19:14:23 »
The really scary thing is that calculations of predicted future near misses are no guarantee.  If the comet or asteroid encounters another object out there somewhere and is slightly deflected via impact or gravity then instead of near miss we might have it coming straight at us. This is not as improbable as some might think since most kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud objects trajectories are unknown.
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« Reply #14 on: 14/10/2006 17:55:41 »
The problem of comets coming in on hyperbolic trajectories and (like a fighter pilot) coming 'out of the sun' is much greater. Within a couple of decades we shall have a very good fix not only on all the potential asteroid threats, but the skeleton of processes to deal with them. The same is not true for the random cometary visitors coming in from deep space, then vanishing forever (unless they hit the Earth).

[As an example of synchronicty, as I began to type this the film Meteor began on my TV.]

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