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(Russia Today)   Never mind December 2012 - odds are on 15 February 2013   (rt.com) divider line 121
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2012-03-04 09:04:16 AM
So less 2012 more Deep Impact?
 
2012-03-04 09:13:54 AM
Meh, just one thermonuclear device?

It would suck to be under it, but it's not going to end the world.
 
2012-03-04 09:36:59 AM
NO! No more farking end of the world shiat. 2012 is it. If it doesn't happen this year, I don't want to hear about it.
 
2012-03-04 09:41:59 AM
Ho-hum. Get back to me when a legitimate (non-Russian) source reports this.

NASA report makes no mention of a dangerously close encounter next year.
 
2012-03-04 09:48:48 AM
Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.
 
2012-03-04 10:13:42 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


SO IT COULD HAPPEN!11
 
2012-03-04 10:14:41 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


I love how the same data table is actually in the article...with the Torino scale numbers conveniently cropped off.
 
2012-03-04 10:15:55 AM

I call dibs on Kirsten Dunst.


sunsetgun.typepad.com

 
2012-03-04 10:17:01 AM
This headline only works if the non-scheduled end of the world event occurs before the scheduled end of the world event.
 
2012-03-04 10:20:07 AM
So should I panic, or what?
 
2012-03-04 10:23:54 AM

RuleThirtyFour: This headline only works if the non-scheduled end of the world event occurs before the scheduled end of the world event.


This.
 
2012-03-04 10:26:14 AM
This year or forget it.
 
2012-03-04 10:26:51 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


Its cumulative impact probability is 1 in 4,550. That still counts as unlikely, but it is getting into the area of something where somebody maybe should do something about just in case.

We spend a lot of money, time and effort on averting possible dangers which are far more unlikely.
 
2012-03-04 10:27:15 AM
I don't wanna miss a thing.
 
2012-03-04 10:27:41 AM
dstanley

So should I panic, or what?

"If you like, yes."
 
2012-03-04 10:29:29 AM
In the event of a collision, scientists have calculated that the energy released would equate to the destructive power of a thermo-nuclear bomb.

You know..... That would make an excellent cover story for a clandestine nuking of one of our less favorite countries...

Step 1: Convince the masses that an asteroid will hit Earth.
Step 2: Nuke *country*
Step 3: Offer "aide" as a means of deploying troops.
Step 4: In the wake of the natural disaster, *country* is too unstable. The only responsible thing to do is annex them into our union.
 
2012-03-04 10:33:03 AM
A 60-meter wide asteroid? Wake me when you're done panicking. Unless it lands on a city there's nothing to worry about. Once it gets close enough to calculate where it might hit we'd still have plenty of time to evacuate the impact zone.
 
2012-03-04 10:33:24 AM
FTFA: NASA's data shows the 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair's breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision.

The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.


So anything less than 27,000 km is now a hair's breadth? What kind of hair are we talking about here? I'm pretty sure "hair's breadth" isn't an SI unit.

/ Pointless comment is pointless
// Tell him about the twinky...
 
2012-03-04 10:34:41 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


But the JPL site doesn't mention the likelyhood of an impact in 2013. The first date listed as a concern is 2020. Obviously it's a conspiricy to keep the sheeple, or something, from panicing!

I'm not too concerned though, I hear the 2013 impact rates a Gran on the Torino scale so Clint will take care of it for us.
 
2012-03-04 10:35:40 AM
Thanks for sharing the info. I will add it to the list of things that might kill me. Then I think I might take a nap.
 
2012-03-04 10:37:06 AM

UID_Zero: FTFA: NASA's data shows the 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair's breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision.

The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.

So anything less than 27,000 km is now a hair's breadth? What kind of hair are we talking about here? I'm pretty sure "hair's breadth" isn't an SI unit.

/ Pointless comment is pointless
// Tell him about the twinky...


What about the Twinkie®?
 
2012-03-04 10:38:57 AM
Hopefully this makes a bunch of politicians realize that defunding NASA might have been a bad idea.
 
2012-03-04 10:39:00 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


It's a shame that the earliest date listed on that chart is in 2020. I'd like to see the Torino data for the intervening years, or at least for 2013.
 
2012-03-04 10:39:49 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Perhaps he can gesture hypnotically?
 
2012-03-04 10:40:11 AM

Speaker2Animals: Ho-hum. Get back to me when a legitimate (non-Russian) source reports this.

NASA report makes no mention of a dangerously close encounter next year.



Link to NASA page (new window)

2012 DA14
 
2012-03-04 10:40:46 AM

Honest Bender: In the event of a collision, scientists have calculated that the energy released would equate to the destructive power of a thermo-nuclear bomb.

You know..... That would make an excellent cover story for a clandestine nuking of one of our less favorite countries...

Step 1: Convince the masses that an asteroid will hit Earth another country flew planes into the World Trade Center. Have majority of population believe that an obvious planned demolition is not an obvious planned demolition.
Step 2: Nuke Attack innocent *country* (not even the country that supposedly did the terrorism.
Step 3: Steal their oil and offer "aide" as a means of deploying troops to fix everything...if they pay us.
Step 4: In the wake of the natural disaster preemptive strike, *country* is too unstable. The only responsible thing to do is annex them into our union set up many American bases to "keep an eye on things.".

 
2012-03-04 10:40:46 AM
Day after Valentine's Day. Bummer.
 
2012-03-04 10:43:39 AM

skywise01: Day after Valentine's Day. Bummer.


Yea.

I'll have to shell out Valentines day but miss Steak and BJ day.
 
2012-03-04 10:46:17 AM

skywise01: Day after Valentine's Day. Bummer.


Global disaster, should it occur, will make this the most interesting wedding anniversary yet.

/is "stone" the traditional or modern gift for your 16th?
 
2012-03-04 10:46:42 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


FTA: "within a hair's breadth" I dunno, that sounds close. What if it clips a cell phone tower or something?
 
2012-03-04 10:47:13 AM
At will look really cool passing over.
 
2012-03-04 10:49:41 AM
Non-story.
 
2012-03-04 10:50:06 AM
I have goosebumps.
 
2012-03-04 10:50:54 AM
Good thing we've invested heavily in a capable space program. Oh, wait. Point isn't so much for this one, but the ones we don't know about and its only a matter of time.

i.imgur.com

Click to embiggen (new window)
 
2012-03-04 10:53:50 AM
Link (new window)
 
2012-03-04 10:55:07 AM
The odds of it actually hitting us are pretty slim based on its distance and its speed. If it does hit, i pray that it lands on OJ's head while he's on the golf course looking for the real killers.
 
2012-03-04 10:58:45 AM
seems like a good enough reason to blow off valentine's day next year!
 
2012-03-04 11:01:47 AM
cbswxrk.files.wordpress.com
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! MAJOR ASTEROID WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED.
 
2012-03-04 11:03:19 AM
assets.sbnation.com
 
2012-03-04 11:05:24 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: The odds of it actually hitting us are pretty slim based on its distance and its speed. If it does hit, i pray that it lands on OJ's head while he's on the golf course looking for the real killers.


He'll have to get out of jail first for that to happen.
 
2012-03-04 11:06:31 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


3.bp.blogspot.com
So, you're saying there's a chance!
 
2012-03-04 11:08:25 AM
11 months to go and we're leaving it to the government ti solve this problem...

files-cdn.formspring.me

wekk at least a small part of it
 
2012-03-04 11:08:35 AM

RexTalionis: Here's the 2012 DA14 Impact Risk page from the JPL.

The highest risk that earth might be hit is about 0.001200000%. At no time does this even rate as a 1 on the Torino scale. The likelihood of impact is next to nothing.


Torino scale?

upload.wikimedia.org

Let's put a couple of JATO units on it and really make an impact!

/hot as a Ford
//as likely to fly, too
 
2012-03-04 11:10:48 AM
I remember when I was a kid watching some sh*t about December 2012 on either Discovery or History and it was hilarious because all the electronics came to life.
/Seriously someone got attacked by a shredder and the toaster looked menacing.
 
2012-03-04 11:13:05 AM

A Terrible Human: I remember when I was a kid watching some sh*t about December 2012 on either Discovery or History and it was hilarious because all the electronics came to life.
/Seriously someone got attacked by a shredder and the toaster looked menacing.


i40.tinypic.com

I don't remember that part.
 
2012-03-04 11:16:00 AM
media.screened.com


According to my souce, the end of the world will be on February 14th, in the year 2016
 
2012-03-04 11:16:35 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I don't remember that part.


Lol but it was hilarious. The electric cord on it was whipping around. It just seemed like they were milking it for all it was worth,this may have been before the Y2K nonsense too.
 
2012-03-04 11:16:53 AM

Nefarious: So less 2012 more Deep Impact?


Well, we do have a black president.
 
2012-03-04 11:17:57 AM

skinink: I call dibs on Kirsten Dunst.
[sunsetgun.typepad.com image 570x321]


What movie was that?
 
2012-03-04 11:21:42 AM

Karma Chameleon: Nefarious: So less 2012 more Deep Impact?

Well, we do have a black president.


I think by Feb 2013, we'll be back to the white variety.

/just sayin, unless the Obummer can raise his hands to the sky and swat this rock away thereby saving the world to get reelected... all things being equal, I rather have the rock.
 
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