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(Bubblews)   Oh, and btw, the Earth might get struck by Asteroid Apophis today. Just saying   (bubblews.com) divider line 198
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2013-01-09 10:45:29 AM  
If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.
 
2013-01-09 10:45:41 AM  
Message from Mars...

i1260.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-09 10:46:24 AM  
I'm more curious to see if manages to clip a satellite or two on the way past.
 
2013-01-09 10:46:58 AM  
and this article says 15 million kms away today


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/asteroid-extremely-remote-possibility-striki n g-earth-2036-makes-090011942.html
 
2013-01-09 10:47:23 AM  
Stoopid Mayans and their shiatty calendar.
 
2013-01-09 10:48:01 AM  
It's Obamas fault.
 
2013-01-09 10:48:14 AM  
I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?
 
2013-01-09 10:48:40 AM  
Can the feline population rise up and topple the worlds governments? It's certainly possible.
But not likely.
 
2013-01-09 10:49:07 AM  
I'm not saying it's aliens.
 
2013-01-09 10:49:11 AM  

John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?


Exactly. This guy (or gal) is an idiot. And a fear-monger. A fear-mongering idiot.
 
2013-01-09 10:49:52 AM  
Did it come from the Arachnid quarantine zone?

/want to know more
 
2013-01-09 10:50:27 AM  
How convenient. An asteroid'shiatting Earth on the same day my cable bill is due.

Take THAT, Comcast!
 
2013-01-09 10:50:38 AM  
Paging George Clooney and Jimmy Kimmel...

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-09 10:50:55 AM  
Don't get my hopes up.

/hungover
 
2013-01-09 10:51:07 AM  
Except for the part where NO.
 
2013-01-09 10:51:50 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.


There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.
 
2013-01-09 10:52:19 AM  
It's listed as peaking at 40 lunar distances. So 13,000 is only off by 730 times.
 
2013-01-09 10:52:48 AM  

John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?


From the Institute for Rectal Astronomy.
 
2013-01-09 10:52:49 AM  
Fark you, Gamilons!
 
2013-01-09 10:52:52 AM  

John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?


2029 it is supposed to be around 20,000 mi
 
2013-01-09 10:53:16 AM  
 
2013-01-09 10:53:39 AM  
I might have a foursome with Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansen and Zoe Seldana today. Just saying.
 
2013-01-09 10:53:44 AM  
That would solve our global warming problems
 
2013-01-09 10:53:44 AM  

TheOther: Stoopid Mayans and their shiatty calendar.


They hadn't invented the word for leap year back then
 
2013-01-09 10:53:58 AM  
blastr.com
 
2013-01-09 10:54:24 AM  

99sportster: John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?

Exactly. This guy (or gal) is an idiot. And a fear-monger. A fear-mongering idiot.


I'm thinking it's supposed to pass within 13,000 miles on the second pass. When the asteroid was first discovered, it actually had a decent chance of hitting on the second pass, receiving a risk number of "4", and was the first asteroid to have received a risk rating higher than "1".
 
2013-01-09 10:54:27 AM  
Where's SG1 when you need them?
 
2013-01-09 10:54:32 AM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-09 10:54:55 AM  
If it hits the Westboro Baptist Church, I'm all for it.
 
2013-01-09 10:54:57 AM  
Uh, yeah, no there isn't.

the risk from Apophis is already essentially zero.

"What does essentially zero mean exactly? Let's review some history. When Apophis was discovered in 2004, astronomers calculated that there was a very small probability (up to 2.7%) that it would strike the Earth in 2029. That was clearly unsettling, but the concern was short-lived. The 2029 impact possibility was quickly ruled out, but, almost as quickly, another possibility reared its head: a possible impact in 2036. For a time, astronomers thought there was a 1-in-45,000 chance that Apophis would strike Earth on April 13, 2036. Then, in October 2009, the numbers were updated again, and the impact possibility decreased again. Currently, the chance of an impact with Earth by asteroid Apophis in 2036 has dropped to about 1-in-250,000. While greater than your chance of winning a lottery (many millions to one), it's still very very unlikely. That's the number David Helfand calls essentially zero. Astronomers believe the possibility will drop to absolutely zero after the early 2013 pass by Apophis."

There is zero chance that it hits us this pass. They think there is a minute chance that is essentially zero that it could hit us in 2036 but they'll be certain after it passes.
 
2013-01-09 10:54:57 AM  

KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.

There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.


Where are you getting 2029 from? I thought this thing was near us today.

/farking from my phone so I might have missed something
 
2013-01-09 10:55:05 AM  

fat boy: John Napkintosh: I'm reading 9 million miles on other sites. Where the hell did this site get 13,000 miles?

2029 it is supposed to be around 20,000 mi


Yeah, the 9 million is for this pass. That's not the problem. After this pass though, the next is going to be very close. We won't know until after this pass and we can get more observations.
 
2013-01-09 10:55:15 AM  

Mr.Hawk: Can the feline female population rise up and topple the worlds governments? It's certainly possible.
But not likely.


FTFY
 
2013-01-09 10:55:17 AM  
FTA: "...but its probably not a planet killer."

Good to know!
 
2013-01-09 10:55:30 AM  
hold on now. I checked Spaceweather.com and there is nothing for today in the section at the bottom "Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:"
 
2013-01-09 10:55:30 AM  
and monkey might fly out of my butt.
 
2013-01-09 10:56:09 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.

There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.

Where are you getting 2029 from? I thought this thing was near us today.

/farking from my phone so I might have missed something


It is the next pass that is the problem, not this one.
 
2013-01-09 10:56:48 AM  

digitalrain: FTA: "...but its probably not a planet killer."

Good to know!


www.stardestroyer.net

They're not hard to spot.
 
2013-01-09 10:56:58 AM  
Apophis has the same first three letters as Apocalypse, and indeed almost sounds like Apocalypse. COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!
 
2013-01-09 10:58:28 AM  
Ummm, article writer.... Apophis will pass within 15 MILLION km today, not 15,000 km. Big difference.
 
2013-01-09 10:59:04 AM  
Yeah, thanks for the misleading headline, subby. The danger from this is not on this pass, but on subsequent.  Such headlines just get people to dismiss this as nothing when there is actually a danger. At the moment this is the most potentially dangerous we have ever seen. That will be refined after this pass.
 
2013-01-09 10:59:05 AM  
Everything will appear to be fine, until the System Lords give it a last-minute nudge, allowing them to destroy the Earth without alerting the Asgard. Nice knowing you.
 
2013-01-09 10:59:06 AM  

ima turkey: It's Obamas fault.


Somebody link the chapelle show skit please.

/how prescient
 
2013-01-09 10:59:10 AM  

KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.

There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.

Where are you getting 2029 from? I thought this thing was near us today.

/farking from my phone so I might have missed something

It is the next pass that is the problem, not this one.


Thanks, I finally saw the rest of the thread. I'm clueless.
 
2013-01-09 10:59:26 AM  

KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.

There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.

Where are you getting 2029 from? I thought this thing was near us today.

/farking from my phone so I might have missed something

It is the next pass that is the problem, not this one.


Yeah but even if we calculate that it's going to hit us, we have 20 years to train Bruce Willis and his team instead of just a few months so we're gonna be fine. I don't know if he'll volunteer to blow himself up again.
 
2013-01-09 11:00:05 AM  
Today's Forecast: Partly sunny with a slight chance of catastrophic meteors. High 55, Low 35...
 
2013-01-09 11:00:10 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: KarmicDisaster: HMS_Blinkin: If it does it does. Nothing we can do about it.

There is if we act now, there isn't if we wait until we are "sure" in 2029. They will have a better orbit this year after more observations. Then we will may to decide what to do. Maybe it will depend on who it will hit.

Where are you getting 2029 from? I thought this thing was near us today.

/farking from my phone so I might have missed something

It is the next pass that is the problem, not this one.

Thanks, I finally saw the rest of the thread. I'm clueless.


Not really, the headline here isn't helping heh.
 
2013-01-09 11:01:34 AM  
So what you're saying is there's no reason to save the finer things
Link
 
2013-01-09 11:02:39 AM  
Was this article written by the GOP or faux news or something? It's about the same level of argument.

"Could we get hit by this asteroid? It's possible!"
Science: the asteroid has a trajectory, we have calculated it, we know where it's going.

the end.
 
2013-01-09 11:03:48 AM  
Impact simulator.. have fun playing with the possibilities.
 
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