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(Slate)   Everything you need to know about this Friday's close shave by Asteroid 2012 DA14   (slate.com) divider line 15
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2013-02-12 10:03:24 AM
That Dr. is pretty hot.

carinbondar.com
 
2013-02-12 10:17:32 AM
Thanks, subby. BTW, I made a typo in the farking article headline, of all places. The asteroid is 2012 DA 14, in case you wanted to Google this or something.
 
2013-02-12 10:21:05 AM
yeah, but was it caused by global warming?
 
2013-02-12 10:23:17 AM
The bugs are getting closer to hitting us.
 
2013-02-12 10:24:00 AM
If you run a simulation at Purdue Universities Impact Earth, it's nothing. Doesn't even make a blip on the radar. I supposed if it crashed in the middle of a populated area it would cause damage. Otherwise....meh.
 
2013-02-12 10:26:26 AM
FTA:  This asteroid poses no threat to us right now, nor in the foreseeable future

So why the scary tag, Subby?
 
2013-02-12 10:27:49 AM

indarwinsshadow: If you run a simulation at Purdue Universities Impact Earth, it's nothing. Doesn't even make a blip on the radar. I supposed if it crashed in the middle of a populated area it would cause damage. Otherwise....meh.


Thank you for the link again. I was looking for this.

mpowelljr: The bugs are getting closer to hitting us.


Now all we need to do is create FTL travel. Guns with multiple firing capabilities (Rifle, shotgun and lasers). Nuke RPGs and giant farking Robots and we are golden to fight those bugs!
 
2013-02-12 10:30:22 AM

yves0010: indarwinsshadow: If you run a simulation at Purdue Universities Impact Earth, it's nothing. Doesn't even make a blip on the radar. I supposed if it crashed in the middle of a populated area it would cause damage. Otherwise....meh.

Thank you for the link again. I was looking for this.

mpowelljr: The bugs are getting closer to hitting us.

Now all we need to do is create FTL travel. Guns with multiple firing capabilities (Rifle, shotgun and lasers). Nuke RPGs and giant farking Robots and we are golden to fight those bugs!


Did you run a sim? I laughed at the results though I probably wouldn't if I were within the blast radius. Rough estitmate is at 10km distance, it would shatter windows, 17psi over pressure, 101 db blast. Roughly equivilant to the Castle Bravo test. Nasty if you're close but generally posting a scary tag with this is sensationalistic.
 
2013-02-12 10:38:23 AM

abhorrent1: That Dr. is pretty hot.


I didn't even remember what I had clicked the video for until the bald guy showed up.

Science ladies make me all swoony.
 
2013-02-12 10:39:56 AM

indarwinsshadow: yves0010: indarwinsshadow: If you run a simulation at Purdue Universities Impact Earth, it's nothing. Doesn't even make a blip on the radar. I supposed if it crashed in the middle of a populated area it would cause damage. Otherwise....meh.

Thank you for the link again. I was looking for this.

mpowelljr: The bugs are getting closer to hitting us.

Now all we need to do is create FTL travel. Guns with multiple firing capabilities (Rifle, shotgun and lasers). Nuke RPGs and giant farking Robots and we are golden to fight those bugs!

Did you run a sim? I laughed at the results though I probably wouldn't if I were within the blast radius. Rough estitmate is at 10km distance, it would shatter windows, 17psi over pressure, 101 db blast. Roughly equivilant to the Castle Bravo test. Nasty if you're close but generally posting a scary tag with this is sensationalistic.


I got it to blow up in the atmosphere. So nothing happened on mine. Worse thing you get is a mild 2 1/2 MPH breeze.
 
2013-02-12 10:41:46 AM

Kristoph57: abhorrent1: That Dr. is pretty hot.

I didn't even remember what I had clicked the video for until the bald guy showed up.

Science ladies make me all swoony.


Her video is funny.
http://io9.com/carin-bondar/

/also hot
 
2013-02-12 02:46:39 PM
Should we all wave as he goes by?

kachlynda.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-12 02:57:51 PM
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-02-12 03:08:33 PM
Glad subby used "close shave" instead of "near miss."

i.ytimg.com

"Here's a phrase that apparently the airlines simply made up: near miss. They say that if 2 planes almost collide, it's a near miss. Bullshiat, my friend. It's a near hit! A collision is a near miss."(RIP GC)
 
2013-02-13 12:20:40 PM
This is a really amazing illustration of the Tunguska event may have looked like:

api.ning.com
 
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