Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: It's only 150 feet across. Yes, it's moving very fast, but unless it was a direct hit on a major city, the deaths probably wouldn't reach 100.
mortimer_ford: We need to put up a big sign.2012 DA14 GO AWAY!
FuturePastNow: SpectroBoy: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: It's only 150 feet across. Yes, it's moving very fast, but unless it was a direct hit on a major city, the deaths probably wouldn't reach 100.Then again, the actual scientists (fta) said this:This means that an asteroid like this would likely explode in the air, releasing the energy equivalent of about138 atomic bombs like the one that the Boeing B-29 SuperfortressEnola Gay dropped over Hiroshima on August 9, 1945My guess is that if you explode the equivalent of 138 atomic bombs in ANY populated area, even a small town, deaths would be numerous.About 70% of the Earth's surface is ocean, so any meteor that hits us is likely to hit water. If the meteor actually strikes the ocean surface, it would likely trigger a tsunami, but an airburst 8-10 KM over the ocean probably wouldn't do that. We tested nukes of similar power over the Pacific, with no ill-effects except irradiated islanders and fishermen.Major cities really are very small targets.
azazyel: I'm just waiting for Apophis to come. Still have 16 years though.
AnotherOldFart: [wemeantwell.com image 424x524]How does showing a picture of a politician help?
jehovahs witness protection: Hopefully it would hit some terrible place like the Mideast, North Africa or Detroit.
devilEther: they're downplaying this, if it hit it would split earth in two
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