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(USGS)   Pffft. You call those meteorite strikes? How about this one from 35 million years ago in the former Native lands, now called the U.S.A   (usgs.gov) divider line 74
    More: Interesting, homelands, brackish water, ocean water, Texaco, Chesapeake Bay, U.S. Geological Survey  
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2013-02-17 11:51:22 AM  

snocone: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: BTW, in a vacuum, you get no overpressure wave with an explosion.
Nukes, as depicted in film and fantasy will not move an asteroid.
All you get is Newton's Second, equal and opposite,and there is not that much mass.

All the nice "boom" is air.

Nukes would really be less effective than a humongous rail gun firing one pound metal slugs at 90% of light speed.

So, who's orbit would you decay to fire enough mass to do some work?
Remember, Newton had 3.


Use two rialguns. Shooting in opposite directions. The 2nd compensates for the first. Or build one in orbit.
 
2013-02-17 11:58:44 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: [www.nature.com image 400x675]


One of favorite Niven and Pournelle novels.
 
2013-02-17 11:59:46 AM  
reading facebook posts on one of our local stations the other day when the meteor hit.  for starters the dumbasses at the station gave the tagline, "reminds us of the Ames, Oklahoma meteor hit" too lazy to google it but suffice to say the Ames incident was millions of years ago so the only ones around to witness it would have probably been Linda Cavanaugh or Bob Barry Sr. (you Oklahoma farkers know who I am talking about lol) the second thing was people blaming Nasa for not having a warning for the folks in Russia.  And of course it being Oklahoma, that quickly devolved into how the Muslim in chief was to blame for cutting Nasa funding.
 
2013-02-17 12:11:48 PM  
Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: BTW, in a vacuum, you get no overpressure wave with an explosion.
Nukes, as depicted in film and fantasy will not move an asteroid.
All you get is Newton's Second, equal and opposite,and there is not that much mass.

All the nice "boom" is air.

Nukes would really be less effective than a humongous rail gun firing one pound metal slugs at 90% of light speed.

So, who's orbit would you decay to fire enough mass to do some work?
Remember, Newton had 3.

Use two rialguns. Shooting in opposite directions. The 2nd compensates for the first. Or build one in orbit.

Lacks elegance, a critical part of a successful plan.
 
2013-02-17 12:18:44 PM  

snocone: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: BTW, in a vacuum, you get no overpressure wave with an explosion.
Nukes, as depicted in film and fantasy will not move an asteroid.
All you get is Newton's Second, equal and opposite,and there is not that much mass.

All the nice "boom" is air.

Nukes would really be less effective than a humongous rail gun firing one pound metal slugs at 90% of light speed.

So, who's orbit would you decay to fire enough mass to do some work?
Remember, Newton had 3.

Use two rialguns. Shooting in opposite directions. The 2nd compensates for the first. Or build one in orbit.

Lacks elegance, a critical part of a successful plan.


I think NASA already has a plan they like. Something about spraying white paint on one side or the asteroid so the sun's rays will slowly redirect it. I can't help but picture the rocketship paintball gun.
 
2013-02-17 12:36:57 PM  

poe_zlaw: I wonder how the conservatards would try to twist history to show Obama did it while at the same time trying to show how incompetent he is.


Possibly the same way libtards and Dummiecrats still blame W for everything.

Same old, same old.
 
2013-02-17 12:51:54 PM  

badhatharry: By Natives are you referring dinosaurs?


35 million years ago is 30 million years after the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs.  This is firmly in the Cenozoic, not the Mesozoic.  At this time, the moderm mammals were evolving.

  So, no, he wasn't referring to dinosaurs.
 
2013-02-17 12:52:01 PM  

westfork: jamspoon: 
Incidentally before everyone gets over excited & decides to spend billions on defence systems. Remember that no one has been killed by meteors in known memory.

It seems someone remembers:
http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2008/06/reported-deaths.html


Thanks. I'll keep that link. Still does not justify any spending on prevention.
 
Xai
2013-02-17 01:00:25 PM  
I love how the USA always tries to 'one up' every event worldwide like some prepubescent teenager.
 
2013-02-17 01:12:32 PM  
No, I call them events created with the goal of getting weapons in space.  Pay attention to non-moving long clouds, handy-dandy dash cams, and bombs that are supposed to sound like meteors crashing (right).

You guys will fall for anything.  Stop believing everything the paid-for media tell you!
 
2013-02-17 01:25:35 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: spacemanjones: The math doesn't add up. How could something hit the earth 35 million years ago when the earth is only 6000 years old?

L@@K AT ME, L@@K AT ME, I'M AN ATHEIST!!!!

It's early, I still need coffee, and you are being retarded.


Lighten up Timmy. It was just a joke. Pull your underoos out of you ass and put your helmet back on.
 
2013-02-17 01:39:09 PM  
Pfffft. Didn't hit any white people

/dnrtft
 
2013-02-17 01:44:06 PM  

snocone: BTW, in a vacuum, you get no overpressure wave with an explosion.
Nukes, as depicted in film and fantasy will not move an asteroid.
All you get is Newton's Second, equal and opposite,and there is not that much mass.

All the nice "boom" is air.



Don't forget about the rapid expansion of vaporized asteroidal material.
 
2013-02-17 01:46:57 PM  

Arkanaut: The resulting 56-mile diameter complex crater has the shape of an inverted sombrero

I wonder if that's a technical term?



Even if it isn't, it's still More Mexican Than Garza.
 
2013-02-17 02:15:24 PM  

Arkanaut: The resulting 56-mile diameter complex crater has the shape of an inverted sombrero

I wonder if that's a technical term?


I had a girlfriend do an inverted sombrero to me one time.
 
2013-02-17 02:19:49 PM  
FTA: It vaporized billions of tons of ocean water, melted rocks, cut through a few thousand feet of sediment, and with a catastrophic explosion, created a 24 mile-wide crater.

and further down...

The resulting 56-mile diameter complex crater has the shape of an inverted sombrero, with a deep central hole in the crystalline rock.

Something here just doesn't add up. I'm not quite sure what it is. Even if it was a 24 mile radius, it wouldn't equal a 56 mile diameter crater.

WTF?
 
2013-02-17 04:19:17 PM  

ScouserDuck: So American Indians have been around for 35 million years and still failed to develop a written language, the wheel, effective metallurgy, etc...?


The Reptites just kept holding them down
 
2013-02-17 04:21:01 PM  
WOW and people earn TAX MONEY to warn us 35 millions years late? I am sure glad those guys aren't running the post office or there would be post cards 46 years late.
 
2013-02-17 04:47:54 PM  

spacemanjones: The math doesn't add up. How could something hit the earth 35 million years ago when the earth is only 6000 years old?


What you doubt that god can create a world with a 35 million year old meteor crater?

Your Average Witty Fark User: omething here just doesn't add up. I'm not quite sure what it is. Even if it was a 24 mile radius, it wouldn't equal a 56 mile diameter crater.


The hole left behind was 24 miles in diameter, surrounded by another dozen miles of shattered rocks.
 
2013-02-17 05:46:16 PM  

snocone: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: snocone: BTW, in a vacuum, you get no overpressure wave with an explosion.
Nukes, as depicted in film and fantasy will not move an asteroid.
All you get is Newton's Second, equal and opposite,and there is not that much mass.

All the nice "boom" is air.

Nukes would really be less effective than a humongous rail gun firing one pound metal slugs at 90% of light speed.

So, who's orbit would you decay to fire enough mass to do some work?
Remember, Newton had 3.

Use two rialguns. Shooting in opposite directions. The 2nd compensates for the first. Or build one in orbit.

Lacks elegance, a critical part of a successful plan.


Kelly Johnson would like a word....
 
2013-02-17 07:08:14 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Yep. Keep the huddled masses complacent.


Pretty much.

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Kelly Johnson would like a word....


Oh, I like you.

Anyway, the big one is coming. Maybe next week, maybe in 2 million years and he human race will already be gone.
I wonder if "They" know that there is one coming and know that there is nothing that can be done. Why panic people?

Oh, nuclear explosions in space FTW
 
2013-02-17 08:42:18 PM  

Ginnungagap42: badhatharry: By Natives are you referring dinosaurs?

By dinosaurs are you referring to Eocene mammals?   ;^)

/ couldn't resist


Your mother's an eocene mammal.

/couldn't resist either.
 
2013-02-17 08:51:48 PM  
Human civilization has existed for a mere blink of an eye, a few thousand years. The earth has been battered many, many times by some seriously big rocks, but our ancestors at the time were mostly small, squirrelly creatures capable of adapting to niche environments.  But technological civilization sits on a very precarious pedestal.  Some humans could survive the immediate aftermath of a major impact event, and even have several generations of children in pockets here and there, but it's quite likely they would die out in the long run.
 
2013-02-17 10:30:54 PM  

gibbon1: spacemanjones: The math doesn't add up. How could something hit the earth 35 million years ago when the earth is only 6000 years old?

What you doubt that god can create a world with a 35 million year old meteor crater?

Your Average Witty Fark User: omething here just doesn't add up. I'm not quite sure what it is. Even if it was a 24 mile radius, it wouldn't equal a 56 mile diameter crater.

The hole left behind was 24 miles in diameter, surrounded by another dozen miles of shattered rocks.


Then they should say that, instead of look stupid.
 
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