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(Science Recorder)   Another day, another "OMFG GIANT FARKING ASTEROID TO COME WITHIN MILES OF HITTING US" story   (sciencerecorder.com) divider line 19
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2013-05-20 09:33:29 AM  
Wake me on hot fudge Tuesdae.
 
2013-05-20 09:35:22 AM  
*reads article* Oh its 3.6 MILLION MILES away. Whew, close one!

/its only a matter of time folks.
 
2013-05-20 09:36:49 AM  
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2013-05-20 09:39:06 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: *reads article* Oh its 3.6 MILLION MILES away. Whew, close one!

/its only a matter of time folks.


A million miles here, a million miles there, soon we'll be talking real impact.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:00 AM  
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f*ck you subby.


also, repeat.
 
2013-05-20 09:43:55 AM  
Cue the Facebook panic and rage over not hearing about this sooner
 
2013-05-20 09:47:09 AM  
 
2013-05-20 09:51:37 AM  
I still wonder just how difficult it would be to capture one of these asteroids and put it in a stable orbit around the earth, for a future base/resource for space missions.
 
2013-05-20 09:52:15 AM  
I am sure there will be follow up news article blaming the Syrian government for this. It will say " Assad deflected to asteroid land on the FSA troops".

There is nothing that happens in this world anymore that I don't get blamed for!!  I feel like I am the red headed step child of planet earth.
 
2013-05-20 09:55:15 AM  

Ned Stark: Wake me on hot fudge Tuesdae.


Yeah, that's not even close.

Hot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesdae this year.
 
2013-05-20 09:56:24 AM  
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Don't worry, we've got this.
 
2013-05-20 10:02:08 AM  
One day the story will be not about how the asteroid is going to miss us, then all you mockers will be laughing out of the other side of your faces.
 
2013-05-20 10:07:25 AM  
And every article has had this same picture for as long as I've been on Fark

www.sciencerecorder.com
 
2013-05-20 10:11:57 AM  
I secretly wish for a cataclysmic wake up call for humanity to alter this short sighted materialistic course we're on; that is, as long as it's not me that perishes in this wake up call.
 
2013-05-20 10:16:27 AM  

cfreak: And every article has had this same picture for as long as I've been on Fark

[www.sciencerecorder.com image 605x327]


Hah, I came to say that. It's great, no matter what the topic is, if there's an asteroid involved that's the picture they use.
 
2013-05-20 10:17:07 AM  
They say this asteroid is covered in black goo.
 
2013-05-20 10:21:07 AM  
I wonder if such asteroids get hit by other asteroids in such a way that they get leading and trailing chunks flying alongside that actually would enter our atmosphere before or after the big one passes by?
 
2013-05-20 10:21:31 AM  

Ninja Otter: I still wonder just how difficult it would be to capture one of these asteroids and put it in a stable orbit around the earth, for a future base/resource for space missions.


Depends upon the orbit really. But essentially you would probably need to add change its velocity probably about 1000 m/s on average. The asteroid that hit Russia the other month was about 9 million kilograms. This 2 mile wide one would be many times larger, lets so with 100 million (its probably in the billions).
50,000,000,000,000 J or 50,000,000 megawatt/hours or 50,000 gigawatts/hours. The US total power generation capacity is just over 1000 gigawatts
 
2013-05-20 10:43:28 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
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