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(Washington Post)   NASA will not warn us about asteroids over Twitter during the shutdown   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 18
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2013-10-01 08:50:10 AM
Well, just don't strain so much and they won't be a problem.
 
2013-10-01 09:15:20 AM
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2013-10-01 09:18:05 AM
I love how cataloging and combating asteroids are at the forefront of everyone's minds these days. Even though if a big one did come along there'd be jack all we could do about it.
 
2013-10-01 09:23:02 AM
Now would be an excellent time to test out that non existent asteroid launcher that NASA has orbiting the earth. Possibly send a small one to level a congress critter's home.
 
2013-10-01 09:30:49 AM

Esroc: I love how cataloging and combating asteroids are at the forefront of everyone's minds these days. Even though if a big one did come along there'd be jack all we could do about it.


I think it's an excuse to keep NASA funded.
Get the general population believing we could do something to stop a catastrophic event.

In the meantime, NASA gets needed funds for space exploration.

I'm ok with this.
 
2013-10-01 10:07:55 AM
So, 2% of the sky isn't being watched?

How ever will I get to sleep tonight. *yawn*
 
2013-10-01 10:27:36 AM

Esroc: I love how cataloging and combating asteroids are at the forefront of everyone's minds these days. Even though if a big one did come along there'd be jack all we could do about it.


Uh, the species and stuff? How will the future remember Marilyn Monroe if our computers don't get better? Luddite.
 
2013-10-01 10:56:08 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Esroc: I love how cataloging and combating asteroids are at the forefront of everyone's minds these days. Even though if a big one did come along there'd be jack all we could do about it.

Uh, the species and stuff? How will the future remember Marilyn Monroe if our computers don't get better? Luddite.


Oh come on now, that one didn't even make any sense.
 
2013-10-01 10:59:46 AM
OH MY farkING LORD! A BUREAUCRAT WON'T BE TWEETING FOR A FEW DAYS!
 
2013-10-01 11:32:16 AM
Ok. Astroid is coming at us now. #wearefarked
 
2013-10-01 12:01:42 PM
Who really cares if there's an astroid over Twitter?
 
2013-10-01 12:27:34 PM
Great.  More steam for the "Comet Ison is an alien ship" conspiracy theorists...
 
2013-10-01 12:50:58 PM

Esroc: I love how cataloging and combating asteroids are at the forefront of everyone's minds these days. Even though if a big one did come along there'd be jack all we could do about it.


We'd have time to listen to all our favourite songs and eat cake with our hands.
 
2013-10-01 12:54:46 PM

Esroc: I love how cataloging and combating asteroids are at the forefront of everyone's minds these days. Even though if a big one did come along there'd be jack all we could do about it.


If we detected it early enough (i.e. several years in advance), we might be able to deflect it.  There are several theoretical ways to deflect an incoming asteroid, but very little R&D effort has gone into any of them.
 
2013-10-01 01:17:31 PM
Anyone else find it odd NASA started talking about wanting money for asteroids immediately before we were swarmed by them? For like 8 months now there have been highly abnormal numbers of them and it's still ongoing. But we're supposed to believe NASA has no proper ability to find them and that's why they want money.
 
2013-10-01 01:54:03 PM
When archaeologists from whatever intelligent species arises 65 million years from now dig up our fossilized remains, they're going to wonder why we let the Tea Party drive us extinct.
 
2013-10-01 02:29:39 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: When archaeologists from whatever intelligent species arises 65 million years from now dig up our fossilized remains, they're going to wonder why we let the Tea Party drive us extinct.


The Tea Party will fade away in time. The Democrats will be the reason for extinction.


/Not a Tea Party member
//Just like to rattle cages
 
2013-10-01 07:28:48 PM
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