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(NPR)   We all just about died from an asteroid near-miss yesterday. So, when you get tired of feeling relieved, head on over to look at NASA's handy-dandy calendar of upcoming potential Earth destroyers   (npr.org) divider line 15
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2014-02-18 02:25:27 PM  
4 votes:

here to help: USCLaw2010: Because People in power are Stupid: Meh.
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Zero-g jugs

Kind of defeats the purpose if you're gonna have them strapped down so aggressively. Also... too flappy and she's got one of those corn fed derp faces. Do not want.


I think we found Studman69's new account...
2014-02-18 03:45:23 PM  
2 votes:

Horatio Noseblower: "2014 BR57 will pass closer yet at 4.4 times the moon's distance on Thursday. "

What will happen when BR-549 comes?


syntaxofthings.typepad.com
2014-02-18 02:57:19 PM  
2 votes:

Horatio Noseblower: "2014 BR57 will pass closer yet at 4.4 times the moon's distance on Thursday. "

What will happen when BR-549 comes?


Hipsters will claim to love country music.
2014-02-18 02:54:43 PM  
2 votes:

indarwinsshadow: 2 million miles subby? That's not a "near miss" by any stretch of the imagination. Inflated headlines suck.


Call me when they're closer than 500,000 miles, until then it means nothing.

Unless it stops......then we're in for it...cause that's no meteor.
2014-02-18 02:26:09 PM  
2 votes:

here to help: USCLaw2010: Because People in power are Stupid: Meh.
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Zero-g jugs

Kind of defeats the purpose if you're gonna have them strapped down so aggressively. Also... too flappy and she's got one of those corn fed derp faces. Do not want.


Don't forget sharp knees
2014-02-18 02:13:23 PM  
2 votes:
DRTFA: Was this the one passing at ~8 moon distances? Yeah, simply terrifying.
2014-02-18 02:04:35 PM  
2 votes:
Meh.
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2014-02-18 05:03:21 PM  
1 votes:
I would have been alright, I was in my basement.
2014-02-18 04:55:24 PM  
1 votes:

here to help: lulzity Studman meme!!

uguizrsocool!1eleven

Seriously though... I'm already sick of her sh*t. Just look at those eyebrows. LOOK AT THEM!!!


www.quickmeme.com
2014-02-18 04:41:52 PM  
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Peki: RoxtarRyan: indarwinsshadow: 2 million miles subby? That's not a "near miss" by any stretch of the imagination. Inflated headlines suck.

So be fair, subby didn't create the definition of "near miss". I agree though, something that is 8 times the distance from the earth that the moon is shouldn't be considered a "near miss".

Yeah, but to people who measure distances in terms of AU and lightyears, 2.1 million miles is  incredibly close. Also, seems like the aliens' aim is getting better, since the next one is supposed to be only a million out.

This so makes me think of Starship Troopers.  Fun movie to watch, but there is no science to that science fiction whatsoever.  The attack that set the humans over the edge and decide to attack the bugs...  It was caused by a bug, on a distant planet, in another system altogether, hurling some bug plasma at an asteroid in OUR system, and causing it to plumet to Earth, killing millions.

There is pretty much nothing in physics that says:
1.  Any creature could possibly have such incredibly good aim, especially considering they lack any and all technology.  How the hell did they even know where our planet was?
2.  A ball of plasma could travel hundreds, if not thousands of light years in such a short period of time.

 
I am shocked to see that the best parody of propoganda ever made nailed it on the head right down to mocking the level of evidence often used to justify wars.
2014-02-18 03:23:15 PM  
1 votes:
It must suck to be a NASA scientist (or their family).  Every time a plane flies by "THAT PLANE IS NEARLY GOING TO MISS US!!!!!"


relative to the distance to the edge of the galaxy
2014-02-18 03:08:18 PM  
1 votes:

Horatio Noseblower: "2014 BR57 will pass closer yet at 4.4 times the moon's distance on Thursday. "

What will happen when BR-549 comes?


Everyone will lose their girlfriend, truck, house, dog, and beer.
2014-02-18 02:57:37 PM  
1 votes:
Can't happen fast enough if you ask me.
2014-02-18 02:34:12 PM  
1 votes:
God dammit you asteroids! Quit teasin'!!!!!!
2014-02-18 02:28:06 PM  
1 votes:

here to help: USCLaw2010: Because People in power are Stupid: Meh.
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Zero-g jugs

Kind of defeats the purpose if you're gonna have them strapped down so aggressively. Also... too flappy and she's got one of those corn fed derp faces. Do not want.


Go home Studman69, you're drunk
 
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