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(io9)   NASA scientists report 200,000-ton asteroid falling apart for no apparent reason. Harry Stamper and crew wanted for questioning   (io9.com) divider line 34
    More: Strange, asteroids, Harry Stamper, NASA, scientists, Centrifugal Force  
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2014-03-07 10:15:39 AM  
That was Jango Fett setting off sonic charges.

...either that or a Type II civilization nonchalantly consuming our solar system.
 
2014-03-07 10:29:11 AM  
www.siegler.net
 
2014-03-07 10:30:23 AM  
Um, there is already an apparent reason, it's RIGHT THERE IN TFA:

...the sunlight slowly increased the asteroid's rate of rotation. This in turn upped the centrifugal force acting on the asteroid, causing it to pull itself apart from within. Scientists have theorized about this possibility for awhile now, but this is the first time that they think they might have actually seen it in action.

Do you people not read your farking links anymore? This is like the "full sized" Lego MRI model that fit in the hand of(apparently) a giant.
 
2014-03-07 10:45:39 AM  

Mikey1969: Um, there is already an apparent reason, it's RIGHT THERE IN TFA:

...the sunlight slowly increased the asteroid's rate of rotation. This in turn upped the centrifugal force acting on the asteroid, causing it to pull itself apart from within. Scientists have theorized about this possibility for awhile now, but this is the first time that they think they might have actually seen it in action.

Do you people not read your farking links anymore? This is like the "full sized" Lego MRI model that fit in the hand of(apparently) a giant.


Yeah, easy there Mr. Science. I prefer to think of this as a Battleship scenario or perhaps Independence Day is arriving a bit earlier this year.

bulk.destructoid.com

www.monstershack.net
 
2014-03-07 10:57:58 AM  

Mikey1969: Um, there is already an apparent reason, it's RIGHT THERE IN TFA:

...the sunlight slowly increased the asteroid's rate of rotation. This in turn upped the centrifugal force acting on the asteroid, causing it to pull itself apart from within. Scientists have theorized about this possibility for awhile now, but this is the first time that they think they might have actually seen it in action.

Do you people not read your farking links anymore? This is like the "full sized" Lego MRI model that fit in the hand of(apparently) a giant.


Shhhh....this is the internet we don't do that "reading" thing here.
 
2014-03-07 10:59:26 AM  
Death-paneled by Obamacare.
 
2014-03-07 11:09:58 AM  
the Space Aliens broke it up so it wouldn't hit earth.
 
2014-03-07 11:26:59 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: Mikey1969: Um, there is already an apparent reason, it's RIGHT THERE IN TFA:

...the sunlight slowly increased the asteroid's rate of rotation. This in turn upped the centrifugal force acting on the asteroid, causing it to pull itself apart from within. Scientists have theorized about this possibility for awhile now, but this is the first time that they think they might have actually seen it in action.

Do you people not read your farking links anymore? This is like the "full sized" Lego MRI model that fit in the hand of(apparently) a giant.

Yeah, easy there Mr. Science. I prefer to think of this as a Battleship scenario or perhaps Independence Day is arriving a bit earlier this year.


CD collection... Of the Gods!
 
2014-03-07 11:28:54 AM  

Mikey1969: Um, there is already an apparent reason, it's RIGHT THERE IN TFA:

...the sunlight slowly increased the asteroid's rate of rotation. This in turn upped the centrifugal force acting on the asteroid, causing it to pull itself apart from within. Scientists have theorized about this possibility for awhile now, but this is the first time that they think they might have actually seen it in action.

Do you people not read your farking links anymore? This is like the "full sized" Lego MRI model that fit in the hand of(apparently) a giant.


What do you mean "anymore"? I didn't read the articles before I even joined Fark.
 
2014-03-07 11:30:59 AM  
memecrunch.com
 
2014-03-07 11:51:46 AM  
Ok, so this system has been explored.

Von Neumann type interstellar probe, next phase...GO!

/watch for delta-V in use
 
2014-03-07 12:05:22 PM  
Fark headline is completely wrong for no apparent reason. Subby and mods wanted for questioning.
 
2014-03-07 12:06:06 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Ok, so this system has been explored.

Von Neumann type interstellar probe, next phase...GO!

/watch for delta-V in use


Vlad_the_Inaner: Ok, so this system has been explored.

Von Neumann type interstellar probe, next phase...GO!

/watch for delta-V in use


The asteroid got zapped for fuel.

i146.photobucket.com


WE COME IN PEACE


img439.imageshack.us
 
2014-03-07 12:15:09 PM  
Maybe it's something as simple as - the ice that was holding it together melted.
 
2014-03-07 12:16:34 PM  

Andric: [www.siegler.net image 450x337]


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-07 12:30:05 PM  
Duh...
www.shockinglyfun.com
 
2014-03-07 12:39:00 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Vlad_the_Inaner: Ok, so this system has been explored.

Von Neumann type interstellar probe, next phase...GO!

/watch for delta-V in use

Vlad_the_Inaner: Ok, so this system has been explored.

Von Neumann type interstellar probe, next phase...GO!

/watch for delta-V in use

The asteroid got zapped for fuel.

[i146.photobucket.com image 485x213]


WE COME IN PEACE


[img439.imageshack.us image 326x331]


I am *expanding!* It is so much *squishy* to *smell* you!
 
2014-03-07 12:44:28 PM  
img.fark.net

Refused to comment on the matter of the "accidental" disruption of P/2013 R3.
 
2014-03-07 12:51:34 PM  

Hack Patooey: Andric: [www.siegler.net image 450x337]

[img.fark.net image 450x337]


Or Lt. Sulu practising his docking maneuvers.

/oh, my.
 
2014-03-07 12:59:13 PM  
I thought Stamper died when he blew up the asteroid, so how could he be questioned?
 
2014-03-07 01:06:55 PM  
Is this the one that's going to shotgun-smack us in a few months?
 
2014-03-07 01:14:42 PM  

lilbjorn: Maybe it's something as simple as - the ice that was holding it together melted.


That's KIND of what it was... Even says so in TFA.
 
2014-03-07 01:30:26 PM  

lilbjorn: Maybe it's something as simple as - the ice that was holding it together melted.


This is what I was thinking.....
 
2014-03-07 01:33:27 PM  

Hack Patooey: Andric: [www.siegler.net image 450x337]

[img.fark.net image 450x337]


web.mit.edu
 
2014-03-07 01:56:03 PM  
So is INTO going to contact ISPV-7 for clean up by half section or not?

/i bet the space defense front was behind this
 
2014-03-07 02:09:33 PM  
livinginthehouseofcards.files.wordpress.com

fark Harry
 
2014-03-07 02:37:52 PM  
If your asteroid falls apart for no apparent reason, consult with your doctor.  Roidicia may be right for you.
 
2014-03-07 04:07:28 PM  
Well, this does lend a touch of credence to the notion that one class of asteroids is actually just a pile of rubble flying more or less in formation.

Or it's aliens.
 
2014-03-07 04:19:20 PM  
It's the Lexx.
 
2014-03-07 04:36:47 PM  
Speaking of asteroids.
 
2014-03-07 05:10:13 PM  

www.thelmagazine.com


NEVER GIVE A INCH

 
2014-03-07 07:55:06 PM  
fta:  This in turn upped the centrifugal force acting on the asteroid

I wonder how many physics teachers mentally went one derivative beyond return when they read that today.
 
2014-03-07 09:03:37 PM  
I would have never knew who Subby was referencing if I did not watch the movie the other night.

//First time watching it I cried like a baby at the end
///I was a teenager and in my feelings
//Emotional slashies
 
2014-03-08 07:50:05 AM  
Take that, you filthy Goa'uld!
 
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