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(Slate)   The most amazing animation of Saturn passing 60,000 miles from Earth you'll see today. With bonus apocalyptic science   (slate.com) divider line 13
    More: Cool, Saturn, Earth, small telescope, Philip C. Plait, ring systems, tidal forces, Death from the Skies, Bad Astronomy  
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2014-05-12 03:12:30 PM  
www.1000misspenthours.com
 
2014-05-12 03:16:17 PM  
Let's blow up the moon. That farker looked pretty happy to see us blown up
 
2014-05-12 03:16:27 PM  
That's pretty damned visually impressive.

Nice one, subby.
 
2014-05-12 03:20:09 PM  

Kittypie070: That's pretty damned visually impressive.

Nice one, subby.


From Fark's own Bad Astronomer, no less.
 
2014-05-12 03:23:11 PM  
It has a sign on it that says "If you can read this sign, you're too close."
 
2014-05-12 03:42:48 PM  
Horrible Astronomy
 
2014-05-12 03:48:04 PM  
600,000

A million km is around 600k miles
 
2014-05-12 04:19:44 PM  
If Saturn is passing the Earth that close, you better start packing your shiat because you have bigger problems coming.
 
2014-05-12 04:31:27 PM  
That was a really cool video, but the guy narrating it sounded like Grover after smoking some bud with Big Bird...
 
2014-05-12 04:37:18 PM  
We'd get to see Kirsten Dunst's boobs again.
 
2014-05-12 04:42:54 PM  

machoprogrammer: Let's blow up the moon. That farker looked pretty happy to see us blown up


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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-05-12 09:06:35 PM  
When Worlds Collide is a classic SF disaster novel about a big planet coming too close to Earth. It has gravitational forces as well as collisions.
 
2014-05-13 10:54:51 AM  
Saturn would pull on my boner 200,000 times!

/we all have different takeaways.
 
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