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(Daily Mail)   'Impossible' asteroid hurtling towards Earth is defying the laws of physics - and experts don't yet know how to stop it. It could be an Alien test to see if we survive, or it could be the Daily Fail   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-08-15 03:34:47 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-15 03:48:25 PM  
Actual photo of approaching asteroid
2.bp.blogspot.com Obscure?
 
2014-08-15 03:55:45 PM  
So, everybody panic?
 
2014-08-15 04:11:18 PM  
Coming from the direction of Klendathu by any chance?  I want to know more.
 
2014-08-15 04:13:20 PM  
scifiinterfaces.files.wordpress.com

Those should stop it, right??
 
2014-08-15 04:26:55 PM  

Nogrhi: Coming from the direction of Klendathu by any chance?  I want to know more.


This meme really bugs me.
 
2014-08-15 04:37:53 PM  
"It's coming right for us!"
"Experts say it's not really coming right for us, and it's centuries away at least."
"If it hits us, it could be devastating!"
"But seriously, it's not going to."
 
2014-08-15 04:38:30 PM  
There's only one thing that can stop the impossible asteroid. The impossible astronaut.
img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-15 04:45:33 PM  
Asteroid's body defies gravity due to forces known as van Der Waals
These forces have never been spotted on an asteroid before


33.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-15 04:47:30 PM  
www.nerdlikeyou.com

Y'all don't worry...We got this.
 
2014-08-15 04:49:40 PM  

Walker: There's only one thing that can stop the impossible asteroid. The impossible astronaut.
[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x486]


Get out of my head!
 
2014-08-15 05:14:35 PM  
I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.
 
2014-08-15 05:24:38 PM  
This is bad news...for Kirsten Dunst.
 
2014-08-15 05:26:18 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving existing, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.

 
2014-08-15 05:27:02 PM  

Diogenes: This is bad news...for Kirsten Dunst.


She really deserves to get hit by a planet for that awful movie.

Awful!
 
2014-08-15 05:28:18 PM  

Diogenes: This is bad news...for Kirsten Dunst.


The asteroid isn't bisexual?
 
2014-08-15 05:30:48 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Diogenes: This is bad news...for Kirsten Dunst.

She really deserves to get hit by a planet for that awful movie.

Awful!


I was cursing my compulsion to see even the worst of movies and books to their end on that one.

That metaphor was so over labored it needed to file a grievance with its union steward.
 
2014-08-15 06:09:39 PM  
What the fark did I just read?
 
2014-08-15 06:13:12 PM  
And when I reach nearly 900 years old, I'll worry.
 
2014-08-15 06:15:00 PM  

Snarfangel: Nogrhi: Coming from the direction of Klendathu by any chance?  I want to know more.

This meme really bugs me.


+1
 
2014-08-15 06:15:20 PM  
Asteroid's body defies gravity due to forces known as van Der Waals

Wat
 
2014-08-15 06:16:49 PM  

Diogenes: ecmoRandomNumbers: Diogenes: This is bad news...for Kirsten Dunst.

She really deserves to get hit by a planet for that awful movie.

Awful!

I was cursing my compulsion to see even the worst of movies and books to their end on that one.

That metaphor was so over labored it needed to file a grievance with its union steward.


I must know.

Which movie are you speaking of?
 
2014-08-15 06:18:11 PM  

Walker: There's only one thing that can stop the impossible asteroid. The impossible astronaut.
[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x486]


Don't you mean the American Astronaut?

www.corymcabee.com
 
2014-08-15 06:19:21 PM  
So there's a chance...
 
2014-08-15 06:20:15 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.


In case your curious, its spinning fast enough that its centrifugal forces outweigh its gravitation forces and it should tear itself apart, but its not due to other forces. Nothing special but kinda cool.
 
2014-08-15 06:27:43 PM  
"So the earth is about to be destroyed baby, why don't we ..."

"BEAT IT CREEP!"

"So the earth is about to be destroyed baby, why don't we ..."
 
2014-08-15 06:31:49 PM  

Nogrhi: Coming from the direction of Klendathu by any chance?  I want to know more.


this is what i came here for
*tips hat*
 
2014-08-15 06:32:59 PM  
l-userpic.livejournal.com
 
Oak
2014-08-15 06:35:02 PM  
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-15 06:37:55 PM  
www.chemistry-reference.com
 
2014-08-15 06:38:14 PM  
meat0918 -- Melancholia.Sorry bout the formatting. My phone's being a biatch.
 
2014-08-15 06:39:17 PM  

meat0918: And when I reach nearly 900 years old, I'll worry.


And look as good, you will not! Hmmmm?
 
2014-08-15 06:40:53 PM  

Skyrmion: Asteroid's body defies gravity due to forces known as van Der Waals

Wat


ASTEROID'S BODY DEFIES GRAVITY DUE TO FORCES KNOWN AS VAN DER WAALS!
 
2014-08-15 06:52:23 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.


I'm not a doctor, but I'm sure I can fix that heart condition.
 
2014-08-15 06:57:47 PM  
Asteroid 1950 DA has a 0.3 per cent chance of hitting Earth in 867 years

To be fair, that is a lot higher chance than most asteroids. Which have no chance in hell.
 
2014-08-15 07:01:28 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Asteroid 1950 DA has a 0.3 per cent chance of hitting Earth in 867 years

To be fair, that is a lot higher chance than most asteroids. Which have no chance in hell.


so.. according to the mail, we don't understand the physics of the sucker, but can predict it's position a millennium away.
 
2014-08-15 07:28:22 PM  
distracted by Jessica Simspon sidebar

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-15 07:29:26 PM  

meat0918: And when I reach nearly 900 years old, I'll worry.


When 900 years old you reach, worry about asteroids you will not
 
2014-08-15 07:33:16 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: so.. according to the mail, we don't understand the physics of the sucker, but can predict it's position a millennium away.


WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE YOU'RE PARTA THE COVERUP!!
 
2014-08-15 07:38:17 PM  
Just so long it hits before Breakfast, I'll believe it....
 
2014-08-15 07:41:19 PM  

hardinparamedic: What the fark did I just read?


The Daily Mail. It has about as much science and fact as the bible.
 
2014-08-15 07:42:56 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

That thing doesn't just look to be bigger than the thing that took out the dinosaurs, but bigger than Texas. Meanwhile, 1950DA is less than a mile across. I love artist impressions that are used in Astronomy stories.
 
2014-08-15 07:43:53 PM  
I stopped following IFL Science over this story. They said it was "negative gravity" holding it together. Sorry guys, that's not science, that's just lying to get clicks.
 
2014-08-15 08:00:05 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: meat0918: And when I reach nearly 900 years old, I'll worry.

When 900 years old you reach, worry about asteroids you will not


When 900 years old you reach, worry about Hemmorhoids you will.
 
2014-08-15 08:01:58 PM  
img4.wikia.nocookie.net

Dammit Mollari, that's the wrong planet!
 
2014-08-15 08:08:14 PM  
To their credit they did not use the word "boffins" even once this time.
 
2014-08-15 08:15:11 PM  

MindStalker: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.

In case your curious, its spinning fast enough that its centrifugal forces outweigh its gravitation forces and it should tear itself apart, but its not due to other forces. Nothing special but kinda cool.


If they don't know what the fark it's made of, how can they possibly come to that conclusion?
 
2014-08-15 08:16:56 PM  

MindStalker: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.

In case your curious, its spinning fast enough that its centrifugal forces outweigh its gravitation forces and it should tear itself apart, but its not due to other forces. Nothing special but kinda cool.


Could it have a magnetic field holding it together ?
 
2014-08-15 08:28:31 PM  

Lsherm: MindStalker: ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm not reading all that crap, but I'm going to make an argument from the headline because, hey, this is Fark:

If something is actually moving, it's not defying any laws of physics in any way.

In case your curious, its spinning fast enough that its centrifugal forces outweigh its gravitation forces and it should tear itself apart, but its not due to other forces. Nothing special but kinda cool.

If they don't know what the fark it's made of, how can they possibly come to that conclusion?


Mass divided by size along with spectral analysis of the light bouncing off things gives us a good indication of what things in space are made of.
 
2014-08-15 08:37:25 PM  
Van Der Waals??

2.bp.blogspot.com

Wanted for questioning???
 
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