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(9News (Australia))   The 'God of chaos' asteroid that's heading towards Earth is now in overdrive using all of its divine powers. Probably just can't wait to smite us   (9news.com.au) divider line
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2020-10-28 8:31:18 AM  
If that rock struck Hairforce One out of the sky, millions would become believers in God
 
2020-10-28 8:41:31 AM  
Fark websites that have auto-play videos. It even got around my ad and script blockers.
 
2020-10-28 9:52:45 AM  
2068?  I can't wait for that.  Someone give it a push.
 
2020-10-28 9:52:50 AM  
SPEED UP!
 
2020-10-28 9:54:43 AM  
It's only 300m or so. Not. Big. Enough.
 
2020-10-28 9:57:16 AM  
Better to act sooner rather than later in nudging an asteroid's orbit.  It's time for our U.S. Space Force to leap into action!
 
2020-10-28 9:57:46 AM  

Private_Citizen: If that rock struck Hairforce One out of the sky, millions would become believers in God


Sounds like an abusive relationship.

I made everything, let countless genocides and wars happen. So I'll get Dump for ya.

Gee, thanks.
 
2020-10-28 10:00:19 AM  

Private_Citizen: If that rock struck Hairforce One out of the sky, millions would become believers in God


In context, I'd think that would open the door for the whole Egyptian pantheon.
 
2020-10-28 10:01:12 AM  
A space rock floating by that's big enough to be seen by the naked eye is cool...but damn that's like nut to butt from an astronomical POV
 
2020-10-28 10:01:25 AM  
OH NO!

Anyway...
 
2020-10-28 10:01:56 AM  

Tchernobog: 2068?  I can't wait for that.  Someone give it a push.


It's an election year!

/ Assuming the USA is still around
// And elections
/// the ree
 
2020-10-28 10:02:29 AM  

wild9: A space rock floating by that's big enough to be seen by the naked eye is cool...but damn that's like nut to butt from an astronomical POV


Why you gotta hate on the gay astronomers?
 
2020-10-28 10:02:55 AM  
I've been meaning to figure out how much delta-V a fully fueled Starship in LEO could achieve and what it could do it smashed into an asteroid at different points in orbit.

So, yay, I've got my Friday night math problem to work on! :)
 
2020-10-28 10:04:27 AM  
Why not today?
 
2020-10-28 10:05:03 AM  

jbuist: I've been meaning to figure out how much delta-V a fully fueled Starship in LEO could achieve and what it could do it smashed into an asteroid at different points in orbit.

So, yay, I've got my Friday night math problem to work on! :)


In related news, I'm jonesing really bad for Kerbal Space Program II. They need to hurry that shiat up, (but also make it perfect on release, etc. etc.)
 
2020-10-28 10:05:53 AM  
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Been getting some mileage out of this one lately.
 
2020-10-28 10:05:57 AM  

Private_Citizen: If that rock struck Hairforce One out of the sky, millions would become believers in God


Wait, which millions? The red ones or the blue ones?

/PLEASE HIT D.C. PLEASE HIT D.C. PLEASE OHPLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEEEE
 
2020-10-28 10:06:19 AM  
Eh, earth is a protected planet. If Apophis actually tries to attack, the Asgard will stop him. Someone get a ZPM so we can dial an address with 8 chevrons.
 
2020-10-28 10:07:27 AM  
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2020-10-28 10:08:35 AM  
three times the size of a football field

American Football or rest of the world Football?

I welcome our now asteroid overlord.
 
2020-10-28 10:08:43 AM  

Vitamin_R: It's only 300m or so. Not. Big. Enough.


300m is big enough to take out a city if it hits right and doesn't air burst in the upper atmosphere. Chelyabinsk was under 50m and yielded an explosion of about 400-500kt. So if it hits DC that would be a good start.

/lives outside of DC
//please just end it all
///three slashies for more meteors.
 
2020-10-28 10:08:45 AM  
Let's say for arguments sake, irs 100% certain to hit us. Now, let's leave it to those with a progressive mindset to stop it.
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Yeah, we are so farked
 
2020-10-28 10:11:40 AM  
so what part of the earth would be facing that meteor when it comes around ?
 
2020-10-28 10:14:40 AM  
"They show that the asteroid is drifting away from a purely gravitational orbit by about 170 metres per year"

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2020-10-28 10:15:28 AM  
Bring it on!

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2020-10-28 10:22:00 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: three times the size of a football field

American Football or rest of the world Football?

I welcome our now asteroid overlord.


Its pretty big, I guess.
 
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2020-10-28 10:22:06 AM  
Well not much we can do about asteroids if one nails us right at this exact point in time so I figure I'll just concentrating on what sorta funny shadow to make if I see a bright flash.
It's actually my ww3 action plan as well.
 
2020-10-28 10:22:14 AM  
I for one welcome this asteroid.

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2020-10-28 10:26:00 AM  
48 years from now? We may have well nuked ourselves into oblivion.
 
2020-10-28 10:26:39 AM  
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2020-10-28 10:28:34 AM  
I will most likely be dead and gone by 2068... I feel cheated somehow.
 
2020-10-28 10:29:16 AM  
Darn! Can't it strike before the 2020 presidential election?
 
2020-10-28 10:33:25 AM  

Tchernobog: 2068?  I can't wait for that.  Someone give it a push.


Interestingly enough, this is what it would look like if an unknown agency were giving it a push.  48 years may seem like a long time to a human being, but to a culture that traverses star systems that's the blink of an eye.  Extraterran invaders looking to eliminate threats to their conquest of this solar system would likely choose photons to the back of just such an Earth-orbit intersecting rock as their weapon of choice.

Is that what is happening here?  Probably not. But this is the data we would receive if it were happening.  We need to push that thing away.
 
2020-10-28 10:37:53 AM  

Vitamin_R: It's only 300m or so. Not. Big. Enough.


Depends what it hits, like Trump, on stage at one of his super spreader events.
 
2020-10-28 10:44:58 AM  
space.com has an article on moving an asteroid. 2013

MIT has an article from 2020

Wikipedia  Asteroid Capture

Oh yeah. It is all doable. Enjoy the rabbit hole!
 
2020-10-28 11:00:23 AM  
"That's bogus, man; we gotta use nuclear weapons!"

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2020-10-28 11:05:36 AM  
I didnt see "Giant Meteor" on my ballot, or I would have voted for it.
 
2020-10-28 11:08:40 AM  

Nimbull: I will most likely be dead and gone by 2068... I feel cheated somehow.


I will be 90 years old.   That would make me the oldest male ever in my family.

If I make it that far, I expect to be a dirty old crank, just because.
 
2020-10-28 11:11:36 AM  
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2020-10-28 11:17:11 AM  

Rent Party: I didnt see "Giant Meteor" on my ballot, or I would have voted for it.


Check your bingo card
 
2020-10-28 11:33:57 AM  
2068. I'll either be dead or 104 years old with a non-functioning penis. Either way, I'm ok with this. Sorry future generations. You guys are ultimately boned eventually anyway.
 
2020-10-28 11:37:15 AM  
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Fire up the ol Stargate.
 
2020-10-28 11:52:05 AM  

Hey Nurse!: 2068. I'll either be dead or 104 years old with a non-functioning penis. Either way, I'm ok with this. Sorry future generations. You guys are ultimately boned eventually anyway.


Pretty much my thoughts. Sooner or later a 'dinosaur killer' will come again, if not a virus worse than Covid.
 
2020-10-28 11:56:10 AM  
FTFA:

During this fly-by the 300 metre asteroid will be visible to the naked eye, but there is no chance of impact.

OMG!
 
2020-10-28 12:00:49 PM  

MattyBlast: "That's bogus, man; we gotta use nuclear weapons!"

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2020-10-28 12:01:22 PM  
(Just kidding... I actually do remember that the first three episodes of "Sliders" didn't suck.
 
2020-10-28 12:01:45 PM  
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2020-10-28 12:03:36 PM  
So asteroid Bennu is ejecting material. We need a song for this. How about....

Bennu and Ejects?
 
2020-10-28 12:07:32 PM  

khitsicker: Vitamin_R: It's only 300m or so. Not. Big. Enough.

300m is big enough to take out a city if it hits right and doesn't air burst in the upper atmosphere. Chelyabinsk was under 50m and yielded an explosion of about 400-500kt. So if it hits DC that would be a good start.



An asteroid big enough to destroy Buenos Ares?  I guess it's time to ready an invasion force for Klendathu.

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2020-10-28 12:12:31 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Private_Citizen: If that rock struck Hairforce One out of the sky, millions would become believers in God

In context, I'd think that would open the door for the whole Egyptian pantheon.


🎵 There is only one god!
He is the sun god!
Ra! Ra! Ra! 🎵
 
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