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(Bubblews)   NASA admits there's only about a 3 day window to find and track asteroids passing close to Earth, like Asteroid 2013 EN, whizzing past the Moon today. Where's Harry Stamper when we need him most?   ( bubblews.com) divider line
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2013-03-10 02:03:32 PM  
5 votes:
Don't worry, folks.

I have a triangular spaceship.  I can handle this.
2013-03-10 03:36:31 PM  
3 votes:
So, if there are two asteroids closing in on earth at the same time, would they be called steroids?
2013-03-10 03:52:05 PM  
2 votes:
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Meanwhile in Antarctica, SpaceX busts out yet another piece of hell yeah.
2013-03-10 10:21:35 PM  
1 vote:
Silverstaff:  Seeing 5+ billion people die over the course of a couple of years from starvation is going to be bad.

Pfft...never happen because it's not part of Jesus' plan.
Is it?
2013-03-10 06:31:53 PM  
1 vote:
3 days notice isn't even enough time to prep a shuttle to intercept it.  Wait, we don't even have shuttles now?

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Well, we're boned.
2013-03-10 05:44:30 PM  
1 vote:
Well, our object collison budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky.
2013-03-10 05:20:54 PM  
1 vote:

Via Infinito: No. Especially since subby mentioned Bruce Willis' character in the headline.

man metaphysical: More like the only answer

12349876: Only in a parallel universe is a half billion dollar grossing movie obscure.

WeezinTheJuice: <insert witty comment on your poor choice of word>

YodaBlues: "Surely you can't be serious."

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2013-03-10 04:15:17 PM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 533x399]

Meanwhile in Antarctica, SpaceX busts out yet another piece of hell yeah.

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2013-03-10 04:05:10 PM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 533x399]

Meanwhile in Antarctica, SpaceX busts out yet another piece of hell yeah.

I don't think an ion cannon will do anything to an asteroid. I'm not saying don't build them, they might come in handy when the Imperial fleet shows up and tries landing AT-ATs to attack Disney World.
2013-03-10 03:56:19 PM  
1 vote:
2013-03-10 03:55:33 PM  
1 vote:

Xyphoid: So, to bring sense into this discussion...

NASA tracks bodies from largest to smallest.  Yes, "city killer" asteroids are being found a little late, but NASA has been tracking the ones that actually matter (planet or continent-scale destruction) and is moving from them right on down.  Some things are a little harder to see (objects coming in from the direction of the sun) but there are even plans to see those.  NPR's Science Friday had a great story on just this.

The problem is comets and the occasional missile hurled by Jupiter with little warning.  Some of the big stuff can't be found just because it's very far away right now or hasn't been gravity assisted by passing Jupiter.
2013-03-10 02:15:42 PM  
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