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2018-02-09 03:22:38 PM  
23 votes:
Man people are stupid to be worried about this.

It's impact is dependent on the orientation of the Earth when it passes. If we're facing it, it's a bigger target, but if we're on our side only showing a thin flat profile, it'll be pretty hard. The chances that the Earth will be fully facing it are so low, only those who don't understand science will be worried.
2018-02-09 09:09:37 AM  
19 votes:
Well, Starman won't be of any help. That Tesla Roadster only has a 2,000 lb. towing capacity.
2018-02-09 03:07:53 PM  
17 votes:
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How'd they get a picture of it?  Also, that thing is bigger than the sun!  O_O
2018-02-09 03:52:51 PM  
12 votes:

stir22: Starkaryen: Man people are stupid to be worried about this.

It's impact is dependent on the orientation of the Earth when it passes. If we're facing it, it's a bigger target, but if we're on our side only showing a thin flat profile, it'll be pretty hard. The chances that the Earth will be fully facing it are so low, only those who don't understand science will be worried.

Either I'm not getting your sarcasm (which is possible), or my on-call week has decimated me more than usual.

Given that the earth is round, how can our profile be any different at any given time?   I mean, if I hold an orange an arms length away, it'll be round no matter where or how I hold it.


You're one of the sphere earther aren't you?
2018-02-09 03:48:28 PM  
7 votes:

Starkaryen: Man people are stupid to be worried about this.

It's impact is dependent on the orientation of the Earth when it passes. If we're facing it, it's a bigger target, but if we're on our side only showing a thin flat profile, it'll be pretty hard. The chances that the Earth will be fully facing it are so low, only those who don't understand science will be worried.


Either I'm not getting your sarcasm (which is possible), or my on-call week has decimated me more than usual.

Given that the earth is round, how can our profile be any different at any given time?   I mean, if I hold an orange an arms length away, it'll be round no matter where or how I hold it.
2018-02-09 02:56:11 PM  
5 votes:
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/Would you like to know more?
2018-02-09 04:11:49 PM  
4 votes:

Mikey1969: mr_larry: A whopper asteroid named Apophis - estimated at approximately 1,000 feet or more than 300 meters - will pass at just one-tenth the distance between Earth and the moon in 2029.

I sure hope the geniuses that figure out these orbits have all of their pencils sharpened and their calculators fully charged.

When is that Chinese space station crashing to earth? Isn't that happening pretty soon?

I'm more worried about a terrorist attack inside my home than I am about the Chinese space station having big enough pieces survive re-entry to land on the earth AND have those pieces land in any kind of a populated area.


Hey Skylab killed a cow in Australia see even space stations try to kill you there.
OOF
2018-02-09 03:18:14 PM  
4 votes:
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2018-02-09 08:26:00 PM  
3 votes:
Thanks to my childhood I already know how this is going to end.

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2018-02-09 04:57:14 PM  
3 votes:

Mikey1969: mr_larry: A whopper asteroid named Apophis - estimated at approximately 1,000 feet or more than 300 meters - will pass at just one-tenth the distance between Earth and the moon in 2029.

I sure hope the geniuses that figure out these orbits have all of their pencils sharpened and their calculators fully charged.

When is that Chinese space station crashing to earth? Isn't that happening pretty soon?

I'm more worried about a terrorist attack inside my home than I am about the Chinese space station having big enough pieces survive re-entry to land on the earth AND have those pieces land in any kind of a populated area.


There's one of you in every disaster movie.  You'll get your comeuppance, you'll see.
2018-02-09 03:57:31 PM  
3 votes:

Starkaryen: Man people are stupid to be worried about this.

It's impact is dependent on the orientation of the Earth when it passes. If we're facing it, it's a bigger target, but if we're on our side only showing a thin flat profile, it'll be pretty hard. The chances that the Earth will be fully facing it are so low, only those who don't understand science will be worried.


Not only that, but if we're edge-on, it would just slice th asteroid in half. I mean really, has nobody here used a table saw before?
2018-02-09 03:38:28 PM  
3 votes:
Better late than never.
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2018-02-09 03:25:12 PM  
3 votes:
Okay, okay, FINE, I'll vote for Giant Meteor.
2018-02-09 03:11:59 PM  
3 votes:
It doesn't have the GUTS to hit us.
2018-02-09 08:57:49 AM  
3 votes:
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2018-02-09 03:13:51 PM  
2 votes:
2018-02-09 06:29:36 PM  
1 vote:
Asteroids want more Teslas.
2018-02-09 04:01:43 PM  
1 vote:

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That's not really the point, though. It's all whether or not it comes close enough to be pulled in by the Earth's gravity well, not whether or not Jupiter could fit between the Earth and the moon. That's a neat graphic, but with the concerns we actually have, the more worrisome part of that scenario is the earth getting ripped apart by how close to Jupiter and Saturn it is.
2018-02-09 04:01:02 PM  
1 vote:
DAMN YOU SEPHIROTH!

Now, when do I get my Thundar the barbarian laser sword?
2018-02-09 03:34:54 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-02-09 03:12:48 PM  
1 vote:
Don't worry, guys. The turtle will save us.
 
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