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2018-04-16 02:36:42 AM  
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2018-04-16 03:06:18 AM  
Let's see, half way to the Moon is roughly 200,000 Km and the Asteroid is roughly 100 m in diameter so we could fit 2,000,000 of these asteroids inside of that orbit end to end. Please pardon me if my fragile heart does not skip a beat.
 
2018-04-16 03:08:09 AM  
I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.
 
2018-04-16 03:16:48 AM  

GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.


This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.
 
2018-04-16 03:19:18 AM  

davidphogan: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.


It would be wicked awesome to be at just the right distance though.
 
2018-04-16 03:19:24 AM  
Bring on the blessed relief.
 
2018-04-16 03:19:43 AM  
Well, my vote is for Giant Meteor.
 
2018-04-16 03:19:58 AM  
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2018-04-16 03:20:45 AM  
Yeah, that's ALL we need right now... a frickin' undetected meteor making surprise kiloton sized explosions in the atmosphere.

If it's gonna happen, please do it right over my house.  Please.
 
2018-04-16 03:21:01 AM  
Not a repeat from every few years since the beginning of time.

Just since the Earth has had a moon.
 
2018-04-16 03:22:09 AM  

balko: davidphogan: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.

It would be wicked awesome to be at just the right distance though.


Smarted.
 
2018-04-16 03:23:10 AM  
Anyone else think the definitions of asteroid and hemorrhoid should have been switched?
 
2018-04-16 03:24:24 AM  
I just hope a meteor like this doesn't hit the states in the near future, they'd probably end up invading Venezuela or something.
 
2018-04-16 03:26:50 AM  

davidphogan: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.


it would evaporate an entire city of people. That's a little more than unfortunate. Chelyabinsk was unfortunate to have all their windows shatter. An erased city is a little more serious than unfortunate.
 
2018-04-16 03:28:54 AM  

wademh: Let's see, half way to the Moon is roughly 200,000 Km and the Asteroid is roughly 100 m in diameter so we could fit 2,000,000 of these asteroids inside of that orbit end to end. Please pardon me if my fragile heart does not skip a beat.


What says more about the chance of getting hit, is how many earths we can fit inside that area.
pi*200000 km^2/(pi*earth radius^2)
 
2018-04-16 03:29:04 AM  
How do you think the asteroid feels about it?  Can you imagine how it feels, Dmitriy?  Why do you think it swung by? Just to say hello?  Of course it likes to speak to you.  Of course it likes to say hello.  Not now, but any time, Dmitriy.  It just swung by to tell you something terrible could have happened.  It's a friendly visit.  Of course it's a friendly visit.  Listen, if it wasn't friendly, ... you probably wouldn't have even got it.
 
2018-04-16 03:32:41 AM  
I welcome Oblivion
 
2018-04-16 03:41:51 AM  
If you can't shoot down an asteroid, just press hyperspace.
 
2018-04-16 03:44:41 AM  

trackgrease: I welcome Oblivion


It's a pretty fun game untill you break it with the item dub glitch.
 
2018-04-16 03:52:17 AM  

trackgrease: I welcome Oblivion


I prefer Skyrim.
 
2018-04-16 03:55:31 AM  
Yet people still INSIST that Nibiru doesn't exist.  Sure...they didn't have any clue this asteroid existed either.
 
2018-04-16 03:57:02 AM  

GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.


 Hey, those tax cuts for the wealthy aren't just gonna pay for themselves, pal.
 
2018-04-16 04:03:29 AM  
If this is Apophis, they've been watching it for more than "a day". And cosmically anything skirting within the moon's orbit is a close call.
 
2018-04-16 04:05:40 AM  

KodosZardoz: If you can't shoot down an asteroid, just press hyperspace.


I clcked on the little video and I swear to God I heard the damn music.
 
2018-04-16 04:07:59 AM  
The truly scary part of this story is that most of these flying pieces of rock aren't detected until after they fly past the earth. Those are usually coming from behind the sun, but not always.
What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months? I'm curious what the international community would do and how they would respond. Would Elon Musk divert it with a Tesla?
 
2018-04-16 04:11:02 AM  

davidphogan: This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.


Killjoy.
 
2018-04-16 04:15:56 AM  

GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.


Begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky.
 
2018-04-16 04:17:39 AM  
The calls for research on this are stupid ... at least for the next 100 years. Humans are the greatest threat to this planet at the current moment in time. Ultimately, the sun is the greatest threat because we all know what's going to eventually happen. But I digress.

Any incoming meteors in the next 100 years will hit us if it's destined. Bruce Willis is too old to save the planet, and the young ones are on their phones 20 hours a day busy on snapchat or whatever. If we make it to 2100 or so without a human created disaster we may be in position to create a planetary defense. Maybe.
 
2018-04-16 04:18:02 AM  
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Dah-duh-da-duh   (pew pew pew)
 
2018-04-16 04:18:50 AM  

davidphogan: This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.


Depends on what i hits and the cascade effects.  Maybe it hits Antarctica, causes all of its ice to go into the sea, and releases some acient pathogen that none of the current animals/people can defend against.  We all die.
 
2018-04-16 04:23:44 AM  

GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.


Why?

What can you do with a day warning before impact?

I mean, how much warning did you get that a big ass storm is on the way and how long until you managed to deliver water to the superdome?

The only thing that they would fund is if you get a day warning and only the important (read rich and/or politicians) will be told so that they could evacuate whereever it hits.
 
2018-04-16 04:28:38 AM  

mr_larry: The truly scary part of this story is that most of these flying pieces of rock aren't detected until after they fly past the earth. Those are usually coming from behind the sun, but not always.
What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months? I'm curious what the international community would do and how they would respond. Would Elon Musk divert it with a Tesla?


As I just mentioned in my above post, nothing will happen ... the sucker gonna nail us if destined. I can imagine perhaps a 100+ nukes being launched towards it. That's really all we got. So even if we manage to break it into a few pieces the now radioactive rocks will still strike us.

I suggest sex with virgins if you can.
 
2018-04-16 04:35:44 AM  

powhound: mr_larry: The truly scary part of this story is that most of these flying pieces of rock aren't detected until after they fly past the earth. Those are usually coming from behind the sun, but not always.
What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months? I'm curious what the international community would do and how they would respond. Would Elon Musk divert it with a Tesla?

As I just mentioned in my above post, nothing will happen ... the sucker gonna nail us if destined. I can imagine perhaps a 100+ nukes being launched towards it. That's really all we got. So even if we manage to break it into a few pieces the now radioactive rocks will still strike us.

I suggest sex with virgins if you can.


Okay!

/watches all the farkers start masturbating.
 
2018-04-16 04:37:21 AM  

Seamer: If this is Apophis, they've been watching it for more than "a day". And cosmically anything skirting within the moon's orbit is a close call.


It wasn't; Apophis is still ~10 years out.
 
2018-04-16 04:42:20 AM  

Prof. Frink: powhound: mr_larry: The truly scary part of this story is that most of these flying pieces of rock aren't detected until after they fly past the earth. Those are usually coming from behind the sun, but not always.
What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months? I'm curious what the international community would do and how they would respond. Would Elon Musk divert it with a Tesla?

As I just mentioned in my above post, nothing will happen ... the sucker gonna nail us if destined. I can imagine perhaps a 100+ nukes being launched towards it. That's really all we got. So even if we manage to break it into a few pieces the now radioactive rocks will still strike us.

I suggest sex with virgins if you can.

Okay!

/watches all the farkers start masturbating.


Go big or go home ....
 
2018-04-16 04:43:27 AM  

Prof. Frink: powhound: mr_larry: The truly scary part of this story is that most of these flying pieces of rock aren't detected until after they fly past the earth. Those are usually coming from behind the sun, but not always.
What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months? I'm curious what the international community would do and how they would respond. Would Elon Musk divert it with a Tesla?

As I just mentioned in my above post, nothing will happen ... the sucker gonna nail us if destined. I can imagine perhaps a 100+ nukes being launched towards it. That's really all we got. So even if we manage to break it into a few pieces the now radioactive rocks will still strike us.

I suggest sex with virgins if you can.

Okay!

/watches all the farkers start masturbating.


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2018-04-16 04:48:01 AM  

GregoryD: davidphogan: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.

it would evaporate an entire city of people. That's a little more than unfortunate. Chelyabinsk was unfortunate to have all their windows shatter. An erased city is a little more serious than unfortunate.


It would be a little more than unfortunate if it was a city populated by midgets, not much mind you, but a little.
 
2018-04-16 04:53:08 AM  

Archie Goodwin: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

Begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pVlPIvpU​DkU
 
2018-04-16 05:12:21 AM  

Prof. Frink: powhound: mr_larry: The truly scary part of this story is that most of these flying pieces of rock aren't detected until after they fly past the earth. Those are usually coming from behind the sun, but not always.
What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months? I'm curious what the international community would do and how they would respond. Would Elon Musk divert it with a Tesla?

As I just mentioned in my above post, nothing will happen ... the sucker gonna nail us if destined. I can imagine perhaps a 100+ nukes being launched towards it. That's really all we got. So even if we manage to break it into a few pieces the now radioactive rocks will still strike us.

I suggest sex with virgins if you can.

Okay!

/watches all the farkers start masturbating.


Dude, it doesn't help with you watching.
 
2018-04-16 05:32:14 AM  

wademh: Let's see, half way to the Moon is roughly 200,000 Km and the Asteroid is roughly 100 m in diameter so we could fit 2,000,000 of these asteroids inside of that orbit end to end. Please pardon me if my fragile heart does not skip a beat.


How many asteroids we could fit in that space is irrelevant.  The size of the target has a lot more to do with getting hit.  Let's see...radius of Moon's orbit is about 384,400km, half of that is 192,200; radius of Earth is 6371km...slightly better than 1 in 1,000 chance of getting hit.  They compared it to the Tunguska impact, which had it happened a few decades later, would have been mistaken for a nuke.

So, we just had a one in one thousand chance of being randomly nuked from orbit.  Most places it wouldn't do a lot of harm, but in some places it could do a great deal of harm.
 
2018-04-16 06:07:07 AM  

GregoryD: davidphogan: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.

it would evaporate an entire city of people. That's a little more than unfortunate.


That depends; which city are we talking about?
 
2018-04-16 06:07:22 AM  
Someone made a comment that made me belly laugh. They asked "Can we pick the city".  I'm laughing cause I'm out of tears.
 
2018-04-16 06:41:22 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Anyone else think the definitions of asteroid and hemorrhoid should have been switched?


Only around Uranus.

/Urectum
 
2018-04-16 06:41:25 AM  

flondrix: So, we just had a one in one thousand chance of being randomly nuked from orbit.


It was the only way to be sure!
 
2018-04-16 06:42:11 AM  

mr_larry: What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months?


We are at least 100 years away from having the computational power to calculate multi-body gravitational affects to the degree needed to predict asteroid paths that far out. And that's assuming Moore's law holds.
 
2018-04-16 06:44:37 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: mr_larry: What if a 3-5 mile wide asteroid was detected and scientists were convinced it was going to hit earth in three months?

We are at least 100 years away from having the computational power to calculate multi-body gravitational affects to the degree needed to predict asteroid paths that far out. And that's assuming Moore's law holds.


He said 3 months, not 3 centuries.
 
2018-04-16 06:50:47 AM  

GregoryD: davidphogan: GregoryD: I said this could happen and I was told there was no way we could miss something that size this close.

Yeah, well if Chelyabinsk and this doesn't open your eyes, you're a fool.

We need more funding for looking for objects like these.

This would be unfortunate to be near, but not extinction level.

it would evaporate an entire city of people. That's a little more than unfortunate. Chelyabinsk was unfortunate to have all their windows shatter. An erased city is a little more serious than unfortunate.


That's actually not the worst scenario.

Remember the Earth is 70% water.  What if it hit in the Atlantic Ocean?  That would generate one hell of a tsunami that would wipe out a good portion of the US east coast along with the Caribbean.  Pacific isn't much better.  Why lose one city when you can devastate thousands of miles of coastline?
 
2018-04-16 06:53:15 AM  

tuskahoma man: Someone made a comment that made me belly laugh. They asked "Can we pick the city".  I'm laughing cause I'm out of tears.


One comment actually made me check out the commenters profile.  He said that it was because he had suggested to aliens that a near miss asteroid might make the Russians think twice.  So I looked at his page. He does talk to aliens and his personal desires change reality. For example Playboy stopped having centerfolds because he became uninterested in nudity. Now he's interested again so they brought them back.  I haven't yet found the update on Timecube but I'm sure it has to be there somewhere.  I'm pretty sure he has the answer to all our problems if I dig deep enough.

He is also a bodybuilder and a martial artist who is assisted by an AI.
 
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2018-04-16 07:14:40 AM  
Isn't the giant death planet Niburu supposed to get us this week?
 
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