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This thread is so depressing. I love reading about this kind of stuff but man does it mess up my brain.
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one of these days, dark matter is going to throw off the calculations and an asteroid will actually hit earth.

knock on wood.
That's not how darkmatter works.
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That's not how darkmatter works.
your explanation is so clear.
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Elinin's not a comet. Comets don't set off earthquakes. Massive iron cores of dwarf stars running around do though. It's going to be here at 6pm est. 11-9-11. My computer will be shut off most of tomorrow and all of the day after. Emergency broadcast system will have a test over entire country on 11-9-11 but the test won't end with return to normal programming. It just grabs all the stations tunes it to the broadcast system and leaves it there is what i've heard from people involved with those systems.

I've studied prophecy quite a bit and the new madrid fault line is supposed to blow in US at some point. But I can't say if this will get US or some other country or what. When it aligned at great distance on way in it did japan. I can't even imagine what this sucker is going to do being this close.
Governments have been building deep underground bunkers and stocking them like mad. But someone blew a lot of those up.

And of course the people who run the big machine are not wanting to care about it at all. They are simply looking at it as an oportunity to take over the few countries that do not have a rothchilds bank. Since they got libya they only have cuba, Iran, North Korea and Sudan left.
And they spent all last week and this week destroying europe and trying to get IMF guys in there as dictators.
Are you sure you are not on something? Really dude, go out and get some fresh air...maybe get laid...cause the comments above, just wow!
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Tilfoil hat guy doesn't realise that the New Madrid earthquake zone is actually still in an aftershock sequence from the 1812 one.

Anyway, usual media hype..moving on:

It should be 2029 you should be worried about, not 2012:



post #96 of 110
No fun if I can't see it. Would be tight if it splashed into the moon. Dun'cur 'bout repercussions. lol

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That is blatantly wrong. The Earth is hit by extraterrestrial rocks multiple times a day. Many more burn up in the atmosphere.
They meant the kind that do a drive by and not slam into the Earth.

EDIT: Very nice chinesekiwi. Too bad I don't trust CHINESE FLIGHTLESS BIRDS!!!!111
Edited by BlackVenom - 11/7/11 at 5:22pm
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your explanation is so clear.
Alright.

Dark matter is the blanket term Physicists use to describe matter that is not visible using our current methods of observation. For example, 98% of the matter in the solar system is in the sun which, of course, is very easy to spot, even from light years away.

Dark matter close to us would be much more observable, both because the light from our sun would hit it, allowing it to be clearly visible, and the gravitational effects it would have on other objects on the solar system.
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Alright.

Dark matter is the blanket term Physicists use to describe matter that is not visible using our current methods of observation. For example, 98% of the matter in the solar system is in the sun which, of course, is very easy to spot, even from light years away.

Dark matter close to us would be much more observable, both because the light from our sun would hit it, allowing it to be clearly visible, and the gravitational effects it would have on other objects on the solar system.
When asteroids are within feet of hitting earth, even a small amount of mass (1% of our solar system) not calculated on the force of an asteroid over 100 years will make a huge impact (pun intended).

Moreover, the possibility still exists that there can be a stray asteroid not caught in orbit around any large bodies near our solar system that can be misdirected from dark matter far away from us.

More importantly, your bolded statement is false.
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It should be 2029 you should be worried about, not 2012:

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Bollocks, the calculation that everyone talks about in regards to the asteroid 1997XF11 is the most alarmist one that everyone keeps reproducing. I want to see more recent calculations, in the last 2-3 years. Even back in 1998 when the 30K miles scenario was devised subsequent calculations put the nominal distance at 600K miles. Even if that had a margin of error of 300K miles it still misses us for sure.

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau.../1997XF11.html
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This is relevant

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