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image earth getting hit with that





ok dont imagine that

Yeah, I'm going to try not to.... it would be horrific. eek.gif
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It really makes you appreciate life here on Earth. If this is true, we can forget teraforming Mars any time soon.

Actually, it might start Terra forming on its own. Comets equates to massive amounts of ice. The following impact will grossly expand greenhouse gas + carbon dioxide and primordial soup, could potentially make it hospitable to plants if we ever launched some over there.
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Actually, it might start Terra forming on its own. Comets equates to massive amounts of ice. The following impact will grossly expand greenhouse gas + carbon dioxide and primordial soup, could potentially make it hospitable to plants if we ever launched some over there.

So in like 100,000,000,000 years, Mars could support life again!
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8 months. We could make it. However, I dont think we have anything even vaguely powerful enough to deflect something so late in the game. You'd have to repetitively nudge it with nuke after nuke, which is actually a terrible idea (it could break into lots of pieces) if it were the method used to deflect an earth-bound rock. Any non-nuke method would require world-wide collaboration and the entire economies of most of all the major nations.

The actual method involves a 5 year period of setting a small gravitationally attractive item near the comet that provides enough forced over time to shift the trajectory away from the original one.
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So there goes the mars rover. That would be amazing if we capture video of that on the ground.
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So in like 100,000,000,000 years, Mars could support life again!
If we don't intervene, possibly. If we intervene it could happen on a significantly faster time scale depending on where it hit/what chemicals are released.
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The actual method involves a 5 year period of setting a small gravitationally attractive item near the comet that provides enough forced over time to shift the trajectory away from the original one.
That's the method for when we've got 5 years, nukes are the OH **** method thumb.gif
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Nasa better pack up their billion $$ Robos tongue.gif
     
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Do the Mars Rovers have dashboard cameras? biggrin.gif
   
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if earth is hit by something of that caliber, Earth probably wont survive
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Sad that the billions invested in these robots will just go down the toilet, but whatever. I really hope it hits mars and not miss it because there is a very small but possible chance that we are next.
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