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Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post

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.

Mars is ur new home. We have to protect it.
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if earth is hit by something of that caliber, Earth probably wont survive
Not even close, but humanity wouldn't. For reference, they're estimating a 500km crater from an impact. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs left a 180km crater. The largest intact crater on Earth is 300km across.
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 2/25/13 at 9:28pm
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what happens if mars go bye bye does it throw earth off its orbit and destabilize the solar system causing a big bang? I just throwing some ideas out there! who knows!thumb.gif
 
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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.

I know. But hypothetically we've got about 1 year and 8 months.
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what happens if mars go bye bye does it throw earth off its orbit and destabilize the solar system causing a big bang? I just throwing some ideas out there! who knows!thumb.gif

Well it wouldn't be nearly enough to destroy the planet itself of course, though with my (very non scientific method) understanding I'd imagine it may be thrown slightly off it's standard orbit, but I'm talking minuscule numbers here that probably wouldn't be detectable.
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What is all of this terraforming nonsense? Every time a grown up is in one of those science guy debates about this he lets the UFO/Dracula/Bigfoot/Michio Kaku types argue for a while, then stands up and says "No magnetic field=No habitation other than in self contained man made structures, drops his pen on the table and walks out of the room. All the atmosphere a comet might make is going to be eaten by solar corpuscular radiation so it doesn't matter. I don't get it.
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If this thing was headed towards Earth, we might as-well launch all of the nuclear weapons that we have on Earth and see if we can destroy it to pieces.
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Now if it hits Mars at the right angle it could pot us into a Black Hole!

Its scary redface.gif

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Id like to be the first to thank mars for taking this one for the team. Way to go little red brother, we will send a medal to your wife
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If Mars gets wrecked, humanity has no where to go once they finish destroying earth.
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