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This will place the planet into termoil, most like disrupting all electronic transmisions from the mars rover(s) if not destroying them. Nasa would die crying if that happened.
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Why would assume that? Mars is really really far away...
Why not, Understand the magnitude of this explosion, and the lack of a strong atmosphere on mars will not keep that drebree contained all that well.
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Better them than us, lol!!
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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.

Actually, if they give us a first world view of the devastation, that's worth the price of admission ...and better them than us.
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Wouldn't this be an opportunity to go and try to deflect this thing from hitting Mars to gain experience in case we needed to protect Earth from one? I'm also thinking something hitting Mars could affect the rest of the solar system.

Wouldn't work...the only way that a plan to stop something like a comet would work is if it was heading toward earth...than all the corporations would not be caring if they got paid prior to providing resources. To save Mars no one would lift a finger without being paid upfront. That isn't even getting into all the Government red tape and paper work that would need to be done for operation like this that would be nearly completely ignored if it was to save Earth.

In order to do something like change the course of an asteroid or comet we would need every human to be in mortal danger. Faced with that situation I am quite confident we could do it, but we could never do it for science or just for fun.
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Crossing my fingers for a front row seat... for SCIENCE!!! of course
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Maybe it is what mars needs a little kickstart to sustain life. rolleyes.gif
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Aaaaand we don't have the technology figured out to make it happen. I guess if the time comes we could just build a giant garbage ball and strap it to a rocket, then fire it blindly into space.

I'm down for that. I just hope our giant garbage ball doesn't come back to haunt us.thumb.gif
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maybe the comet will bring life to mars, like they did for earth!!!


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