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By then we should have an orbital laser cannon. Similar to this.

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I doubt this'll be a problem in 2036. We'll have incomprehensibly better technology by then, considering the rate at which technology improves.
    
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Last time I checked, if it was going to hit us it would hit in the middle of the pacific. The impact would cause a tsunami about half a mile high, obliterating the west coast of the US, and the east coast of Asia and it island friends.
It's small enough that we could blow it into a million pieces with a bomb. Wouldn't even have to use a nuke, unless it's all metals or something. Either way we've got the firepower to completely demolish it.
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You have no idea how long I have waited to use this image:



5 years in the making since you joined OCN?

That was epic.
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Time to get out my scuba gear!
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8:40


Yep.
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jakes on you because the world will end next year
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If JAFFA! KREE! doesn't save us, we can always get Goku to go all Kamahamaha on it's butt.
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post #39 of 144
Not worried at all. A single, even low yield nuke could knock it out of its trajectory.
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post #40 of 144
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Originally Posted by Dmoney View Post
Last time I checked, if it was going to hit us it would hit in the middle of the pacific. The impact would cause a tsunami about half a mile high, obliterating the west coast of the US, and the east coast of Asia and it island friends.
Maybe their calculations are off. These things usually hit Los Angeles.
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