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Originally Posted by s-x View Post
We have 24 years to prepare for this.. I'm not an apocalypse preacher but the odds of 1 in 250,000 are quite good considering it could kill millions. At some point earth will get hit by an asteroid, so I dont see why governments wouldnt start collaborating on a system to protect the earth.. Except greed.
lol, if any government announced they were investing in an asteroid defense system they would be a laughing stock. Not to mention to outcry of the taxpayers.
    
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
Facedesk. If a high powered nuke destroyed that nuke, there wouldn't be many fragments, but that's not the point. The most probable outcome would be to detonate the nuke simply so it pushes the asteroid out of its trajectory.
3 types of asteroids come to mind. Asteroids that make up a bunch of rocks will most likely get back together if we'd use a nuke, if they don't we'll be seeing a nice and big meteor shower. Asteroids that are solid, are next to impossible to destroy in small enough fragments. It would make a but load of smaller problems out of that single problem. If it's a loose sand/mud like asteroid, the nuke's impact will be absorbed.

Tunguska was probably a 10-20 meter asteroid, it didn't even hit the earth properly and was able to completely destroy 2,150 square kilometres of land. So even if we'd be able to break up this 270meter asteroid in pieces of varying sizes say... 50 to 1 meter. And one of those fell near a populated area. Those people better be DNR.

That said. I don't think it will hit.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
Speaking of Stargate...I make this plea to people: Please start watching Stargate Universe! It is a great show, but because SyFy is retarded, they put it on Mondays during regular broadcast station shows so the ratings are down, causing them to think they have to cancel the show. Watch it so ratings pick up and SyFy changes its mind and renews the show! SAVE STARGATE UNIVERSE!!!
Indeed, i like teh show, but Is it back on yet? Because if it is i jsut missed Huge Amounts of teh show, oh shiz nitz.
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SAVE STARGATE UNIVERSE!!!
No it's a horrible show and I am happy that its cancelled.
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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.
If this is right then we have nothing to worry about. Japan is one of those islands and there is no way the land of giant robots and kamikaze's is going to get annihilated by a rock.
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Looks like there's only one thing left to do

I wish it was Ben Affleck who stayed behind and died the douche.
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3 types of asteroids come to mind. Asteroids that make up a bunch of rocks will most likely get back together if we'd use a nuke, if they don't we'll be seeing a nice and big meteor shower. Asteroids that are solid, are next to impossible to destroy in small enough fragments. It would make a but load of smaller problems out of that single problem. If it's a loose sand/mud like asteroid, the nuke's impact will be absorbed.

Tunguska was probably a 10-20 meter asteroid, it didn't even hit the earth properly and was able to completely destroy 2,150 square kilometres of land. So even if we'd be able to break up this 270meter asteroid in pieces of varying sizes say... 50 to 1 meter. And one of those fell near a populated area. Those people better be DNR.

That said. I don't think it will hit.
dunno what you read since i'm not saying nuke = blow it into a million pieces. The nuke can simply be detonated to push it away, not physically change it.
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We were able to smack a comet with a projectile that was fired from a probe, I think we could take care of an asteroid if need be.
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If that happens, I'd run to the nearest computer shop, stock up on the best gear and game shop...... or maybe find some Girls. >=D
   
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...It is a sad day when ancient egyptian mythology being the inspiration for a name is mistaken for a tv show...
This is what our culture has become. It is sad.
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