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^^ What you did there...I saw that. Picked up on that "sarcasm" wiki really quick eh? Priceless!
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I like all the "nuke it" posts that have been made. The biggest epic fail of a nuke scenario is that it does break up into smaller debris and still continues. I don't want radioactive material falling down, regardless if it will make an impact. That, being radioactive material and all, would be enough to make the whole endeavor not worth it. Using an explosion to alter the course wouldn't be a bad idea, assuming that it works. If it doesn't we still have the problem of a now radioactive meteor hitting the earth if it doesn't, causing more damage than initially.
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post #93 of 144
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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!!!
Pretty sure it has already been canceled. It's not getting another season.

Ayway, I like how spot on those scientists are. Precisely 17 years later, exactly, the asteroid will smack us down. Even the date is specific. April 13th on the dot. Wow. That's some amazing technology there. They couldn't possibly pull anything like that out of their asses, no sir.
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post #94 of 144
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Pretty sure it has already been canceled. It's not getting another season.

Ayway, I like how spot on those scientists are. Precisely 17 years later, exactly, the asteroid will smack us down. Even the date is specific. April 13th on the dot. Wow. That's some amazing technology there. They couldn't possibly pull anything like that out of their asses, no sir.
Or perhaps they just used math and a trajectory model to come up with an educated prediction. *gasp*
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post #95 of 144
Thats because Teal'c isn't his first prime anymore. Otherwise he would hit on the first try, being no need for a second attempt.
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In which thousands of fragmented pieces would remain and cause more damage?
Most of it would break up in the atmosphere though, no?

If need be, couldn't the forces of the ENTIRE world, not just NASA, put together 1% of total GDP in funding for a probe to land on it, with a set of boosters on its head to propel it onto a different trajectory? An hour of solid rocket fuel burnt would be more than enough energy I would think? Plus the further away it is from earth that we can push it from, the less effort we would have to impart on the meteor to shift it the sufficient amount.
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post #97 of 144
I think the best thing to do is set something on it or near.

If we could land on this thing: drill into it to create a clamp, position the rockets outward, fire and push it out of the way. Ofcourse that would only work if it rotation is static, like the moon and it's dark side to the earth.

How about waiting until it came around the first time and slamming something the size of a garage into it, non nuclear. It is space and any type of force has a huge impact on somethings trajectory, right? Especially when it's going to take 6 more years to come back around.
Edited by pengs - 2/12/11 at 4:09pm
post #98 of 144
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
There have been numerous documentary specials on similar things and how the people of Earth would deal with it. The simplest sounds like just smashing something into it so that its trajectory is nudged just enough to miss us.

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!!!
Agreed man. Sci-Fi I have no hope for. They ruined Serenity, Farscape, The Dresden Files, and more others than I can count. Oh yeah and Caprica. Stupid bastards.
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I like all the "nuke it" posts that have been made. The biggest epic fail of a nuke scenario is that it does break up into smaller debris and still continues. I don't want radioactive material falling down, regardless if it will make an impact. That, being radioactive material and all, would be enough to make the whole endeavor not worth it. Using an explosion to alter the course wouldn't be a bad idea, assuming that it works. If it doesn't we still have the problem of a now radioactive meteor hitting the earth if it doesn't, causing more damage than initially.
Yeah... the thing is whatever nuke we would use to bomb the meteor has already been tested in the earth's atmosphere, lol. Detonating it in space would cause less damage than that.
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Agreed man. Sci-Fi I have no hope for. They ruined Serenity, Farscape, The Dresden Files, and more others than I can count. Oh yeah and Caprica. Stupid bastards.
Farscape is great. I started watching that through a few months ago. I'm halfway done with season 4 right now.

Serenity is great too. Even my wife could stand to watch it, and she generally hates sci-fi.
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