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This is a live stream of observatories in Australia watching he Asteroid 2012 DA14 is passing 5,000 miles closer to Earth than our orbiting communication satellites. The Asteroid is the size of a 15 story office building and if it hit earth it would most likely explode in our low atmosphere with a force thousands of times larger than the Hiroshima bomb. Because it's orbit crosses earths orbit it will hit earth eventually, but it's next few passings have been calculated as near misses same as this one, measurements on this passing will allow further calculations to be made more accurately to forecast it's orbits farther into the future. So we will know if it will hit us well ahead, but will we be prepared to do something about it when we know?
NASA JPL Live @ Ustream.TV: UPCOMING EVENTS: NASA Follows Asteroid Flyby Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) For more information, including...
Get Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck on the phone. It's time to save the world.
That only happens in movies.
I've spoken with numerous engineering and physics friends on the subject. From what I believe, a meteor/asteroid/comet with ramifications of biblical proportions could be deflected in theory....but I'm not convinced it would realistically work. Of course, fifty years from now, who knows.
Location: Mumbai, India
We gone yet?
I just wanted to say I love you guys. Until we meet again on the other side...
When are we supposed to castrate ourselves?
I believe that Big Doug could deflect the meteor.
Don't post poop!
Any time - none of us use it anyway.
I saw "live stream" in the title and assumed that the spammers had found their way over to this board.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Theoretically yes, that's just physics, it's all dependent on whether or not our technological/engineering is advanced enough to pull it off. But lets not fund NASA, all they do is play around with their telescopes and get nothing done.
Since we're doomed anyway, I need you all to know that I stole money from Tui--the money he stole from you.
I used it to buy a PBR for a horny sorority chick with a red ribbon in her hair.
I also bummed a roach off a stoner hanging out in front of the liquor store next to El Az.
She gave me a handjob in the back of my Chevy Cruz. It was tight, but it worked, at least for me. Who cares about her, amirite?
Sorry, but that was the closest thing to hookers and blow I could buy with that NASCAR bounty.
I love you all, man.
This post was edited by tGreenWay 17 months ago
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
WTF would we do??
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
Also call J Lo and Ice Cube in case there are any space anacondas riding it.
You're in college. The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day.
actually if there was a threat of it hitting the earth, you could actually change its speed by sending a spacecraft into it to delay/deflect or slow it down and let the earth pass by the current path it is taking.
This post was edited by mullethead21446 17 months ago
Chuck Norris will scare it out of its orbit.
So we would need a HOLY FUCK TONNE of force to move an astroids path enough to miss earth, it's possible, but we would need a lot of fuel up there to create the force, but there in lies the problem. To bring a lot of fuel into space we need a bigger heavier rocket, a bigger rocket takes more fuel, which adds more weight. So it's not extremely easy to get a large mass of anything away from earth, into orbit is one thing, but completely free from it to go out and meet an asteroid, potentially need to slow down or match velocities with it, then burn the fuel we brought to move it. Yeah, it's really not as easy as it sounds, I promise you that.
Paint one side black and one side white! Light reflecting/absorbing will throw it off course...
You just needs a few satellites to hover close to it and use their weak gravitational fields to slowly pull it off course. The problem is the satellites would need to be there a few years ago.
This post was edited by Izzo Court 17 months ago
"That's a space peanut."
This post was edited by OPatMSU 17 months ago
I'm confident our future alien overlords will have the technology to handle anything coming at us.
Space elevators man, space elevators. They're relatively simple and very cheap, and could stockpile a whole lot of anything in orbit if you wanted to.
The problem is that terrorists want us all to live in caves anyway, and it'd be just as easy to crash into a space elevator as it would be a building. It would have to be in a remote, harsh location, patrolled by ground troops as well as fighter jets, and with some kind of missile defense system. But we have all that stuff now, and to prevent an extinction level event, it would obviously be worth it.
From the 2nd article linked below: "The great problem in exploiting space is in getting up out of the Earth’s gravity well. As the man once pointed out, when you’re in orbit you’re not halfway to the Moon, you’re halfway to anywhere..."
Space elevators are explained in this article. Learn about space elevators.
The great problem in exploiting space is in getting up out of the Earthre halfway to anywhere. And our technologies of how to get out of that gravity well are really rather [...]
Hopefully they don't alter the course so it hits earth dead nuts center the next time around.
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