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    11 Feb '13 14:032 edits
    Naturally select your way out of that if it does, losers.

    http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=87198
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    11 Feb '13 14:09
    I am fully expecting some sort of rapture to save those who are in the blast zone.
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    11 Feb '13 14:101 edit
    JWs don't qualify as they have a private charter coming in for them.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Feb '13 14:47
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Naturally select your way out of that if it does, losers.

    http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=87198
    http://bible.cc/1_peter/5-7.htm
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    11 Feb '13 15:06
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    http://bible.cc/1_peter/5-7.htm
    Are you concerned that the big rock will land near your new pad?
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Feb '13 15:191 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester

    Are you concerned that the big rock will land near your new pad?
    Not on your life!

    If He wants to take me out now, beleive me, I'm ready to go.

    My Ticket's punched.

    Life on Earth's an Important Prelude to the Main Show.
  7. Standard memberavalanchethecat
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    11 Feb '13 18:33
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Naturally select your way out of that if it does, losers.

    http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=87198
    It's only a tiddler, wouldn't be much more than fireworks if it did hit.
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    11 Feb '13 18:531 edit
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    It's only a tiddler, wouldn't be much more than fireworks if it did hit.
    Correct at least compared to the OP threat.

    "So It Won’t Hit. But What If It Did?

    Ah, you’re one of those people who enjoys scaring the crap out of yourself. OK, let’s think about what would happen if DA14’s path actually did intersect ours.

    We have some decent comparisons. There is a crater in Arizona called, oddly enough, Meteor Crater, that’s about 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) across. It was created 50,000 years ago or so by an asteroid roughly the size of DA14, which upon impact probably detonated with an explosion equivalent to a 20 megaton nuclear weapon going off.

    That asteroid was metallic, so it could make it through the Earth’s atmosphere and hit the ground. We now know many asteroids are much less sturdy, and probably would explode high in the atmosphere, disintegrating under the excruciating pressures of screaming through the air at Mach 20. That happened in Siberia in 1908 in the famous Tunguska event. Again, a DA14-sized rock came in, but this time blew up high over the Earth’s surface.

    Not that this was any blessing. Trees were knocked down and set aflame for hundreds of square kilometers, and anyone within probably 10 kilometers wouldn’t have lived to tell the tale.

    So we really don’t want rocks like this hitting us. They won’t cause a global extinction, but it doesn’t take something ten kilometers across (like the one that did in the dinosaurs) to have a catastrophic effect. Anything the size of DA14 would be able to take out a city. And it doesn’t even have to hit over populated land; just having one come in over the United States could trigger a global economic collapse. Remember, it only took a handful of people flying a couple of planes into buildings to do that. An asteroid impact, especially one that comes in without warning, could be a lot worse."

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/11/asteroid_2012_da14_space_rock_will_miss_the_earth_by_17_000_miles.html
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    11 Feb '13 20:21
    Originally posted by divegeester
    JWs don't qualify as they have a private charter coming in for them.
    Yes we do, so if you want to take this mysterious ride you say we are gong on, you'd better step up and buy your ticket now! Lol
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    11 Feb '13 22:25
    Originally posted by JS357

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/11/asteroid_2012_da14_space_rock_will_miss_the_earth_by_17_000_miles.html
    Informative link - thanks for that.

    By the way, I followed a further link from that one and was struck by this quote which maybe has a more general relevance:

    And for those of you still prone to worry, let me add this: I was right. And when was the last time an end-of-the-world doom crier was right?

    Let me give you a hint: Never.
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/11/07/just-to-be-clear-asteroid-yu55-is-no-danger-to-earth/#.URluRfKImSo
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    12 Feb '13 04:29
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Yes we do, so if you want to take this mysterious ride you say we are gong on, you'd better step up and buy your ticket now! Lol
    How much is the ticket?
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    15 Feb '13 22:13
    What did I tell you - it's gonna hit!

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    15 Feb '13 22:16
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What did I tell you - it's gonna hit!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI
    Totally different (and much much much smaller) asteroid.

    It was going in almost the opposite direction from a totally different orbit.
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    15 Feb '13 22:21
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Totally different (and much much much smaller) asteroid.

    It was going in almost the opposite direction from a totally different orbit.
    *coughs

    I did realise that...
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