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Christmas Eve Asteroid: An Early Present for Astronomers
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jries921
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12/28/2015 | 9:29:28 AM
Re: Reassurances
Touche.  But I think that one is for a different reason; likewise with Former President George H. W. Bush and other WWII generation politicians.
Joe Stanganelli
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12/27/2015 | 1:49:09 PM
Re: Reassurances
How tragically ironic -- that the debris of our own scientific advances could make things more difficult in the future.
Joe Stanganelli
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12/27/2015 | 1:48:29 PM
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@jries: Where's Henry Kissinger these days?  ;)
jries921
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12/26/2015 | 1:00:53 PM
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If the "well connected" are hiding in their bunkers, then they're not out in public.  Can you think of any prominent people who haven't been out and about in a while?
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12/26/2015 | 12:33:52 PM
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@joe: I heard blowing up an oncoming asteroid to smithereens would actually make things worse for us because then the particles would collide with other space junk and form conglomerated make-shift asteroids. Most of the space junk are heat resistant parts of space craft so while entering the atmosphere they would not be burned to a crisp.
yalanand
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12/26/2015 | 12:31:49 PM
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I don't think we have got to worry about a massive asteroid impacting earth anytime soon. Also an asteroid that is so far away experiences so less pull from the earth's orbit that it is almost negligible. Although I'm not saying that it's not enough to bring the asteroid closer to earth, I'm just saying it doesn't have enough power to do so.
Joe Stanganelli
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12/25/2015 | 11:17:12 AM
Reassurances
With all the reassurances, one has to wonder about the hypothetical/unlikely event of an asteroid actually presenting serious danger -- and whether we would be told "Don't Panic" like all the other times (while the well-connected quietly hide in their bunkers).


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