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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1630 posts, RR: 28
Posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Whilst I was trawling through YouTube, I found this spine-chilling video of a planetoid hitting Earth and reducing it to a smouldering ember.




What do you think? Could anyone conceivably survive this? As you can see, a fiery shockwave encircles the entire planet, burning everything up.

As the planetoid approaches Earth, a huge shadow is cast; a city is darkened as the huge shadow passes overhead.

Note the blackened hulk of Big Ben in a smouldering London, as bells peal out a mournful death knell. Note the remains of the Parthenon in a smouldering Athens. Watch the oceans evaporate instantaneously, and the snow flash right off the mountains.

I'm surprised Earth doesn't crack up and shatter like a big egg upon the impact of the planetoid.

So, how could anyone survive?

What would you do if you saw a huge shadow coming over your city, or saw a huge object off in the distance descending towards the horizon, knowing there is NOWHERE to hide?

SmithAir747


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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1044 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1613 times:



Quoting SmithAir747 (Thread starter):
As the planetoid approaches Earth, a huge shadow is cast; a city is darkened as the huge shadow passes overhead.

That sounds exciting. I'd love to witness like a 10 second solar eclipse.



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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Wouldn't the whole planet ultimately come apart from something like that?

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
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Quoting SmithAir747 (Thread starter):
What would you do if you saw a huge shadow coming over your city, or saw a huge object off in the distance descending towards the horizon, knowing there is NOWHERE to hide?

In the 1970s, during the Ray Gun Presidency, I shared a house that faced San Diego Harbor in Mission Hills. Something like 30% of the US Naval Fleet is home ported here as is the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and (at the time) Naval Recruit Depot. There is also an Anti-Submarine Warfare School, now SPAWAR (Space Weapons Research) etc. etc. etc.

We had a deal -- in the case of nuclear attack the neighborhood was meeting on the roof of the house to drink coctails, watch whatever we could see of the spectacle of MIRVs raining down on as and to assure a full dose of radiation. At the time the administration wanted the population to practice evacuation drills to North San Diego County (what to sleep in tents near Camp Pendleton -- very large Marine Corps base) or the desert -- great place for a million people to show up without water if it is summertime.

Winnable nuclear war -- yeah right.


User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1491 times:



Quoting SmithAir747 (Thread starter):
Could Anyone Survive This

I think the initial shock-wave would be so powerful it would kill many people. And i see no way any survivors from the shock-wave could live for any extended period of time without being killed i.e. with the fire etc.



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5705 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1487 times:
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Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 3):
In the 1970s, during the Ray Gun Presidency,

Planning ahead huh... "Ray Gun" was not president in the '70s



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Didn't something like this happen already ? I read a theory once that a smallish planetoid hit the Earth at least once (some years ago, mind) and that's what formed the Pacific Ocean.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24938 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1472 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
I read a theory once that a smallish planetoid hit the Earth at least once (some years ago, mind) and that's what formed the Pacific Ocean.

I thought it was you that formed the Pacific Ocean by diving into the Atlantic Ocean?  duck 



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1449 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
I thought it was you that formed the Pacific Ocean by diving into the Atlantic Ocean?

Fnah fnah, you Pictish oaf. Just for that I shall visit Scotland (against my better judgement and every cultural impulse I possess) and sink it.


User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

I don't think that anybody could possibly survive this.

The atmosphere itself would be filled with so many toxic particulates that the atmosphere itself would be un breathable. And if we did breathe it in we would essentially be dead within minutes or hours depending on the concentration of toxins within the air. Thats my guess.

Furthermore, lets look at the size of that object. It is massive. Presumably its travelling extremely fast. If we use the equation P=MV, whereby M being the mass (which from the video looks large) and V (which is basically velocity which also we are presuming to be high) the momentum (P) would just be through the roof.

Now if something with a high momentum of that size just crashes into the Earth then I would expect the whole of the World to be literally, obliterated. Nothing would be recognizable in the video like it is i.e. Big Ben.

This in essence is the extinction of all life on Earth. So no, I don't think we could ever survive something like this. Even if humans did survive (which is really unlikely), then we would soon die as there would be no plants (to create oxygen) and no animals (for basic sustenance such as milk and meat) and the water will be polluted with so much dirt and dust.

I heard something about some kind of Star Wars system whereby nations fire lasers into the sky to stop incoming meteors. I wonder whats happening with that?

Regards.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

I think Bruce Willis will be the only one to die. He'll drill a hole to the center of the rock and explode a bomb in there to blow it apart, thus creating two smaller falling objects that miss the earth. Unfortunately, he'll have to stay on the rock to do so, so he'll get blown up. The real tragedy will occur after the event; his hot daughter will marry a really bad actor.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1385 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):
I think Bruce Willis will be the only one to die.

Please can it be Tom Cruise ? Pretty please ??

Oh - and Kirkie. Obviously. A couple of fragments to rain down on the alleyway behind Oddbins in Auctermuchty. It's not too much to ask, is it ?


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1379 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 8):
Just for that I shall visit Scotland (against my better judgement and every cultural impulse I possess) and sink it.

You wouldn't get a Visa. Or survive the shuttle up from Heathrow. And the train wouldn't take the strain! Big grin

I think if that sort of thing was imminent I'd just get very, very drunk and stay that way until I was evaporated. At least with a couple of bottles of good Malt inside me it would take long! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1365 times:



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 12):
At least with a couple of bottles of good Malt inside me it would take long!

Or you could just eat a few plates of macaroni cheese and blow the thing right back out of the solar system. I've seen you do it before. Peee-yooo  yuck 

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 12):
You wouldn't get a Visa.

I already have two Visas. And an Amex. They're sure to let me in - those North Sea oil revenues can't last forever, and their only other source of revenue is tartan-coloured tins of shortbread. Mmmmm - shortbreadddd....


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1348 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 13):
Or you could just eat a few plates of macaroni cheese and blow the thing right back out of the solar system. I've seen you do it before. Peee-yooo

Your remarks are against my human rights and I therefore pronounce you as meteor fodder and you shall be catapulted into space in the unlikely event of a threatened catstrophic strike! You will then knock the aforementioned metoer aside and continue into the far reaches of outer space leaving us all in peace and harmony, with no more silly thread hijackings!! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 3):
In the 1970s, during the Ray Gun Presidency,

Hmm, I'm thinking you've used more than a few recreational drugs in your day, perhaps?   Nixon, Ford and Carter were US presidents during the period in question.

[Edited 2008-03-08 09:28:11]

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1311 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):
I think Bruce Willis will be the only one to die. He'll drill a hole to the center of the rock and explode a bomb in there to blow it apart, thus creating two smaller falling objects that miss the earth. Unfortunately, he'll have to stay on the rock to do so, so he'll get blown up. The real tragedy will occur after the event; his hot daughter will marry a really bad actor.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1307 times:



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 14):
Your remarks are against my human rights

In order to have human rights you have to be human. The defence rests.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1295 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
The defence rests

Takes one to know one!  tongue 

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
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Quoting Halls120 (Reply 15):
Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 3):
In the 1970s, during the Ray Gun Presidency,

Hmm, I'm thinking you've used more than a few recreational drugs in your day, perhaps?   Nixon, Ford and Carter were US presidents during the period in question.

While I was smoking pot, I at least learned some manners. Recreational drugs are not necessary to make a typing error.


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1401 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

It would be really crazy if there were astronauts on the ISS or something like that, watching something like that happen.

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1161 times:



Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 20):

"Uhhh, Houston. That was a might big boom there. Houston?"



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6247 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
Didn't something like this happen already ? I read a theory once that a smallish planetoid hit the Earth at least once

A collision like the one on this video was what created the moon. I don't know how many zillions of years ago.

And no. Northing would survive such a collision.


User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1086 times:



Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 20):
It would be really crazy if there were astronauts on the ISS or something like that, watching something like that happen.

That would be the point in their lives where they feel most alone....


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1083 times:



Quoting AR385 (Reply 22):
A collision like the one on this video was what created the moon.

There is some disgareement about that, I believe. The age and composition of the moon, and that fact that it coalesced at all, would seem to be at odds with this theory, although this does not prove that such a collision did not occur at all, just that it may not have resulted in the formation of the moon.

Quoting RacingGreen07 (Reply 23):
That would be the point in their lives where they feel most alone....

Let's hope they brought marshmallows.


User currently offlineFarnborough24 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1008 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):
I think Bruce Willis will be the only one to die. He'll drill a hole to the center of the rock and explode a bomb in there to blow it apart, thus creating two smaller falling objects that miss the earth. Unfortunately, he'll have to stay on the rock to do so, so he'll get blown up. The real tragedy will occur after the event; his hot daughter will marry a really bad actor.

Wow man. You have a brilliant imagination! Ever thought about going into the entertainments industry? lol

To be honest, Armageddon is a guilty pleasure of mine. Can't get enough of it!  embarrassed 



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