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A Bit Frightening....

Wed Sep 20, 2000 10:16 am

While I was getting my hair cut today, the hairdresser said to me that a giant asteroid barely missed hitting the earth by 2.5 million miles. He says that 2.5 million is not that far in space, which I believe. He also mentioned that the reason that we did not hear about it was that it would frighten the public. Comments?

TurboTristar
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Wed Sep 20, 2000 11:49 am

I can't help my self, but I suspect your hairdresser has been sniffing the perming solutions for far too long.

mb
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Wed Sep 20, 2000 9:43 pm

This happens almost everyday. If a normal sized asteroid would hit the earth, chances are it would burn up in our atmosphere. 
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Wed Sep 20, 2000 9:53 pm

I think your hairdresser wached too much TV. If asteroid hits the earth you won't even feel it. Don't care.
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Wed Sep 20, 2000 10:51 pm

It's true , it happened about 2 weeks ago, It was in the papers here. Just as a note an car-sized asteroid would not enterely consume in the atmosphere, it would end up about the size of a microwave ...ouch!

A350: If one hits the earth and your are not close to the collision point, trust me, you'll feel it either by fire or with water submerging you.

Nicolas Bourbillon
 
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Thu Sep 21, 2000 12:35 am

It's interesting to note, however, that numerous governments are now allying to create a network of land-based satellites to search for these deadly asteroids. It is spearheaded by the English government.

Something must have really scared them to decide to create this network.

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Thu Sep 21, 2000 1:30 am

I also heard about that network being created, which begs the question of how is that going to help us other than telling us that the asteroid is coming?
To warn the public so that a mass hysteria will ensue? Martial law can be enacted? What are they going to do? Fire all kinds of nukes and lasers and either break it up or deflect it off course? What are the chances that a doomsday asteroid will actually come?
Sounds like they've seen "Armageddon" one too many times.
When it comes, it comes, that's it. Case closed. We're finished.
 
Guest

RE: A Bit Frightening....

Thu Sep 21, 2000 6:17 am

He said this one was pretty big, but who knows

TurboTristar
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Thu Sep 21, 2000 12:11 pm

We can destoy or even knock the ateroid off of course so it doesn't hit earth.

But an ateroid traveling at a million miles per hour would give us no warning, that would be it.
 
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RE: Boeing747-400

Fri Sep 22, 2000 3:33 am

A body traveling from the sun (somewhere near) at a million MPH would take 93 hours to enter Earth's air.

With a good SDI system (Star Wars, if you will) we'd have a good chance of making a change.

GE
 
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RE: Boeing747-400

Fri Sep 22, 2000 7:42 am

Acutally, it would take 9.3 hours.
 
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RE: Boeing747-400

Fri Sep 22, 2000 10:26 am

Now I am truly confused. How would a rock travelling at 1-million miles per hour from 93-million miles away only take 9.3 hours to get here?

At one million miles per hour it would take 93 hours. You see, 1-million X 93 = 93-million. Right?

GE
 
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RE: Boeing747-400

Fri Sep 22, 2000 11:15 am

Ooops!

I was wrong.

Sorry!
 
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RE: A Bit Frightening....

Fri Sep 22, 2000 3:38 pm

Sounds like someone has been reading the Weekly World News!
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