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16-04-2018, 11:51   #1
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Earth had a close shave with a large Asteroid this weekend.

So it seems an asteroid (2018 GE3) swept by at half the moon’s distance Sunday, just hours after being detected. Its size is 3 to 6 times that of the space rock that penetrated the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013.

What's surprising about this is not only how close it came to earth but the fact that it was only discovered on Saturday. This asteroid is estimated to have been of similar size to the Tunguska Asteroid of 1908 that flattened 2,000 square miles of Forrest in Russia.

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Wait, is that the one that's scheduled to eradicate Earth on the 23rd and it actually ran early?! Damn you, messing my plans up there stupid Asteriod!
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I'm not sure if I'd like to know if we were going to get a smack of it or not .

And anyway is Bruce Willis getting a bit old , so we'd be fcuked.
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I'm not sure if I'd like to know if we were going to get a smack of it or not .

And anyway is Bruce Willis getting a bit old , so we'd be fcuked.
We'd have been fcuked anyhow... 1 days notice isn't exactly enough time to formulate any sort of plan.
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We'd have been fcuked anyhow... 1 days notice isn't exactly enough time to formulate any sort of plan.
Ahem Superman has experience of these things.
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How fitting it would have been had it struck us on Friday 13th
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As if there wasn't enough things trying to kill us on a daily basis, we know have to contend with rocks from outer space attempting to obliterate us to boot. I think I need to lye down.
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16-04-2018, 12:19   #8
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I thought the fellas in NASA were watching out for this kinda thing.
Probably all glued to porn.
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16-04-2018, 12:30   #9
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Be fairly awesome to experience tbh. If the world didn't end when a similar object hit in 1908, this would hardly be judgement day.

I think we're fairly overdue a large impact like this anyway, so the odds of one landing in our lifetimes pretty big.

Thing is, for this to be a major cataclysm requires lots and lots of really unlikely things to happen at the same time. The area of the earth's surface actually occupied by people is tiny. A direct impact which causes lots of deaths, or even triggers a series of other events (such as earthquakes and tsunamis), is very improbable. Most likely it would come down just like it did in Tunguska - in a remote and sparsely populated area, or in an ocean a long way from land.
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It's kinda hard to see rocks floating in space, especially if they're coming at us from the wrong way (from the sunny side) all we'd see is a shadow against a black background.
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It's kinda hard to see rocks floating in space, especially if they're coming at us from the wrong way (from the sunny side) all we'd see is a shadow against a black background.
That's why you should look for them at night time
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Be fairly awesome to experience tbh. If the world didn't end when a similar object hit in 1908, this would hardly be judgement day.

I think we're fairly overdue a large impact like this anyway, so the odds of one landing in our lifetimes pretty big.

Thing is, for this to be a major cataclysm requires lots and lots of really unlikely things to happen at the same time. The area of the earth's surface actually occupied by people is tiny. A direct impact which causes lots of deaths, or even triggers a series of other events (such as earthquakes and tsunamis), is very improbable. Most likely it would come down just like it did in Tunguska - in a remote and sparsely populated area, or in an ocean a long way from land.
To be fair 2/3 of the planet is water and the majority of large settlements are on the coast. And tsunamis travel a long distance.
So a tsunami is more likely that it hitting land that's not populated.
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If I'd known that I would have had the bullocks out for a shave.
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I follow the saying .... beware of so called friends who throw rocks at you

The mother of all rocks, a belt of an asteroid, make sure your VHI aid up to date in case one hits you !

My name is worded .... and I’m glad I’m with VHI health care

Plans A7 and Family + now cover asteroid hits

Also a good idea to carry asteroid repellant spray when outdoors

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I follow the saying .... beware if so called friends who throw rocks at you

The mother of all rocks, a belt of an asteroid, make sure your VHI aid up to date in case one hits you !

My name is worded .... and I’m glad I’m with VHI health care

Plans A7 and Family + now cover asteroid hits
Asteroid cover , just before hemoroid cover.
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