this may be of some local interest
OT: Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth on Monday
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have made recruiting a moot point.
Only a 2-star asteroid with no BCS offers
It's a tie in for the new Transformers movie.
"Butt - clenchinlgy close distance"
I am going to have to remember that for future threads when appropriate.
Fuck it, I'm drunk. 'Merica.
Guranteed it would have touched down in Columbus if it made contact. No disastrous news out of that city for a couple weeks not.
I sure as shit hope not. Btw, Columbus is actually a pretty awesome place. It just has a skid mark in center of it.
or did Discovery News just say that the asteroid was "butt-clenchingly close" to earth?
Holy crap that's like two earth-radii away. "Butt-clenchingly close" is appropriate. Given that it's close but not really a threat, it would be interesting to blast it just to see if we could. But a) setting off a nuke that low in space would make a mess of several satellites and b) I doubt any of our missiles have the capability to hit the thing.
Let's go for it. I see no possilby bad outcomes if we go with this strategy.
I think Bruce Willis could handle it like a pro
This is a job for an AEGIS cruiser.
Just to be safe should we bucle up?????
TomVH tweet = solved.
20 meters wide? it would be lucky to have 1 meter left after burning through the atmosphere. lame
I'm getting out the Atari.
Why are hemhorroids called hemhorroids and asteroids called asteroids? Wouldn't it make more sense if it was the other way around? Owwwwww, my asteroid!
Robert Schimmel (RIP)
He was one of the best.
Other than the spelling, that is very good and quite astute for a Sunday morning.
Getting back to the topic at hand, a friend of mine at Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is involved with asterod tracking policy on a national level. I have talked with him a couple of times about the subject. Every time we talk about asteroid strikes, he says if you really knew the truth, you wouldn't sleep quite so well.
- just thankful I've never had to know much about hemorrhoids, including spelling them.
I don't get all this fuss. Is it unusual to have a steroid this close to earth? I thought A-Rod had six or seven steroids in his locker right now.
I'm still waiting for that one to hit at the next OSU-MSU game.
Given its trajectory over Australia, I'm pretty sure they'd tell you that they'd just throw enough beer cans at it to reduce it to tiny bits of rubble. And that's just the astronomers.