Skip to comments.We Are Doomed (in 1.5 million years)
Posted on 03/14/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by Tom Hawks
The Gliese 710 from the constellation Serpens Cauda is due to arrive in about 1.5 million years, and has an 86 per cent probability of passing through the Oort Cloud, says Vadim Bobylev at the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in St. Petersburg.
The prediction is based on analysis of data from the European Space Agency’s Hipparcos astrometric spacecraft, which measured velocities of almost 120,000 stars in the early 1990s, as well as some recent data.
Bobylev analyzed the measured movements of about 35,000 stars in our neighborhood in the time interval from 2 million years in the past to 2 million years in the future. It resulted in adding nine new stars to the list of those which experience close encounters with the Solar system – either in the past or in the future, he reports in a paper published on arXiv.org website.
GL 710 was already known to have a scheduled rendezvous with us. However, Bobylev’s analysis indicates a high chance of passing closer than expected. It even has one chance in 1,000 of approaching close enough to significantly affect objects within the Kuiper Belt, i.e. planets, moons and asteroids. This could be bad news for our descendants.
The Oort Cloud is a hypothetical cloud of comets on the solar system’s boundaries, stretching about one light year away from the sun.
By then we would have trilithium probes and explode the dwarf star far away from here.
I’ll make sure I’m wearing clean shorts.
1.5 million years? Looks like the only one who has to worry about it is Senator Byrd (Rat-WVa).
“By then we would have trilithium probes” ..
Sounds very gay to me..?:>
1.5 million years...I wonder if by then, our heads will be as big as Obammy’s
Dang! And I was coming out of kryo that week, too!
Trilithium is a synthetic compound that is an explosive of tremendous power. More importantly, however, it acts as an inhibitor of nuclear reactions, such as the fusion processes within the interior of stars. Even a small amount of trilithium is sufficient to halt all nuclear fusion in a star, resulting in a quantum implosion. The star would collapse under its own mass...
The Oort cloud?
Thats where Al Gore came from!
Great. Another thing to worry about. But Y3K will be here first.
Star Predicted to Blast Through the Solar System
Discovery News | Saturday, March 13, 2010 | Ian O’Neill
Posted on 03/14/2010 7:24:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Or at least an explosion of treknobabble...
Wow so much for global warming, seems we will get hit with a star first.
Are they anything like dilithium crystals on the Enterprise?
Don’t forget the other 2 fossils:
Larry King who will be talking about it...and Helen Thomas who will be writing about it...
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