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We Are Doomed (in 1.5 million years)
Russian News ^ | 3/14/10 | Vadim Bobylev

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.


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; enddays; globalwarming; stars
What can I say, get your affairs in order people, the end is near.....
1 posted on 03/14/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by Tom Hawks
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To: Tom Hawks

By then we would have trilithium probes and explode the dwarf star far away from here.


2 posted on 03/14/2010 8:08:50 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: Tom Hawks

I’ll make sure I’m wearing clean shorts.


3 posted on 03/14/2010 8:09:10 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Tom Hawks

1.5 million years? Looks like the only one who has to worry about it is Senator Byrd (Rat-WVa).


4 posted on 03/14/2010 8:09:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: omega4179

“By then we would have trilithium probes” ..
Sounds very gay to me..?:>


5 posted on 03/14/2010 8:11:24 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Tom Hawks

1.5 million years...I wonder if by then, our heads will be as big as Obammy’s


6 posted on 03/14/2010 8:13:42 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Tom Hawks

Dang! And I was coming out of kryo that week, too!


7 posted on 03/14/2010 8:13:56 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: GSP.FAN

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...


8 posted on 03/14/2010 8:15:08 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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To: Tom Hawks

The Oort cloud?

Thats where Al Gore came from!


9 posted on 03/14/2010 8:15:56 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
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To: Tom Hawks

Great. Another thing to worry about. But Y3K will be here first.


10 posted on 03/14/2010 8:16:50 PM PDT by kempster
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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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2471067/posts


11 posted on 03/14/2010 8:19:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: omega4179
Even a small amount of trilithium is sufficient to halt all nuclear fusion in a star, resulting in a quantum implosion.

Or at least an explosion of treknobabble...

12 posted on 03/14/2010 8:19:56 PM PDT by GL of Sector 2814 (Of course this is the best of all possible worlds. I'm in it!)
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13 posted on 03/14/2010 8:20:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: omega4179

14 posted on 03/14/2010 8:23:48 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: kempster

Wow so much for global warming, seems we will get hit with a star first.


15 posted on 03/14/2010 8:26:37 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Tom Hawks

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16 posted on 03/14/2010 8:30:42 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (/)
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To: omega4179

Are they anything like dilithium crystals on the Enterprise?


17 posted on 03/14/2010 8:54:35 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tom Hawks

18 posted on 03/14/2010 8:58:42 PM PDT by Bean Counter (I keeps mah feathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Don’t forget the other 2 fossils:
Larry King who will be talking about it...and Helen Thomas who will be writing about it...


19 posted on 03/14/2010 10:12:24 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Tom Hawks
Sorry, folks, I didn't understand this item right after The Gliese 710 from the constellation Serpens Cauda . . . .
20 posted on 03/14/2010 10:20:08 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Tom Hawks

What a way to wreck and perfectly nice weekend.

Gee, like the woman said about Obama’s election, “I won’t have to pay my bills”.

Maybe the author actually meant “Mork from Ork”.

Pam Dawber was as hot as a shooting star.


21 posted on 03/14/2010 10:32:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tom Hawks

Again, Bush/Cheny/Rove have doomed us!


22 posted on 03/15/2010 12:34:41 AM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Tom Hawks
“Of course we are not talking about one star ‘ramming’ into another. Such an event is almost impossible. But during a close encounter, a passing star’s gravity field may affect objects in the Solar system. For instance, it can cause a comet shower, which would reach the region of big planets. Some authors believe comet bombardments in Earth’s past to be results of such showers,” Bobylev commented for RT.

I wonder how much of an effect a near star encounter like this will have on cloud formation....the Earth may very well be frozen over long before it was struck by comets thrown into a collision course with us.
23 posted on 03/15/2010 12:47:52 AM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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To: omega4179
"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..."

No sh*t?

24 posted on 03/15/2010 2:37:43 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: 101voodoo

I thought trilithium is what you prescribed for severe bi-polars!


25 posted on 03/15/2010 2:40:50 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: liberateUS
"I thought trilithium is what you prescribed for severe bi-polars!"

Nah, there's nothing wrong with them. That crap about them floating, stranded on icebergs was a hoax of the GW crowd. All the polars are fine, not just the bi ones. :-)

26 posted on 03/15/2010 5:32:22 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: omega4179
"I mean why did Soran capture Geordi in the first place? He already knew all about Trilithium. He already built his rocket."
27 posted on 03/15/2010 5:39:19 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: RandallFlagg

lets get this straight, they are at earth the center of the federation and they are only have one ship around?


28 posted on 03/15/2010 2:51:44 PM PDT by omega4179 (Pelosi: We Must Pass Obamacare So Artists Can Quit Their Day Jobs)
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