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Asteroid With Chance of Hitting Earth in 2029 Now Being Watched 'Very Carefully' (1 in 43 odds)
http://www.space.com ^ | Update, Dec. 25, 9:47 p.m. ET | Robert Roy Britt

Posted on 12/26/2004 8:33:58 PM PST by shadowman99

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To: shadowman99

I hope someone programs this into SkyNet since humanity won't be running the planet in 2029!


41 posted on 12/26/2004 9:36:55 PM PST by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: clee1
Excellent read, but a little unlikely.

Ever read the Book of Revelation? I don't think the scenario is too unlikely at all. In fact, I think it's a probability. The unlikely part has to do with survivors.

Still, speaking of survival, many of the preparations and disconnected events in the book, Luicifer's Hammer are very plausible. It was one of the main motivators for me getting interested in becoming a U.S. Army Infantry Officer and in getting myself ready to survive should things get that bad. I used many of my skills after Hurricane Andrew.

If you hop on over to the thread known as Threat Matrix, you should see a list of survival items drawn up by a freeper named appalachian dweller. This is an extremely comprehensive list. There is also on that thread a list of useful tips by me.

42 posted on 12/26/2004 9:39:11 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: shadowman99

Those odds are not looking very good...

I prefer the odds i play with when i go skydiving. I read its one in 115,000 chance of going splat.


43 posted on 12/26/2004 9:41:10 PM PST by Andrew LB
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To: LibWhacker
I'll be in my early 70's by then....if I make it that long!
44 posted on 12/26/2004 9:42:33 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ExSoldier

YES, I read that! Awesome book, and recommend it highly. I read it probably 15 years ago though.


45 posted on 12/26/2004 9:48:40 PM PST by lwoodham
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To: fish hawk
No problem for those of us who will be raptured.

AMEN!!! Here's a site that's one of my favorites:

RAPTURE READY

I'm expecting this wonderful event quite a bit prior to my early 70's!

Say, (speaking as a teacher of world history) did y'all know that both the Aztec and Mayan calendars simply STOP in the year 2012? Now, take away seven years of Tribulation and exactly what year is left? Hmmmmmm. Amen. Come Lord Jesus!

46 posted on 12/26/2004 9:48:58 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: HighWheeler
Wheeler, I think that many folks don't give probabilities due thought.

Consider that the same folks who dismiss 1/43 odds of an asteroid collision as just fine, will play the Lotto with a 1/17 MM chance, and consider those better odds.

47 posted on 12/26/2004 9:49:43 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: shadowman99

I would have turned 44 just 4 days prior to this asteroid making its close pass, but those 2nd and 3rd Trumpets in Revelation are rather disheartening when thinking about the possibility of this or any other NEO striking the Earth.


48 posted on 12/26/2004 9:50:52 PM PST by ConservativeTeen
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To: fish hawk

And of course you have no idea when that may occur.


49 posted on 12/26/2004 9:51:34 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: shadowman99
Kiss Brazil Goodbye!


50 posted on 12/26/2004 9:52:46 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: shadowman99
Projectile:
Diameter:
Velocity:
Target:
Rocky Asteroid
380 meters
13 km/s
Earth

This is the 10 km impact crater Bosumtwi in Ghana, Africa.

Energy Released: 1381 Megatons
(All of the world's Nuclear Weapons: 10,000 Megatons)

Earthquake Magnitude 7.7 (largest recorded Earthquake: 9.5)
Crater Diameter: 3.6 km
Crater Depth: 0.4 km
A collision this large occurs roughly once every 12,000 years.

Data source: http://janus.astro.umd.edu/astro/impact/ (new window)

51 posted on 12/26/2004 9:53:54 PM PST by FierceDraka ("I am not going to sit here, and listen to you BAD MOUTH the United States of America! Gentlemen!")
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To: shadowman99
April 13, 2029? The San Francisco Giants are running out of time to win their first World Series.
52 posted on 12/26/2004 9:54:03 PM PST by smonk
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To: COEXERJ145

I will be 75, but I already don't care at 55 , so no worries from me lol. By the way the ending was cool as hell, I mean what can you do? You might as well enjoy the grandeur of it all.


53 posted on 12/26/2004 9:55:13 PM PST by lwoodham
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To: Robert_Paulson2
one "wormwood" asteroid....

Possible reference to AC Clarke's "Light of Other Days", perhaps?

;-D

54 posted on 12/26/2004 9:56:07 PM PST by FierceDraka ("I am not going to sit here, and listen to you BAD MOUTH the United States of America! Gentlemen!")
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To: shadowman99
I am glad it will not cause destruction of global scale. However, if it did hit Earth, it would most likely fall into the ocean and create tsunami of biblical proportion.
55 posted on 12/26/2004 9:59:08 PM PST by Fishing-guy
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To: TexasGreg
The "good" news is that this puppy passes close to the earth multiple times ... close enough for us to reach it with current tech. I

This also means that its relative speed is not that great. This will limit the damage on impact as we use a series of large nukes to adjust its landing point to precisely...Mecca.

56 posted on 12/26/2004 9:59:43 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: shadowman99

Wonder what the uncertainty is on size....1/4 mile diameter, +/- 1/4 mile? Be nice to know possible projected impact regions soon.....Terhan??

So....what is Bush doin' 'bout this and when did he find out about it, hmmmm!?


57 posted on 12/26/2004 10:01:42 PM PST by griffin
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To: lwoodham

Bt the way I had an unnerving dream 2 nights ago about an asteroid striking nearby with an unimaginable explosion. My whole house with me in it was literaly and with great forrce blown high into the air. Shivers. I don't know if this was cause an effect, or effect and cause lmao.

I actually witnessed an inbound meteorite many years ago in Huntsville , Alabama. There was a flash of light bright as day(it was around 8 p.m. ), and the light flashed overhead at a great rate. Later we all found that an asteroid had come down somewhere in Kentecky that night.


58 posted on 12/26/2004 10:03:13 PM PST by lwoodham
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To: tscislaw; snopercod
1974 Grand Torino Sport.

351 cu in Cleveland engine; 4-bbl carb; limited slip differential (3:25:1); C-6 transmission; extra transmission oil cooler.

The air cleaner housing had a second opening in the side, vacuum-operated, that would open to allow more air, when you leaned into the throttle.

Car was light brown-gold metalic with buckskin interior. Console w' shifter.

14 mpg in town, maybe 19 on the highway.

A friend of mine, at the same time that I ordered mine, ordered for his wife, a four door Torino with the complete Police Package; a genuine "sleeper."

That Torino could really move.

59 posted on 12/26/2004 10:05:15 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: shadowman99
Wake me up in 2028. I'll be 51. YIKES!
60 posted on 12/26/2004 10:06:21 PM PST by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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