Skip to comments.Asteroid With Chance of Hitting Earth in 2029 Now Being Watched 'Very Carefully' (1 in 43 odds)
Posted on 12/26/2004 8:33:58 PM PST by shadowman99
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I hope someone programs this into SkyNet since humanity won't be running the planet in 2029!
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.
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.
YES, I read that! Awesome book, and recommend it highly. I read it probably 15 years ago though.
AMEN!!! Here's a site that's one of my favorites:
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!
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.
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.
And of course you have no idea when that may occur.
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)
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.
Possible reference to AC Clarke's "Light of Other Days", perhaps?
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.
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!?
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.
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