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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:28 PM
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Scientists have moved closer to being able to stop a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth and potentially wiping out human life.
Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.

Instead, small changes could be made to its surface to disrupt the forces keeping it together and cause it to break up in outer space.

They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.


Doom Link

Here's some doom with a date! Though I will probably be very old and smelly by the time it hits.

(mods, please delete if I did a repeat, but I didn't find anything)

Can someone please call Bruce Willis and get rid of this thing?




posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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That thing is going to have to move a lot faster for me to worry about it. It isn't even going to get here in my son's lifetime, or his son's.

So what me worry?


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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

It's doom!

We're all doomed!

It doesn't matter anymore!

We're doomed!!!

I've already quit my job and have started on a bunker. Will have to send my in-laws off into the wild, I can't support them through all the doom!

AAAIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

How fantastic that they gave an actual date! Now if they could just pin point a time....

Gotta love the Doom Porn.




posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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Though I will probably be very old and smelly by the time it hits.


Implying that's not already the case.

Good find. I am fairly confident that those odds will diminish as time goes on, or that we will have a way of dealing with it by the time it's a real threat.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

A Beezer thread? I sit up and take notice.




I nominate Beezer new king of porn!
I mean doom porn!
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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: beezzer
Though I will probably be very old and smelly by the time it hits.







Implying that's not already the case.


That was just mean of you.

Is it true???

Just saying....
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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Don't worry bud. Global Warming... err Climate Change will have killed us all long before that! Actually according to their predictions we should already be dead from it, shouldn't we?



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:38 PM
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Is it true???


Well yeah, but he might deny it. You know how rabbits can be. Acting like their pellets don't stink.

OK pretending to be on topic.

Anyone want to translate this for me Link

Apparently the van der waals forces are what lets a gecko stick to the wall. I've been up too long and the article started blurring together.
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From same link:


In May 2014, DARPA demonstrated the latest iteration of its Geckskin by having a 100kg researcher (saddled with 20kg of recording gear) scale an 8m tall glass wall using only two climbing paddles. Tests are ongoing, but DARPA hopes one day to make the technology available for military use, giving soldiers Spider Man-like abilities in urban combat.


Awesome.
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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

2880? Flag and Star, and by then we should be either
wired together so tight or psi developed on designer
compounds we could just a few of us get to-
gether in the UN and go "Kum bay YO! ROCK!" and
dematerialize it. That's if we even are here by then.
The latter by design or 'accidentally' genociding ourselves.

I never 'meh' a topic, and doubt if I can form that thing
with a beak; but am sure by the time comes we'll blow
that bridge like The Rock did the second level of DOOM.

For an alternative, I could hope for the present TPTB
already have their spaceships ready to go out and explore
the rest of the universe-- they've outstayed their welcome.

EDIT:: If it comes early I'm stockin' BACON CHIPS!!! LOTZ!
I hear the Sodium Ascorbate they're pumping in there for
PPM will give them at least a 750 year shelf life.
And to keep things fresh if you want buy pigs that
like each other. Don't want to bust a denture on red rock pizza.

PPS Going down to Godfrey/Alton with the lady to see if I can
catch a stray round from across the river. I can't take THE DOOOOM!
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posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: ketsuko

It's doom!

We're all doomed!

It doesn't matter anymore!

We're doomed!!!

I've already quit my job and have started on a bunker. Will have to send my in-laws off into the wild, I can't support them through all the doom!

AAAIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


Really? I cashed out, bought a lifetime supply of (admittedly) cheap beer; not much to cash out. And I've already picked myself the best spot to camp out from and watch all the glorious DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM roll in ... and rolling .... still rolling



rolling




and more rolling




K



rolling ....



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

You know. I always thought Dooooooooooom would be a tad more exciting. Slightly explodey and stuff.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.


Islam should have taken over the planet by then, so this may be a good thing.




posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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Negative gravity? I want to know more.

It's spinning so fast at it's equator that, if standing on it, you would be thrown off. I don't understand this effect. But, if this is the case - how would it come close to any object without pushing that object or itself away? Or bursting apart?

800+ years is quite a long time and distance for this to travel. Something seems certain to throw this off our course. 1 in 300 chance with what we know to be between us and it...



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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Mother in law is coming for the weekend, any chance of it hitting earth before then



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
That thing is going to have to move a lot faster for me to worry about it. It isn't even going to get here in my son's lifetime, or his son's.

So what me worry?


A few generations ago, they thought the same thing about pollution and the economy. They knew they wouldn't be around to witness it.

Nearly every human-caused problem today can be traced to people who are loooooong dead.

Not to mention, there's a decent chance you and I will witness this, either in these bodies or others.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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Well, lets see... 800 years at 80 years average per life (and I don't believe I've ever known death by old age)? I make that somewhere around 10 lifetimes from now.

Well thanks ya big eared rodent! (smirk)

I was looking forward to the 29th century too! Now it'll be a thing of dread for...... Oh hell.. see what you've done??

(slowly hops off...ears hung low...in a deep blue funk)



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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any space fairing group, military (think area 51) national gov) that can locate asteroids and their orbits to prevent a collision with earth can also cause one. why does no one think and analyze about this possibility? may already have happened in Russia, recall the meteorite that lit the sky broke all the windows in the impact area??? looked like a threat to me.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

Scientists have moved closer to being able to stop a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth and potentially wiping out human life.
Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that blowing the space rock up could make the collision worse by causing several devastating impacts.

Instead, small changes could be made to its surface to disrupt the forces keeping it together and cause it to break up in outer space.

They were studying asteroid 1950 DA, which has a one in 300 chance of hitting the planet on 16 March, 2880.


Doom Link

Here's some doom with a date! Though I will probably be very old and smelly by the time it hits.

(mods, please delete if I did a repeat, but I didn't find anything)

Can someone please call Bruce Willis and get rid of this thing?


Meh, we'll figure it out by then.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
Well, lets see... 800 years at 80 years average per life (and I don't believe I've ever known death by old age)? I make that somewhere around 10 lifetimes from now.

Well thanks ya big eared rodent! (smirk)

I was looking forward to the 29th century too! Now it'll be a thing of dread for...... Oh hell.. see what you've done??

(slowly hops off...ears hung low...in a deep blue funk)


Hell even buck rogers won't have to be worried. Sorry that was a long shot at an attempt at being funny. Anyway I suppose I'll back it up with a more on topic question. Surely all their calculations could just end up being wrong, look what happened to ISON went to close to the sun and melted. What's to say this asteroid in those 800 years to come could end up changing course or getting hit by something else at some point.

Just a thought






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