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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: hutch622
I wish we could have more astrophysicists inside legendary rock bands. Minds with a cosmic view are good for rock.
Thanks to this thread, I'm having a vision of Brian playing a beautiful guitar solo on top of a hill in the last minutes before an ELE.
originally posted by: wildespace
All things are relative. "Borrowed time" may last hundreds of years, and a city-vaporising asteroid may crash somewhere in the middle of the Pacific, causing nothing more than a huge tsunami around the coast.
It is good to know that with warning these type of events can be easily averted ,and that is a
Deflection efforts “
REP. STEWART: ... are we technologically capable of launching something that could intercept [an asteroid]? ...
DR. A'HEARN: No. If we had spacecraft plans on the books already, that would take a year ... I mean a typical small mission ... takes four years from approval to start to launch ... ”
Asteroid impact avoidance
Firstly let me say that i had no idea Queens Brian May was an astrophysicist .
Am i justified in being worried
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
I'm a Queen fan since '74 so I gotta share that Brian May also built his electric guitar using wood from a 200 year old mantelpiece and utilizing bicycle parts to make his tremolo system. Hand wound his own pickups as well. Quite the accomplished chap I'd say.
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: hutch622
With all due respect to professor May, he is just recycling words already said.
Many scientists have warned us about pending asteroid strikes and their words have fallen on deaf ears. But the moment a rock god mentions the same thing and suddenly people take notice.
But sometimes it takes a rock god like Brian May to get people interested in science, and that is a fantastic thing. I read a book that he co-authored (I believe it was called BANG!) and it was good, but if his name wasn't tied to the book then copies would be gathering dust on a bookshelf.