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Asteroid 86666 World Killer

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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: ngchunter

Thanks for the informative & sarcastic reply buddy.




posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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Here's a larger asteroid which is making a close pass next month:
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...
It's utterly unremarkable, extremely common, and not a threat for impact at all. Is someone going to write a nonsense article about this one as well 48 hours before closest approach and try to trick people into thinking it's something new? How about this comet?
ssd.jpl.nasa.gov...
In March 2016 it's passing by earth almost 6 times closer than the asteroid this thread is about. Is someone going to write a fear mongering article about that as well? I won't be surprised if they do. Neither should you.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Lucidparadox

Yeah I'd think that as long as we could hit it with a nuke it'd work.

You need to change its trajectory by what, .5% to throw it off hundreds of miles.

Then again, depending on the luck of he who pushed the button, it could just send it on a more direct course lol. Ya know, depending on rotation and what not.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: Bennyzilla
a reply to: BIGPoJo

How long will it take to get Bruce Willis up there with a nuke?


I want to hang out with Liv Tyler while they go do that.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Ooo, you gonna safari with animal crackers too?




posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
The big ones dont worry me, It's the ones about the size of a small fridge that creep me out. Came you imagine if one crashed trough your roof whilst you were tucked up in bed slicing your legs off from the knees down.


Or a Primordial black hole, you wouldnt even see it , it would just shoot straight through the earth like a bullet, and BOOM all hell breaks loose



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: Lucidparadox
I mean, if we can land a rocket on a comet....

Why wouldnt we be able to nuke an asteroid?

A nuclear explosion in the vacuum of space? I can see that knocking it well off its course.


Not really, nukes are very weak in space, as most of their destruction comes from the shockwave that wont exist in vacuum.

It would have to be drilled into it to do anything.

Nukes are not ever going to save us from a meteor hit.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: seaswine
a reply to: Lucidparadox

Yeah I'd think that as long as we could hit it with a nuke it'd work.

You need to change its trajectory by what, .5% to throw it off hundreds of miles.

Then again, depending on the luck of he who pushed the button, it could just send it on a more direct course lol. Ya know, depending on rotation and what not.


Well the farther away when we try to change its course, the less we have to move it.

But a laser is a much better option.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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wake me up when it's over. i sleep heavy.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: butcherguy

Ooo, you gonna safari with animal crackers too?


Probably whatever she wanted. I'm pretty easy.... my downfall.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: butcherguy

Ooo, you gonna safari with animal crackers too?


Yeah, I just had a look at the lacy black bra and that belly in a still from the movie.
I may have to go get a girlfriend at the grocery store tonight while my son is at play practice and my daughter is in dance class... I will have an hour to kill.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Came you imagine if one crashed trough your roof whilst you were tucked up in bed slicing your legs off from the knees down.


If I was tucked up in bed slicing my legs off from the knee down, I'd be rather glad for the assistance of a fridge-sized impactor!



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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65 lunar distance, 1.2 km - 2.6 km wide

More sensationalizing doom porn...



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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Everyone! Do what you want! Quick! You have a go!



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Bennyzilla
a reply to: BIGPoJo

How long will it take to get Bruce Willis up there with a nuke?



Don't bother me, I'm saying good-bye to Liv Tyler. EDIT: Darn, butcherguy beat me to it. Oh well. Maybe three won't be a crowd.
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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: Aleister

Get in line, bud.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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Even with the best deference we could have
one could still get us.
say a high density metal asteroid.
and traveling at over 100,000 MPH.
they would be no time to stop it and to small to see.

they uselessly make predictions with a frozen
gas asteroid or rock gas.
if a high density metal asteroid hit us.
the mess would be more than you could imagine.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: ngchunter
This asteroid is not new, we've known about it for 15 years! Some fool decided to write a completely BS article on a random asteroid in the close approach list, one we've known about for 15 years, and one which is going to be more than 60 times the distance to the moon at closest approach! That's not a near miss at all!

Quoted for emphasis. Sad to see bull# space and astronomy articles on supposedly respectable MSM sources.

Here are a few others:
Mirror.co.uk
Herald Sun

What I want to know is... where is that NASA anouncement everyone is talking about? Direct link, please.

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posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 06:41 PM
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not one is coming soon but if its going to happen then i,d love to witness it,if i,m checking out then its one way i,d love to do it.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: BIGPoJo

Just goes to show how little time we may have.
Two days notice? could they even launch bombs at it in this time?.
Not saying bombs would work but still.


They have been monitoring it for years. I don't think they're worried about.



GIF here and more info: www.express.co.uk...
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