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Originally posted by AMANNAMEDQUEST
So if it is for sure that it will hit, will there be marshall law? Or is it everyman forhimself?
Originally posted by Maverickhunter
I dont know but I dont think the end will come in 2011. The end will come but it will come later than that.
If it comes, I'll be prepared.
Anyone on these boards know if earths gravitational pull can bring in a comet that's 6 million miles away? It would be interesting to know for sure...
Comet Fact Sheet
Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova - Originally planned target of Sakigake flyby at 10000 km ... Originally scheduled to be visited by the ESA Rosetta mission in 2011. ...
www.spds.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/cometfact.html - 9k - Cached - Similar pages
Originally posted by morgansolutions
Ok, lets have a scenario here (it's been going through my mind since I read this thread)...
Now then - lets say that the US Government (who else?!!) would like to test the effect of nukes on a comets' trajectory and see how far they can push it away from Earth.
Seeing as this comet will come pretty close to Earth, they have a 4 day window where the the comet is gonna be at its closest (seeing at its traveling at around 100kmp/h). This would be an ideal experiment for the powers that be.
Or if it pushed the comet out of it's current orbit, only for it to settle into a new orbit and return on a direct course within the next year (2012 anybody?).