posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 09:32 AM
Originally posted by AllTiedTogether
I noticed this while checking on the possibility that jupiter exploded as noted in another thread.....
Not true. It's still there.
Since you're interested in things from the sky, you might trot down to a bookstore (or a used book store) and get a guide to the night sky and learn
to identify constellations and planets. Easy and fun and the next time someone who couldn't tell Orion from a street lamp says "Jupiter has
exploded" you can walk outside, look at the planet, and come back in and start Denying Ignorance.
There was a movie about a meteor heading to earth with a black president.
Meteors are ALWAYS heading toward Earth. They're different sizes (most are meteorites and micrometeorites) and they hit the Earth many times a day.
Most burn up in the atmosphere and don't produce any sort of flare.
The universe is a huge place. It doesn't wait breathlessly for something to happen on Earth and then start forming stars and meteors out of
nothingness to throw at this planet.
There was a comment from biden that something big would happen on the 20/21 jan.
Yes. The inauguration of Barak Obama as 44th president of the United States.
Some of the more panicky ultra-right-wing conservatives would have felt vindicated if something horrible happened then, but all that seems to be going
on is a new President pushing through bills started by his predecessor (stimulus package) and getting his cabinet together.
If you want to ask a real astronomer (a bunch of them) questions, hop over to the Bad Astronomy forum: www.bautforum.com...