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Originally posted by favouriteslave
Originally posted by djz3ro
Originally posted by Movhisattva
Originally posted by Whisper67
The Today Show just stated that your chance of getting hit by space debris today is: 1 in 3200.
I'm not liking those odds.
I believe they mean the chance of it hitting someone is 1 in 3200. You probably have to divide that by 7 billion to have the exact odds it hits you personally.
I might be mistaken.
The odds of it hitting you are 1 in 21 Trillion!
(i've only recently signed up to ATS and don't feel i'm "cool" enough yet to just write "2nd line")
They already said the odds were 1 in 3200. Um that is a huge difference.
Equally, if you want to avoid the risk of being hit completely, he says, then you need to go beyond 57 degrees latitude north (Scotland or Quebec) or south (further south than the southern tip of Argentina).
Originally posted by RizeorDie
Originally posted by WarrioroftheRainbow
reply to post by My01Exploder
I agree. This entire thing just doesn't add up.
Not only that, but apparantly space junk this size falls about once a year, and they've never hyped it up like this. This makes me wonder if because this time it's actually going to hit somewhere.... or, maybe it's not a satellite???
And wth kind of odds are 1 in 3200 anyway? If 1 in 3200 people of the 7.5 billion people on earth got struck, then wouldn't that actually be like an astronomical amount of people? Over 2 million? I don't understand how they get 1 in 3200 yet in the same breath say that for one of us particularly is 1 in a billion or whatever.
Nobody is hyping it up apart from the people on ATS. In fact if you go look for news on google or elsewhere its not a headline, you will have to specificly search for it.
ATS makes you paranoid.
Originally posted by Qwenn
NASA say not to touch any of it, or take it away, as it is their property, I am sure that they would back up that claim by law if you did, however if the satalite flattened your house, they would use the same law to deny any blame that their property had anything to do with them. Apart from that, I was under the impression that everything NASA does and owns is paid for by the American tax-payer, so how can they claim to own it. The same goes for any Apollo debris/props lying around in the cold and inhospitable depths of some dark and desolate................. film studio.edit on 23-9-2011 by Qwenn because: spelling