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Originally posted by WorShip
reply to post by CLPrime
Also, you would expect the frequency to increase at the poles since they move less - so have we potentially lost data there.
Also, is there not a theory that, based on observations of mass extinction events related to comet phenomena occurring every 126,000 years, that asteroid frequency increases in these periods due to movement of celestial bodies seen or unseen? I believe we are currently about 26,000 years since the last extinction event of this nature. Therefore, it could be entirely accurate that asteroid frequency has increased.
Originally posted by boncho
The Bugs are launching meteors at us. Where is Casper Van Deen?
Originally posted by burntheships
Also, this...now they say the Russian asteroid was in Earths orbit for thousands of years,
and they did not know this?
These "experts" I think have to make educated guess much.
Originally posted by rickymouse
Originally posted by thesmokingman
Well, just as the article states, we are not being visited with any more asteroids than we have before, they are just getting better at detecting them. This asteroid is about the same size as the one that landed in Russia a few weeks back. It has absolutely no chance of hitting the earth. You know, with us being able to detect these things like we can now, maybe in the next few years we can send crews to further study and possibly try and alter the projection or blow it up.
(visit the link for the full news article)
If they weren't able to detect the asteroids before, how do they actually know that we are not being visited by more asteroids. You need two known figures to evaluate something like that properly. Has an asteroid like the one in Russia hit the earth in say the last thirty years? I think this info was created without proof at all.
The truth is that science really does not know for sure if there are more asteroids. The addition of technology cannot be used as proper evidence to evaluate this.