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2013-02-10 Science & Technology
Hang on to your pants--Asteroid to zoom very close past Earth next Friday
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Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-10 10:34|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [291 views ]  Top

#1 The sky is not falling.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-10 10:48||   2013-02-10 10:48|| Front Page Top

#2 CNN anchor speculates it's caused by global warming
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-10 10:55||   2013-02-10 10:55|| Front Page Top

#3 ...well, related but not in the manner she'd grasp. Given that most global warming is a result of the sun (place the earth a couple million miles further out or in on the average and see the result)and that the sun exerts the major gravitational pull to establish the orbit of these asteroids, there is a similar causative factor. We're, sort of like, just along for the ride.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-10 11:46||   2013-02-10 11:46|| Front Page Top

#4  CNN anchor speculates it's caused by global warming

Mammas don't let your babies grow up to be journalists. Better to drown them in the tub than suffer the humiliation later.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-10 12:29||   2013-02-10 12:29|| Front Page Top

#5 Needs to be properly aimed.... say to rawalpindi.
Posted by Water Modem 2013-02-10 12:36||   2013-02-10 12:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Needs to be properly aimed.... say to rawalpindi.

Rawalpindi, Karachi, Quetta, Islamabad, Mecca, Damascus, Cairo, Qom...so many possibilities, all of them good.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-10 13:01||   2013-02-10 13:01|| Front Page Top

#7 CNN anchor speculates it's caused by global warming

I considered a comment along the lines of "MSM says it's caused by AGW". Decided not---too crude.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-10 13:08||   2013-02-10 13:08|| Front Page Top

#8 Bring It!
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-10 13:34||   2013-02-10 13:34|| Front Page Top

#9 "CNN anchor speculates it's caused by global warming"

Dear God... is there ANY limit to liberal ignorance and stupidity????

Sorry. Dumb question...
Posted by Dave D. 2013-02-10 14:18||   2013-02-10 14:18|| Front Page Top

#10 AWG

As it can't be All Girls Weekend, it could be

Anti-Global Warming
Anthropogenic Global Warming
Autonomous Guided Weapon

Acronyms aren't my friends
Posted by Willy 2013-02-10 14:49||   2013-02-10 14:49|| Front Page Top

#11 Average White Guy
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-10 15:01||   2013-02-10 15:01|| Front Page Top

#12 What if it joins its sibling in Mecca?
Posted by tipper 2013-02-10 15:47||   2013-02-10 15:47|| Front Page Top

#13 NASA estimates that a smallish asteroid like 2012 DA 14 flies close to the Earth every 40 years, on average, but only hits the Earth once every 1,200 years. Statistically speaking, that means we are probably safe for quite a while, since a similar asteroid hit just more than 100 years ago.

That's known as the Gambler's Fallacy.
Posted by phil_b 2013-02-10 16:50||   2013-02-10 16:50|| Front Page Top

#14 What if it joins its sibling in Mecca?
Posted by tipper


The Kaaba will be rescued and whisked back into orbit by the asteroid. Many will perish.

Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-10 16:53||   2013-02-10 16:53|| Front Page Top

#15 "What if it joins its sibling in Mecca?"

Make it so, Mr. Data.

Allan is Insha.
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-10 17:48||   2013-02-10 17:48|| Front Page Top

#16 Allan is Insha.

KE = 1/2 em vee squared, bitches!
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-10 18:03||   2013-02-10 18:03|| Front Page Top

#17 Have no fear, AlBore will save us through his superpower of flatulence. When he lights his fart on fire, the world moves in it's orbit. Or was that his burp? Who knows, it comes out every orifice with him.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2013-02-10 20:48||   2013-02-10 20:48|| Front Page Top

#18 Hey NASA ... THAT'S not an asteriod. That's the Predator. Better cancel that trip to the Central American rainforest. Hahahaha!
Posted by Raider 2013-02-10 21:05||   2013-02-10 21:05|| Front Page Top

#19 Years ago there was a game where a little triangle in the middle of the screen would shot astroids. NASA needs to dust that off and get it working quick.

If the asteroid hits Washington DC then it will prove the existence of a just God.
Posted by airandee 2013-02-10 21:20||   2013-02-10 21:20|| Front Page Top

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