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 It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave

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Scorereader

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It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave Fri, 02/15/13 4:10 PM (permalink)
Glad to see that we're all still here to talk about food...and it eat it too!
 
Tonight: the delayed Valentine's Dinner, since the wife was at a school event last night. The menu includes scallops, shrimp, cooked spinach, and broccoli. The kid wants fish sticks.
 
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    JRPfeff

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    Re:It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave Fri, 02/15/13 6:23 PM (permalink)
    "It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave"
     
    That's what the dinosaurs said.
     
    Successful insertion of alien lifeforms is my guess.
     
     
     
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      MetroplexJim

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      Re:It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave Fri, 02/15/13 6:49 PM (permalink)
      It is reassuring to me that:
       
      a) we detected at a great distance a 150' diameter rock coming at us
       
      and
       
      b) we (and the Japanese) have successfully landed craft on asteroids and a comet.
       
      So, I would have to think that we could detect something truly dangerous in more than enough time to knock it a degree or two off a collision course with a nuke set off in the vacuum of space.
       
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        SeamusD

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        Re:It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave Sat, 02/16/13 4:39 PM (permalink)
        Yeah... you'd only have to hit it a little a couple million miles out, in order for it to change it's course. Then again, if it was hit incorrectly, it could send it screaming directly at earth instead of a near miss. I wouldn't want to be the guy making that calculation.
         
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          CajunKing

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          Re:It seems we all survived the intragalactic close shave Sat, 02/16/13 5:34 PM (permalink)
          It amazes me that we could detect the near miss, but couldnt "see" the one that exploded over Russia.  Exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, if it exploded 5 to 10 miles lower over 1 million people would be gone.
           
          We dont have the knowledge that they think they have, there is no way we can detect all these near earth objects with 100% accuracy.
           
          We dodged the intergallatic bullet this time.
           
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