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    Asteroid to miss Mars, may hit Earth

    Asteroid to miss Mars, may hit Earth

    WASHINGTON: An asteroid that has a one in 20 chance of striking Mars on January 30, might just fly past, which would probably make it target Earth at some point in future.

    Designated 2007 WD5, the 160-foot wide asteroid was originally identified as a possible risk to Earth, though later analysis showed that it actually might be on a collision course with Mars.
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    OMG!, backup your data guys, the asteroid might hit the datacenter where your servers are located, lol.
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    thats not a very big asteroid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbar View Post
    OMG!, backup your data guys, the asteroid might hit the datacenter where your servers are located, lol.
    ROFL ! You made my day..

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    Thats going to be cool.

    I am sure the scientists would have set a plan of destroying it before it hits out earth. If they fail, yes there is one man to protect you all. None other - the SuperMan Biju

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    it might not be big but if it hits you .....watch the ***k out lol,
    Wheres Clark Kent when you need him..........or wait he gets sick from those things no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheyenne1212 View Post
    thats not a very big asteroid.
    160 ft. wide asteroid would make a humongous crater in Earth and would shake up miles and miles in radius if it was to hit Earth.

    But yeah, it probably will miss both Mars and Earth.
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    Then it is time to repent your sins and go back to God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biju View Post
    If they fail, yes there is one man to protect you all. None other - the SuperMan Biju
    I thought its going to be our SuperStar
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    Quote Originally Posted by apsivam View Post
    I thought its going to be our SuperStar
    Cool, another superstar fan. Why should thaliavar enter when we fans itself can destroy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheyenne1212 View Post
    thats not a very big asteroid.
    Yea that's what she said.
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    Isn't this the same asteroid that had a 1 in 70 chance to hit mars a week ago?

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    if.....it was to head directly on a collision course with the earth, then no doubt the atmosphere would burn it up into relatively insignificant small chunks of rock. Having said that though, I don't fancy getting hit on the head with a rock flying at 500mps+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handy Man View Post
    Isn't this the same asteroid that had a 1 in 70 chance to hit mars a week ago?
    Yes, the probability increased earlier this week I think it was.
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    If it misses Mars and there's a 1 in 20 chance of it hitting us cannot we just send a nuke at it? Easy and removes the risk.
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    nukeing it may not be the answer. Why not send a group of people to the it and let them set a bomb in its core. though they probably won't be coming back alive.

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    The problem with hitting it with a warhead would be it could break up and create more potential targets for hitting earth. The goal of sending a nuke would be to redirect the asteroid so it misses the earth.

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    I am sure the scientists would have set a plan of destroying it before it hits out earth. If they fail, yes there is one man to protect you all. None other - the SuperMan Biju
    You're wrong. The only man and his crew to save us is none other than... Bruce Willis!
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    This is an asteroid we need to be worried about. It definitely won't hit for a while but if it did hit it could certainly destroy the earth easily.

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/1950da/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(29075)_1950_DA

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    Quote Originally Posted by azizny View Post
    Then it is time to repent your sins and go back to God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdonaldp View Post
    The problem with hitting it with a warhead would be it could break up and create more potential targets for hitting earth. The goal of sending a nuke would be to redirect the asteroid so it misses the earth.
    smaller chunks though that should burn up in the atmosphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheyenne1212 View Post
    smaller chunks though that should burn up in the atmosphere.
    Well hopefully but if you are dealing with an asteroid nearly a mile long (the one I refer to above) you may not be so lucky. I'm not sure why anyone would take the chance.

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    Just to compare, this is what 80 ft. asteroid did, now this upcoming one is supposedly twice its size.

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/images/meteorcrater.html
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    Flee to the datacentres - they're pretty solid buildings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biju View Post
    Thats going to be cool.

    I am sure the scientists would have set a plan of destroying it before it hits out earth. If they fail, yes there is one man to protect you all. None other - the SuperMan Biju
    Biju, its your humanitarian duty to go & talk to that asteroid
    do not destroy it, that would be bad Kama.
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    hmm...well if is to hit the earth..please let it land in in the middle of them Pakistani extremists for it might knock some sense into them.

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    I wouldn't worry about any until it hits where I live, when it does I will say "Holy Sh*t We are F&*#$D", but until then no worries.

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    Not to worry, we still have Bruce Willis.
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    Hey, maybe something could finally hit Osama bin Laden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdonaldp View Post
    This is an asteroid we need to be worried about. It definitely won't hit for a while but if it did hit it could certainly destroy the earth easily.

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/1950da/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(29075)_1950_DA


    yeah we won't have a clue what to do by 2880.lol i'll doubt that humanity will still be around. Or they will have moved on to another planet by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illustrious View Post
    Hey, maybe something could finally hit Osama bin Laden.
    nice one

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(29075)_1950_DA seems pretty scary if the 1/300 probability holds true.

    But then here is the thing:

    1) I have a 99% chance of no longer living when it hits (you never know).
    2) If the human race is still existing at the time, people will be doing target practices with future weapons on asteroids & stars.
    3) Most likely a more dangerous asteroid will hit Earth before this one does.

    I'm also wondering what happens if an asteroid like this hits the moon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biju View Post
    I am sure the scientists would have set a plan of destroying it before it hits out earth. If they fail, yes there is one man to protect you all
    Super AlGore will save us all, now that he has defeated the man-bear-pig, won the nobel prize, and finished his work on the internet 2.0, he has time to spare. We'll fill the asteroid up with excess CO2 until it ruptures, yeah, yeah, thats the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illustrious View Post
    Hey, maybe something could finally hit Osama bin Laden.
    No, the US 'admin' would deflect it away from him, prob. onto the UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGame09 View Post
    ROFL ! You made my day..
    Quote Originally Posted by nimbar View Post
    OMG!, backup your data guys, the asteroid might hit the datacenter where your servers are located, lol.
    Mine too, that was funny. I lol'd.
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