#1 We're gonna need one big ass baseball bat.03-04-2012, 03:44 PMBlast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
Published: 3 March, 2012, 22:32
Edited: 4 March, 2012, 19:23
To avert a possible catastrophe – this time set for February 2013 – scientists suggest confronting asteroid 2012 DA14 with either paint or big guns. The stickler is that time has long run out to build a spaceship to carry out the operation.
NASA's data shows the 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision.
The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.
03-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Smear it with Preparation H and it will shrink.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
03-04-2012, 08:32 PM
60 meters? That's it?
I'll hide underneath Porky O'Donnell. Should provide enough cover.Be Not Afraid.
03-05-2012, 02:11 AM
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O Blah Blah can promise it some personal speech time when it arrives. It'll steer itself away for sure.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
03-05-2012, 02:18 AM
So we got 11 months? Wonder how they plan on painting it, or shooting it. In that time frame. Congress will still be arguing about funding by next Feb.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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