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lol whoa this is scary poo
Pretty scary stuff...
This simulation is 500km...
and I think I saw this in school once. :P
try this one
"Evidence shows that this has happened at least 5 times before."
Yeah, right. What evidence?
Don`t believe everything you see in the movies, this isn`t the Klingon moon Praxis. Once your bomb explodes, how will that affect the asteroid given that there are no shockwaves in space, because there is no atmosphere to carry them? Answer, it doesn`t effect it at all. According to Newtons Second Law the only way you will affect its course is by actually attaching thrusters to it, and even then the Power to Mass ratio means massive long-term thrust for a very minor change in direction. The moon is a quarter the size of the Earth, and yet even with its size, and its extremely close proximity, its only effect on the Earth is to affect water height by a few feet.
Our technology today certainly could not disintegrate an asteroid of that size. It is very unlikely that we would have that technology for quite some time.
Today, if we caught an object far enough away, we could launch a massive enough object, or nuclear bombs to slightly alter its course. Computer simulations could show where to hit and and what with to make sure it missed. Changing the path ever so slightly could result in a miss if it was done early enough.
Today we are bordering on our ability to do that. In 20 years we should have it near perfected.
This post is especially dedicated to all those wishing this catastrophe to wipe out the "human menace". Don`t worry, we`ll take care of the big bad rocks. They`re not making us go anywhere.
"And yeah, Backfat`s right. This would turn the earth into an asteroid belt, or at least several moon-sized chunks."
No it wouldn`t. Aside from the fact we`ve been hit by objects that size in the past, the size of the object that hit the Earth when the Moon was formed was about the size of Mars, and the Earth is still here.
And either I saw this, or something eerily similar to this in a discovery or science channel or something program. It was about what would happen if a giant asteroid struck erth in its current state.
Had pretty graphics.
THANKS IAB! :D
"I didn`t know the sounds of Pink Floyd will accompany our demise. Interesting."
that made me lol
However, it is an interesting simulation, and as much as I hate to admit it, Pink Floyd made a nice accompaniment.
Hopefully by the time this happens, we`d have already destroyed the planet and moved somewhere else =)
I thought it was because they pissed off Chuck Noris, then he kicked one of them so hard, that they all went extinct
The odds of a human being killed by an asteroid are the nearly the same as dying in a plane accident, about 1000000 to 1. This is because the asteroid that kills that person will likely kill everyone.
Luckily, we have begun monitoring near-Earth objects and collisions are unlikely in the near future. And with the roughly exponential increase in technology, by the time an Earth killer is found, we will likely be able to divert its path. And no, we will not require Bruce Willis to sacrifice himself.
And yeah, Backfat`s right. This would turn the earth into an asteroid belt, or at least several moon-sized chunks.
Bomb shelter time!
Sh*t, wait sorry, I forgot. They died because they didn`t make the big wooden boat in time. My bad.
Still pretty neat though.