NASA Reports That A Massive 3-Mile-Wide Asteroid Will Pass By Earth On September 1

Submitted by: trimble 1 month ago in Science


Asteroid Florence will pass by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of 4.4 million miles 
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Male 1,665
I was wondering why I was felling lighter it must be the gravitational pull.
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Male 4,883
Just a thought: All it would take would be a glancing collision between asteroid Florence and some other surprise asteroid and Florence could crash into Earth and produce an extinction-level event. Improbable? Definitely. But astronomers have been surprised by asteroids coming from the direction of the Sun countless times.

The odds of a collision like that are probably somewhere between 1-in-a-billion and 1-in-a-trillion. But the odds are definitely not zero. Just something to think about over the next day or two.
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Male 3,477
Jupiter is our guardian. I mean, Earth's guardian.
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Male 9,738
Send Bruce Willis.
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Male 4,138
holygod Nah, we'll be OK this time, maybe not after 2500.
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Male 1,866
holygod Fucking racist.  why not Will Smith?
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Male 9,738
insaneai When does will smith save us from an asteroid mother fucker? Will smith saves us from drug smugglers, alien invasions, and the zombie apocalypse. He isn't equipped to fly up there and drill. Bruce Willis is a 4th generation driller, he been drillin all his life.
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Male 1,866
holygod Will Smith isn't equipped to fly up there and drill?  Since fucking when?  Have you seen any of the shit he had access to in Independence Day or MIB?  Fuck Independence day, just the little mosquito gun in MIB is enough with a friggin scooter to just pop up there and dust the thing.  The only enjoyable part of Bruce doing it is watching him get his ass kicked but all that does is drag it out so you feel like you got your $15 worth of popcorn out of the theater.
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Male 9,738
insaneai You dumb shit. A fucking nuclear bomb set off on the asteroid wouldn't do anything. You could fire all you got at her and she'd just smile and keep coming. You gotta drill. Like the fire cracker making your wife open your pickle jar or some shit. Ain't no mosquito gun or noisy cricket gonna do more damage then a nuclear bomb.
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Male 1,011
holygod I would send Ben Affleck up there any day of Bruce.  He's the real hero.
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Male 1,866
holygod So jump in the intergalactic prison transfer vehicle with a shrink ray and a cricket.  Problem solved.  

It's also more economical.  Could you imagine the cost of mopping Bruce's forehead now that it doesn't seem to stop until you start calling it neck?
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Male 4,883
insaneai I'm not really sure what's happening here between you and HolyGod, but I think it involves male bonding.
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Male 1,866
squrlz4ever I come here to have fun; I actually succeeded today.
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insaneai For a change I actually smiled while reading comments filled with calling each other names..
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Male 1,866
sunny I've been trying.  I can't seem to achieve a level of absurdity consistently enough to break the cycle here.  Look for completely off the wall shit from me in the future; it's coming.
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Male 4,138
holygod And he's hard to kill.
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Male 3,645
insaneai holygod
Dudes, you're both wrong.
Send Harrison Ford
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