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Asteroid 2005 YU55 Close Approach To Earth

Hits: 10430 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Science | Added by: kitteh9lives
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xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:01:16 AM
Well we're still alive so f*ck you YU55

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 5:13:51 PM
Angilon: They've Gone To Plaid


I'd forgotten about the plaid thing in Spaceballs. Nice follow-on reference from "ludicrous speed".

I think I'll rent that film and watch it again. I only remember snippets, like when the Imperial forces arrested the stunt doubles. Hilariously ridiculous film.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16740 Posts
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:17:26 AM
Angilon: They've Gone To Plaid


tuckerd12
Male, 30-39, Western US
 36 Posts
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 3:44:51 AM
I am pretty sure he said 400 meters wide. 1200 feet.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 10:05:47 PM
And about nudging the asteroid, it is A LOT harder and more technologically advanced than you sa


Only because our spacefaring technology is in its infancy. The basic principles are very straightforward.

Whether it could be implemented would depend on how much warning we had. Which is why various agencies are tracking as many larger NEOs as possible - they're after predicting impact chances 100 years in advance. Not that anyone is expecting any major impact within the next few millenia, but it's worth having as much warning as possible.

With 100 years warning, no problem.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 9:57:05 PM
Asteroid impact can cause climate changes, but that's from the amount of dust thrown up from the impact crater. The Earth stays in the same place, but it's cooled by the dust reducing the amount of energy reaching the surface - the "nuclear winter" scenario.

But not from an asteroid 400 feet wide. Not even close. Not unless it had vastly more kinetic energy than it should (unfeasible density and/or speed).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 9:50:49 PM
Ok, this asteroid CAN wipe out millions of people on impact. It's aftermaths however can absolutely wipe out humanity. If it hits earth, earth can be nudged in which natural balance in our atmospheres and planet can be severely disrupted. Example: the asteroid can hit earth and earth will be moved from its natural position, making it closer or farther from the sun. Climate everywhere changes drastically and people die cause so...


An asteroid ~400 feet wide is not going to alter the orbit of a planet that's about 40 million feet wide. Not unless it has been artificially accelerated to ludicrous speeds and probably not even then - I think if it was going fast enough to have a enough kinetic energy to significantly move the planet, it would punch a hole in it instead.

nycballa890
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 103 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 8:38:30 PM
"aw c'mon its just big'ol ro...

You're joking, right? A major asteroid impact would be an extinction level event. One this size wouldn't be, but it would be capable of destroying a major city. Total destruction, city replaced with an impact crater, millions dead.

But it's most likely that if one is coming it will be detected early enough to be able to nudge it out of the way. Doesn't take much if you hit it far enough out."

Ok, this asteroid CAN wipe out millions of people on impact. It's aftermaths however can absolutely wipe out humanity. If it hits earth, earth can be nudged in which natural balance in our atmospheres and planet can be severely disrupted. Example: the asteroid can hit earth and earth will be moved from its natural position, making it closer or farther from the sun. Climate everywhere changes drastically and people die cause so...
And about nudging the asteroid, it is A LOT harder and more technologically advanced than you sa

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 7:31:33 PM
aw c'mon its just big'ol rock! how much damage can it really do? I'm in the U.S.A. a SUPER POWER - no way we can't handle ONE piddly rock.


You're joking, right? A major asteroid impact would be an extinction level event. One this size wouldn't be, but it would be capable of destroying a major city. Total destruction, city replaced with an impact crater, millions dead.

But it's most likely that if one is coming it will be detected early enough to be able to nudge it out of the way. Doesn't take much if you hit it far enough out.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 7:21:58 PM
If it's getting that close, the earth will bend the asteroid's orbit significantly.


And predictably, thanks to science. Its movement has been mapped for the next 100 years already.

You'll still need a fair-sized telescope to see it. After all, it is over 200,000 miles away at the nearest point. This one isn't a danger. One will be, sooner or later, but not this one.


Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 6:35:04 PM
Repent now!

Cataclism0
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 212 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 4:42:10 PM
"Is that where they shot "Golden Eye"?"

Yes, I've been there and its big

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 4:29:00 PM

ASTEROID, Y U FIFTY-FIVE?

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11522 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 3:42:30 PM
Both the Chinese and the Americans have the technology to nudge it. Fortunately, neither can predict where it'd land.

botfly
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 608 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 3:28:54 PM
Aim Rosie O'Donnell at it. She's the most repulsive force on the planet.

stagefreak
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 376 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 2:55:41 PM
those damn bugs are at it again...

a1butcher
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4783 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 2:48:55 PM

That's to close for comfort..

earthshone
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1699 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 2:09:25 PM
aw c'mon its just big'ol rock! how much damage can it really do? I'm in the U.S.A. a SUPER POWER - no way we can't handle ONE piddly rock.

scapegoat7
Male, 18-29, Western US
 201 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 1:51:07 PM
Is that where they shot "Golden Eye"?

trig45
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 71 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 1:07:05 PM
i say we shoot nukes at it. its a terrorist driven asteroid.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16740 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 12:53:55 PM
If it's getting that close, the earth will bend the asteroid's orbit significantly.

HI-haole
Male, 18-29, Western US
 545 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 12:16:29 PM
"Where is Stamper when you need him?"

Harry Stamper already died on the last asteroid heading to earth... Duhh...

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4157 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 11:31:41 AM
I hope that goddam thing lands on Oprah.

panzerlancer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 131 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 11:28:08 AM
kitteh plz marry me :)

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Monday, November 07, 2011 11:22:22 AM
Get underground people!

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