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    • Holy Moly ! The Comet came FREKING CLOSE
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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid

The meatorite that blasted in Russia is one thing, but did you guys know how close that Comet actually came to earth - in Astro related distance, it nearly missed hitting earth.

I heard that if the Earth's orbit around the sun were like 15 mins later the it actually is, the Comet would have struck us.

I also heard that it came as close or closer that some our the man made satalites that obesity the earth.

Is this stuff accurate ?

Holy Moly !


Edited 2/16/13   by  86kid
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  • 2/16/13
  • TheFriNgE

It wasn't a comet LOL It's an asteroid! A comet is a ball of dirty ice that always follows a hyper-elliptical orbit around the sun. An asteroid is a rock, or a ball of rust (lol) that can take any type of orbit. Crazy stuff though, impacts do happen. It's not if; It is WHEN!

Hey, maybe the folks going to Mars in 2025 should take a signed Babe Ruth baseball with them?

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  • 2/16/13
  • 4545_ajd
Yep would not have been fun if it hit in a populated area. Even though we didn't have that much warning I do think if it was going to hit a populated area (Especially if it was in the US) we would have been able to deflect it.
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  • 2/16/13
  • jsmet
It was an Asteroid not a comet. Asteroids are smaller then comets.
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  • 2/16/13
  • thagreat1
that asteroid is 1 "no hitter" I like to see

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  • 2/16/13
  • nutz4pugs

Not all asteroids are smaller than all comets. Some asteroids are big enough to be called "dwarf planets".

In any event, we got about as close as I'm comfortable with. LOL

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  • frkaz911
Put a Mets uniform on that asteroid, then it won't hit anything.
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  • 2/16/13
  • joemets22
Couldn't we just send up an oil drilling team to land on the asteroid and drill halfway down and nuke it so it blows up down the middle and misses Earth in opposite directions?
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  • 2/16/13
  • AdrianMonk

Debris from Krypton.
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  • 2/16/13
  • JoseJose

"Put a Mets uniform on that asteroid, then it won't hit anything."

You are such a negative poster.

Sorry I couldn't help that. That was an awesome line you came up with.

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  • 2/16/13
  • Deadtrek
a literal lol
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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid
Man, just thinking about the damage the smaller one cause in Russia , I can only imagine what this one would have done - or heaven forbid one twice the size of the one that missed
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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid
What it's called, that Sh*it if seriously scary. Lol
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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid
But I thought that government people think trying to shot those things could just cause it to split and turn into a numbers of rock heading toward us ?
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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid
Yeah, it's was a close shave
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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid

>>>"Put a Mets uniform on that asteroid, then it won't hit anything."<<<

Lol. Bad boy.

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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid

>>>"Couldn't we just send up an oil drilling team to land on the asteroid and drill halfway down and nuke it so it blows up down the middle and misses Earth in opposite directions?"<<<

Bruce Willis apparently wasn't available for the mission. Lol

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  • 2/16/13
  • 86kid

>>> "Debris from Krypton."<<<

I hear that as soon as the one in Russia hit, people were trying to sell fragment of it they didn't even have .

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