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Asteroid to Give Earth a Close Shave Monday

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  1. Bow

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    Now that's pretty damn close. Maybe it will come down on my ex wife's house:laugh:

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/06/25/asteroid-to-give-earth-close-shave-monday/?test=faces
     
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    That is close. lol
    I'm going to get out my baseball glove just in case I can catch the sucker.

    @Bow ... I added an exerpt so people don't have to click the link if they don't want to do so. :toast:
     
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    that is damn close.


    FLCL taught me that a guitar is better for such events, FYI.
     
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    Whoo hoo, id like to see that. Also, check out spaceweather.com. My wife turned me on to that page.
     
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    hehehe.ehehe.hehe.
     
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    Lulz ... this is a work friendly forum (for the most part) so please do not post a graphic explaination for Mussels as to how your wife got you interested in that site.
    (It's okay to PM both of us with pics though. :roll: )

    On topic : Article says it's the size of a tour bus. That means we should be able to grab it as it's passing by with a little quick maneuvering of the ISS. Maybe has space pirate booty buried on it?
     
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    Thank god that tour bus isn't making a sudden stop. If you catch my drift .... xD time for a quick dance![​IMG]
     
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    Maybe we can burn the TPU logo into it as it passes by. TPU tour bus FTW !!
     
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    :rockout: TPU tour bus most definitely! W1zz got the magic touch. He might be able to make it happen.
     
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    forget the hurricanes, this is awesome,, anything big and shiny coming through anytime in our lifetime?
     
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    I check that page every day:toast:
     
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    i was hoping a little earlier like :respect:2012
     
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    Wouldn't something the size of a tour bus break up quite a lot upon entering our atmosphere?

    May as well call it a shooting star and not bother reporting on it.

    Asteroids still count as shooting stars when in atmosphere right?
     
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    Just thought of something, what if scientists are wrong? If they are, either we won't know about it or *bang bang boom* **insert catastrophe here** ......
     
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    I'm sure there are a fair few space rocks which have not been mentioned which have cut through our atmosphere.
    I remember seeing one huge blue/white space rock fly through the atmosphere a few years ago over this way towards the Tasman.

    Out this way the plates are still moving creating new fault lines in a place I plan to move near in a years time....if the after shocks stop by then....

    Earthquakes, Tsunamis, metldowns, frequent hacking success.....

    The warm up for what is supposed to be happening in 2012 or just being spread out?
     
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    Let's say that this is an "earth killer" and they aren't telling us.
    So what? I'm doing what I wan't to be doing and you should be too.
    If you're not, you may want to re-assess your life.
    Your life could end at any second due to a million reasons.
    Git 'er done.
     
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    Its not as though (if there was a collision) we would just stop being earthlings. It would take time...

    I guess my timing is perfect, because I am taking a vacation to the ADK's, hometown. Bow knows where im from.
    My hometown just survived 500 year flooding.
     
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    If it was of that size and actually hit the earth, it would wipe out a lot of people. For those of you not familiar with the Tunguska event:

    Not sure how to/if there are any spoiler tags?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiXpp-i442s&feature=player_embedded
     
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