On Friday, April 13, 2029, Apophis


View Poll Results: Would you want to survive an asteroid hit
Yes - I like a challenge 6 60.00%
No - don't want to suffer and starve to death 2 20.00%
I dunno - luck of the draw I guess 2 20.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

B00Mer
#1
It's amazing to me how everyone is so concerned about the end of a silly calendar 2012, when the real threat is an asteroid big enough to wipe out the earths population and will be so close to the earth, it will be under our own satellites.

If it goes through a key hole in space, where the earths gravity pulls it in.. we are toast in 2036. Crispy Toast.

99942 Apophis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)

NASA is tracking this.. it passes earth twice 2029 and 2036.. get a couple of tries to wipe us out..

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IdRatherBeSkiing
#2
Looks unprobably. Only thing freaky is the close approach on a Friday the 13th in 2029.
 
spaminator
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Looks unprobably. Only thing freaky is the close approach on a Friday the 13th in 2029.

lets hope its not an unlucky day.
 
B00Mer
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Looks unprobably. Only thing freaky is the close approach on a Friday the 13th in 2029.

There was one scientist that stated the calculation had not taken into effect the gravitational pull of other planets in our solar systems and predicted it would be a 32% change of hitting earth.

Without his opinion...Right now, it stands at 1-in-48,000 we get hit..

Just for reference, there is a 1-in-354,319 chance that you'll be killed in an airplane accident.

There is a 1-in-13,983,816 chance to win the 6/49 lotto, and how many people every day go out and buy a ticket with that hope.

 
WLDB
#5
This is the kind of thing I use against people who say we shouldnt spend money on space exploration/travel. Eventually our species will depend on it to survive. If not this asteroid, it'll be another eventually.
 
B00Mer
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by WLDBView Post

This is the kind of thing I use against people who say we shouldnt spend money on space exploration/travel. Eventually our species will depend on it to survive. If not this asteroid, it'll be another eventually.

I think we have a little bit of time,, with that said, how many here are aware of the fact that the Andromeda galaxy is speeding toward our galaxy, the Milky Way, at 200,000 miles per hour.

It will basically destroy the Milky Way, and suck most of it into the black hole in the center of the Andromeda galaxy.

Mind you it is 2.2 million light-years.. but it shows that everything you see around you is not for ever. The trees, lush fields, lakes, the vibrant colors.. it's so temporary in the grand scheme of things and how lucky we are to experience this now, in our lifetime.

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Last edited by B00Mer; Mar 6th, 2012 at 03:57 PM..
 
Spade
#7
Q: What's worse than haemorrhoids?
A: Asteroids
 
B00Mer
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Q: What's worse than haemorrhoids?
A: Asteroids

It's hemorrhoids, and I wouldn't know... tell us about it.

By your above post, it's sound like you have been able to experience both in that region of the body to be able to make a comparison.
 
Spade
#9
You prefer the American spelling? I don't mind...
 
B00Mer
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

You prefer the American spelling? I don't mind...

Yeah, I spell American, color, cash a check, soda pop, rubber band..

Now back to how an asteroid hit uranus.
Last edited by B00Mer; Mar 6th, 2012 at 04:20 PM..
 
Goober
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Yeah, I spell American, color, cash a check, soda pop, rubber band..

Now back to how an asteroid hit uranus.

Did you bring your green card to this forum?
 
B00Mer
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Did you bring your green card to this forum?

It's a Canadian forum.. they don't have Green Cards in Canada

It's called a Permanent Resident Card in Canada, and I was born in Canada. lived my childhood in Canada and most of my adult life in the USA.

Dual citizen. :P
 
Goober
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

It's a Canadian forum.. they don't have Green Cards in Canada

It's called a Permanent Resident Card in Canada, and I was born in Canada. lived my childhood in Canada and most of my adult life in the USA.

Dual citizen. :P

I was referring to your VISA credit card.
 
L Gilbert
+2
#14  Top Rated Post
Eh. If it hits, it hits. I'll deal with it then. In the meantime I am prepared for any alien invasion. I've been practising:
 
SLM
#15
I answered yes. Not so much because I like a challenge. More because I want to live.
 
Tonington
+1
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

It's a Canadian forum.. they don't have Green Cards in Canada

It's called a Permanent Resident Card in Canada, and I was born in Canada. lived my childhood in Canada and most of my adult life in the USA.

Dual citizen. :P

So you learned to spell when you were an adult?

And I answered luck of the draw. Though with how hard life would be for the survivors, I don't think it's a given that one would call them fortunate.
 
B00Mer
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I answered yes. Not so much because I like a challenge. More because I want to live.

ah, but define living when there is no food, clean water and you may die a slow death in the aftermath, or become someone else's food.

Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

So you learned to spell when you were an adult?

Correct...

Not really, just found it easier to adopt my new countries custom.

Like metric.. I have no clue. Canada switched, I moved south.. never had a need.. can't stand metric.
 
SLM
+1
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

ah, but define living when there is no food, clean water and you may die a slow death in the aftermath, or become someone else's food.

This is such a cheerful thread.

Lol, it just seems so wrong to choose death. But whatever, no food, no water. Maybe I'll take a swan dive off Niagra Falls.

Unless it's obliterated by the asteroid of course. Need to work on a plan B.
 
damngrumpy
+1
#19
We will continue to need to spend money on space exploration the same as we should be
exploring the oceans and seas of the world as well. These are not only historical adventures
they are the future we need to discover to progress and survive. The universe is a wondrous
place it is also a dangerous and unforgiving part of existence. In this case know what confronts
us could mean getting no bang for our buck and that is important when large chunks of space
want to come and visit.
 
lone wolf
+2
#20
If it worries you that Earth could get swatted by an asteroid think about how the folks on that asteroid feel
 
B00Mer
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

If it worries you that Earth could get swatted by an asteroid think about how the folks on that asteroid feel

I just had to quote this for posterity..
 
Spade
#22
I'd like to survive. I am certain Disney would release the 3-D version of "John Carter of Apophis" in time to be the following Xmas blockbuster.
 
Tonington
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Like metric.. I have no clue. Canada switched, I moved south.. never had a need.. can't stand metric.

It's sooo easy. But then as that's how I was raised, I likewise couldn't stand any other competing system of measurement.
 

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