"If Asteroid heading to Earth, Pray" says Nasa

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  1. JewishHobbit Registered

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    This was a bit of a jarring news headline on Yahoo this morning. After reading through it, I realized that it's a bit of fluff headlining to draw eyes, but there is one thing that's sorta caught my eye. A quote from the article:

    Does that not come across as someone unofficially trying to drop a hint? It's certainly worded oddly. Most likely, it's all about nothing and we can move on with our wonderful fleshy lives, but I'll admit to that quote making me pause a moment.
     
  2. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Thanks for the heart attack. What a misleading header. You make it sound like an asteroid is on an imminent collision course. You (or a mod) should edit the title to include "if". Just because Yahoo was irresponsible you don't have to copy them.
     
  3. JewishHobbit Registered

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    That's why I put it in quotes. But if a mod wants to edit it, fine by me.
     
  4. Asteroid-Man Registered

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    Jesus Christ, you just gave me a heart attack JewHob...
     
  5. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    "And a quote from a NASA official is "WE'RE ****ED!", when asked for clarification he ran screaming from the room"
     
  6. PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    That fluff headline surely drew my eyes.
     
  7. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Fluff is one way to put it. Shamelessly sensational and downright irresponsible is another way.
     
  8. JewishHobbit Registered

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    Yeah, you guys are reacting about the same way I did when I saw the headline. Now you can enjoy the rest of your day with a smile. The worst part of your day is over.

    You're welcome. :) :up:
     
  9. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    The best thing about Yahoo news stories is the comments. I really like this one.

    "If it's headed for New York, then Mayor Bloomberg could just ban asteroids, and we would all be saved."
     
  10. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    But only about 10 percent of an estimated 10,000 potential "city-killer" asteroids, those with a diameter of about 165 feet have been found, Holdren added.

    On average, objects of that size are estimated to hit Earth about once every 1,000 years.


    To be honest, its scary business but I think we aren't looking at anything species ending in our lifetime.
     
  11. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Considering the countless generations of people who have lived unmolested by killer-asteroids the last three million years, the chances the "big one" would come in our lifetime is about 0.000000000000000000001% or something (obviously not scientific, but it'd be in that ballpark). Of course, since death from a killer asteroid would be so absolute and total, it scares us even though the chance is so remote.
     
  12. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    Good god I panicked so hard for a minute there. Thanks guy.

    So three weeks huh...
     
  13. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Well, it did say it's not on a collision course with the United States. Everybody else on the planet is just **** out of luck. :o
     
  14. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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  15. Duke Registered

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    Thank you for the near heart attack so early in the day.
     
  16. Wolfwood Shasta McNasty

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    I like how you can tell the east coast read this first based on the comments.
     
  17. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    All right, who do I punch for scaring me? I'm gonna find you bub, and I'm gonna...!!!!

    Just jk... actually knew it was going to be false.
     
  18. Duran Man The Seventh Stranger

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    So, no one else called BS before reading the article?
     
  19. Bim Registered

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    I did.

    It takes more than an asteroid heading towards earth to scare me anyways, so the headline didnt even worry me :word: :hehe:
     
  20. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    Glad, I'm not the only one who didn't get all freaked out. Frankly, I'd welcome it. The human race had a good run. It's time for the next step in evolution to become the dominate species on a dead planet.
     
  21. Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    Thank you Mr. Sunshine. :oldrazz:
     
  22. Marvolo Registered

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    Major hits like the recent one in Russia seem to only happen every 100 or so years. The major uber-busters like caused the K-T Event seem to only happen in intervals of millions of years. Anyone alive currently will most likely be dead before the next significant asteroid impact.
     
  23. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Now imagine a Sentinel saying that and you've got supreme bad assery.
     
  24. Piper Maru Guest

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    I bet braincrusher could deflect the asteroid.
     
  25. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I like how NASA has no safeguards in play whatsoever except the Lord.
     

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