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keg in kc
01-24-2008, 02:20 PM
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keg in kc
01-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Here's the other side from Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2008/01/23/2007-tu24-miss-distance-update):2007 TU24 miss distance update

According to Don Yeomans at NASAís JPL, the asteroid 2007 TU24 will miss us by about 530,000 km (334,000 miles) on January 29. It was earlier reported to be a distance of about 700,000 km, so itíll be a tad closer than earlier thought.

However, before some evil scaremonger runs with this, that doesnít mean OH NOEZ WE DONíT KNOW WHERE IT WILL BE! It means instead that we do know where it will be, better than we did before. It wonít come anywhere near enough to hit us, and it will have no effect on us at all. Itíll be hard to see; itís a faint 10th magnitude, meaning youíll need a big íscope to see it.

Put it this way: asteroids pass us at this distance all the time, and here we are. No fires, no lightning, no earthquakesÖ at least, no more than youíd expect to occur randomly. Asteroids this size are only a problem if they hit us, or they might hit us in the future.

So, despite some very misleading tactics by people on the web, weíre not in any danger. Iíll have more on this later (by "this" I mean the scare mongering), too, since this has turned into a whole big thing. But Iím still right, and others still wrong.

Baby Lee
01-24-2008, 02:25 PM
That's it, I'm wiping with single squares.

FAX
01-24-2008, 02:26 PM
Wow. This kind of thing is extremely depressing.

An asteroid impact can flat ruin your day.

FAX

keg in kc
01-24-2008, 02:29 PM
Wow. This kind of thing is extremely depressing.What's kind of depressing to me is that we're still at a point where objects can appear out of the blue like this. It won't hit (I'm assuming), but who says the next one that pops up two or three months from earth won't. It's better than it used to be, but near earth asteroid discovery still has a ways to go.

Donger
01-24-2008, 02:31 PM
What's kind of depressing to me is that we're still at a point where objects can appear out of the blue like this. It won't hit (I'm assuming), but who says the next one that pops up two or three months from earth won't. It's better than it used to be, but near earth asteroid discovery still has a ways to go.

"Well, our object collison budget's about a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky."

chasedude
01-24-2008, 02:32 PM
What's kind of depressing to me is that we're still at a point where objects can appear out of the blue like this. It won't hit (I'm assuming), but who says the next one that pops up two or three months from earth won't. It's better than it used to be, but near earth asteroid discovery still has a ways to go.

Yup, there's only a small percentage mapped of the near earth orbiting asteroids out there. We could get hit anyday.

Bill S Preston
01-24-2008, 02:36 PM
Like it matters. If an asteroid is going to hit us, we can't very well put this bitch in reverse and back out of the way. If that is the way things are going to end, than that's the way things are going to end.

bowener
01-24-2008, 02:40 PM
Meh. im already getting bored with this life.

thebrad84
01-24-2008, 02:43 PM
http://www.rosswalker.co.uk/movie_sounds/sounds_files_20071107_9308167/airplane/wrong_week4.wav

beach tribe
01-24-2008, 02:43 PM
Please let us fire Carl before we get hit.

seclark
01-24-2008, 02:44 PM
http://www.rosswalker.co.uk/movie_sounds/sounds_files_20071107_9308167/airplane/wrong_week4.wav
i think the astroid has already hit this link.
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thebrad84
01-24-2008, 02:46 PM
i think the astroid has already hit this link.
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Hmm...works just fine for me when i click on it...try this one maybe?

http://www.wavlist.com/movies/001/apl-glue.wav

seclark
01-24-2008, 02:48 PM
Hmm...works just fine for me when i click on it...try this one maybe?

http://www.wavlist.com/movies/001/apl-glue.wav
"The data area passed to a system call is too small"

thebrad84
01-24-2008, 02:52 PM
"The data area passed to a system call is too small"

Sounds like a personal problem to me... :p

seclark
01-24-2008, 02:53 PM
Sounds like a personal problem to me... :p
story of my life.
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thebrad84
01-24-2008, 03:03 PM
story of my life.
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Well, because I can tell you are sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation of what that link will bring you, its Lloyd Bridges quote from Airplane!.."Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue." Although not the same as it would be if you heard it from the link, atleast you now know what you are missing out on.

HypnotizedMonkey
01-24-2008, 03:04 PM
i hope it hits whoever made this video.

Ultra Peanut
01-24-2008, 04:57 PM
WE DEAD MUTHA****A, WE ALL DEAD

BIG_DADDY
01-24-2008, 05:10 PM
What's kind of depressing to me is that we're still at a point where objects can appear out of the blue like this. It won't hit (I'm assuming), but who says the next one that pops up two or three months from earth won't. It's better than it used to be, but near earth asteroid discovery still has a ways to go.


Why you're gonna die anyway. My biggest regret would only be not being able to see my kid enjoy a lot of the things I have in store for him.

Psyko Tek
01-24-2008, 05:14 PM
I feel fine

unothadeal
01-24-2008, 05:23 PM
Heath got out easy.

siberian khatru
01-24-2008, 05:26 PM
Ha, top THAT, Osama!

MaxFects
01-24-2008, 05:29 PM
Please let us fire Carl before we get hit.

:LOL:

JohninGpt
01-24-2008, 05:33 PM
We'll be fine, it's not Dec 21, 2012 yet. All the experts like Mother Shippley, some old Chinese dude, and a hag in a Roman cave say we all die on that day. Oh yeah, and the Mayans.

Rain Man
01-24-2008, 05:33 PM
This is why I bought a brick home. I remember my Three Little Pigs.

Fish
01-24-2008, 05:34 PM
Bruce Willis will save us....

KC Tattoo
01-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Got an idea, we should go find the best damn oil rig guy off the coast and trane him and his crew to fly on a space ship and land on the astroid, drill a big hole in it and drop a bomb in the core of the astroid. The crew will have only a few weeks to trane and if they are successfull with putting the bomb in the astroid they will have to get away very fast.
They will be heros!

Adept Havelock
01-24-2008, 05:50 PM
Got an idea, we should go find the best damn oil rig guy off the coast and trane him and his crew to fly on a space ship and land on the astroid, drill a big hole in it and drop a bomb in the core of the astroid. The crew will have only a few weeks to trane and if they are successfull with putting the bomb in the astroid they will have to get away very fast.
They will be heros!


Nah, we need to elect Morgan Freeman. Then we dig up an Apollo era-astronaut to head up the mission to head out and deal with this thing.

Either that, or get to be good buddies with Senator Arthur Jellison (AKA The Duke of Silver Valley).

JohninGpt
01-24-2008, 05:56 PM
Got an idea, we should go find the best damn oil rig guy off the coast and trane him and his crew to fly on a space ship and land on the astroid, drill a big hole in it and drop a bomb in the core of the astroid. The crew will have only a few weeks to trane and if they are successfull with putting the bomb in the astroid they will have to get away very fast.
They will be heros!
We only have 5 days this time. We should take all of the robots in the world to the Galapagos Islands, fill them full of booze and smokes, then have them direct their exaust vents into the air at full thrust. That should move the Earth out of the path of the astroid and far enough away from the sun to reverse global warming without worrying about cleaning up the atmosphere.

Tribal Warfare
01-24-2008, 06:00 PM
Who cares about STDs now in the next 3 days I'm gonna F*CK bitches right and left. If I'm going out , I'm going out happy

bowener
01-24-2008, 06:04 PM
We only have 5 days this time. We should take all of the robots in the world to the Galapagos Islands, fill them full of booze and smokes, then have them direct their exaust vents into the air at full thrust. That should move the Earth out of the path of the astroid and far enough away from the sun to reverse global warming without worrying about cleaning up the atmosphere.

Gotta love Futurama refrences!!

JohninGpt
01-24-2008, 06:06 PM
Gotta love Futurama refrences!!
I was hoping I wasn't the only one here that wasted time on that dumbass show!

EyePod
01-24-2008, 06:28 PM
What a idiot, according to Wikipedia (who used other sources)

On November 9, 2007 the coma, the thin dissipating dust ball around the comet, was found to be the largest object in the solar system, with a diameter greater than that of the Sun.[1] (Though by Solar System standards, the mass of the comet is minuscule.)

IDIOT The mass was not larger, just the diameter....

Adept Havelock
01-24-2008, 06:34 PM
We only have 5 days this time. We should take all of the robots in the world to the Galapagos Islands, fill them full of booze and smokes, then have them direct their exaust vents into the air at full thrust. That should move the Earth out of the path of the astroid and far enough away from the sun to reverse global warming without worrying about cleaning up the atmosphere.

LMAO

Curse you Mom's Friendly Robot Company! At least it's Robot Party Week!

Bearcat
01-24-2008, 06:58 PM
Please let us fire Carl before we get hit.

In related news, Carl Peterson announced a new 5 day plan.

Also in the NFL, the '72 Dolphins celebrated yet another year of being the only team who has actually finished a season undefeated. The Patriots record will forever have an * next to it, as not being able to finish the season because of the EOW.

Buck
01-24-2008, 07:29 PM
I dont know why, but all I could think when watching this is that it was a Ron Paul scare tactic.

Zebedee DuBois
01-24-2008, 07:34 PM
I believe I will put off working on my tax returns.

Otter
01-24-2008, 07:51 PM
The 28th is a Monday, this is going to be a great tool for reasoning with random women why casual sex is a good idea after a couple drinks.

Zebedee DuBois
01-24-2008, 08:02 PM
The 28th is a Monday, this is going to be a great tool for reasoning with random women why casual sex is a good idea after a couple drinks.

...or even serious sex.

RNR
01-24-2008, 08:07 PM
Hey I might have enough in my 401K after all :D

acesn8s
01-24-2008, 09:24 PM
Democrats at it again. They will do anything for your vote.

JohninGpt
01-24-2008, 09:26 PM
Hey I might have enough in my 401K after all :D
This video has me convinced, I would go out and spend it all this weekend.

Fish
01-24-2008, 09:29 PM
Groovy soundtrack..... any more of them?? Being as the Earth is doomed and all?

JBucc
01-24-2008, 09:39 PM
So if it gets too close the Earth is going to start glowing orange? Cool!

headsnap
01-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Cool, I learned about teh end of the world on youtube!!! :thumb:

teedubya
01-24-2008, 09:55 PM
John Goodman was lucky to get out when he did.

Rain Man
01-24-2008, 09:56 PM
What a idiot, according to Wikipedia (who used other sources)

On November 9, 2007 the coma, the thin dissipating dust ball around the comet, was found to be the largest object in the solar system, with a diameter greater than that of the Sun.[1] (Though by Solar System standards, the mass of the comet is minuscule.)

IDIOT The mass was not larger, just the diameter....


Thanks for clearing that up. I was highly skeptical of that claim.

Frankly, I'm shocked that the coma was that large, though my knowledge of comets could fit into a newly formed black hole.

unothadeal
01-29-2008, 08:00 PM
I feel fine.

RJ
01-29-2008, 08:13 PM
I, for one, am not ready. I have stuff on my desk at work that I can't get to until at least next week, probably Tuesday at best. My wife has three pictures she wants hung, no way that gets done before Sunday and Sunday is Super Bowl so it might not get done then. I really need to get my car in for an oil change and tire rotation......No, I am definitely NOT ready for the end of the world. Get back to me maybe a week from Friday and I'll see how things are looking then.

acesn8s
01-29-2008, 08:24 PM
OOPS!

xbarretx
01-29-2008, 08:33 PM
"Well, our object collison budget's about a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky."

nice one billy Bob. sorry Dong you cant slip a movie quote by me :p

Rain Man
01-29-2008, 08:37 PM
This asteroid caused my car to have a flat tire today.

Zebedee DuBois
01-29-2008, 09:14 PM
my knowledge of comets could fit into a newly formed black hole.


I really liked this quip.

Skip Towne
01-29-2008, 10:53 PM
This asteroid caused my car to have a flat tire today.
I had a hailstorm beat all of the rubber off of my tires. Just bounced up off the pavement and did 'em in. Adjuster didn't buy it.

007
01-29-2008, 10:57 PM
That's it, I'm wiping with single squares.
Spare a square?

ChiefaRoo
01-29-2008, 11:26 PM
So, I guess we made it then. Either that or I'm dead and have gone to a place where all cable tv does is re-run the Matrix and the Big Lebowski, where the Chiefs win only 4 games, the Gheyhawks are undefeated, skip still posts and the wind is blowing in doo dah so hard my car lifts off the ground.....................................................................OH MY GOD! I'm in hell.

keg in kc
01-29-2008, 11:26 PM
We definitely made it. The flyby was 24 hours ago.

evolve27
01-29-2008, 11:28 PM
Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will cuz
I sure could use a vacation from this

Stupid shit, Silly shit, stupid shit...

One great big festering neon distraction,
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

Learn to swim.

Mom's gonna fix it all soon.
Mom's comin' round to put it back the way it ought to be.

keg in kc
01-29-2008, 11:35 PM
If you want to entertain yourself for a few minutes, go to http://www.tu24.org/forums/index.php?showforum=2

007
01-30-2008, 12:07 AM
Bring it on!!!!