Massive Asteroid Headed For Earth

King Boo

"I'm definitely NOT doing this to help you, Pit."
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Science/story?id=2885820

A massive asteroid will come uncomfortably close to Earth on April 13, 2036. The chances of it actually hitting us are 1 in 45,000, but we need to prepare ourselves for it.

NASA is hoping to land Astronauts on it.

Something needs to be done about this. As Blocky said, we could probably use the Large Hadron Collider to nuke it.
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Actually, even if it misses us, if it passes us in the wrong spot, scientists have figured out it'll kill us all in about 20 or 30 years.
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
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I'd suggest sending Bruce Willis and Owen Wilson up to obliterate the thing, but that's over a decade-outdated.

More seriously, this thought has crossed my mind more than once. The thought of this planet being annihilated by the time we all reach our 40s is a scary thought. There's a lot in life to look forward to, and things ending so quickly is terrifying. But, I do believe by the time the Asteroid comes fairly close to us, we'll have the technology and brains to save the planet from being destroyed by the asteroid. Whether it's America, Russia, Japan, or a collaboration of various countries that come up with the plan of saving us, I don't care; but I do know that I'd be eternally grateful to whoever created the plan, and whoever executed it.
 

Weasel

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Wow. I'll be 48 on Doomsday.

Well, it gives us longer to live than the whole 2012 thing, at least. I'm not afraid to die, but the end of the world is some scary stuff.
 

King Boo

"I'm definitely NOT doing this to help you, Pit."
MST3K said:
Wow. I'll be 48 on Doomsday.

Well, it gives us longer to live than the whole 2012 thing, at least. I'm not afraid to die, but the end of the world is some scary stuff.
I'll be 42.

I don't think we're going to die. As I said, the chances it hitting is very low; so low that's it almost impossible. And as Stooben Rooben said, we'll have the technology to deal with it by then.

Then there's the idea of us nuking it with the Large Hadron Collider. It's been proven that LHC is not a threat, and will never destroy the world. But firing a black hole at a giant asteroid moving at 28000 miles per hour might cause more problems that it would solve.
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Sir Lancelot said:
MST3K said:
Wow. I'll be 48 on Doomsday.

Well, it gives us longer to live than the whole 2012 thing, at least. I'm not afraid to die, but the end of the world is some scary stuff.
I'll be 42.

I don't think we're going to die. As I said, the chances it hitting is very low; so low that's it almost impossible. And as Stooben Rooben said, we'll have the technology to deal with it by then.

Then there's the idea of us nuking it with the Large Hadron Collider. It's been proven that LHC is not a threat, and will never destroy the world. But firing a black hole at a giant asteroid moving at 28000 miles per hour might cause more problems that it would solve.
It'd look really cool though. If I'm gonna die, I wanna die watching that happen.
 

Zeltrax

The Enclave will rise again
We'll die when America pushes the Big Red Nuclear Weapon Launch button in WW3.
You just know the next world war will be a nuclear one.

I do hope the world ends up like the Fallout universe, except less Super Mutants.
 

Stooben Rooben

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Zeltrax said:
We'll die when America pushes the Big Red Nuclear Weapon Launch button in WW3.
You just know the next world war will be a nuclear one.
Yeah, and that's the scary part.

Scientist 1: I think I've found the formula for the cure for AIDS and cancer!
Scientist 2: Screw that; let's make a BOMB!!!!111!!!oneonethree!!!

Also, I'll be 45 (almost 46) when the Asteroid supposedly hits Earth.
 

Smiddle

Power Star
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Actually, even if it misses us, if it passes us in the wrong spot, scientists have figured out it'll kill us all in about 20 or 30 years.
What
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Fiddle Faddle said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Actually, even if it misses us, if it passes us in the wrong spot, scientists have figured out it'll kill us all in about 20 or 30 years.
What
If it flies past us in the wrong spot, it'll come back and hit us.

Also, the world will end, but not because of comets or nukes, it'll be a massive plague that's immune to all treatment because of our rampant overuse of antibiotics.
 

Smiddle

Power Star
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Fiddle Faddle said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Actually, even if it misses us, if it passes us in the wrong spot, scientists have figured out it'll kill us all in about 20 or 30 years.
What
If it flies past us in the wrong spot, it'll come back and hit us.

Also, the world will end, but not because of comets or nukes, it'll be a massive plague that's immune to all treatment because of our rampant overuse of antibiotics.
1. Ah.

2. Kinda like in I am Legend, but not quite.
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Looniju said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Fiddle Faddle said:
Kaiser Samuel Augustus Ward IV said:
Actually, even if it misses us, if it passes us in the wrong spot, scientists have figured out it'll kill us all in about 20 or 30 years.
What
If it flies past us in the wrong spot, it'll come back and hit us.

Also, the world will end, but not because of comets or nukes, it'll be a massive plague that's immune to all treatment because of our rampant overuse of antibiotics.
You Capitalists and your pessimism 9_9
You Communists and your denial.
 

Guiliant

Shine Sprite
Sir Lancelot said:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Science/story?id=2885820

A massive asteroid will come uncomfortably close to Earth on April 13, 2036. The chances of it actually hitting us are 1 in 45,000, but we need to prepare ourselves for it.

NASA is hoping to land Astronauts on it.

Something needs to be done about this. As Blocky said, we could probably use the Large Hadron Collider to nuke it.
Sir Lancelot said:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Science/story?id=2885820

A massive asteroid will come uncomfortably close to Earth on April 13, 2036. The chances of it actually hitting us are 1 in 45,000, but we need to prepare ourselves for it.
Sir Lancelot said:
The chances of it actually hitting us are 1 in 45,000, but we need to prepare ourselves for it.
Sir Lancelot said:
1 in 45,000, but we need to prepare ourselves for it.
Sir Lancelot said:
1 in 45,000
Sir Lancelot said:
1 in 45,000
Sir Lancelot said:
1 in 45,000
 

Stooben Rooben

Star Spirit
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And?

There's a waaaaay higher chance that we'll still take damage.
 
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