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A Very Close Shave

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  1. brian64

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    On Feb 15th, an asteroid about "half the size of a football field" will pass within geosynchronous orbit.

    Record Setting Asteroid Flyby

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/28jan_2012da/

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. mikephillips

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    Is there any way it could be "nudged" onto a trajectory with DC? Maybe if everybody in the country took their laser pointers and aimed them at just the right spot, at just the right time....

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. igloo

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    I think all the hot air would just deflect it back .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. brian64

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    Below link is to a diagram of its path. And just to clarify, what I meant by "within geosynchronous orbit", is that it will pass within the "geosynchronous ring" of where many satellites orbit.

    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/images/2012da14.jpg

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. redbeard

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    O... Wow... Creepy!!!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. gray4lines

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    That's awesome!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. zonomo

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    @mikephillips. +1000000000000000000

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. pipeinhand

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    This is what is called a bullet burn.

    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of
    anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,
    nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. cigrmaster

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    There is no such luck we could take out all the politicians with one well places asteroid. But I like your thinking.

    Harris
    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. drwatson

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    I thought this was about a new razor!

    John
    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. hawk60ce

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    Me too! Damn!

    People sleep peacefully in their beds at night, because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
    Posted 1 year ago #

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