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Thread: April 13, 2029 could be they day you die, Marry X-mas

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    Numerous readers wrote in with bits about a potential asteroid collision: "The recently discovered asteroid 2004 MN4 is currently listed as having a 1/233 chance of hitting the Earth. It is 420 m across and if it strikes the Earth it will release an energy of 1,900 Megatons of TNT (the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated, Tsar Bomba had a yield of only 50 Megatons). It is also the only asteroid that currently has a Torino scale value of 2." So, in summary, there's a 1-in-233 chance of the worst disaster in recorded history happening on April 13, 2029, and a 232-in-233 chance of nothing happening. Have a nice day
    http://science.slashdot.org/article....18210&from=rss

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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    but The X Files said it would be 2012 due to the invasion?

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    Last edited by tesco; 12-24-2004 at 10:12 PM.

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    2+0=2+9 = 13 & its also friday the 13 :/

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    Only 420 m across? What will be left of it after the burn from the atmosphere? If it even does get here.

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    Update: 12/24 22:14 GMT by M: The rock is now rated a 4 on the Torino scale, or a 1-in-62 chance of impact.

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    We'd have better luck either moving the astroid or abandoning Earth.

    If we route emergency power through the deflector dish, we should be able to create a warp bubble that would temporaril lower the gravitaional constant around the asteroid. That way we could use the ships tractor beam to slightly alter the asteroids trajectory. It won't be much, but I think it will be enough.

    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    LMAO


    anyways We"RE DOOMED

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    tbh we should have spaceships by now, or at least be looking into building them rather than looking to build the world's longest bridges or whatever...

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