/ House sized Asteroid to make close pass of Earth on Thursday

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Lion Bakes on 10 Oct 2017
A house sized Asteroid is to pass by Earth at a distance slughtly further out than the geostationary satellites. It is happening Thursday morning.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/10/house-sized-asteroid-will-pass-by-earth-at-just-abov...
Darren Jackson - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

I'll probably get gazumped on that too
Lusk - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

Is there any possibility it'll hit Horseshoe Quarry?
It'd would save an awful lot of forum time.
Lion Bakes on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

We might get EarthExit
DerwentDiluted - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Lusk:

> Is there any possibility it'll hit Horseshoe Quarry?

>that would be terrible, it would scatter loose rock everywhere, leave routes dangerous tottering piles of fractured dust, leave a huge unsightly hole in the ground....

Awful thought.

alx - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to DerwentDiluted:

> >that would be terrible, it would scatter loose rock everywhere, leave routes dangerous tottering piles of fractured dust, leave a huge unsightly hole in the ground....

> Awful thought.

The dogging opportunities wouldn’t be effected, so Eyam and Stoney will still be well served
Pekkie - on 10 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

NASA had a planned space mission - The Asteroid Redirect Mission - which would have been the first attempt to practice redirecting an asteroid and in the future saving the planet. Guess what Trump cancelled as soon as he was sworn in? Not NAFTA, the climate agreement or the Iran deal...
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Crewey-Rob on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

I wonder if life is seeded galactically by giant blocks of ice harbouring simple life that have been blasted off alien planets by rocks like this?
Lion Bakes on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Crewey-Rob:

There is such a theory about the origins of life on Earth I believe. Asteroids and comets, both bringers and extinguishes of life.

Red Rover - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to DerwentDiluted:

Yes but what if it hits?
GrahamD - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Red Rover:

It'll improve the housing crisis by 1 house, I guess, as well as wiping out the dinosaurs
Pyreneenemec - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Red Rover:

> Yes but what if it hits?

This one simply isn't big enough !

What the planet needs is a fresh start, without humanity. An asteroid the size of the one that hit Yucatan is the answer, but these would appear to be very few and far between.

It would be an exciting moment, witnessing the end of humanity !
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Pedro50 on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Pyreneenemec:

The Yellowstone super volcano is due any minute
Offwidth - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Pedro50:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_Caldera

" The U.S. Geological Survey, University of Utah and National Park Service scientists with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory maintain that they "see no evidence that another such cataclysmic eruption will occur at Yellowstone in the foreseeable future.Recurrence intervals of these events are neither regular nor predictable."[3] "
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summo on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Offwidth:

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/faqs_future_activity.html

Or the mathematical model, where it's statistically likely to erupt in the next 180,000yrs.

So in the life of planet that is imminent. For humans, plenty other things could destroy us by then.
aln - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Pyreneenemec:

> It would be an exciting moment, witnessing the end of humanity !

Unless you were at the impact point or very close to it, it wouldn't be a moment. It would be a long drawn out nightmare of cold, starvation, and murder. Exciting times!

Pedro50 on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Offwidth:


> " The U.S. Geological Survey, University of Utah and National Park Service scientists with the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory maintain that they "see no evidence that another such cataclysmic eruption will occur at Yellowstone in the foreseeable future.Recurrence intervals of these events are neither regular nor predictable."[3] "

Whew! I will sleep more easily tonight. Thanks
Crewey-Rob on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to aln:

> Unless you were at the impact point or very close to it, it wouldn't be a moment. It would be a long drawn out nightmare of cold, starvation, and murder. Exciting times!

Unless you were in the ISS, then it would be hilarious!
Pekkie - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Pyreneenemec:

> What the planet needs is a fresh start, without humanity.

Maybe. We could start by getting rid of you and see how things go before scaling it up.

aln - on 11 Oct 2017
In reply to Crewey-Rob:

> Unless you were in the ISS, then it would be hilarious!

They wouldn't last long without re-supplies. Cheery subject!
wercat on 12 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

are we there yet?
Crewey-Rob on 12 Oct 2017
In reply to Lion Bakes:

...and incase anyone's interested. Here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU2FiNHPVoU
Lusk - on 12 Oct 2017
In reply to Crewey-Rob:

Are they sure that's not Carl Fredricksen's house that's gone too high and ended up in space?
Crewey-Rob on 12 Oct 2017
In reply to Lusk:

I had to google "Carl Fredrickson" on account of being an adult and having grown out of Disney films.
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Lion Bakes on 12 Oct 2017
In reply to wercat

> are we there yet?

Yep, passed over Antarctica.
nufkin - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Crewey-Rob:

> being an adult and having grown out of Disney films.

What you talking? Forced childlessness, bereavement and unfulfilled ambitions are about as adult as they come
aln - on 13 Oct 2017
In reply to Crewey-Rob:

> being an adult and having grown out of Disney films.

I'm an adult and I see Disney films. I take my child with me...


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