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#1    Gazz

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 10:55 PM

A 20,000,000 ton asteroid moving at
35,000 mph is now confirmed to impact
Earth in just 118 days. (NOT)

But, what if it was?

I'd like to see some replies from the
group as to what can be done if
anything.

What can we really do?

What technologies do we have in place
now that could be used?

Given the size, speed and time above
tell me what we can do to stop or
deflect this impact... Can't wait to
see what you guys come up with!!

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#2    LittleIrishVampiress

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:05 PM

am.......move outta its way? laugh.gif

no,no! on a serious note; amm...i dunno really...
is what they did in armeggedon (the movie, spelt wrong i think huh.gif ) possible? or that prob would be too risky, eh?

hmmm...good question, one to worry bout for sure, but im sure these brainiacs (spelt wrong also?) will think up something though, for sure! thumbsup.gif  

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:24 AM

we would launch nukes at it... or nasa would use a specialized type of missle wich would mount its head in the asteroid... then propel the thing off course...

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#4    Gazz

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:36 AM

QUOTE (Student&Alive @ Jan 31 2004, 11:24 PM)
we would launch nukes at it... or nasa would use a specialized type of missle wich would mount its head in the asteroid... then propel the thing off course...

That sounds simple enough, But is it?

Remember, we only have 118 days!

The clock is ticking, what are we going
to do? rolleyes.gif

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:39 AM

I would have no choice but to sit back and hope that the world can come together and find a solution.  With the world's resources working together, anything is possible.  After all, if no solution can be found, it's game over for us all.

Let's rock this joint!

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:42 AM

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Duck and cover!
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Just hope we can find a solution in time and we dont fall in anarchy!

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:13 AM

If we didn't realize that a 20 million ton asteroid was on its way until it was
in that range I'd have to say we were toast. wink2.gif

I would throw a major asteroid party! thumbsup.gif  

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:21 AM

Joc, the eternal optimist! tongue.gif  

Let's rock this joint!

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:06 AM

probably grab my ankles and kiss my butt goodbye ph34r.gif

I doubt they could do anything to stop it, other then watch Deep Impact and Armageddon for idea's


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Posted 01 February 2004 - 03:09 AM

wouldnt they use a laser turret


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Posted 01 February 2004 - 05:43 AM

keep on nuking it until it's small enough to burn up in the atmosphere.


while they're doing that, i'll be looting stores....

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 05:49 AM

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while they're doing that, i'll be looting stores....



Dowdy pick us up one of those 52inch TVs while your there!  thumbsup.gif  

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE (<bleeding_heart> @ Jan 31 2004, 11:42 PM)
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Duck and cover!
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Just hope we can find a solution in time and we dont fall in anarchy!

  disgust.gif ... just jokin  tongue.gif  

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:20 PM

I'll go in my bunker...once where blown out of earth,we can land on mars or perhaps the moon.

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE (<bleeding_heart> @ Feb 1 2004, 04:49 AM)
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while they're doing that, i'll be looting stores....



Dowdy pick us up one of those 52inch TVs while your there!  thumbsup.gif

Yeah and while your on that, get me a pack of beer while your doing that! grin2.gif  

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