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Asteroids won't raise killer waves

April 18, 2009 | Comment icon 13 comments



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The risk of an asteroid hitting the oceans and producing a massive tidal wave have been reduced substantially following new simulations which suggest that small asteroids do not pose a significant tsunami threat.
The odds of encountering a tsunami kicked up by an asteroid strike have just plummeted. Best to hope, though, that you're not underneath the almighty splash such an impact could create."


Source: New Scientist | Comments (13)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by tlsmith1138 13 years ago
Since we aren't going to weaponize space, even for planetary defense, what differance does such an impact make anyway? The human haters and the politically wussy will have us extinct as soon as possible. While we may be smart enough to survive, being led by the logically challenged proves we deserve to be wiped from the universe. What a shame.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Samuronin 13 years ago
Since we aren't going to weaponize space, even for planetary defense, what differance does such an impact make anyway? The human haters and the politically wussy will have us extinct as soon as possible. While we may be smart enough to survive, being led by the logically challenged proves we deserve to be wiped from the universe. What a shame. Yeah I know, sad but true
Comment icon #6 Posted by TheResearcher 13 years ago
Every extreme surfers dream has now been smashed
Comment icon #7 Posted by Shush_rules 13 years ago
Sounds like we lose either way really.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Voyager10 13 years ago
Did anyone ever watch this show:
Comment icon #9 Posted by Lt_Ripley 13 years ago
Did anyone ever watch this show: that was an excellent show !!
Comment icon #10 Posted by shaka5 13 years ago
Did anyone ever watch this show: never heard of this show, gotta look it up
Comment icon #11 Posted by Useless Writer 13 years ago
I thought we'd be sending a ragtag group of oil drillers up to the asteroid to blow it up anyway.
Comment icon #12 Posted by REBEL 13 years ago
I'm completing my deep underground bunker anyway...
Comment icon #13 Posted by Ghost Ship 13 years ago
Did anyone ever watch this show: That was great !


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