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'Tiny chance' of planet collision

By T.K. Randall
June 11, 2009 · Comment icon 27 comments



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It has been revealed that astronomers have calculated a 'tiny chance' that Mars or Venus could collide with the Earth, even though such an event if it were to happen at all would not occur for at least another billion years.
Astronomers calculate there is a tiny chance that Mars or Venus could collide with Earth - though it would not happen for at least a billion years....Now, the team has shown how in a small proportion of cases these fluctuations can grow until after several million years, the orbits of the inner planets begin to overlap."


Source: BBC News | Comments (27)


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Comment icon #18 Posted by greggK 13 years ago
NOOO!!!! nirbiru does not exist, this sort of stuff it will never happen. if nibiru existed it wouldve clashed with one of the planets in the inner solar system already with proof that it has happened. WHAT????!!! You don't mean to tell me you are another one of those people? But, actually that could have happened. And that could have created our moon, you know; a little glancing blow and sent 'ol Nibiru wobbling off into the yonder just to smash into another rock that sent it off into another and it just started a chain reaction that created part of the asteroid belt and went on to create the... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by danielost 13 years ago
NOOO!!!! nirbiru does not exist, this sort of stuff it will never happen. if nibiru existed it wouldve clashed with one of the planets in the inner solar system already with proof that it has happened. The only chance that the so called nirbiru planet to collide with another planet is if it is in the same plane more or less of said planet. like neptune and pluto. Those two planets cross paths but will never hit.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Alex01 13 years ago
I can't believe people on this very modernized world still believe in such things as Nibiru. After so much scientific history, so much mathematics, so many geniuses, and we still believe in things like Nibiru....things with no evidence, no factual base, just fairy tales. I think it's something more of entertainment than actual interest. Gregg, please read some reference books, instead of every fairy tale you find on the internet. It's not healthy, trust me, it's not.
Comment icon #21 Posted by danielost 13 years ago
I can't believe people on this very modernized world still believe in such things as Nibiru. After so much scientific history, so much mathematics, so many geniuses, and we still believe in things like Nibiru....things with no evidence, no factual base, just fairy tales. I think it's something more of entertainment than actual interest. Gregg, please read some reference books, instead of every fairy tale you find on the internet. It's not healthy, trust me, it's not. The babylions may have mistaken a comet for a planet.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Alienated Being 13 years ago
Oh, well - we'll be long dead before that. The next generations will have technologies (by that time) to travel well beyond our solar system.
Comment icon #23 Posted by MeteoricErod 13 years ago
"Astronomers calculate there is a tiny chance that Mars or Venus could collide with Earth -" Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! " though it would not happen for at least a billion years" Oh. Nevermind. Hahahaha!!!! I was thinking the exact same thing!!! lol Foolish me....
Comment icon #24 Posted by thefinalfrontier 13 years ago
Sorry to say that there is no such Planet called NIBIRU,, Its all one of Dr. Stichen and Jason Martels fantasy dreams, All can read about the BS right here
Comment icon #25 Posted by greggK 13 years ago
I can't believe people on this very modernized world still believe in such things as Nibiru. After so much scientific history, so much mathematics, so many geniuses, and we still believe in things like Nibiru....things with no evidence, no factual base, just fairy tales. I think it's something more of entertainment than actual interest. Gregg, please read some reference books, instead of every fairy tale you find on the internet. It's not healthy, trust me, it's not. That's my debate! Mathematicians, scientist, anthropologist, and the like do not have telescopes. And they do not possess the do... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by danielost 13 years ago
That's my debate! Mathematicians, scientist, anthropologist, and the like do not have telescopes. And they do not possess the documents that indicate such events can happen and . . . they have happened; maybe more than once. I am not talking internet. Internet is not human. The dinosaurs were dinosaurs, but then they were not. Well, I can only go by so many theories as to why they were not any more. The moon is thought to have been created by a collision between earth and anotherbody. I'm not referring to journals or documents or books, I am not a lawyer. I do not have to go by 'Stare Decisis.... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Alex01 13 years ago
That's my debate! Mathematicians, scientist, anthropologist, and the like do not have telescopes. And they do not possess the documents that indicate such events can happen and . . . they have happened; maybe more than once. I am not talking internet. Internet is not human. The dinosaurs were dinosaurs, but then they were not. Well, I can only go by so many theories as to why they were not any more. The moon is thought to have been created by a collision between earth and anotherbody. I'm not referring to journals or documents or books, I am not a lawyer. I do not have to go by 'Stare Decisis.... [More]


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