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2102 asteroid will be closest shave yet

Posted on Saturday, 4 March, 2006 | Comment icon 30 comments


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"A space rock capable of sub-continent scale devastation has about a one in 1,000 risk of colliding with Earth early next century, the highest of any known asteroid, watchers said on Thursday."

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Comment icon #21 Posted by SparkOfOm on 9 March, 2006, 20:44
Gillette Fusion is quite possibly the closest shave to date
Comment icon #22 Posted by gizmo91343 on 12 March, 2006, 10:51
How do you think Gizmo? Oil Crisis? I think I know the future. Facts are facts. No one's going to be alive in 2102. There is no Earth at that time.
Comment icon #23 Posted by zandore on 12 March, 2006, 12:59
Welcome Gizmo to the UM Forum. How do you think Gizmo? Oil Crisis? I think I know the future. Facts are facts. No one's going to be alive in 2102. There is no Earth at that time. You have my curiousty Gizmo what facts are you talking about?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Norwegian Phoenix on 12 March, 2006, 13:27
Thats whats wrong with us humans: we are scared of the wrong things ! The peoples in 2102 will probobly easeli destroy the asteroid ! Infact the changes that you will die of bird-flue, in a car-accident, wile trying to repair your breadtoster ore something like that is infact a lot of bigger !
Comment icon #25 Posted by frogfish on 12 March, 2006, 17:44
Phoenix is right....1/3000 chance is low. Well, who knows? think I know the future. Facts are facts. No one's going to be alive in 2102. There is no Earth at that time Gizmo, you have facts that the world is going to end? Can you tell us these 'facts'?
Comment icon #26 Posted by gizmo91343 on 24 March, 2006, 9:20
You don't have a need to know about the facts. Even if I give you the facts you wouldn't believe me. But all I can tell you is the world is going to come to an end in the late 21st century. I am not saying this to scare you, but to let you know the truth.
Comment icon #27 Posted by ToySouljah on 6 April, 2006, 6:39
so I was thinking....what is worse? A direct hit or a graze. Like what if it got really close and just kind of hit the very edge of the Earth and left a really big line from one side of the planet to the other? Is that even possible? I don't know the physics behind collisions....lol. Is it possible to knock off a chunk of Earth? would that throw our rotation off...either speed it up or slow it down depending which side it hits...or what if it passed right above or below and scraped off one of out ice caps? Just a thought...lol
Comment icon #28 Posted by ToySouljah on 6 April, 2006, 6:43
You don't have a need to know about the facts. Even if I give you the facts you wouldn't believe me. But all I can tell you is the world is going to come to an end in the late 21st century. I am not saying this to scare you, but to let you know the truth. I thought "facts" had to be proven? So how can you have facts that involve future events that may or may not happen? If you are so confident in your knowledgge please inform us with your findings and let us know how you stumbled upon these "facts". Wait...you another person from the future? Even Titor (sp?) said the future could be changed...... [More]
Comment icon #29 Posted by PadawanOsswe on 6 April, 2006, 7:26
The asteriod will not hit The Earth... For Chuck Norris will roundhouse kick the asteroid into oblivion.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Kaknelson on 6 April, 2006, 7:38
i heard 2011. the year two zero "o" one.


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