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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 10:53 AM

 

This got lost in the news; had it hit; it would have triggered trump to end the world

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If it had hit in the U.S. Trump would think it was some country like Iran; and within 30 seconds hed order a launch; wrong country; wrong reason. Then its all over

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Reply This got lost in the news; had it hit; it would have triggered trump to end the world (Original post)
tomhagen Jul 2019 OP
lark Jul 2019 #1
Anon-C Jul 2019 #2
NBachers Jul 2019 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 2019 #4
crazytown Jul 2019 #9
paleotn Jul 2019 #5
TomVilmer Jul 2019 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2019 #7
pressbox69 Jul 2019 #8

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:18 AM

1. His advisers kept it from him.

Thankfully!

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:26 AM

2. The 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor was similarly undetected...

...as it approached from the Sun.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:48 AM

3. Perspective of how close this was: high Earth orbit for satellites tops out at about 22,225 miles.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:03 PM

4. Just a tiny adjustment in its direction and it would have decimated part of the Earth.

One could only hope it would hit Mar-A-Lago when Fat Donnie was there.

I like the line, "scientists say it posed no immediate threat." It reminds me of Don Adams' line in "Get Smart" -- "Missed it by that much!"

If you happen to get hit by a meteor, don't forget to report it: http://cams.seti.org/

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 07:48 AM

9. OMG! Mar-a-Lago

that was the first thing that came into my mind.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:10 PM

5. They're supposed to know?!!

What?!! Increase taxes on dumb ass TV hacks so NASA is reasonably funded and then we'll talk. Otherwise, go back to your shiny, irrelevant, pop culture bullshit and shut the fuck up. God, I fucking HATE talking heads. They should all be charged with contributory negligence in the election of IQ45 and demoted to Walmart greeter.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:55 PM

6. It is very seldom for asteroids to hit humans...

... but one did hit a house in France. The name of the owner of the house was "Comette".
Somebody up there above do have a sense of humor.
https://www.thelocal.fr/20111010/1433

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 05:34 PM

7. It was a dark-skinned asteroid so tRump banned it from immigrating to earth.

Stephen Miller saw the artist concept artwork and said "nope, not in my neighborhood".....

From Space.com:

How Astronomers Missed the Massive Asteroid That Just Whizzed Past Earth
By Yasemin Saplakoglu

Read more: https://www.space.com/giant-asteroid-flyby-surprises-astronomers.html

(snips)
A large asteroid just whizzed past our planet and astronomers weren't expecting it. Ranging in size from 187 to 427 feet (57 to 130 meters) wide, the space rock named 2019 OK snuck up on us Thursday morning (July 25). It swung as close as 45,000 miles (73,000 kilometers) from Earth, what one astronomer told The Washington Post was "uncomfortably close.".

If the asteroid had actually collided with Earth, the crash would have caused devastating damage, Michael Brown, an associate professor in astronomy at Monash University in Australia, wrote in The Conversation.

Astronomers in Brazil and the United States separately discovered 2019 OK a couple of days ago, but it's surprise visit was only announced a couple of hours before it passed by. "The lack of warning shows how quickly potentially dangerous asteroids can sneak up on us," Brown wrote. And though this asteroid "is not a threat to Earth right now," other such near-Earth asteroids can be.

KY.......

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:49 AM

8. Didn't Trump

warn us about this disaster long ago?



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