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Old April 1st, 2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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NASA's only response is "pray"?!!! WTF
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Old April 1st, 2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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Do the "Armageddon" thing and launch a bunch of drillers up to knock it out.
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When the pope says to trust science, then we are truly screwed.
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There are theoretical options to alter it's trajectory and also several years to monitor it and decide if we should do anything at all. To nuke it would likely cause thousands of smaller pieces to hit us, causing greater damage. Currently, the option regarded as most likely to work is to send an unmanned ship out to fly next to it for a while. The gravitational pull they would have on each other would eventually alter the asteroid's course enough to miss Earth. The simpler answer that is given to the media is "pray". Chances are, we won't have anything to worry about though.
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There are theoretical options to alter it's trajectory and also several years to monitor it and decide if we should do anything at all. To nuke it would likely cause thousands of smaller pieces to hit us, causing greater damage. Currently, the option regarded as most likely to work is to send an unmanned ship out to fly next to it for a while. The gravitational pull they would have on each other would eventually alter the asteroid's course enough to miss Earth. The simpler answer that is given to the media is "pray". Chances are, we won't have anything to worry about though.
Rong. We should shoot it.
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Is this the climate change they're speaking of?
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Old April 1st, 2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:24 PM   #9
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Give me a space suit and this:
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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:48 PM   #10
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As much as I love that thing... it wouldn't do shit to an asteroid without ammo.
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I thought the ammo was implied.
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It wasn't.

Also... that thing wouldn't do fukc all against an asteroid. Only thing we have are nukes.
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I say, leave it alone for now. In the mean time till it hits earth lets give it a "Pucker Factor" of "3" The closer it gets, up the Pucker!!
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It wasn't.

Also... that thing wouldn't do fukc all against an asteroid. Only thing we have are nukes.
I agree, I just wanna shoot a damn .50 cal gatling gun.
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