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FinleyStreet
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


Well if it does hit Earth, there's a 75% chance it goes in the ocean anyway.

I like our odds.






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Adam4LSU
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


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Well if it does hit Earth, there's a 75% chance it goes in the ocean anyway.


Would be one hell of a wave.
I don't know why but being on a beach and seeing a 2000ft high wave is one of my all time worst fears. Would definitely be a deer in the headlights moment.






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SabiDojo
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Well if it does hit Earth, there's a 75% chance it goes in the ocean anyway.

I like our odds.



Right, because tsunamis are nothing.






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Volvagia
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


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1000 ft wide is doomsday?


No

But it translates to around a 3-400 megaton nuclear weapon.

Or 400,000 kilotons.

Hirosoma was 16 kilotons.






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Topwater Trout
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


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Scientists claim little chance of it hitting us


Damn!






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Volvagia
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


Um.

Hitting the water would be the WORST thing an impact like this could cause.






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Topwater Trout
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


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Hitting the water would be the WORST thing an impact like this could cause.


What if it was in one of the great lakes?






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colorchangintiger
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


I'll shoot it with my AR





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Volvagia
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


For any but Lake Superior, the same as a land impact.





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Adam4LSU
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Hirosoma was 16 kilotons.


yep..such an over rated bomb in terms of destruction. If people only knew....

We detonated much stronger bombs almost daily that were literally 20 times stronger just to see what would happen






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BeerMoney
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


If we can't shoot down a flying cow turd in 20 years we deserve to die.





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Stuttgart Tiger
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


2036?

Probably be dead by then.






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ZereauxSum
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If we can't shoot down a flying cow turd in 20 years we deserve to die.


"Shooting down" isn't a particularly good option.

If you hit it with something it will simply frag into a bunch of rocky missiles that would still do a lot of damage.

I've heard the best option is to use the gravity of a spaceship to pull or nudge it off of its trajectory. If you so just a little early enough then it doesn't even come close to us.






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sgallo3
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i wonder what the worlds reaction would be if they knew we were all gonna die in 2036.

i mean thats far enough away you would still have to keep living everyday life, but frick investments haha






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TigersRuleTheEarth
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Bruce Willis will still be around. Nothing to worry about.


But the shuttle program is defunct.






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BeerMoney
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERD.





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sgallo3
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I'll be getting close to thinking about social security and Medicare then, so I would be perfectly fine with it hitting earth.


Neither of those things will be around in 2036.you probably shouldnt plan on using them to help retire






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manwich
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


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I've heard the best option is to use the gravity of a spaceship
the gravity of a spaceship is nearly zero. you couldn't get to it far enough away to make a difference






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HVAU
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re: 'Doomsday' asteroid Apophis could hit Earth in 2036


Should we not have taken this opportunity to load it with an explosive to remotely detonate at a later date, thereby taking the chances of it striking in 2036 to 0%?

Where the scientists at?






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