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2013-02-11 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [264 views ]  Top

#1 Call me in December.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-11 00:20||   2013-02-11 00:20|| Front Page Top

#2 ...but only hits the Earth once every 1,200 years.

Statistically-speaking, that means we're probably safe for quite a while, since a similar asteroid hit just over 100 years ago.


Statistically speaking, huh? That's so ignorantly wrong it makes my head hurt to think about it. I just hope they used better math to calculate the orbital elements.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-11 01:36||   2013-02-11 01:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Yep, somehow an Asteroid hitting the earth can somehow affect other asteroids on a interception course to delay their collision...

You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God! the
British journalist.
But, seeing what
the man will do
unbribed, there's
no occasion to.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-11 07:23||   2013-02-11 07:23|| Front Page Top

#4 The Xi people are quite sensitive about things falling from the sky, and we should be as well. I hope it misses entirely. Small bits of it could become items of worship and we know where that leads.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-11 07:29||   2013-02-11 07:29|| Front Page Top

#5 Remember folks -- ALWAYS CHECK THE MARGIN OF ERROR.

(And, Hot Fudge Sundae falls on a Fridae this year.)
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-02-11 11:40||   2013-02-11 11:40|| Front Page Top

#6 Don't tease us, SMOD!
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-02-11 16:55||   2013-02-11 16:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Earthlings:
Consider this your final warning. Release immediately our brother held hostage in the place you refer to as Mecca. Failure to comply will turn your stargazing into a sea of fire.
Posted by SMOD 2013-02-11 17:19||   2013-02-11 17:19|| Front Page Top

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