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    Ok, this one is the size of Ohio. Imagine that hitting a city.

    http://www.space.com/scienceastronom...ig_crater.html


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    IF one were to hit today, one might be better off at ground zero. You would experience a swift end, rather than the prolonged agony of seeing the destruction of humanity and most of the biosphere.


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    I'm not sure about everyone else, but I'm updating my meteor insurance policy first thing Monday morning.
    It's time for full coverage.
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    Cogito, ergo doleo.

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    I actually went to Meteor Crater, AZ a few months ago. It was certainly a site to behold.

    And I agree with what Ophiolite says, but I'd still like to be away from it. I'd be curious about the destruction of my own species (not that I condone it).
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    I actually went to Meteor Crater, AZ a few months ago. It was certainly a site to behold.
    What surprised me most about that crater is how it appears so small from a distance. It's not until you start seeing objects to scale that you realize how big it really is. Well that was my view at least.
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    Oh yeah, I agree. It's so large it doesn't make sense. From the top a six foot astronaute at the bottom is about 1mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silkworm
    And I agree with what Ophiolite says, but I'd still like to be away from it. I'd be curious about the destruction of my own species (not that I condone it).
    hmm, i would want to be in space at the time... with a small crew to repopulate the planet.. hehe
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Duh, don't know myself, but I do know some people I would love to see'em riding the asteroid/comet like the guy riding the bomb near the end of Dr. Strangelove... I can even figure'em saying, "Take that damn blue planet off my path! I brake for nobody!"
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