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    I came across this information in another forum:

    recently i have read that a massive asteriod coming towards our earth and it will hit nearly around April13th 2036.
    US scientist are working but they are also just spotting which one closer and Europena space agency is doing the same


    Has anyone heard about this?

    I have a thread posted under the science fiction forum. I see my view
    as an un-explored avenue in the reaches of outer space.
    While pondering the question of the universe, man's existence, technology,
    global warming, and development I took the Faith vs. Science road.
    Along my journey I understood that: They are one in the same. As we
    try and fail to keep up with the universe, we are reminded that the
    creator is infinate.How do we try to keep up with the creator? : Science.
    Man has made great strides in attempting to match God's
    will, and keep up with the universe. Then what is taking the next step?
    Utilizing existing technology and expanding infrastructure. My book
    takes a look at all of that. What do you do if you have five months
    of existence left on earth? Will you be ready to defend your planet
    from an apocalyptic disaster? Those are the questions of the future.
    Which deem the final question: Who will have the last word
    Man or the Universe?

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    Yeah, it's gonna smash the earth to pieces, that's why NASA is planning on going to Mars a year or so before.

    Seriously though, it'll pass by quite harmlessly.


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    Don't worry...we have Bruce Willis to protect us. If things get really bad, we can just send him and Steve Buscemi up with a nuke, and they'll fix everything. We could also send Robert Duvall...as a backup.
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Oh, Arseteroids, I had them once but they're cured now.
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    Everlasting, you may find more information about alll known potential impacts at this site.
    http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/
    You haven't provided enough information to quickly identify which particular body the threat is from, but all the current risks are low.
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    The one thing I find so amusing about death is that people tend to care about how they die. For instance, can you imagine getting munched up by a dinosaur ? or getting hit by an asteroid ? dying in a plane crash ? getting hit by a car ? burned alive ? ........ Get over it people; death is death. simple. how ever you go, there aint no coming back !!
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    The one thing I find so amusing about death is that people tend to care about how they die. For instance, can you imagine getting munched up by a dinosaur ? or getting hit by an asteroid ? dying in a plane crash ? getting hit by a car ? burned alive ? ........ Get over it people; death is death. simple. how ever you go, there aint no coming back !!
    Would you not care how you died??? I certainly would! So you are saying that it does not matter how you die? So for example you would not care if you died as a traitor to your homeland or a hero to your homeland? Of course there is no coming back once you die so live everyday as your last =D
    whats the interval of 1/mower? lnmower... heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by FancyShoes
    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    The one thing I find so amusing about death is that people tend to care about how they die. For instance, can you imagine getting munched up by a dinosaur ? or getting hit by an asteroid ? dying in a plane crash ? getting hit by a car ? burned alive ? ........ Get over it people; death is death. simple. how ever you go, there aint no coming back !!
    Would you not care how you died??? I certainly would! So you are saying that it does not matter how you die? So for example you would not care if you died as a traitor to your homeland or a hero to your homeland? Of course there is no coming back once you die so live everyday as your last =D
    Erm. You miss the point somewhat. I was talking about not caring how I died. you are talking about how I live. There is a BIG difference !!
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    Asteroid Apophis, it was on npr Science Friday back in February.
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    I think the threat of asteroids is being exaggerated.
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    Ask a dinosaur about that one- oh, WAIT! You cannot, an asteroid killed them off, every last one.

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    Please stop necroing threads!!! As i have stated a number of times its considered rude, and the posted here wont even be notified that it happened because all thread watch logs were erased in the July Forum upgrade.
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    Prince is making legitimate point and adding new reference rather than starting new thread on same subject. Your obsession with novelty is unreasonable. Are asteroids, the vast wealth and hazard they represent, or legitimate discussion of same going to go away because this thread is neglected?

    No.

    Why so irritated, Prince means to offend no one. In fact hopes you are well and will add content as you see fit to any discussion as he regards you with respect. Signing off for this date, best to all at TSF.

    Returning so briefly to topic, asteroid impact has potential to trigger nuclear exchange in periods of high international tension- a tragic possibility, agreed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Finger Prince View Post
    ... Prince means to offend no one.
    in which case, maybe you could stop the annoying habit of referring to yourself in the third person ? i assume you're not royalty, despite your username
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    The real problem with necro thread four years old, is nearly all the original participants are long gone. <br><br>And I agree the 3rd person thing is annoying--even more than the American natural repulsion for royalty or the picture of the brilliant musician with a disdain for good taste below.
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    How I see it, there is no point in necro-ing threads from before July, as no one will ever get notification if they are interested. The original participants of this tread will not get notice due to the forum upgrade and loss of thread watch lists. In essence necro-ing old threads at this point is talking to yourself, and if a point is interesting enough to someone they should start a new thread to discuss it.

    I also agree with the annoying nature of third person talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    How I see it, there is no point in necro-ing threads from before July, as no one will ever get notification if they are interested. The original participants of this tread will not get notice due to the forum upgrade and loss of thread watch lists. In essence necro-ing old threads at this point is talking to yourself, and if a point is interesting enough to someone they should start a new thread to discuss it.

    I also agree with the annoying nature of third person talking.
    Must be multiple personality if talking to self, heheheh. By Prince's count three other dotcomrades have participated in supposedly "extinct" thread since it came to his attention- true, none have seen fit to address topic, so whom is more rude? Also, two of three refuse to capitalize first person pronoun, Prince is offended by breach of protocol- how is he supposed to learn correct usage of same without consistency? Are you all e.e. cummings now or what? Wait, cummings is deceased, so you must have no use for him... What is rationale for treating archives of TSF like some shameful idiot relative confined to basement, not to see or speak of? IDEA is what is important in science, if some choose not to participate, too bad for them, maybe if persons were less prone to personal attacks regarding minor foibles and idiosyncracies, they would still be around. If not locked, thread is fair game, HAH!

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    Returning to topic:

    NASA Asteroid Mission Set for 2016
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    Yarkovsky effect explained below:

    NASA to Visit Asteroid Predicted to Hit Earth?

    It is evidently the nature of such bodies to behave unpredictably, much in the manner of certain threads on forum. Obviously clearer understanding of both is desirable.
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    I'm don't really understand what I take to be a "blanket" objection to resurrecting old threads, but I do agree with the point, made to The Finger Prince, about "referring to yourself in the third person".
    I feel it attaches an air of smugness to some of TFP's posts.
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    "Smugness" is a crime now? If so, Prince is hardly only guilty party. Thank you for comment, score is now FOUR other dotcomrades who are participating on thread without reference to topic.

    Amusing and discouraging simultaneously. How can "smug" demeanor be preserved under such conditions?
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