Breaking news, Scientist say Astroid is on a collison course with earth..
Russian scientist discover an asteroid the size of 2 football fields will have a good chance of colliding with earth on Friday the 13th, in April of 2036...its on Fox News right now, somebody please post the links...we have 22 years folks, that's if 2012 doesn't get us 1st...there is world wide unrest and we may see world war 3 in the next few years...thoughts...
Now I'm no math major but I could swore 2036-2011= 25
So wtf do you want^points? LOL the worlds ending give me points!!! In 20 years they will have the technology to destroy the astroid so nothing happens, I mean we have 20 frickin years!
Why do people keep saying 2012?..Do you know the same people who claimed that will be the end said the same thing about 2000 and 19 something. Those people have said that every couple of decades
Ever since Ive been alive the world was ending, I dont see how this changed things.
Wait why are you watching Fox News?
Maybe we should blow it up in 2012 and see what happens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Zi51VqlOQ
This isn't breaking news. We've known about Apophis for 5-6 years now. Scientists were almost certain it was going to hit in 2029, but then they discovered that it will miss the Earth by a very small margin. As astroids do, Apophis will make it's way around the Sun and come back to Earth, passing again on April 13, 2036. It will also miss the Earth at that time. The only threat is the possiblity (estimated at 1 in 200,000) that as it passes Earth in 2029, that it hits a small gravitational keyhole, slightly alternating its route directly into Earth in 2036. It would most likely end human life (certainly as we know it) and result in a new ice age.
I'm an astronomy nerd. I've taken every Astronomy class at my school and have studied possible doomsday scenarios for a comic I'm working on.
Oh Canada I'm not a point whore my mane...I was just trying to spark a random discussion about the earth, the moon and the stars...@ nomoney, I know we were talking about this on Facebook and I'm interested in hearing your ideas for you comic, I'm still in the beginning stages of publishing my own graphic novel ironically centered around the end of the world...
"So wtf do you want^points? LOL the worlds ending give me points!!! In 20 years they will have the technology to destroy the astroid so nothing happens, I mean we have 20 frickin years!"
How? Evaporate it? This is unrealistic.
Even if we shot a rocket full of nuclear bombs at it, that would only break the asteroid up and make its impact on Earth worse. It's not like we can just move the Earth out of the way, either.
Maybe in 20 years, we could pack up the entire population of Earth and move them to Titan, but that's also very unlikely, considering how we aren't even planning a single-manned mission to Mars until the 2030s, let alone nine billion people to a moon of Saturn.
I hope Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis are still around then....
Me and Heather can repopulate planet Titan and mcdunkin can amuse the native aliens with his hilarious collection of gifs...
Isnt 2012 a significant year because supposedly there is going to be a major axis tilt on our planet which could cause major tidal waves and major climate change? I think that's what the Mayan may have predicted.
Lol just blwo it up and see what happens!
But seriously we should be able to figure something out, we have minds, great scientists, great advancement in technology. Put our 10 best scientists in a room with all the money in the world at their disposal for 15 years and see what happens. Not much I can do but be a good person.
I won't go into too much detail about it, but I'm very excited about it. It's a project I've been working on for a while now. It's still in the early stages of development and I can't draw worth a damn, but I'm making progress. It's basically a doomsday satire that begs philosophical questions about society and order.
What about yours?
"Isnt 2012 a significant year because supposedly there is going to be a major axis tilt on our planet which could cause major tidal waves and major climate change? I think that's what the Mayan may have predicted."
I'm excited for 2012. There are a lot of theories about what the Mayans were thinking. I don't have any myself, but I am certainly intrigued.
It's a mix between the Watchmen and Twilight( don't laugh) inbox me on Facebook and we can discuss both our projects...
speaking of bruce willis and ben affleck, is there a more idiotic plot then armageddon? I mean asteroids travel at unbeleivalebe speeds(aka i dont know but im sure its way fast) and this group of rag tag misfits hops ona a man made spaceshuttle and go land on it so they can drill a hole into it?
"Lol just blwo it up and see what happens!
But seriously we should be able to figure something out, we have minds, great scientists, great advancement in technology. Put our 10 best scientists in a room with all the money in the world at their disposal for 15 years and see what happens. Not much I can do but be a good person."
You make it sound like all we have to do is chuck an iPhone at the asteroid. Haha
But logically, we will be absolutely helpless if Apophis hits that keyhole. Scientists would have almost seven years to find a solution, but that doesn't take away from the fact that we are tiny little humans who are completely disposable to the universe.
Though, I just remembered seeing something on TV a while ago that said it might be possible to send a satellite to the asteroid, not to hit it, but to pass by very close. It the gravitational pull on the satellite is great enough, then it could alter the path of the asteroid enough to prevent a collision on Earth. But even this is difficult in practice.
Scientists are making great progress on a lot of things, but space exploration/manipulation is not one of them.
I'm not surprised because they like to be sure about anything like this happening...it would cause a lot of unrest throughout the world if they
Agreed that without a shadow of a doubt an asteroid could hit earth...
LOL LL...Who cares anyways really why should this change anyones path. If anything it just means we expire a bit earlier, if everyone has realized it or not we all die one day. I dont see why an earlier experation day upsets everyone.
They either work for weapons programs or their all trying make a smaller Ipod
They filmed part of Twilight at my school. #jealousmuch?
I haven't read Watchmen. In fact the only comics that I've read so far are Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee's Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors and then two graphic memoirs; Maus and Blankets.
I'm a big fan of all of them.
I'm more worried about Humans killing each other off than an asteroid
"LOL LL...Who cares anyways really why should this change anyones path. If anything it just means we expire a bit earlier, if everyone has realized it or not we all die one day. I dont see why an earlier experation day upsets everyone."
Over-consumption, global warming, war, religious cults, THE HYPNOTOAD...
If nothing else, the Sun will dry up the oceans in a couple billion years. There are a million things that could end human life. This asteroid is among the least of our worries.
I remember watching a video saying destroying it and making smaller asteroids would prevent a larger point of damage. It would make the damage less catstrophic, but less predictable and more widespread.. Wouldnt 1 million fragments of the main asteroid be less impact then all the fragments put together as one. Like if 10 people go to move a car together it will most likely move, but if 10 people go 1 at a time it wont (I know its completly different means of force in my metaphor but you get the idea.).
ghettosermon - So I mentioned on Scarecrow's Facebook.
OhCanada - It would prevent a large point of damage, that's true. I suppose it would lessen the chance of "doomsday". Like you said though, "less predictable and more widespread" What's more likely though is that a nuke would just break the asteroid up into a few pieces and the impacts of each would be enough to cover the astmosphere, preventing any sunlight to get through.
And I thought they picked the perfect film location for those movies( I'm not a fan sorry no money) I do like how they in a sense revived the Vampire/were wolf genre for the good ,bad and ugly...If you want to write a story you have to cater to your readers, women are a huge market and if you make it interesting for them they may just spend some(example Vampires in love)
I AINT NEVA SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fox News... :( I hope the astroid only hits Glen Beck
it destroys mexico once and for all.
I would be almost 57 in that year. Not much more left to live anyway, for sure the better part of my life would be already gone...Anyway, sooner or later human life will finish, as our individual life: that's a sure thing. It's just something we have to accept and deal with every day...By the way, if, and I repeat IF, science and technology could do something to avoid that, for sure that would be a huge and welcomed progress, something that humanity would never forget, but as butidonthavemoney says, right now the possibility of destroying an asteroid, or just changing his trajectory, it just seems a long shot...
Anyway, thank YOU guys: I was just searching to enjoy some relaxing basketball news. Thinking about a big rock who may or may not be going to crush us, it's just...WOW!!! Don't even try to search points for that...:-) :-) :-)
man...i need to hurry up and lose my virginity
GOTTA LOVE ME SOME MCDUNKIN'
You've only got 25 years...
I'll help you...
For a price...
There's a good chance I'm gonna be dead in 2036.
Might I reccomend any back alley behind a liquor store. That is where I've met every girl I've ever had sex with and you usually don't have to waste your time winning them over or using fancy pickup lines! A couple quarters or a pint of everclear is usually all it takes!
Actually, I'm usually under the street light near the airport.
Well if McDunkin can't get any I might as well just give up...
But at least I have my shake-weight.
You think I'm made of money!?! That's high class to me, I can't spend airport street light money on sex. Then I wouldn't have enough cash to buy the Mad Dog 20/20 I usually drink as I cry myself to sleep afterwards...
I must admit money...i do love my women with a jew fro, new zealand/jamaican accent, and wearing a warriors vest...but there is this stripper with 4 kids ive been talking to at the bar the past few weeks...once i save up enough money to get this penicillin prescription filled i might ask her out
And honestly with all the 4lokos i drink ill be lucky to make it to 2013 1/2
Lest ye forget your Facebook horoscope reading, young McDunkin:
You're going to prison in 2012 for grand turtle smuggling, and then -- well, let's just say you won't have to worry about being a virgin any longer.
McDunkin...she sounds enchating, If I were you i'd listen to your heart and bypass the penicillin. I remember hearing if you have sex with another girl with an STD it will cancel out the one you got from the first girl with one.
no we want u dale
Dale is immortal, you fools. He's just trying to get sympathy points. Once we're all dead, he'll be laughing, laughing and dancing the "youth jig" on our graves with his hoard of points as he dines on orphan flesh and nympho blood.
Money i know..i know..hopefully my BASEDness will block any intruders from the backdoor
Joewolf...i hope you're right..if my wee wee (aka lil McDunkin aka McLayup) falls of...its on you my friend............no homo
Stop jerking off, get a job or go to school, dress nice, and talk to girls. Youll end up having sex.
Don't worry, it will be worth you getting laid. I heard that STD thing from a scientist too, his name is Jerry and he lives in the laundry mat bathroom near my house. I haven't seen his actual diploma, but just talking to him you know he's seen a thing or two in his day.