Possible 'Tunguska' on Mars in January

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Postby Ishtar » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:03 am

I'm presuming you mean on my head, Min?

Happy holidays, everyone! See you in a few days!


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Postby Digit » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:29 am

A Merry Christmas to everyone.
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Postby Beagle » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:45 am

Merry Christmas all.
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:48 am

Yup. Enjoy it, guys and gals.


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Postby JohnB » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:56 am

Firstly a belated Merry Christmas to all.
The total surface area of planet Earth is over 500,000,000 sq km, so the chances of a direct hit on any one person, even with a 1 sq km asteroid, are over five hundred million to one against.

Of course a strike by a 1 sq km meteor would be an extinction level event. :D Mind you, if it hits within say 1,000 km of where you are you probably won't notice it for more than maybe a second or two. :wink:
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Postby Digit » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:19 am

Of course a strike by a 1 sq km meteor would be an extinction level event.


Granted! So a fist sized one is even less likely to cause you to make an insurance claim!
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Postby JohnB » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:29 am

I would think being hit by even a fist sized one would preclude you from making any insurance claim. :D
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Postby Beagle » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:53 pm

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=24386


Updated Dec. 28, 2007 -- Astronomers have identified asteroid 2007 WD 5 in archival imagery. With these new observations, scientists at NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif have refined their trajectory estimates for the asteroid. Based on this latest analysis, the odds for the asteroid impacting Mars on Jan. 30 are now 1-in-25 -- or about 4 percent.



The odds have increased to 1 chance in 25. That sure would be something to see.
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:49 am

Anybody seen any updates on that asteroid's track anywhere? January 30th is next week. They ought to be able to be very precise on its trajectory by now, shouldn't they?
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Postby Forum Monk » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:29 am

http://www.universetoday.com/2008/01/10 ... -hit-mars/

Its not gonna happen, RS. Close, but no impact. This update is now 10 days old.
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Postby Minimalist » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:23 am

Rokcet Scientist wrote:Anybody seen any updates on that asteroid's track anywhere? January 30th is next week. They ought to be able to be very precise on its trajectory by now, shouldn't they?



Wear a helmet that day, just in case.
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:39 pm

Forum Monk wrote:http://www.universetoday.com/2008/01/10/asteroid-wont-hit-mars/

Its not gonna happen, RS. Close, but no impact. This update is now 10 days old.


Aw, shucks!
No fireworks . . . .

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Postby Cognito » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:29 pm

Wear a helmet that day, just in case.

Min, don't be cruel. You know that R/S will have trouble getting a helmet over those eyebrow ridges! :D
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Postby Digit » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:39 pm

I have the same troubles with my ears! :lol:
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Postby clubs_stink » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:47 am

Another intersting tidbit about something on Mars 8)

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... 715837.ece


the CNN video is better:D

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestof ... ideosearch

If I didn't KNOW the photo was taken on Mars, I could swear it's the latest photo from a Bigfoot enthusiast!

talk amongst yourselves :twisted:
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