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NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
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NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/3166...th-in-2068


“2068” –Massive Asteroid Apophis on Path for Earth Impact

https://dailygalaxy.com/2020/10/2068-mas...th-impact/

Quote:“The results show that the asteroid is drifting away from a purely gravitational orbit by about 170 meters per year, which is enough to keep the 2068 impact scenario in play,” said Dave Tholen at the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) about the acceleration phenomenon that arises from an extremely weak force on an object due to non-uniform thermal radiation. This force is particularly important for the asteroid Apophis, as it affects the probability of an Earth impact in 2068.
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
Ok, there's a 1 in 530 000 chance that this asteroid will hit the earth when I'm 98.  If I live that long, I'll probably be ready to check out anyway.

And why exactly is this in the 'Religion' forum? Is there some bizarre Qurannic prediction I’m unaware of?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
(October 29, 2020 at 6:18 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Ok, there's a 1 in 530 000 chance that this asteroid will hit the earth when I'm 98.  If I live that long, I'll probably be ready to check out anyway.

And why exactly is this in the 'Religion' forum?

Boru

Good question. 

But we shouldn't be surprised. Every religion has doomsday nuts who cant understand nature and the universe don't care about their superstitions.
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
(October 29, 2020 at 6:23 am)Brian37 Wrote:
(October 29, 2020 at 6:18 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Ok, there's a 1 in 530 000 chance that this asteroid will hit the earth when I'm 98.  If I live that long, I'll probably be ready to check out anyway.

And why exactly is this in the 'Religion' forum?

Boru

Good question. 

But we shouldn't be surprised. Every religion has doomsday nuts who cant understand nature and the universe don't care about their superstitions.

Not the point. If he mistakenly posted it in the wrong forum, I’m happy to move it for him. If it is some sort of religious doomsday prediction, it belongs here.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
It will be a punishment for all the straights and their pompous, self-absorbed straightidude, spiteful vengeance from the Lord Roygbiv!
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
(October 29, 2020 at 7:53 am)no one Wrote: It will be a punishment for all the straights and their pompous, self-absorbed straightidude, spiteful vengeance from the Lord Roygbiv!

While I once believed in God, I have long since ditched the vile idea that it takes mass genocide to correct human behavior. When a meteor hits our planet, and that is not a matter of if, but when, it will be no different than the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs, and there will be nothing super natural about it. And nobody sane is going to argue dinosaurs worshiped gods and had their own doomsday claims.
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
(October 29, 2020 at 8:15 am)Brian37 Wrote:
(October 29, 2020 at 7:53 am)no one Wrote: It will be a punishment for all the straights and their pompous, self-absorbed straightidude, spiteful vengeance from the Lord Roygbiv!

While I once believed in God, I have long since ditched the vile idea that it takes mass genocide to correct human behavior. When a meteor hits our planet, and that is not a matter of if, or when, it will be no different than the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs, and there will be nothing super natural about it.

Again, it's not about that.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
Insert Uranus jokes below.

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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
(October 29, 2020 at 9:18 am)brewer Wrote: Insert Uranus jokes below.

Insert Uranus?


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Whatever blows wind up your skirt....


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RE: NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068
(October 29, 2020 at 6:18 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Ok, there's a 1 in 530 000 chance that this asteroid will hit the earth when I'm 98.  If I live that long, I'll probably be ready to check out anyway.

And why exactly is this in the 'Religion' forum? Is there some bizarre Qurannic prediction I’m unaware of?

Boru

Maybe he wants another rock to dance around, going the other direction?  Angel
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
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