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ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2007.10.02 10:17:00 - [61]
 

Thing is, you can't have 100% certainty of an impact. If the only things involved were the meteor and the earth, then yes - you could have 100% certainty. But you also have the moon, the sun, and various other minor gravitational influences. The 2-body problem is solvable. The n-body problem for n>2 is not. It is only estimatable.

Kirjava
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.10.02 10:20:00 - [62]
 

Given the replies to the topic, would people be in favour of an international effort to get a few nukes or a laser satelite like mentioned earlier into orbit so as to intercept anything we may spot a little on the late side?

Kalazar
Amarr
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.10.02 10:42:00 - [63]
 

Two words:

Chav Hunting

YARRRR!!

Digital Nightfall
Posted - 2007.10.02 11:39:00 - [64]
 

Tell the government, and make the most of my last month :)

However in such an extreme event, I think the most accomplished countries (in spacetech) would align together, select a shortlist, send asshats up to the mannable spacestations or even, given its 30 days of no bureacracy, make a larger spacestation, and then they'd probably orbit us, waiting to see how livable the planet is afterwards.

I just wish I had a skill to make the asshat list :)

Vyger
Posted - 2007.10.02 13:40:00 - [65]
 

None of your options, I live it up for 30 days and then...

...I take the blue pill.

Sharupak
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.10.02 17:42:00 - [66]
 

Originally by: Vyger
None of your options, I live it up for 30 days and then...

...I take the blue pill.


You probably should take the blue pill first and live it up!Laughing

Mudkest
Adventurers
Matari Visionary Coalition
Posted - 2007.10.02 17:46:00 - [67]
 

Edited by: Mudkest on 02/10/2007 18:01:17
Originally by: An Anarchyyt
Edited by: An Anarchyyt on 30/09/2007 04:32:03
What about if a giant asteroid made of garbage is going to hit New York?


how could anyone tell the difference?

anyway I'd tell the media. I dont trust the goverment to do anything with the information within 30 days.

Kirex
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.10.02 18:41:00 - [68]
 

Originally by: Admiral Annihilation
- Tell the government so that they may somehow send up a huge nuke to blow it into pieces? Well, all you done is take one comet and turn it into 50,000 that will all hit the earth.
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This. As DS said, if fit from the right angle, it could change the astroids direction.
And I guess it would be cool to acualy use the nukes we have, even if we'll all die if the astroid hits. :S


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