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1 philosophus invidius  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 1:42:42pm

“The results of the study, announced Wednesday, reveal the 45-foot-wide meteor was destined to smash into Earth.”

Does one need a study to know that what did happened was certainly going to happen?

2 KiTA  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 2:36:26pm

re: #1 philosophus invidius

Yes, because it means that if we had been watching, we could have known it was coming. It wasn’t a freak accident, or some quirk of nature, or changed course based on something we did not (or could not) have expected.

3 freetoken  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 4:00:13pm

You mean, it wasn’t a Centauri Mass Driver in action?

4 Aligarr  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 5:49:38pm

re: #2 KiTA

There are no freak accidents or quirks of nature , but simply physics and math . We didn’t know it was coming because we didn’t see it . A warning would be nice if possible . There’s supposed to be a close fly-by by an asteroid in 2029 which has the potential of mowing down satellites like bowling pins . Then there are those we have not yet discovered whose period may be bringing them back our way at any time .

5 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:31:26pm

re: #3 freetoken

You mean, it wasn’t a Centauri Mass Driver in action?

The asteroids well suited to use by a mass driver have a greater iron content and are much less likely to explode.

/Serious B5 geekage

6 JeffFX  Fri, Mar 1, 2013 9:39:58am

re: #3 freetoken

You mean, it wasn’t a Centauri Mass Driver in action?

Signed in just to upding the B5 reference.

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