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Send it to Syria!

Also that's a tiny asteroid with no chance of ending life. Especially if its made from light materials. It could help with global warming though and help cool us down a bit! Bring it on!!!!
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Corrections:

1. There is a small chance (1 in 2,700) it may it may hit Earth...in 2185.
2. It is not a major threat. It is quite small and while it could take out a small town it would have minimal global repercussions. On top of that it is mostly carbon, so its not very dense.
3. NASA has a mission planned to land a probe on it and grab some to take back to Earth to study. Which is awesome.
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There's also this though. http://www.space.com/33616-asteroid-bennu-will-not-destroy-earth.html

I've looked around at other news sources to, and the general idea seems to be by the time Bennu actually becomes a threat, we'll likely have the technology to destroy it.


Rujikin wrote:

Send it to Syria!


I mean, it'd still kill all of us, but at least that years long shit show of a civil war would most certainly be resolved.
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Ravenstein wrote:

Corrections:

1. There is a small chance (1 in 2,700) it may it may hit Earth...in 2185.
2. It is not a major threat. It is quite small and while it could take out a small town it would have minimal global repercussions. On top of that it is mostly carbon, so its not very dense.
3. NASA has a mission planned to land a probe on it and grab some to take back to Earth to study. Which is awesome.


wait im so confused, I first heard 2018 then like 2029 something now u say 2185?
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It's 1/20 the size of a colossal world ending asteroid if I recall correctly.
Given the low risk of it hitting, breaking it to pieces may lead to debris scattering across the world, and while not greatly damaging, will possibly lead to widespread panic
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I came here to laugh, was not disappointed

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KnightOfZero1991 wrote:

It's 1/20 the size of a colossal world ending asteroid if I recall correctly.
Given the low risk of it hitting, breaking it to pieces may lead to debris scattering across the world, and while not greatly damaging, will possibly lead to widespread panic


that's why I said before it gets close lol
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redokami wrote:

wait im so confused, I first heard 2018 then like 2029 something now u say 2185?


According to NASA.
http://www.space.com/33616-asteroid-bennu-will-not-destroy-earth.html
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redokami wrote:


KnightOfZero1991 wrote:

It's 1/20 the size of a colossal world ending asteroid if I recall correctly.
Given the low risk of it hitting, breaking it to pieces may lead to debris scattering across the world, and while not greatly damaging, will possibly lead to widespread panic


that's why I said before it gets close lol


Well from what I gathered from the video, it doesn't come directly at Earth so distance isn't really the concern, they both rotate around the sun in slightly different manners, and eventually may collide. If you try and blow it up, the debris could go in 100 different directions, causing pieces to fall on the Earth is less than a year.

That's simply what I drew from my limited knowledge in astrophysics and inference of the video. Nonetheless, the video seems to come from a rather unprofessional source so I wouldn't concern myself about it without a more respected source.
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I'm short of amazed by how anyone can worry about a prick hitting a prick in space arguably infinite, and not mind the properties of water.
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We should send Saitama to punch it.
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What this society has come too, I am ready
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About time! Asteroid for President of the World!
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