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    Asteroid pass

    15th Feb within 17,200 miles of Earth
    Asteroid to pass within 17,200 miles of Earth - animation | Science | guardian.co.uk
    Bit close for comfort

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    heard this on the News yesterday, I always think one of these close calls may one day bring a virus\disease close enough to our atmosphere that we'll orbit\drift into it and suffer an outbreak a few weeks after the event.

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    And that is 5,000 miles closer than the geostationary satellites used for weather and communications. eek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus View Post
    heard this on the News yesterday, I always think one of these close calls may one day bring a virus\disease close enough to our atmosphere that we'll orbit\drift into it and suffer an outbreak a few weeks after the event.
    You do realise it's avian flu, not alien flu??

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    The thing is, if it ever was to hit close we'd be all wiped out in seconds, so who cares? If it hits in Australia and doesn't affect me...who cares?


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy88 View Post
    If it hits in Australia and doesn't affect me...who cares?
    Down side: my entire family is wiped out.

    Up side: imagine how much I will save on postage when I don't have to send presents/cards to my entire family on the other side of the world any more!

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    Re: Asteroid pass

    Quote Originally Posted by fishyfish View Post
    Down side: my entire family is wiped out.

    Up side: imagine how much I will save on postage when I don't have to send presents/cards to my entire family on the other side of the world any more!
    Positive thinking...I like it! I wonder if I could get away with it hitting Leeds, but not affecting Huddersfield


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    Asteroid pass

    That would be an easy way for us scots to get independence let it hit England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shariain View Post
    That would be an easy way for us scots to get independence let it hit England.
    It could hit Scotland but who'd know the difference in the before and after pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    It could hit Scotland but who'd know the difference in the before and after pics
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    It'll probably hit my car then fly off without leaving any details like every other f£&&er in this area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyfool View Post
    It'll probably hit my car then fly off without leaving any details like every other f£&&er in this area!
    You must live near me then, five hits so far, caught three due to cameras, two were prior to them being fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidibear View Post
    You must live near me then, five hits so far, caught three due to cameras, two were prior to them being fitted.
    Drivers door and rear door again. Probably a supermarket car park...the problem is I don't see these things until the weekend because the wife uses it through the week and she obviously doesn't look at the car as much as me. The second time now shes been totally oblivious to the damage!
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    Don't know about passing Earth, but this meteor actually got through!

    BBC News - Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia



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    Its coming, and its bloody shifting too.

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    What about the Russian encounter today ...wow!



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    Mother nature flexing her muscles

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    Wonder what the insurance company's response would be lol Hi my car was hit by a meteor lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhubarb4 View Post
    Wonder what the insurance company's response would be lol Hi my car was hit by a meteor lol
    Not covered under act of god, but the meteor itself will be worth a small fortune so you will be quids in.

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    What a mad day hey!!

    Saw the Russian meteor pass on the news this morning, incomprehendable!!

    Just couldnt imagine it, reminded me of the Brum Tornado a few years ago.

    As for the Asteroid pass, was watching it on Sky News, bit close hey??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidibear View Post
    Not covered under act of god, but the meteor itself will be worth a small fortune so you will be quids in.
    But what defines that a meteor shower is an act of God, how can they prove this lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhubarb4 View Post
    But what defines that a meteor shower is an act of God, how can they prove this lol
    Anything catastrophic that has no human intervention....

    Back on topic,,, anybody looking out for the shooting stars? early in the morning apparently....hundreds??

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Anything catastrophic that has no human intervention....

    Back on topic,,, anybody looking out for the shooting stars? early in the morning apparently....hundreds??
    I'll set my alarm










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    Quote Originally Posted by rhubarb4 View Post
    But what defines that a meteor shower is an act of God, how can they prove this lol
    ... and what if you are an Atheist?

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    Asteroid pass

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    ... and what if you are an Atheist?
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    Lol remember that Billy Connelly film the man that sued God.

    Sorry Jase/Dave no more hijacking lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus View Post
    What about the Russian encounter today ...wow!
    That was just the Russian Walt Disney - Walt Chelyabinskney.

 

 

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