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Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:29 pm
by smeggypants
Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

Crikey, a meteor streaks through the Russian skies, explodes and damges stuff, and later tonight an Asteroid is to narrowly miss the earth.


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Meteor strike injures hundreds in central Russia




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Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for record-breaking Earth pass



Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:34 pm
by Resonance
Saw this on the news earlier. Bet there were a few people crapping themselves when they saw that coming towards them.

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:38 pm
by Dolls
The force is with you!!!

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:15 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
Bet it was a drone *scarpers quick sharpish* :D

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:44 pm
by phild05
Scary shit. One day we'll get hit by a bigger one, the close call one tonight is about the size of a mountain I'm told.
Wonder how many hit the Moon instead of us? :chin:

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:01 pm
by Channel Hopper
phild05 wrote:Scary shit. One day we'll get hit by a bigger one, the close call one tonight is about the size of a mountain I'm told.


A Welsh mountain perhaps, it's about 140foot long.

There could be another one tomorrow for all we know, based on what's happened in Russia.

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:07 pm
by diablo
Channel Hopper wrote:
phild05 wrote:Scary shit. One day we'll get hit by a bigger one, the close call one tonight is about the size of a mountain I'm told.


A Welsh mountain perhaps, it's about 140foot long.

There could be another one tomorrow for all we know, based on what's happened in Russia.


Yes, they can't spot em if they come from the direction of the sun. I heard some chap on the radio earlier who seemed rather less than sure we'd be able to do much even if we knew about a big 'un.

The bigger one went sailing past tonight, not even hitting any satellites. :):

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:09 pm
by Little_Law_Chick
My workmate is convinced this is the end of the world, she also thinks the next pope will be black as thats another sign.....

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:13 pm
by smeggypants
Little_Law_Chick wrote:My workmate is convinced this is the end of the world, she also thinks the next pope will be black as thats another sign.....


Look up the Prophecy of the Popes. The next pope is called Peter The Roman and will be the Last one.

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:29 pm
by Little_Law_Chick
smeggypants wrote:
Little_Law_Chick wrote:My workmate is convinced this is the end of the world, she also thinks the next pope will be black as thats another sign.....


Look up the Prophecy of the Popes. The next pope is called Peter The Roman and will be the Last one.

Yeah thats what she says as well, but in my opinion thats nonense! Bit like the mayan calender and the end of the world.

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:32 pm
by Channel Hopper
smeggypants wrote:
Little_Law_Chick wrote:My workmate is convinced this is the end of the world, she also thinks the next pope will be black as thats another sign.....


Look up the Prophecy of the Popes. The next pope is called Peter The Roman and will be the Last one.


Not Winston the Nigerian then.

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:02 pm
by smeggypants
Channel Hopper wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
Little_Law_Chick wrote:My workmate is convinced this is the end of the world, she also thinks the next pope will be black as thats another sign.....


Look up the Prophecy of the Popes. The next pope is called Peter The Roman and will be the Last one.


Not Winston the Nigerian then.


Ndonga Ndonga Braithwaite from Huddersfield did get to be the local Priest though

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:26 pm
by diablo
Horizon special about meteorites etc tonight. Though I doubt if it will mention anything about Popes. :):

SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTARY: A Horizon Special
On: BBC HD (102) & BBC2
Date: Sunday 3rd March 2013 (starting in 5 hours and 42 minutes)
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)

The Truth About Meteors.
Series exploring topical scientific issues. On a bright, cold morning on 15th February 2013, a meteorite ripped across the skies above the Ural mountains in Russia, distintegrating into three pieces and exploding with the force of 20 Hiroshimas. It was a stark reminder that the Earth's journey through space is fraught with danger. A day later another much larger 14,3000 tonne asteroid, passed within just 17,000 miles of the Earth. Presented by Professor Iain Stewart, this film explores what meteorites and asteroids are, where they come from, the danger they pose, and the role they have played in Earth's history.
(Stereo, Widescreen, High Definition, Subtitles)

Space Stuff hitting the Earth!!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:36 pm
by chinchin
Pity it didn't land on Tory Party HQ or the Westboro Baptist Church.