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So the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteor the size of denver moving seven times faster than a bullet they didn't even see it when it happend if this happens now how the fuck would we stop it
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>>2499073
Its simple;
We give up and die.
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>>2499073
by launching nuclear missiles at it which would break it into smaller pieces that would burn up as they enter the atmosphere
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>>2499292
hitting something that moves at supersonic speed is impossible
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Two extinction size asteroids striking Earth is a sure sign from the cosmos that life is not meant to be.
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>>2499293
if it's moving in a straight trajectory towards earth it doesn't matter how fast it's moving
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>>2499296
we can only calculate something below supersonic speed.
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That didn't kill them. Maybe it was a contribution to killing them but it was far more likely that environmental changes is what killed them. The meteor hitting them suggests it wiped out too much and gave the rise to mammals. Mammals would benefit alright, but why did reptiles survive? Why did the ocean survive at all? Cold blooded animald werent wiped out. Larger mammals specifically evolved for thousands of years suffered, of course. Thats thousands of years in the making evolved to a specific enviroment. The bigger you are, the more adapt to your habitat you are.

We would still survive. Maybe not great. Maybe we would be down to 10k people but we survived that anyway. We still would have the means to rebuild quicker than we were before.
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>>2499297
for now™

maybe by the time an asteroid comes around we would be able to?
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>>2499073
This wouldn't even kill off humans completely.
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>>2499292
You're vastly underestimating how big that meteor was. We don't have enough nukes to break up anything approaching that mass. Even if we did, even if we broke it up into uniform baseball sized chunks, the combined burning of the material in the atmosphere would still incinerate a large portion of the earth and destroy much of the biosphere.

Our best shot would be to see it several years in advance and start hitting it with things to knock it off track, or land nuclear impulse thrusters on it and do the same thing with them. Such a project would be global and we'd pull out all the stops. I bet we could do it.

>>2499297
You're a moron. In space everything is moving at supersonic speeds relative to something. The fucking ISS is moving at 17,200 miles an hour. The speed of sound is 741 miles per hour for reference. We keep pretty good track of the iss and even dock shit with it on a regular basis.
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>>2499073
Best course of action would be to deteck ot from a far distance and lance explosive rockets to off course its direction. thus by moving its direction just slightly to the left or right can cause it to miss earth completely.
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>>2499306
>The fucking ISS is moving at 17,200 miles an hour. The speed of sound is 741 miles per hour for reference. We keep pretty good track of the iss and even dock shit with it on a regular basis.
Wrong. The ISS would disintegrate into a black hole at such terminal velocity. Stop spreading atrocious misinformation.
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>>2499073
That theory s just wrong. Here is how the dinosaurs actually died out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9b9aoINXzk
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>>2499311
I'm not even him but (You)
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>>2499292
Nuclear weapons have no explosive force in a vacuum.
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>>2499308
And if that failed?
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WHY DON'T WE JUST PICK UP THE EARTH...

AND MOVE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE?
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>>2499314
They are fitted with Hydrogen in order to create an ozone layer around it before detonation, thus allowing the explosion to spread out.
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>>2499319
Had a good laugh at "use hydrogen to create an ozone layer."
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>>2499316
But the Earth is constantly moving.
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>>2499324
Great! Changing course is even easier in that case.
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>>2499325
If we changes our velocity or mass, our distance from sun would indeed change, so that might be cool.
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>>2499314
>Nuclear weapons have no explosive force in a vacuum
true but neither an asteroid nor a nuclear fireball is a vacuum.
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>>2499306
>I bet we could do it.

But morally we have to ask ourselves if we should do it. It is interfering with the natural order of the cosmos to go around moving asteroids. Maybe if one's headed for us we should just let nature take its course and hope the next species to inherit the planet is smarter.
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>>2499329
>so that might be fatal

ftfy
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>>2499343
No more fatal than getting smacked by comets
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all depends on when we detect it, if it's within a certain time frame before impact we're probably fucked no matter what, the further out though the less we have to do to alter it's orbit enough to miss
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>>2499332
A nuclear detonation in space is mostly X-rays, an EMP and some radioactive dust. What makes them so impressive on Earth is they heat up all the air around them which creates a visible flash, extreme thermal heat, shockwaves and a mushroom cloud.
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>>2499464
>What makes them so impressive on Earth is they heat up all the air around them which creates a visible flash, extreme thermal heat, shockwaves and a mushroom cloud.
and dirt and rock.

which is (amazingly enough) what asteroids are made of.
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>>2499343
If we moved farther away from the sun, it'd be cool.
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>>2499336
smarter than being fucking able to stop / change the course of a meteor that has the power to wipe out masses of highly adapdet superpredators?
also mammals have survived such a meteor before, they would again. even if the majority of the human population would die i doubt that our race would go extinct.
humans are too good at adapting to all kind of shit
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>>2499073
SHOW IT WHAT WE GOT!
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>>2499292
A space-based mass-driver could strike a potential impactor with hyper-velocity projectiles to either change its course or break it apart.
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>>2499293
Space is big enough that it is absolutely possible. Because even though it's fast it's gonna take a long as time to get anywhere and it'll will move in a very predictable way
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>>2499297
>we can only calculate something below supersonic speed.




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