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    if it moves fuck with it!

    we have just sent a missile to attack ...a comet.
    smash into it. make a big hole in it.
    it has been hurtling around undistubed by earths inhabitants for millions of years ...now we have to go and interfere ...

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    Thats humans for you.....

    What's it to do with, high velocity impact tests?
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    America probably thought it was allied with the middle east...
    A)- d-_-b

    B)- how u make that inverted b?
    B)- wait
    B)- never mind

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    Yeah heard this in the news. The NASA guys want to see what it's made of and maybe holds the secrets of the universe in it or something. It's also a test that the yanks are carrying out to see if it's possible to divert a comet and knowing the Yanks they'll manage to nudge this perfectly safe comet our way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaMaster
    Yeah heard this in the news. The NASA guys want to see what it's made of and maybe holds the secrets of the universe in it or something. It's also a test that the yanks are carrying out to see if it's possible to divert a comet and knowing the Yanks they'll manage to nudge this perfectly safe comet our way.
    I've read that we don't possess the capable fire power to destroy a comet, such as in the film Armageddon. Any attempts with nuclear devices would, at the most, fragment one big comet into a number of smaller fragments that would be even more devestating because they'd cause numerous impacts over the Earth.
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    I think the point of this comet-smasher is merely to enable scientists to find out the make up of the comets core...
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    Thanks to the font I'm using, I read "comet" as "cornet"... Attacking a musical instrument with a missile, lol.

    I have mixed feelings about the real thing... One one hand it's destruction of something natural which should be a big no-no, but on the other hand it might give some interesting information...
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    how many peicres it will break into they know not ...trajectories for these pices then, unknown.
    if they fuck it up ...lets hope any damage they cuase is on american soil.

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    saw this on the news last night myself, i'm sure they coulda put that X amount on millions of pounds to better use, don't you think
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    Quote Originally Posted by turlough
    saw this on the news last night myself, i'm sure they coulda put that X amount on millions of pounds to better use, don't you think
    I'm all for this comet smasher actually, think it'll be pretty interesting to find out whether or not the theorised inards of the comet are the same as what they find...

    but then I've always been interested in astrophysics

    and plus, i dont think they're blowing it into little pieces, just smashing into it so they're nearer the core... I forget
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    [QUOTE=Replicant]
    and plus, i dont think they're blowing it into little pieces, QUOTE]not intentionaly no ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrocan roll
    Quote Originally Posted by Replicant
    and plus, i dont think they're blowing it into little pieces,
    not intentionaly no ...

    ahh, i see what you mean

    there is a chance it could break into bits if it was inherently unstable, however I believe the comet is a hell of a lot bigger than the diddy rocket they'll be shooting at it.

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    .... After all, one day there will be another impact, so the more we do now the better for when the situation arises...

    If you think about it though, would the government tell us about an iminent earth impact, i highly doubt it!
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    Link to story?
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