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NASA Setting Off On Collision Course With Comet...

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  1. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Neato! I hope this project works out. :thumbsup:

     
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    Just wait till the thing sends the comet on a collision course with Earth!! :eek: :D
     
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    I will be out with my bionoculars and telescope for this, I would assume 4th of July 2005?
     
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    So they're gonna smash a multimillion dollar rocket into a comet, just to see what the shit looks like? I can tell you what it looks like...like a fuckin' rock! Geez....
     
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    Comets are ice not rock.... :p
     
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    on the outside yes

    taken right from the article
     
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    ya well this will be a huge leap if it works. or will bush decide god dosn't want us to know and stop it
     
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    Well if NASA can land a probe on this comet, then it leads the way for future interactions with asteroids that might be on a path to hit Earth. We could then either alter their paths or destroy them just like in the movies.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    No. The multimillion dollar part will be far away observing what happens when another craft slams into the comet. I don't think that part is anything more than a huge chunk of shaped metal with some instruments on it. Since the craft's impact will have the force of 40 some tons of TNT, explosives are not needed.

    Why are they doing this? Comets are leftover material from the creation of the solar system. Finding out what one consists of will answer many questions about the origin of our solar system and possibly life on Earth.

    Nice that this will happen on the 4th. Gonna watch the fireworks from the middle of nowhere where there are no lights for miles.
     
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    this just in...

     
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    No, this is Bush's plan...apparently, the WMD's are hidden in comets.
     
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    IMO, they will only answer questions they already know the answers to. the big bang theory is pretty much the most widely accepted theory and that planets and everything else formed from massive gas clouds that cam together from gravity. and everything else like comets and shit was just left over. its cool in a way, but i feel it will just prove their theory. but it doesnt matter, i doubt it will work anyway.
     
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    We have very little info as to what the original building blocks of the solar system are. Comets and Kupier belt objects are the only things left over from that time. So either blow up a comet or take a trip to the Kupier belt.

    Either way, it's gonna be a badass kaboom.
     
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    well they lauched without a hitch right on time so 6 mounths and we will soon know
     
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    well there really is a comet on its way to earth...its supposed to hit here 2024 or 28....they are trying to keep it really hush hush because people are paraniod as shyt and that it will probally miss, but close enough for debry(sp) to hit earth

    with NASA luck that craft will either

    a. hit the comet but go right throught it

    b. hit the Middle East and say "Opps, what went wrong, and we didnt know there was a Nuc on board..or

    c. it miracally hits the core of the comet, but the cameras and other sensors dont work
     
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