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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:00:16 PM EDT
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?



Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:01:41 PM EDT
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:01:55 PM EDT
Don't worry, the .gov will protect you.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:01:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:01:58 PM EDT
The five foot one?
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:03:28 PM EDT
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:03:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.


Didn't look too small.... blew out windows and buckled store fronts from what I'm reading.

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:03:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 1:08:12 PM EDT by Beachhead0]
There's like a dozen people world wide who professionally look for shit like that... our close section of the universe is really big and 12 people isn't a lot.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:04:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.


Didn't look too small.... blew out windows and buckled store fronts from what I'm reading.



It was small, you didn't read about any cities disappearing... it was small
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:05:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?


Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:05:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.


Didn't look too small.... blew out windows and buckled store fronts from what I'm reading.


That thing was travelling at mach 23.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:05:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





Funding for programs that watch for things like that was redirected to buy votes some time ago.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:05:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:05:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.


Didn't look too small.... blew out windows and buckled store fronts from what I'm reading.



mv^2
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:06:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:07:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 1:08:59 PM EDT by gwitness]
Originally Posted By Credge:

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.


Didn't look too small.... blew out windows and buckled store fronts from what I'm reading.


That thing was travelling at mach 23.


kinetic energy. eta google Rods from God
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:09:19 PM EDT
We would spot this one

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:09:45 PM EDT
It's a big-assed sky.
They don't exactly advertise where they are
It takes a bunch of luck and tedious effort to find one.
There isn't a lot of money for budgets for this stuff.

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?




Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:09:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





Even if we did know about it, we cannot change it's trajectory, all we can do is hang on to our asses.

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:10:23 PM EDT
I believe the quote from the movie Armageddon was:

" We can only monitor 11% of the sky at any given time,and begging your pardon Sir... But it;s a big fucking sky".

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:11:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Credge:
The five foot one?


Coming at us from out of the Sun too from what Cavuto said today.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:11:59 PM EDT
There are only a finite number of telescopes looking at an infinite amount of space.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:12:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:12:36 PM EDT
Cuz everybody was watching to other one of course!

- Clint
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:13:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Bingo

Why cause panic

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:15:35 PM EDT
First it's a whole lot o sky and second kinetic energy is a bitch
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:15:37 PM EDT
It's made of porcelain and doesn't show up on xray machines....
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:16:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 1:16:35 PM EDT by AudiDat]
" Well, our object collision budget's about a million dollars a year. ... about three percent of the sky, and begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky"
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:17:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





Even if we did know about it, we cannot change it's trajectory, all we can do is hang on to our asses.



If we had a good idea of where its going to be before it hits earth...couldn't we nuke a relatively small rock?
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:17:14 PM EDT
They knew it was coming, they just didn't feel like telling anybody.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:18:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?




Finding it is one thing. Being able to do something about it once it was found, that is quite another.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:19:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Of what magnitude? It was a small one.


Didn't look too small.... blew out windows and buckled store fronts from what I'm reading.


You realize planes used to fly over people house shattering windows not to long ago right?
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:19:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By the444shooter:
It's made of porcelain and doesn't show up on xray machines....


Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:21:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AudiDat:
" Well, our object collision budget's about a million dollars a year. ... about three percent of the sky, and begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky"


Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:23:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?





Even if they saw it coming, what would be the outcome? You do realize that Armageddon was fictional, right?

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:28:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PeculiarSatyr:
Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





Even if we did know about it, we cannot change it's trajectory, all we can do is hang on to our asses.



If we had a good idea of where its going to be before it hits earth...couldn't we nuke a relatively small rock?



Sure it's possible, I'm not sure we have the resources to do it.

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:32:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 1:32:35 PM EDT by Formergrunt94]

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?




Well, our object collision budget is about a million dollars. It allows us to watch about 3 percent of the sky, and with all due respect, it's a big ass

sky.

Edit. Dadgummit, beaten.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:33:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?




I really wish they would teach astronomy in school.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:35:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?




You think the government is paying someone to keep track of every two-foot diameter piece of junk in the solar system?
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:36:03 PM EDT
It was moving at Mach 20+ when it impacted. Can we intercept something at that speed?
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:36:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By the444shooter:
It's made of porcelain and doesn't show up on xray machines....


... and costs more than you make in 14 billion years.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:37:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:38:28 PM EDT
The reason it's called SPACE is because there is so much of it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:39:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?




This wasn't life threatening.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:41:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?




Seriously, do you think if they found a rock that could destroy a city or be an extinction level event they would make that publc?

No way.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:41:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


Exactly my point, but for fuck sake... what are we paying them for then.... to go through all the effort of finding and watching for life threatening shit, only to sit on their hands?



The only way to protect the earth from a rock is to identify it long before it will impact and do something to change it's course.

I don't think a nuclear bomb is going to be the best protection. Much more reliable would be a method of anchoring some sort of drive unit on an asteroid, years before it will impact, and firing the drive at the right time to maximize the Delta-V.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:42:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 1:42:34 PM EDT by No_BS]
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





This post reminds me of the quote

"a government which is big enough to give you everything you want , is big enough to take everything you have"
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:42:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bigshooter81:
Where were all the .Gov agencies, universities, private research labs on this?

How the hell did it enter unnoticed?





What, you think the Bureau of Space Dangers is tracking every object in the solar system?

Stop watching movies, tune in PBS or Nat Geo or get a subscription to Discover or Popular Science. There's little to no money spent of stuff like this.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:43:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trobertson5-0:
I believe the quote from the movie Armageddon was:

" We can only monitor 11% of the sky at any given time,and begging your pardon Sir... But it;s a big fucking sky".



Yep...
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:43:43 PM EDT
In answer to the OP's original question, God hates Commies
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:44:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tank_Dempsey:
Does anybody here actually think the gov would tell us of a impact if they knew for certain ?


No
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