http://talesfromthelou.wordpress.com/20 … ming-2011/
Is it going to be a close call? Is it cause for concern? Does it play a role in all the talk of End Times...with earthquakes and wars and rumors of wars, etc...?
Just putting it out here...along with all the other discussions...of late.
Looks like it's closest point to the earth will be about 21 million miles. We should be able to see it with binoculars, although it's only about 1-2 miles in diameter. Should have little if no effect at all to the earth.
Unless I am blind and I can't find it on the Sentry Risk Table (http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/), NASA hasn't even issued a Torino scale category for this object (official name C/2010 X1).
That should mean I don't have any reason to worry. At least no more than normally
In any case, thank you for the link. I don't think the author had a humorous intent in mind when writing it, but I couldn't help but smiling at the last paragraphs. Don't take me wrong, but every month there is a new end-of-the-world prediction (http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrld.htm)
It's always a meteor, or a super nova, or an Arkillian battleship threatening to destroy us...
Can't the universe give us a break?!
Why would it ever? As long as we have knowledge to gain, it must constantly prove to the human species that there truly isn't anything special about us.
Humans are like a flea on an elephant's ass in comparison to the Universe itself. We know little and more than our fair share to still learn. But, that doesn't dismiss what is already learned and/or discovered.
Just my thoughts on what you said.
No, I checked. It is 21 miles. I will duck at the appropriate time.
What about the degree of variances from gravitational pulls of planets (and the sun) in our solar system that may throw it off a little bit left or right...as it approaches?
I got my baseball bat ready I'll hit it outta the planet lol!
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