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NASA On Asteroids: ‘If It’s Coming In 3 Weeks, Pray.’

Submitted by on March 22, 2013 – 7:31 AM14 Comments | 4,296 views

asteroid-earthGhostTheory’s newest staff member, Lindsay, has been busy with the social media side of the website. If you haven’t visited or ‘Liked’ us yet, pay her a visit at our Facebook page.

This week Lindsay posted an interesting article by EarthSky that talks about the potential catastrophic dangers that a wild asteroid could bring to earth. In a more ominous tone, NASA’s chief Charles Bolden gave us sound advice on what to do if a large space rocks was hurdling towards Earth: Pray!

We all saw the CCTV and amateur video of the small asteroid that plummeted down on Chelyabinks, Russia, on February 15th of this year. The rock blasted through our atmosphere and with a thundering force, destroyed modern buildings and injured 1,500 or more people. All that from a rock that measured 55 feet in diameter. Imagine one that reaches the size of a football field or bigger.

Given the recent sequester and continuous breakdown of the economy, NASA fears that in the very near future, Earth and all its inhabitants could perish from a cosmic threat. Read this.

Reuters) – NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.

That’s about all the United States – or anyone for that matter – could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday.

An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than 1,500 people were injured.

Later that day, a larger, unrelated asteroid discovered last year passed about 17,200 miles from Earth, closer than the network of television and weather satellites that ring the planet.

The events “serve as evidence that we live in an active solar system with potentially hazardous objects passing through our neighborhood with surprising frequency,” said Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat.

“We were fortunate that the events of last month were simply an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe,” said Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, who called the hearing to learn what is being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet.

NASA has found and is tracking about 95 percent of the largest objects flying near Earth, those that are .62 miles or larger in diameter.

“An asteroid of that size, a kilometer or bigger, could plausibly end civilization,” White House science advisor John Holdren told legislators at the same hearing.

But only about 10 percent of an estimated 10,000 potential “city-killer” asteroids, those with a diameter of about 165 feet have been found, Holdren added.

On average, objects of that size are estimated to hit Earth about once every 1,000 years.

“From the information we have, we don’t know of an asteroid that will threaten the population of the United States,” Bolden said. “But if it’s coming in three weeks, pray.”

In addition to stepping up its monitoring efforts and building international partnerships, NASA is looking at developing technologies to divert an object that may be on a collision course with Earth.

“The odds of a near-Earth object strike causing massive casualties and destruction of infrastructure are very small, but the potential consequences of such an event are so large it makes sense to takes the risk seriously,” Holdren said.

About 66 million years ago, an object 6 miles in diameter is believed to have smashed into what is now the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, leading to the demise of the dinosaurs, as well as most plant and animal life on Earth.

The asteroid that exploded over Russia last month was the largest object to hit Earth’s atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska event when an asteroid or comet exploded over Siberia, leveling 80 million trees over more than 830 square miles (2,150 sq km).

 

 

 

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  • lindsay

    what pisses me off the absolute most about this article is this quote, “The reason I can’t do anything in the next three weeks is because for decades we have put it off.”

  • lindsay

    and..YAYYY..i’m finally official! haha

  • Tom Manson Sixx

    ever since that 2012 doomsday bullshit was a fail, i don’t believe in this doomsday shit Anymore!

  • lindsay

    this isn’t “doomsday shit”….this is real life. this could happen

  • http://GhostTheory.com/ Henry

    It is not even a question of could happen, it will happen. The only question is when? Maybe not in our lifetime, but Earth will be struck by a large meteor, or potentially a comet. There is ample evidence of it happening in the past, Shumacher/Levy nine is evidence it still happens in our solar system. Jupiter and the other Jovians attract many of them, our moon gets in the way of some of them, but there will be one that hits the bulls eye. There have been several recently that were close calls, and potential threats. They are not alone.

  • Valkyrie13

    I used to think who cares if an asteroid comes, we have nukes and can
    shoot them! But then I am pretty sure that all the nukes on this planet
    wouldn’t make much of a difference with a really big rock. I’d like to
    see a study of just how many nukes it would take to offset a 6 mile
    diameter rock from it’s course. And for the record I’m against anything
    nuclear. And I don’t think praying would work either.

    Whoo hoo Lindsay! If I used facebook I’d be liking everything all over the
    place. Maybe some day I will step into 2007 and join. But probably not
    because their privacy is whack.

  • http://GhostTheory.com/ Henry

    If you hit the rock soon enough it does not take much of a difference, very little really. The Earth is a moving target, traveling at 107,000 Km/hour. It only takes a nudge to slow an object down enough that it passes right by. And Facebook can’t share anything you don’t put there, if you just use it as a way to keep in touch with people it is fairly safe. Just don’t put any information on your profile you don’t care to share, and no photos you would not want to share.

  • Rick

    I’m wondering what the effects would be for earth if the moon were to suffer a large impact say 1-2 kilometers in size?

  • Scott_McMan

    To expand, Lindsay not only brought us this story, but she is very knowledgeable and heavily involved in this field of study and will soon be an Astronomy major in college.

    You will often find Lindsay out at night searching the skies for comets and asteroids.

  • BW

    NASA lost me when they started with the cutesy astronaut wake-ups that were designed to entertain vice inform.

    Nice article, btw.

    Cheers

    BW

  • bgrnathan

    ASTEROIDS, COMETS, AND
    METEORS ORIGINATED FROM EARTH: In the Earth’s past there were powerful volcanic
    explosions propelling millions of tons of earth soil and rock (now asteroids
    and meteors which may contain organic molecules or organisms) into space. Read
    my popular Internet article, ANY LIFE ON MARS CAME FROM EARTH. The article
    explains how millions of tons of Earth soil may exist on Mars, and how debris
    we call asteroids and meteors could have originated from Earth. According to a
    Newsweek article of September 21, 1998, p. 12 that quotes a NASA
    scientist, SEVEN MILLION tons of Earth soil may exist on Mars! How could this
    be possible? Read and find out.

    Even if the right chemicals exist, life cannot arise by chance. The
    molecules that make-up life have to be in a sequence, just like the letters
    found in a sentence. Please read my popular Internet articles listed below:

    SCIENCE AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE, NATURAL LIMITS OF EVOLUTION, HOW FORENSIC
    SCIENCE REFUTES ATHEISM, WAR AMONG EVOLUTIONISTS (2nd Edition), DOES GOD
    PARTICLE EXPLAIN UNIVERSE’S ORIGIN? ANY LIFE ON MARS CAME FROM EARTH, NO
    HALF-EVOLVED DINOSAURS

    Check out my most recent Internet articles and sites: THE SCIENCE
    SUPPORTING CREATION and WAR AMONG EVOLUTIONISTS (2nd Edition)

    Babu G. Ranganathan*

    B.A. Bible/Biology

    Author of popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED
    FROM GREEK ROOTS

    *I have given successful lectures (with question and answer period
    afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and students
    at various colleges and universities. I’ve been privileged to be recognized in
    the 24th edition of Marquis “Who’s Who in The East” for my writings
    on religion and science.

  • lindsay

    hahah thanks. talk about pressure! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/frythedelivery.guy.3 Fry TheDelivery Guy

    Get off her balls

  • bgrnathan

    ASTEROIDS,
    COMETS, AND METEORS ORIGINATED FROM EARTH: In the Earth’s past there
    were powerful volcanic explosions propelling millions of tons of earth
    soil and rock (now asteroids and meteors which may contain organic
    molecules or organisms) into space. Read my popular Internet article,
    ANY LIFE ON MARS CAME FROM EARTH. The article explains how millions of
    tons of Earth soil may exist on Mars, and how debris we call asteroids
    and meteors could have originated from Earth. According to a Newsweek
    article of September 21, 1998, p. 12 that quotes a NASA scientist,
    SEVEN MILLION tons of Earth soil may exist on Mars! How could this be
    possible? Read and find out.

    Even
    if the right chemicals exist, life cannot arise by chance. The
    molecules that make-up life have to be in a sequence, just like the
    letters found in a sentence. Please read my popular Internet articles
    listed below:

    SCIENCE
    AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE, NATURAL LIMITS OF EVOLUTION, HOW FORENSIC
    SCIENCE REFUTES ATHEISM, WAR AMONG EVOLUTIONISTS (2nd Edition), DOES GOD
    PARTICLE EXPLAIN UNIVERSE’S ORIGIN? ANY LIFE ON MARS CAME FROM EARTH,
    NO HALF-EVOLVED DINOSAURS

    Check out my most recent Internet articles and sites: THE SCIENCE SUPPORTING CREATION and WAR AMONG EVOLUTIONISTS (2nd Edition)

    Babu G. Ranganathan*

    B.A. Bible/Biology

    Author of popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED FROM GREEK ROOTS

    *I
    have given successful lectures (with question and answer period
    afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and
    students at various colleges and universities. I’ve been privileged to
    be recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis “Who’s Who in The East” for
    my writings on religion and science.