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Scientists increase odds (again) of asteroid impact on Mars in January 2008 to 1 in 25

Scientists increase odds (again) of asteroid impact on Mars in January 2008 to 1 in 25 - Physics Forum

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Old 12-30-2007, 10:59 AM
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Default Scientists increase odds (again) of asteroid impact on Mars in January 2008 to 1 in 25



We could be in for one hell of a show here:

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Can you imagine if this sucker was headed for Earth?




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Old 12-30-2007, 04:00 PM
N:dlzc D:aol T:com \(dlzc\)
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Default Scientists increase odds (again) of asteroid impact on Mars in January 2008 to 1 in 25

Dear SpaceMan:

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We can better imagine it once we see what happens on a solid body
impact. Otherwise, all we have are (possible) history...

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Old 12-30-2007, 05:26 PM
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Default Scientists increase odds (again) of asteroid impact on Mars in January 2008 to 1 in 25

N:dlzc D:aol T:com (dlzc) wrote:

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I like this quote (written in 1996) about the Tunguska event:

"Perhaps the earliest widely-held theory for the Tunguska explosion was that
the world was about to end. As the minutes passed, this theory was dropped
in favour of other, less final theories, until today one is hard-pressed to
find anyone who truly believes the world ended on the morning of 30 June
1908..."
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:19 AM
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Default Scientists increase odds (again) of asteroid impact on Mars in January 2008 to 1 in 25

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Great quote, and it speaks volumes. It probably takes less than one second
to make millions of people *believe* the world is about to end (such as the
sonic boom and blinding explosion of a powerful asteroid impact). To see one
hit Mars would be cool; too see one hit Earth would be... bad.


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