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Author Topic: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!  (Read 3929 times)

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Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« on: July 06, 2006, 03:11:52 AM »
The Japanese have made an animation what would happen if Earth would be hit with a "planet-killer" meteor. Interesting, as long as it doesn't interrupt my internet connection.

        http://youtube.com/watch?v=3JHdYBet_4Q&search=Meteorite%20Collision
       

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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 03:14:59 AM »
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Interesting, as long as it doesn't interrupt my internet connection.

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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 08:51:12 AM »
That's not a planet killer if you ask me. The planet seemed very much alive after impact. Only them annoying little things that used to live on it weren't. It's like a planet-pest-control thing.
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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 09:15:14 AM »
I must be getting used to Hollywood effects; the video looked pretty silly to me.

The asteroid looked to be about the size of the USA.  I really don't think I care to know the exact details of that type of collision; I'll just assume I'll be dead shortly after impact.
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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 09:21:55 AM »
It would take a much smaller meteor to remove life on this planet.  Not only that, but a meteor that size would crack the Earth, intorduce a planetary wobble, and cause rings of debris aournd the planet.  The gravitational effects prior to strike would be devastating alone.
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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 09:30:29 AM »
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Only them annoying little things that used to live on it weren't. It's like a planet-pest-control thing.
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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 10:05:17 AM »
yeah, but Bruce Willis will save us - just like he did before.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2006, 12:00:55 AM by nudone »

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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006, 10:15:18 PM »
Some pretty cool animation in parts of that actually. It was a bit inconsistent with some parts looking rather hokey, but at the same time it's a really difficult thing to depict "realistically" - none of us have a frame of reference. ;)

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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 11:03:29 PM »
Some scientists have been saying that, eventually the moon will drop on us.
 - or they used to anyways. It seems now they are saying it's moving away from earth. They never make up their mind, do they.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2006, 11:12:52 PM by Gothi[c] »

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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 11:42:22 PM »
No, but at least scientists tend not to be insisting on something that clearly isn't so... most of the time. :D

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Re: Planet-killer meteor video: holy snikes!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2006, 04:32:29 AM »
All satellites slow down in their orbit (from tidal influences - which include small attractions to other planets, esp. Jupiter and Saturn, and the Sun) and so eventually gravity will take its toll and they will come down with a crash - don't wait on yer roof with a pair of binoculars though ;)