Giant Potentially Hazardous Asteroid About to Whiz By Earth

Giant Potentially Hazardous Asteroid About to Whiz By Earth:  An asteroid between 1600 and 4000 feet across is due to slip past Earth in early February, but NASA says there's no chance it will make impact as it will pass 2.6 million miles away.  One thing’s for sure, even if this thing were about to strike Earth, nobody in Hawaii would ever believe it.

Trump Asked Stormy to Spank Him With Copy of Forbes Magazine:  Stormy Daniels, the porn star who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump before he was President, claimed that Donald Trump once begged her to spank him with a copy of Forbes Magazine.  Spank him with Forbes Magazine?  What the hell, weren’t there any copies of AARP Magazine laying around?

World's Confidence in US Leadership Under Trump at Record Low:  A new Gallup poll of 134 countries showed a record collapse in approval and confidence in US leadership in the world - with the US now ranking below China in worldwide approval ratings.  I frankly don’t get it.  Hell, our President bangs porn stars - what’s not to like?

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Comment by alsoknownas on January 19, 2018 at 7:00am

I could have gone all day without the Forbes magazine tale. Sad.

Comment by Tom Cordle on January 19, 2018 at 8:30am

The Alpha Centurians missed again – they were aiming that giant asteroid at the giant hemorrhoid in the White House

That article had it wrong – truth is, tRump asked Steve Forbes to spank him, while Stormy Daniels watched

BUT – tRump's approval rating is up in Russia, assuming one can believe anything that comes out of Russia – or out of tRump's mouth

Comment by Johnny Robish on January 19, 2018 at 8:48am

Thanks guys!

Comment by moki ikom on January 19, 2018 at 12:20pm

mpact Earth

Customize your Earth-destroying asteroid

If you'd prefer to finely tune your asteroid's size, speed, and other characteristics and get very thorough results, try the Impact: Earth! calculator at Purdue.

This calculator doesn't let you send the asteroid to a specific geographical spot and doesn't provide an image of what would happen.

However, it does spit back just about every possible known variable that can be calculated about an impact. That includes the energy equivalent in megatons of TNT, earthquakes, what kind of meteoroid-resulting junk ("ejecta") is going to fly how far, any changes in Earth's tilt, and even when a resulting tsunami would arrive and how high its waves w... And you can drill down into all of them for a more thorough explanation. 


If an asteroid crashes into the Earth, it is likely to splash down somewhere in the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet's surface. Huge tsunami waves, spreading out from the impact site like the ripples from a rock tossed into a pond, would inundate heavily populated coastal areas. A computer simulation of an asteroid impact tsunami developed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows waves as high as 400 feet sweeping onto the Atlantic Coast of the United States. …

March 16, 2880, is the day the asteroid known as 1950 DA, a huge rock two-thirds of a mile in diameter, is due to swing so close to Earth it could slam into the Atlantic Ocean at 38,000 miles per hour. The probability of a direct hit is pretty small, but over the long timescales of Earth's history, asteroids this size and larger have periodically hammered the planet, sometimes with calamitous effects. The so-called K/T impact, for example, ended the age of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

"From a geologic perspective, events like this have happened many times in the past. Asteroids the size of 1950 DA have probably struck the Earth about 600 times since the age of the dinosaurs," …

The 60,000-megaton blast of the impact vaporizes the asteroid and blows a cavity in the ocean 11 miles across and all the way down to the seafloor, which is about 3 miles deep at that point. The blast even excavates some of the seafloor. Water then rushes back in to fill the cavity, and a ring of waves spreads out in all directions. The impact creates tsunami waves of all frequencies and wavelengths, with a peak wavelength about the same as the diameter of the cavity. Because lower-frequency waves travel faster than waves with higher frequencies, the initial impulse spreads out into a series of waves.

"In the movies they show one big wave, but you actually end up with dozens of waves. The first ones to arrive are pretty small, and they gradually increase in height, arriving at intervals of 3 or 4 minutes," Ward said.

The waves propagate all through the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. The waves decay as they travel, so coastal areas closest to the impact get hit by the largest waves. Two hours after impact, 400-foot waves reach beaches from Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras, and by four hours after impact the entire East Coast has experienced wa..., Ward said. It takes 8 hours for the waves to reach Europe, where they come ashore at heights of about 30 to 50 feet. 


Trump from Air Force One:  “ … sad, so sad. Not a good day, not a good day, and we were making America so, so great again,  we had the stock market in record highs."



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