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Jim
2017-Jan-08, 06:25 PM
A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

http://www.businessinsider.com/star-hurting-towards-solar-system-2016-12


Researchers have known for a while that a star called*Gliese 710 is headed straight for our solar system ... the speeding star could burst through the (Oort) cloud and shoot these icy objects and comets all around our solar system. Any one of these is pretty likely to*collide with Earth.*

So don't make any big plans for 1.35 million years from now.

The Backroad Astronomer
2017-Jan-08, 07:15 PM
So wormwood exists.

KaiYeves
2017-Jan-08, 07:32 PM
THAT IS NOT THE KIND OF INFORMATION that you bury in the third paragraph!

Buttercup
2017-Jan-08, 07:34 PM
[B][SIZE=3]So don't make any big plans for 1.35 million years from now.

There goes my summer picnic plans (reference Heinlein). :mad:

The Backroad Astronomer
2017-Jan-08, 07:37 PM
Quick call in a team oil rig drillers so we can be ready for comets that will head towards Earth.

Roger E. Moore
2017-Jan-08, 07:42 PM
I hate it when people try to cheer me up, but doom won't happen for over a million years.

spare part
2017-Jan-08, 08:13 PM
Not "again". "Still".

Chuck
2017-Jan-08, 08:16 PM
Maybe Nibiru will deflect it before it does us any damage.

schlaugh
2017-Jan-08, 09:03 PM
I hate click bait.

Spacedude
2017-Jan-08, 09:45 PM
Ok, as long as it doesn't interfere with the Solar Eclipse in August.

selvaarchi
2017-Jan-09, 06:28 AM
There will be spectacular nights to look forward to. Imagine multiple comets and thousands of shooting stars all at the same time.

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Jim
2017-Jan-09, 12:12 PM
There will be spectacular nights to look forward to. Imagine multiple comets and thousands of shooting stars all at the same time.

I wonder if that's what the dinosaurs thought. "Oooo, look at that one!"

selvaarchi
2017-Jan-09, 12:18 PM
I wonder if that's what the dinosaurs thought. "Oooo, look at that one!"
We are going to die anyway so why not enjoy the spectacular sights.

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Cougar
2017-Jan-09, 01:09 PM
A star is hurtling towards our solar system....

Now they're figuring it will come within 77 light days?

About 20 years ago, the story was that Gliese 710, at half the Sun's mass, would have to come within one lightyear to cause any problems. But back then, Gliese 710 was calculated to come within a comfortable 3 lightyears.

I can see how its orbit could be corrected with new data, but that's a pretty big correction! I wonder what gives....

agingjb
2017-Jan-09, 03:49 PM
Just as we, or the surviving part of the biosphere, might be picking up from the Holocene extinction...

publiusr
2017-Jan-13, 07:33 PM
Now they're figuring it will come within 77 light days?

About 20 years ago, the story was that Gliese 710, at half the Sun's mass, would have to come within one lightyear to cause any problems. But back then, Gliese 710 was calculated to come within a comfortable 3 lightyears.

I can see how its orbit could be corrected with new data, but that's a pretty big correction! I wonder what gives....

They probably read this sites own post here:
https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthread.php?162441-TYC-9137-184-1-A-nearby-and-fast-approaching-hypervelocity-star

I wonder why Matloff and company called it DM 61 366....

closetgeek
2017-Jan-15, 02:58 PM
A star is hurtling towards our solar system and could knock millions of asteroids straight towards Earth

http://www.businessinsider.com/star-hurting-towards-solar-system-2016-12



So don't make any big plans for 1.35 million years from now.

Well that figures. By my calculations, that's right about the time I will finally be finishing my degree.

danscope
2017-Jan-15, 07:29 PM
....or finished paying for your degree . Hmmmm.....

closetgeek
2017-Jan-16, 01:36 AM
....or finished paying for your degree . Hmmmm.....

That will be a family heirloom, passed down through generations

danscope
2017-Jan-16, 02:27 AM
All the best for you,Sir and your degree.
Live long and prosper.
Dan

closetgeek
2017-Jan-16, 02:29 AM
....or finished paying for your degree . Hmmmm.....

That will be a family heirloom. It's the only thing of value I have to pass down.

Noisy Rhysling
2017-Jan-16, 10:45 AM
Quick call in a team oil rig drillers so we can be ready for comets that will head towards Earth.

It's a star, so they'll have to go at night.

Jens
2017-Jan-17, 11:17 PM
I'll be fine. I've got a hard hat in my desk.

danscope
2017-Jan-18, 02:47 AM
Hey.... a hard hat has saved my skin more than a few times.

Trebuchet
2017-Jan-18, 04:08 PM
I've taken a few head knocks while wearing a hard hat -- mostly by bumping the hat into things while ducking only enough to clear my head.

SeanF
2017-Jan-18, 05:42 PM
An image from Treb's brief movie acting career:

Trebuchet
2017-Jan-18, 10:28 PM
Ouch! I understand they added a sound effect for that in later editions.