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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:09 AM
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Ah, so HERE's the October surprise! According to Pravda anyway
Giant comet may collide with Earth late October

According to the Russian astronomer Nikolai Fedorovsky, a giant comet flying at top speed is bound for Earth. Should the comet stay on the collision course, it may hit the planet in late October. The impact will cause devastating tsunamis, earthquakes and avalanches, says Fedorovsky. He saw the killer comet in a telescope two weeks ago. He managed to calculate the comets trajectory. We got in touch with Nikolai Fedorovsky:

Just a few people are aware of the fact that comets of various sizes fly past Earth at a very close distance on a regular basis, says Fedorovsky. Those comets usually pass by unnoticed. The above circumstance is not a guarantee against disaster by any means. The Tunguska meteorite landed in the wilderness of Siberia. What if the behemoth had plunged into the center of Europe or somewhere in the ocean?

Im not trying to scare anybody, I just want to warn the public, sums up Fedorovsky. We should pay attention to this suspicious celestial body. We could obtain more accurate calculations if other astronomers join forces. We could also photograph it if were in luck. We will probably partake in one of the greatest events in the history of humankind, adds he.

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Much more here http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/84913-0/
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:10 AM
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1. Pravda has been reading my bird flu posts, the bastards n/t
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POAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:12 AM
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2. Wow, an extinction event and I'll be here to see it!
What luck!
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:20 AM
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3. Woohoo!
We are the lucky generation to witness Armageddon live! How cool is that? That's what we can tell our children and grandchildren..oh right, wait a minute...
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:44 AM
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10. And I was so expecting it to be a DIY project n/t
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:21 AM
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4. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is PISSED
here comes a meatball.

INCOMING !!!!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:29 AM
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5. Last paragraph sums it up nicely....
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As for the Fedorovsky asteroid, all the above scientists believe the report is either a mistake or exaggeration. Well surely see more reports like that in the future. But we shouldnt fly into a panic each time we see another doomsday being announced in the press. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that the thing will fail to hit our planet, says Igor Gerasimov.

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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:47 AM
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6. I hope it lands on Rove.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:37 AM
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8. And Dennis Hastert, in fact a 180 kilometer asteroid would be just
...about the right size for the two of them
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:53 AM
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7. omg its as big as the earth!!!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:39 AM
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9. Ahaaa, that is a artist rendering in perspective, I think it is about
...180 kilometers in diameter or about the distance between Orlando and St Petersburg FL
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:18 PM
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11. A comet with a diameter of 180 km...
...impacting the earth would end all life as we know it.

Other than that it is small time...
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:38 PM
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12. This is HUGH11111
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