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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Random gunfire is much more dangerous than random asteroids.

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    Statistically, ;-)
    However, folks in the Chelyabinsk region may beg to differ.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    NASA upped the estimate of how big the meteor was.
    The new estimate is 55 feet wide, 10,000 tons and traveling 40,000 miles per hour.
    Divers are searching the bottom of that lake where a big piece may have landed. (shiver)
    http://news.yahoo.com/russian-meteor-blast-bigger-thought-nasa-says-234920189.html

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Did you read about how much power the disintegration had, how long it took and how much energy was dispersed? Absolutely amazing! Watched footage from CCTV of some the effects of the shockwaves that rolled in; no wonder there was so much damage and so many hurt by debris.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    A “cool” event to observe, and the injuries were all from man-made objects, like window glass, not being hit by any particles from the meteor. Any major city in the US is FAR more dangerous than meteors, if the drivers on their cell phones don’t get you, the nuts with guns will!

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    I think my ears couldn’t have stood it. I used to wear earplugs at work and can’t stand too near the stage at a concert.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    Here is a comment I left elsewhere once earlier:
    The next exciting astronomical thing (that we know about) will be Comet PANSTARRS in early March.
    It will not pass closer than 1.1 AU from the Earth (an Astronomical Unit is the distance from Earth to Sun 93 million miles)
    On March 10 the comet should be closest to the Sun and brightest just after sunset in the West.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The angle the meteor came in dissipated a lot of energy.
    If it had come in straight down on Chicago, it would be gone.
    What bugs me is how little people are affected by this.

  9. Ivan4u

    Ivan4u said, almost 2 years ago

    Not nearly as dangerous as Obama’s unregulated drones.

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Safer than … the universe?

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