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hour or so til impact dart.jhuapl.edu/

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love that the announcer has to slip in "and, of course, it poses no threat to earth" :D

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SO MANY random-object size comparisons

the spacecraft is the size of a vending machine

the moon is the size of a football field

USE THE METRIC SYSTEM, YOU'RE NASA

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@brion it would be incredibly funny if we impacted it so badly that it *then* posed a threat to earth smbc-comics.com/comic/asteroid

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@LucasWerkmeister @brion I don't think "funny" is the right word. "ironic" perhaps.

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@ainali @LucasWerkmeister

/me rolls up to Alanis Morissette as a huge meteor streaks across the sky at hypersonic speeds, becoming ever larger and brighter
"See Alanis! *This* is ironic!"

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@ainali @brion I don’t think we know whether the asteroid is ferrous or not so I wouldn’t call it ironic

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@brion Is that an imperial or a colonial vending machine?

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@brion

Let's hope we didn't knock off any loose bits in our direction now :ablobflushed:

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@brion

Cue Aerosmith in T-minus 3... 2... 1...

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@brion Is Bruce Willis watching?

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