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    Asteroid Impact Simulation

    In honor of the asteroid that wizzed past Earth last Monday (7-3-06), here's a video documentary from Japan.
    Japanese scientists (or film makers high on science) ran a full on CGI model of an asteroid smacking into Earth. Its diameter is approximately the breadth of Japan, and is traveling at some 70,000 km/hr (shown slower for effect...apparently). Needless to say the results don't bode well for life.

    The video is on You Tube and in Japanese. Thankfully the video speaks for itself.
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    It looks like the Death Star in the first scene!

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    so astroid hits, makes a big bowl of lava soup, over flows, covers earth and we all die? sounds fun where do i sign up.

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    that's what I call "ultimate pwnage"
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    it's times like these you need Cloud from FFVII to stop that kind of destruction.

    haha crazy japanese and their imagination

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    "in case of asteroid collision - hide in basement"

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    A perfectly round asteroid with an apparently moletn core? Ming of Mongo having some fun by hurling planetoids at us? Hmm..

    But something of that size is definitely a planet killer. I'm not sure, but it may even be enough to blast some of the earth off and create a new moon, the way ours was originally created (although I believe that a larger asteroid may be needed). Kind of pointless to even simulate it for public showing, since it's not too important. More relevant to show what would happen with a smaller asteroid that humans can actually survive.

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    Duck and cover, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sady
    Duck and cover, man.
    haha I was just going to say that!
    duck and cover, man
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    Quote Originally Posted by patdzon
    it's times like these you need Cloud from FFVII to stop that kind of destruction.

    haha crazy japanese and their imagination
    No we need Aerith, she's the one who stopped Meteor

    It's a real threat though, I saw something on discovery once that they monitor all big boulders out there and found out they don't form a threat in our lifetime atleast, but there's tons of small ones who can easily destroy a huge city that they don't even have a clue of their whereabouts, quite scary.

    Another thing, according to scientists the earth finds itself in really busy asteroid fields and meteors or whatever every 65 milion years. A meteor wiped out all of the dinosaurs 65 milion years ago so...WE'RE ALL DOOMED!

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    I just watched that again while listening to Apollo 440 - Can't Stop the Rock. It fit surprisingly well.

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    The really funny thing about it (since I don't understand japanese), the way she talks would also fit a child documentary for sesame street, or some good night story..

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    t. mo: i felt the same way. there's even a silly piano in the background in the first minutes.

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    I could almost hear the asteroid call for Mister Zorg (5th element anyone?)... Anyhow, the artistic liberties taken in this vid have blown all credibility out of it to bits (ahha!)

    I bet we wouldn't even have time to bat an eyelid before being vaporised. Thanks for the pep video Digisaur!

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    Christ! That looks like the moon from zelda!

    Pause the vid at 00:54!

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    Near Earth Object Program

    Quote Originally Posted by dfacto
    I just watched that again while listening to Apollo 440 - Can't Stop the Rock. It fit surprisingly well.
    LMAO!
    It's funny how they made it perfectly round when the pictures you see of asteroids look like potatoes.
    Out of 796 known potentially hazardous asteroids, only two are a problem on NASA's Impact Risk website.
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