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Old 3rd October 2021, 07:44 PM   #1
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Look Out -- Comet on its Way

After 3.5 million-year hiatus, the largest comet ever discovered is headed our way

https://www.space.com/bernardinelli-...-approach-2031

Well not exactly. Not to worry after all:

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For starters, the enormous rock poses no threat to Earth.
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Old 4th October 2021, 08:03 AM   #2
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I'll catch it next time
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Old 4th October 2021, 01:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Gord_in_Toronto View Post
After 3.5 million-year hiatus, the largest comet ever discovered is headed our way

https://www.space.com/bernardinelli-...-approach-2031

Well not exactly. Not to worry after all:
I hope that this comet gets called the "Donald J. Trump Comet" because having Donald J. Trump drop in for a visit every 3,500,000 years would be quite acceptable for all concerned.
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Old 4th October 2021, 01:54 PM   #4
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Nah, still too often.
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Too bad it's going to miss. A hit could cure coronavirus once and for all.
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Old 5th October 2021, 06:44 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
I hope that this comet gets called the "Donald J. Trump Comet" because having Donald J. Trump drop in for a visit every 3,500,000 years would be quite acceptable for all concerned.
Well, if it's in danger of hitting, rednecks could just shoot it out of the sky.

That's not political snark, it's a joke based on truth. When I traveled to see the total eclipse of the Sun, one guy a few cars away was showing off his super-powerful flashlight that day, saying when the eclipse happened he was going to shine it on the Moon when it got dark and freak everybody out. It was probably the same guy that turned his car headlights on at the climactic moment, prompting lots of yelling at him. Yes, some people really are that stupid.
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