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Gary
04-07-2005, 13:33:05
Collision in Space. (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/deepimpact/main/index.html)

fp
04-07-2005, 13:37:35
The science involved in launching something from Earth to hit what, in galactic terms, is a speck of dust 260 million miles away blows my mind.

Funko
04-07-2005, 13:43:16
That's not really science, just engineering a lot of really hard maths.

The science takes place when they collide. :D

fp
04-07-2005, 13:53:55
:p


*waits for somebody, probably PH, to appear and make an "it's not rocket science" joke*

MDA
05-07-2005, 11:57:15
You sank my battleship!

That's a great shot, I can't believe it hit.

The Higgelhoff
05-07-2005, 12:00:15
It's just a simple Asteroid A left Station B at ****am and Comet C left Station D at ****am... ppfft simple Key Stage 3 Maths. :rolleyes:

*I have now used my annual allocation of rolleyes... woohoo!

Lefty Scaevola
06-07-2005, 03:35:47
Originally posted by Gary
Hope their insurance is up to date They will need it, they are being sued by a russian astrologer over the smacking.

Gary
06-07-2005, 08:25:54
:D
Hasn't someone in the US claimed most of the universe ? Not sure if he gave permission ;)

Funko
06-07-2005, 09:02:30
Originally posted by Lefty Scaevola
They will need it, they are being sued by a russian astrologer over the smacking.

Astrologer? Not astronomer?

Tizzy
06-07-2005, 09:39:01
Yep, astrologer.
The imapct will upset her horoscope apparently.

Funko
06-07-2005, 09:44:05
That's what I thought it might be.

The Higgelhoff
06-07-2005, 09:49:39
Apparentely it will "disrupt the natural balance of the universe."

MDA
06-07-2005, 11:46:01
Why is it humans, and everything they do to the world around them, is perceived as unnatural? Aren't we natural?

Lefty Scaevola
06-07-2005, 22:47:57
Originally posted by Funko
Astrologer? Not astronomer?
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050705/ap_on_fe_st/russia_comet_case_6

Gary
07-07-2005, 08:27:28
Are you speaking generally, or in your case MDA :)

Drekkus
07-07-2005, 09:09:15
I liked the computeranimation of how the collision would look far more entertaining than the real thing.