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 You may need to cancel your plans for August 26, 2032. (15)

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You may need to cancel your plans for August 26, 2032.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian astronomers made a quarter-mile-wide discovery: 

From their initial calculations, the astronomers learned that a relatively large, never-seen-before asteroid—named 2013 TV135—will make an extremely close call on August 26, 2032.


2013 TV135 would carry the energy of about 3,300 megatons of TNT if it were to strike. That’s roughly equivalent to 60% of the world’s remaining nuclear weapons detonated at the same time, in the same place.

If it hits the Earth, the result would surely be impressive: The crater would be about twice the width of Manhattan, and about as deep as the newly constructed Freedom Tower in New York is tall. More than one hundred million cubic meters of rock would be instantly vaporized on impact. The shaking produced would be equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake.

If you were standing about 60 miles (100 km) from the impact site, within two minutes you’d be pelted with debris up to about two inches in size. Within five minutes, the air blast generated by the heat of the impact would create hurricane force winds, shattering your windows.

If you were standing within about 20 miles away (30 km) —for reference, New York City is roughly 20 miles wide—the effects would be much more serious. The average fragment size headed your way would be about the size of a dishwasher, and within 90 seconds wind speeds would top 500 miles per hour. Over 90% of trees, buildings, bridges—pretty much anything, really—would be blown down. Not a pretty picture.

http://qz.com/139875/what-it-would-be-like-if-this-quarter-mile-wide-asteroid-hit-the-earth-in-2032-and-you-survived-it/

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Entrepreneurs may want to start printing shirts that say, "I survived 2013 TV135." or "Where were you when 2013 TV135 hit?" ;)

The Mayans warned us, and we did nothing!

The problem with end of the world predictions is that no one can fit them into their busy schedule so it keeps on getting pushed back. This time we hope to have gotten out the message early enough so that everyone saves that day for the festivities. Hope you can attend ;)

That sounds fun. I wonder how many people will die.....

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Oh no this is just like 12/21/12. .

The problem with end of the world predictions is that no one can fit them into their busy schedule so it keeps on getting pushed back. This time we hope to have gotten out the message early enough so that everyone saves that day for the festivities. Hope you can attend ;)

I hope the Christians are still here.

The minimum argument length is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

What minimum? ;)

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I got nothin' planned that day so I'm good.

See there, brother ;)

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I'm selling tickets to front row seats if you're interested?

Well.... There goes my 47th annual nothing-happened-here event.