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  2. Asteroid Impact In The Ocean Will Cause High Death Toll, Scientist Warns A scientist warned that a major asteroid impact in the Atlantic Ocean would result in very high death tolls. The scientist also described what would happen to the coastal regions if a massive asteroid breaches Earth’s atmosphere and hits the ocean. According to NASA, hundreds to thousands of small asteroids buzz near Earth on a daily basis. Since many of these space rocks are too small, they usually just burn up and disintegrate in the atmosphere before reaching the ground. However, the agency admitted that there are massive space rocks that are in danger of hitting Earth. Some of these asteroids are so big that they can easily wipe out entire cities or even states. For cosmochemist Natalie Starkey, necessary steps should be taken in order to ensure Earth’s safety against these kinds of asteroids. “If we fail in the future to protect the planet from space threats, then we could expect a large asteroid or comet impact to wreak havoc on the Earth’s surface, resulting in major global changed and high death tolls,” she said according to Express. Since 70% of Earth is covered in water, there’s a huge chance that an asteroid impact would happen in the ocean instead of on land. Starkey noted that the effect of an asteroid strike in the ocean can be compared to a pebble causing ripples as it hits a pond. In an actual impact scenario, mega-tsunamis will act like the ripples as they travel across several miles and wipe out coastal areas. “Now, let’s imagine scaling up to a huge chunk of asteroid, possibly a few kilometers in diameter, traveling at unimaginable speeds – up to 40,000mph – into one of our oceans,” she said. “The effect is the same, but the edges of the pond are now large cities inhabited by millions of people and the dense infrastructure that certainly couldn’t cope with being inundated by a massive wall of water.” According to Starkey, an asteroid impact on land is a bit similar to one in the ocean. But instead of ripples or tsunamis, shock waves from the blast would radiate from the point of impact, demolishing and incinerating everything in their path. **************************************** Boy, it's a good thing we have NASA scientists smart enough to watch over things, I never would have guessed an asteroid impact would kill.
  3. LOL. I'll remember next time!
  4. speedracer5


    TIME OUT. How is it that Mario Lopez looks exactly the same? I'm glad Screech wasn't there. He was the worst. I don't know why the gang even hung out with him, none of them even liked him. They only used him, like when his parents were out of town--going to a Graceland pilgrimage or whatever it was. The only good thing about Screech was Kevin, his sassy robot. I'm still working on my Beverly Hills 90210 / Saved By the Bell cross-over fan fic. I have it all in my mind, I just have to type it out. I didn't forget! It'll be a very meta story.
  5. Ozone hole is the smallest on record due to 'rare event,' NASA says Unusual weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica have caused a drastic reduction in ozone depletion, leaving the ozone with the smallest hole seen since its discovery in 1982, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The government agencies said that the hole had shrunk to 3.9 million square miles for the remainder of September and October, according to satellite data. The peak in the hole was 6.3 million square miles, observed on Sept. 8. During normal weather conditions, the hole is usually around 8 million square miles during this time of year. “It’s great news for ozone in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Paul Newman, chief scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in a statement on NASA's website. “But it’s important to recognize that what we’re seeing this year is due to warmer stratospheric temperatures. It’s not a sign that atmospheric ozone is suddenly on a fast track to recovery.”The ozone layer is approximately 7 to 25 miles above the Earth's surface and acts as a "sunscreen" for the planet, NASA added. It keeps out harmful ultraviolet radiation from the Sun that has been linked to skin cancer, cataracts, immune system suppression and can also cause damage to plants. The hole over the Antarctic forms during the Southern Hemisphere's late winter as the Sun's rays start to cause ozone-depleting reactions. This involves chlorine and bromine from man-made objects being released into the stratosphere which then destroys the molecules in the ozone. Although "measurements at the South Pole did not show any portions of the atmosphere where ozone was completely depleted," atmospheric scientist Bryan Johnson at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory said, it's not all good news. ***************************************** It's very sad, our PC space agency can't create a global warming crisis over the ozone hole for now. They did a good job about scaring everyone years ago though.
  6. speedracer5

    Movies That It Sometimes Feels That Only You Alone Like?

    "I thought I was the only one!"
  7. speedracer5

    Movies That It Sometimes Feels That Only You Alone Like?

    I got tired of Scream. It came out when I was in middle school. For the next 2-3 years or so, all you heard was "do you like scary movies?" and seeing the Scream mask on dozens of people over Halloween, every Halloween. Like many popular things, Scream got run into the ground by the media.
  8. filmnoirguy

    Who else thinks Aldo Ray was underrated

    Also my favorite Aldo Ray movie. But I like him in just about everything he did. Recently enjoyed his performance with Rita Hayworth in 1953's Miss Sadie Thompson.
  9. hamradio

    The Highwaymen (2019) vs Bonnie and Clyde (1967)?

    The story behind the prison break. BONNIE & CLYDE’S REVENGE ON EASTHAM When I saw your thread title regarding The Highwaymen, the first thing that came to mind was the country music group.
  10. jamesjazzguitar

    Canadian Election Update

    CPAN carried the election coverage; since the Monday Night Football game was over after 10 minutes I watched the election coverage. My wife was surprised but was actually happy; she only loves real football! Anyhow, congratulations to the libs; now they need to govern.
  11. Arturo

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The bed bugs were free.
  12. “If I was 30 years younger I wouldn’t be able to make films in Hollywood. In the last ten years my films have been independently financed under difficult circumstances. In this case [The Irishman], we had charted [the story] since the 1970s and nobody would give us the money. Netflix stood up and financed it completely. The trade off is it gets streamed [but] it’s still shown in theaters. I thought that was a good deal under the circumstances.” old white males need not apply ...
  13. Sepiatone

    The Exorcist Conventional?

    You mean these forums are more traumatizing than a NUN with a RULER? Sepiatone
  14. JakeHolman

    Ultra early 2019 Oscar tracking???

    give me a ford every time ...
  15. jamesjazzguitar

    The Exorcist Conventional?

    For me you make way too many generalizations about how others 'view' the film. I can tell you that my group of friends that were raised by people that had us read Alan Walts and others like him, felt any 'horror' was a joke since,, well,, the devil is (as well as the concept of a 'god'). Living in So Cal I dated a few Latino Catholics; everyone of them believed the 'devil' was a real being and that thus satanic possession really, really happens and it was me that just didn't get it. I can't recall what the official RCC view of satanic possession and the devil-as-a-being are, but I doubt it is viewed in the same light as vampires,,,, PS: The part of the film that touched me the most was that of the young priest and his 'story'; as noted this was a personal 'hell' and such mental trauma can occur without the 'need' for out-of-this-world stimuli.
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