View Poll Results: Would a meteor with the size of Texas wipe out earth?

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    Meteor the size of Texas

    Would a meteor with the size of Texas wipe out earth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folc View Post
    Would a meteor with the size of Texas wipe out earth?
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    Short answer, yes.

    Shorty-lon, yes, the speed it's coming would put a pretty massive dent in the Earth. Let's just say, it'll look exactly like the Death Star.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindark View Post
    Oh, god. that movie is quite possibly the single most hated thing in all of Hollywood by physicists. I think they even hate it more than 2012.

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    it would wipe out any life on earth, but I doubt it will destroy the place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesta View Post
    it would wipe out any life on earth, but I doubt it will destroy the place
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. A meteor doesn't need to be big to cause large impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpaladin View Post
    Oh, god. that movie is quite possibly the single most hated thing in all of Hollywood by physicists. I think they even hate it more than 2012.
    It's the first thing that popped in my head
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fojos View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. A meteor doesn't need to be big to cause large impact.
    well I meant totally destroying earth, not the place it hits.

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    By wiping out earth I mean destroying every living organism on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesta View Post
    well I meant totally destroying earth, not the place it hits.


    Well, it wont get destroyed, could break in half or something and create a second moon. It just, wont be able to have life on it like there is now because the surface will be on fire, literally. In a few hundred even thousand years, life will start over again. *Cue "It's the Circle of Life"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Naidia View Post
    . *Cue "It's the Circle of Life"
    You are awesome.
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    Just googling/checking Wikipedia, the asteroid that scientists think wiped out the dinosaurs was only 6 miles wide.

    Absolutely no doubt that a meteor the size of Texas would kill everything on earth.

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    The speed at which it hits plays a huge role. A meteor hitting earth at 10,000 mph vs a meteor hitting at 900,000,000 mph leave quite a different looking earths.

    But I have to say it wouldn't. It would cause a global black out because of dust flying out and blocking the sun and so forth, but people would survive. A LOT of people would die, but many would survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takanasi View Post
    No it wouldn't. It would cause a global black out because of dust flying out and blocking the sun and so forth, but people would survive. A LOT of people would die, but many would survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fojos View Post
    I like the very end of the article:

    "Let's hope that doesn't happen anytime soon!"

    They could not have just stopped at "happen"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samalas View Post
    Just googling/checking Wikipedia, the asteroid that scientists think wiped out the dinosaurs was only 6 miles wide.

    Absolutely no doubt that a meteor the size of Texas would kill everything on earth.
    Comparing humans to dinosaurs is just not the best way to prove your point.
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    "If the asteroid is a mile in diameter, it's likely to wipe out life on the planet."

    So yeah, if it's the size of TEXAS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samalas View Post
    Just googling/checking Wikipedia, the asteroid that scientists think wiped out the dinosaurs was only 6 miles wide.

    Absolutely no doubt that a meteor the size of Texas would kill everything on earth.
    Pretty much,


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    I'm sure humanity will wipe itself first

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