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BREAKING NEWS --- Mars to be hit by massive comet! 40 billion nuke bomb size explosion! CONFIRMED!

 
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Astro Mutt knows all about this Comet

This more than epic closer to biblical

I just want it to go away... far away
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he knows shit like most of real astronomer

they even didn't know that comet exist few months ago

it's all mumbo-jumbo science and bs
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Well all that "mumbo-jumbo science and bs" lead to us knowing about the comet now. Astronomers know that they don't know where the next comet is going to come from or where it will go, but at least astronomy can lead to its discovery when it gets close enough. That's not BS, that's real discovery, and it's much more useful than trying to get that information out of some idiot who thinks it's all "mumbo-jumbo bs."
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Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
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Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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he knows shit like most of real astronomer

they even didn't know that comet exist few months ago

it's all mumbo-jumbo science and bs
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Well all that "mumbo-jumbo science and bs" lead to us knowing about the comet now. Astronomers know that they don't know where the next comet is going to come from or where it will go, but at least astronomy can lead to its discovery when it gets close enough. That's not BS, that's real discovery, and it's much more useful than trying to get that information out of some idiot who thinks it's all "mumbo-jumbo bs."
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Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
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Science has all the answers,,, thats all we got.....
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Know you're being facetious. If you're saying a straight analytic analysis of events can explain everything, than yeah, that's of course absurd. Sad to say, too many people believe it. And repeat it.
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This may sound like a really stupid question to some of you, but I am an idiot when it comes to the"final frontier".

How big would a comet or asteroid have to be, in relation to the planet, to actually knock a planet out of the sun's orbit?

You know, like one pool ball hitting another.

Is that at all possible?



And don't make fun of my stupid question.
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Havent read far enough in this thread to see a reply but this is my laymens answer.

No. It wont knock it right out of orbit or our system. It has the potential to move it slightly in a planetery sense and I only say that b/c our own earthquakes on earth have moved our own orbit ever so slightly (2008 Sumatra moved Earfs orbit about an inch if I remember right). So if the proposed mag 12.x EQ on Mars happened, I imagine between the impact and gloabl tremors, shit would be moving. A whole lotta shit.
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Well all that "mumbo-jumbo science and bs" lead to us knowing about the comet now. Astronomers know that they don't know where the next comet is going to come from or where it will go, but at least astronomy can lead to its discovery when it gets close enough. That's not BS, that's real discovery, and it's much more useful than trying to get that information out of some idiot who thinks it's all "mumbo-jumbo bs."
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
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Science has all the answers,,, thats all we got.....
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Know you're being facetious. If you're saying a straight analytic analysis of events can explain everything, than yeah, that's of course absurd. Sad to say, too many people believe it. And repeat it.
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On the contrary,,, it's all we got. That's what I said. After that, well, anything goes...
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he knows shit like most of real astronomer

they even didn't know that comet exist few months ago

it's all mumbo-jumbo science and bs
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14913672


Well all that "mumbo-jumbo science and bs" lead to us knowing about the comet now. Astronomers know that they don't know where the next comet is going to come from or where it will go, but at least astronomy can lead to its discovery when it gets close enough. That's not BS, that's real discovery, and it's much more useful than trying to get that information out of some idiot who thinks it's all "mumbo-jumbo bs."
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
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Oh so that's why they're working on this "immigration reform".

That's what we need - more cheap workforce from goddamn Mars...

DAMMIT@!

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Well all that "mumbo-jumbo science and bs" lead to us knowing about the comet now. Astronomers know that they don't know where the next comet is going to come from or where it will go, but at least astronomy can lead to its discovery when it gets close enough. That's not BS, that's real discovery, and it's much more useful than trying to get that information out of some idiot who thinks it's all "mumbo-jumbo bs."
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Oh wait, did you say "unprecedented?" Tunguska. More powerful than the Russian meteor. Point is, scientists don't claim to have all the answers, but they do make discoveries and work to understand the cosmos better. They also provide better info than some idiot on youtube who says the world is going to end in 2012...
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he knows shit like most of real astronomer

they even didn't know that comet exist few months ago

it's all mumbo-jumbo science and bs
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14913672


Well all that "mumbo-jumbo science and bs" lead to us knowing about the comet now. Astronomers know that they don't know where the next comet is going to come from or where it will go, but at least astronomy can lead to its discovery when it gets close enough. That's not BS, that's real discovery, and it's much more useful than trying to get that information out of some idiot who thinks it's all "mumbo-jumbo bs."
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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And whats the other option?
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Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Mad respect too science homes, I very much know what it represents and don't disrepect that in the least.

Just fuqing saying to you, a "meteorite" that struck Russia, and now, a fucking planet blowing up comet hitting Mars. Just think how an astronomically absurd coincidence that would be.
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What if it hit earth?
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armchair astrologists unite
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Astrologists?
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Bosh, what nonsense. The heavens are throwing signs at us left and right. Science has no answer. They'll just chalk it up to "coincidence". Zzzzzzz.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Astro, have you calculated the rough time it will take for the light to be visible? If it did hit, could we theoretically watch the whole thing go down on a really sweet telescope? That's be so cool to see.

I guess you simple answer will be "Yes, if you have a view of Mars when it hits."
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Oh so that's why they're working on this "immigration reform".

That's what we need - more cheap workforce from goddamn Mars...

DAMMIT@!


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it's a philosphical question: Can science answer everything,,,,, and if it cant is faith in God the answer. Both sides need to give respect to each sides of this dilemma...
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Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Mad respect too science homes, I very much know what it represents and don't disrepect that in the least.

Just fuqing saying to you, a "meteorite" that struck Russia, and now, a fucking planet blowing up comet hitting Mars. Just think how an astronomically absurd coincidence that would be.
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It won't "blow up" Mars. Mars has taken bigger hits in its history. It is an exceedingly rare event, IF it happens. That said, for every comet that big that hits Mars, hundreds or perhaps thousands will miss it over the course of millions of years by the same distance as its current nominal orbit pass distance would take it. Same goes for earth, as a matter of fact...
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Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Astro, have you calculated the rough time it will take for the light to be visible? If it did hit, could we theoretically watch the whole thing go down on a really sweet telescope? That's be so cool to see.

I guess you simple answer will be "Yes, if you have a view of Mars when it hits."
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It will be visible in telescopes if you're in the right spot on earth. The light from the collision will have taken roughly 13 minutes to reach you if I recall correctly.
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Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Mad respect too science homes, I very much know what it represents and don't disrepect that in the least.

Just fuqing saying to you, a "meteorite" that struck Russia, and now, a fucking planet blowing up comet hitting Mars. Just think how an astronomically absurd coincidence that would be.
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It won't "blow up" Mars. Mars has taken bigger hits in its history. It is an exceedingly rare event, IF it happens. That said, for every comet that big that hits Mars, hundreds or perhaps thousands will miss it over the course of millions of years by the same distance as its current nominal orbit pass distance would take it. Same goes for earth, as a matter of fact...
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Ha ha, bit of hyperbole on my part, probably won't blow up Mars. But will be quite the SHOW at the very least, if it hits, or not. Who knows right now.

Hey, personally, find it very interesting, like we live in a very interesting times right now, with unprecedented hits on Earth (Russia), and now, maybe on Mars in 2014. Just something to keep an eye on, sure you would agree Dr. Astro.
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How do I find Mars with my Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ Telescope? Thank you!
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Hey Dr. Astro, much love and respect to you. But are you kidding me, an unprecedented meteor strike on Russia that injured thousands (never recorded in human hisotry), and now, NOW, just MAYBE, a planet destroying asteroid (which happens every once tens of millions of years) on our nearest neighbor (ok Venus is probably closer, but who cares)???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26533342

Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Hey Astro, have you calculated the rough time it will take for the light to be visible? If it did hit, could we theoretically watch the whole thing go down on a really sweet telescope? That's be so cool to see.

I guess you simple answer will be "Yes, if you have a view of Mars when it hits."
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It will be visible in telescopes if you're in the right spot on earth. The light from the collision will have taken roughly 13 minutes to reach you if I recall correctly.
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I should further qualify that statement: Mars will be visible in telescopes at the moment of impact if you're standing in the right place on earth, but whether you can actually see the impact or not would depend on where it hits mars. I'm working on figuring out the possibilities regarding that right now.
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Science can explain both possibilities of the events in Russia,,, it is certainly scientifically possible that the impact in Russia was BOTH related and not related to the predicted steroid. There is no other alternative...
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Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Mad respect too science homes, I very much know what it represents and don't disrepect that in the least.

Just fuqing saying to you, a "meteorite" that struck Russia, and now, a fucking planet blowing up comet hitting Mars. Just think how an astronomically absurd coincidence that would be.
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It won't "blow up" Mars. Mars has taken bigger hits in its history. It is an exceedingly rare event, IF it happens. That said, for every comet that big that hits Mars, hundreds or perhaps thousands will miss it over the course of millions of years by the same distance as its current nominal orbit pass distance would take it. Same goes for earth, as a matter of fact...
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Ha ha, bit of hyperbole on my part, probably won't blow up Mars. But will be quite the SHOW at the very least, if it hits, or not. Who knows right now.

Hey, personally, find it very interesting, like we live in a very interesting times right now, with unprecedented hits on Earth (Russia), and now, maybe on Mars in 2014. Just something to keep an eye on, sure you would agree Dr. Astro.
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Actually I have an affinity to Mars,,, I dont know why. So I hope it isnt obliterated,,,,,,, as I hope we arent either...
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Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Astro, have you calculated the rough time it will take for the light to be visible? If it did hit, could we theoretically watch the whole thing go down on a really sweet telescope? That's be so cool to see.

I guess you simple answer will be "Yes, if you have a view of Mars when it hits."
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It will be visible in telescopes if you're in the right spot on earth. The light from the collision will have taken roughly 13 minutes to reach you if I recall correctly.
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I should further qualify that statement: Mars will be visible in telescopes at the moment of impact if you're standing in the right place on earth, but whether you can actually see the impact or not would depend on where it hits mars. I'm working on figuring out the possibilities regarding that right now.
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DR Astro you have had your five minutes of false fame. Now go back to learning how to do your shoe laces up. Comet Numpty.bsflagjerkitjerkit
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do i need 3d glasses for this?
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do these large impacts change the orbits of planets much?
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Again, if it weren't for science you wouldn't even know this comet was out there. Think about that for a minute. Supposing it hits Mars, would you rather it hit mars when no one was watching because no one was doing the science necessary to know it would happen?
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Hey Astro, have you calculated the rough time it will take for the light to be visible? If it did hit, could we theoretically watch the whole thing go down on a really sweet telescope? That's be so cool to see.

I guess you simple answer will be "Yes, if you have a view of Mars when it hits."
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It will be visible in telescopes if you're in the right spot on earth. The light from the collision will have taken roughly 13 minutes to reach you if I recall correctly.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

I should further qualify that statement: Mars will be visible in telescopes at the moment of impact if you're standing in the right place on earth, but whether you can actually see the impact or not would depend on where it hits mars. I'm working on figuring out the possibilities regarding that right now.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro


Great Astro. You could probably garner some temporary Internet fame if you were to figure out the EXACT specifics of where you would have to be and when to see it (of course only if there was a point and it was even visible when it hits Mars).

Not only that, if you were to work out a reasonably budget/affordable Telescope/computer program set-up that a lot of us could save and work towards as a personal (little less) Two-year goal.

It'd actually inspire me to figure out some awesome new way to make money if I knew I could witness an event like this.

40 BILLION 500 kt NUCLEAR BOMBS???? Yeah I'd definitely like to say I witnessed such a thing up close. That'd be some Youtube Science Porn Money Maker of the year!

Thanks, and please consider helping out us retards.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS --- Mars to be hit by massive comet! 40 billion nuke bomb size explosion! CONFIRMED!
anyone else reminded of the futurama episode about the mayan/martian calendar where everyone thinks earth is in going to be hit by an asteroid but then it turns out mars was actually in danger?

coincidence?
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Re: BREAKING NEWS --- Mars to be hit by massive comet! 40 billion nuke bomb size explosion! CONFIRMED!
How do I find Mars with my Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ Telescope? Thank you!
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Step 1: Sell your telescope
Step 2: Buy a better telescope

Just kidding. Kind of.

Start off with something simple, learn how to find, focus on, and follow the moon. Get Stellarium and find where Mars will be in the sky from your location. Practice finding bright stars and planets, even if Mars isn't up. Planets (out to Saturn) are the easiest when you're just starting out because it's unmistakeable when you've found it properly.
[link to www.stellarium.org]
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