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C/2013 A1 Comet how much fun is it going to be?

Posted by: SANEAlex - Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:58 pm
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C/2013 A1 Comet how much fun is it going to be?
Damp squib only of mild scientific interest 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
Hit Mars in a spectacular way prompting major investment in space program. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Plays billiards with Deimos ditto space program 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Plays billiards with Phobos ditto space program 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Plays billiards with Deimos & Phobos ditto space program 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Misses but provides spectacular shooting star display for all the robots of Mars 71%  71%  [ 5 ]
Misses but provides spectacular shooting star display for all the robots of Mars damaging 1 or more 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hits billion to one keyhole and we need Bruce Willis a month or 2 later :wink: :twisted: 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
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Post Re: C/2013 A1 Comet how much fun is it going to be?   Posted on: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:01 am
Despite my fingers being crossed for a spectacular hit it looks more unlikely now passing the 100 thousand to one mark.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/n ... e=2013-081

Still sufficiently close to give the robots a decent shooting star display I think. :)

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Post Re: C/2013 A1 Comet how much fun is it going to be?   Posted on: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:41 pm
Well the next comet in the queue might give us a light dusting and some interesting clouds.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/sc ... r_isonids/

I wonder what Bruce Willis cloud imagination skills are like :wink: :twisted:

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Post Re: C/2013 A1 Comet how much fun is it going to be?   Posted on: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:58 pm
I only just spotted this it was done in march before the odds went over the 100thousand mark but interesting non the less.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T2eBSexgX4

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