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>a rock just 13~km obliterated nearly all life on earth
>a similar rock would likely do the same to humans
why do we even bother with anything? any moment we could be obliterated by a rock or float too close to another star, supernova, blackhole, etc.
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>>14104970
If you know death could strike at any moment, do you lie down and die or do you look for solutions?
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>>14104970
none of that ever happened outside of your homosexual hebrew hollywood soience shows. asteroids are just a meme
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>>14104978
i just try to enjoy every moment, ie engage in sex
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Musk will save humanity.
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>>14104978
die.

the answer to the fermi paradox (why there is a seemingly high possibility of other life in the universe but zero evidence of any sort) is because it is just physically impossible for living creatures to overcome space. its too tall a task. cant travel faster than light etc
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>>14104970
As we put more and more sensors and equipment up into orbit, it'll only get easier to detect and nuke such rocks out of the way
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>>14104989
You kinda maybe can. The real maximum could be 2 times higher than the speed of light. Which is still very slow.
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>>14104970
The dino sewers had 4 million years to do something useful. The roids were an act of mercy
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>>14104970
The sulfate-containing sea floor rock in the impact region was extra bad luck.
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>>14105414
how do you deal with the cosmic background radiation blue shifting and eventually becoming infinitely hot and dense as the speed of light is approached?
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we're very unlikely to get an impact that could wipe out life on earth

maybe wipe out a city or severely damage a country but certainly not the entire planet

most of the risk to our civilisation comes from us and the sun
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>>14104989
Huh? Self replicating robotic probes don't give a fuck about human time scales. Where are they?



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