Big rocks hurtling through space tend to smash into our planet. Unfortunately if these rocks are big enough they could easily wipe out human civilization. So now the United Nations is drafting a plan about how to respond to an eminent asteroid impact. And no, their first step is not to hire Bruce Willis.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

build a laser to zap it and discinigrate it!!!!!

posted on Fri, 03/09/2007 - 1:16am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


posted on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 12:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I would suggest building an underground city (Not as crazy as it sounds!) Get LOTS of canned goods, light bulbs (Florenscent), band together to make self-sufficent areas underground. Make a small cavern out of cinder-blocks (Like a bomb shelter, only bigger) Get loved ones with all the viable supplys you've got! Get as much water, food and other goods down there and as close to the impact date as possible (To insure freshness)

posted on Mon, 06/11/2007 - 4:25pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Somebody has been reading "City of Ember."
No, I think the only practical option here is to band together the earth's most powerful telekinetics, and then battle the asteroid with mental energy. AC-DC would be playing.
Really, I think we could make a fun weekend out of it.

posted on Tue, 06/12/2007 - 12:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The City of Ember is a great book! It doesn't have anything to do with telekinetics!

posted on Tue, 06/12/2007 - 1:26pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

You're right on both points!
The telekinetics idea is mine alone - I've given it a lot of thought, and I'd hate for Jeanne DuPrau to steal my thunder on Asteroid Day.

posted on Tue, 06/12/2007 - 7:02pm
Lucas  Ammons's picture
Lucas Ammons says:

Fire nukes at it, the bigger the better.

posted on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 1:38pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Makes me think of Aliens. Game over, man - game over!

posted on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 1:45pm
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IRFAN...................... says:


posted on Mon, 08/27/2007 - 12:44am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We have more to worrie about than an asteroid hitting the earth, about 4,000 automobile-related deaths in any given month. Cancer deaths around 40,000 a month. And heart disease deaths every 35 seconds. And all of this just in the U.S.. So why waste time making a plan on what to do if an asteroid hits the earth? At least some of these deaths could be avoided, an asteroid hitting the earth again is not.

posted on Wed, 08/29/2007 - 4:19pm
Paranoid Pete's picture
Paranoid Pete says:

Hey,,,,,you ever see Arnold Swarchsnegger in Total Recall ON WEED MAN!!!!!!!!!!

Thats Totaly how were going to live in the futer..I'am half phsyic..Yeah we will have to get used to living in the ground because the earth will be the only thing sheilding us from harmful UVB/UV light, zero atmospher (no air), deadly HIT by an ASTRIOD, Dust, Water from a Tidal Wave that would cover the planet....i'm sure to think of other posiblities...

BUT .......think of it????? New world order!! Who controlls the ground????where are the borders...if i could dig a hole in my basment to your door step ,,i think its easy accsess to your home..Faster then walking down my driveway then up yours to the door!!!??? I"m in controll

And i'm going to be rich in the futer!!!!

posted on Wed, 11/28/2007 - 12:39am

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