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Does anyone see anything cosmicly wrong with this?


They have launched a rocket to blow a hole in the comet Tempel 1 the size of the roman coliseum.

And to top it off, the rocket went into safe mode as soon as it reached orbit, maybe something is trying to stop this from happening.

Prevailing Condition: contemplative contemplative

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coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: January 13th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it works, maybe we could send one to blow up Mercury. I'd fully support that.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: January 13th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
what scares me, is that they are not completely sure what the comet is made out of or what will happen if it fractures instead of punching a hole. The thing could be knocked into earth's orbit.
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: January 13th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
"What is so great about discovery? It is a violent, penetrative act that scars what it explores. What you call discovery, I call the rape of the natural world." - Ian Malcom, Jurassic Park
a_valan_che From: a_valan_che Date: January 23rd, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Due to its astrological implications (i.e. Mercury in retrograde, etc)?
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: January 23rd, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
But of course. That, and it just doesn't seem to serve any purpose.
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: January 14th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
If you think about it, how is this any different than scientists smashing atoms in a supercollider? They don't know for certain what will happen. They might cause some kind of subatomic reaction that will vaporize the entire planet in an instant. Yet they continue, unchecked.
a_valan_che From: a_valan_che Date: January 23rd, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
The rocket's purpose is to take a sampling of the comet, not blow it to smithereens. They want to analyze its contents.

The article botched. Deep Impact was about an asteroid, not a comet. Two different things.

The comet is 80 million miles away... that's closer than the sun (which is 93 million). When the hell did we develop something that will go that far that fast (by July 4th THIS year)?

The only destructive implication I can see from this is if the comet doesn't follow through where it was destined to. My conclusions and opinions are based on theological, astrological and scientific backgrounds. I believe in fate and destiny: if this comet was meant to come near us, it should be allowed to. I believe in the theory of "planetary pollenation", i.e. particles from a comet's tail are sloughed off and brought into our atmosphere triggering evolutionary and biological reactions. Every time a comet has passed us, new plants and forms of life are discovered.

We are but ants. Whatever happens, there's nothing we can do about it.

... People who live in glass houses CAN throw marshmallows.
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