jfitzpatrick at September 25th, 2013 13:40 — #1
sirraf03 at September 25th, 2013 20:06 — #2
I vote for rings, wonder if anyone can do a simulation to figure it out?
jpmays at September 25th, 2013 23:49 — #3
Does it really matter whether it turns into rings or crashes into the planet? In 3.6 billion years, is anybody really going to care, or for that matter, being around?
sirraf03 at September 26th, 2013 03:23 — #4
Well let's see ... First - No. I guess right now it doesn't matter, except I'm curious ...
Second - In 3.6 billion years, if anyone's around, they might care, as it could mean the possibility of debris blasting out, and I don't know about you, but me, I'd like a little notice if there's suddenly going to be large chunks of Real Estate floating around our system for my planet to run into.
Third - And once again I don't know about you, but I hope I've got descendants floating around, in which case, again, **If**,**if**, there's going to be large chunks of Real Estate floating around, I'd Still like there to be 3.6 billion years to plan for it, so we can move out of the system or whatever they come up with, and/or possibly just be ready to watch it, like when those comets hit, what was it? Venus?
And besides, if it's just going to create rings, how often is it you get to see rings being formed around a planet? Be nice to have a little prep time.
scott_vt at September 26th, 2013 03:37 — #5
In about 3.6 hours I'll be consuming large chunks of (onion) rings.
sirraf03 at September 26th, 2013 05:02 — #6
nsdcars5 at September 26th, 2013 06:06 — #7
You know, you're right. If we're not there, it'll probably hit Venus. Otherwise, it'll target Venice. I think Venus would be a teeny meeny bit better.
ladyfitzgerald at September 26th, 2013 09:20 — #8
You are probably thinking of the comet that hit Jupiter.
sirraf03 at September 26th, 2013 10:07 — #9
That might be it. Is that the one that there were several pieces and that they got pics of as it entered the atmosphere and everyone was Ga Ga for a while?
ladyfitzgerald at September 27th, 2013 01:55 — #10
Yup, that was the one. See here.