September 25, 2008

TWO PLANETS. Terrestrial planet collision. Apparently not as rare as we might think. "This poses two very interesting questions," Fekel said. "How do planetary orbits become destabilized in such an old, mature system, and could such a collision happen in our own solar system?"
  • You have got to be kidding me. This SUCKS man. Do you have any idea what the deductible is on my planetary collision insurance? And this is a no-fault solar system, too, so my rates are going to freakin' go supernova. HELL. I really, realy should have gone with Allstate instead of listening to that stupid gecko.
  • I have known of only one other such similar event. It involved a moon being pulled down onto a planet. If I recall, it was how Chewbacca died. But that was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
  • There was also Tom Arnold's and Roseanne's wedding night. No, I'm not above fat jokes. No offence intended to Roseanne. For her, I was just kidding.
  • How sad that these two stable planets were sucked together, by some massive invisible force, to their mutual destruction. And on the same day that one of them was just starting up their Large Hadron Colliding experiment.
  • This is like ultimate fighting for astronomers.
  • No, it raises THREE very interesting questions. 3. OMG! AMMI GONNA DIE?
  • It's a binary star. Of course a collision happened. What are the chances of two planets finding a stable around two stars? I'm pretty sure it's zero chance.
  • I wish the scientists in these stories would do less handwaving and give more speculation (or quantification?) on how it is exactly the extinction event would take mere minutes.
  • finding a stable orbit, not finding a stable.
  • Meh, whatever Knick. You think we're sober enough to notice?
  • Aren't most stables orbited by flies?