How big is the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet


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3.5 km = 11,482.9 ft

Mount Fuji is 12,388 ft

So yeah, it’d be like hitting the earth with Mount Fuji at insanely high speed.


#3

Whew. Orange County would be fine then.


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And at 10 billion tons – or 10^16 g – thats about how much carbon people emit into the atmosphere every year as CO2. So imagine the comet in the picture is made of coal, and it is kind of a nice illustration of a different problem.


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Since the beginning of time man has yearned to destroy the sun. We will do the next best thing…block it out!


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For even more fun on a hot summer day, aim it at the bubble containing all of Earth’s water:


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Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dip shits.

Some say the end is near.
Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will cause
I sure could use a vacation from this

Stupid shit, silly shit, stupid shit…

One great big festering neon distraction,
I’ve a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

Learn to swim.


#8

That’s gonna leave a mark.


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Now, that’s a "Levitated Mass!”

(Previous puny contender:)
http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/levitated-mass


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Thank God it didn’t block the 405.


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