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Earth Punctured by Tiny Cosmic Missiles
Telegraph | News ^ | 12/05/2002 | robert matthews

Posted on 08/13/2005 10:50:38 AM PDT by drlevy88

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On another note, strangelets are in danger of being produced in high energy collision apparatus being placed into operation on earth. In such a scenario, the strangelet would burrow into the center of the earth and proceed, more or less speedily, to consume the earth's matter from inside out while producing enormous heat. Ultimate the whole earth would melt down. Too skeery.
1 posted on 08/13/2005 10:50:38 AM PDT by drlevy88
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"OH JEEBUS" not this crap again......


2 posted on 08/13/2005 10:53:48 AM PDT by Sterco
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Reminds me of how I felt the other day... like a gaseous giant, in need of a cosmic missile. Amodium AD took care of it though.... Whew.
3 posted on 08/13/2005 10:54:50 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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I've come face to face with several "strangelets" where I work ...


4 posted on 08/13/2005 10:56:40 AM PDT by Ken522
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Larry Niven specializes in "black-hole-dropped-into-[planet]-and-eating-it-from-the-inside"-type stories.


5 posted on 08/13/2005 10:56:51 AM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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No worry stranglets will only hit in California......


6 posted on 08/13/2005 10:57:51 AM PDT by Sterco
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More good news.

(Sigh.)


7 posted on 08/13/2005 10:57:54 AM PDT by Maceman (Pro Se Defendant from Hell)
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How long 'til Haliburton is blamed for this?


8 posted on 08/13/2005 10:58:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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Interesting theory. I imagine that these events probably been happening on Earth since it creation.

For the tin-foil hat wearers...They are invaders from Mars being guided by GPS satellites.


9 posted on 08/13/2005 10:59:20 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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I find it difficult to believe that something weighing several tons would not cause significant damage at impact....defies common sense...is it the mass or weight of an object that causes damage? A meteor weighing several tons would be a catastrophe...yet this isn't? It seems it would produce the same result as a bullet passing through an object, leaving a MUCH bigger hole where it exits....very strange...


10 posted on 08/13/2005 11:00:19 AM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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If we are hit I hope we don't get the blame when they come out in China..........


11 posted on 08/13/2005 11:01:04 AM PDT by Sterco
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Several tons, yes, but we're talking about stuff that can barely be seen by electron microscopes.


12 posted on 08/13/2005 11:04:28 AM PDT by Crazieman (6-23-2005, Establishment of the United Socialist States of America)
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Thanks!

I'll add strangelets to the huge list of things that are going to kill me, and keep an eye out for 'em.

13 posted on 08/13/2005 11:04:59 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit
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Maybe an equation of displacement. Big splash versus small splash or disturbance of material.


14 posted on 08/13/2005 11:07:15 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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we are hit I hope we don't get the blame when they come out in China..........

Not a wild stretch, I remember the Libs during the Cold War would claim that if a meteorite or a comet hit the Earth it would trigger world war III. That the superpowers wouldn't know the difference from an impact or a nuclear explosion. They assumed that everyone in the worlds military were stupid. Carl Segan wrote about this in Cosmos.


15 posted on 08/13/2005 11:07:17 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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The exit hole is wider because the bullet cross section is deformed on impact and hence "flattens out" the tip as it passes through the medium.


16 posted on 08/13/2005 11:09:05 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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Dr. Strangelets or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boson
17 posted on 08/13/2005 11:09:57 AM PDT by mikrofon (Particle of Faith)
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Ah ha! Now we know what's causing global warming and it's not humans or gaseous cows.


18 posted on 08/13/2005 11:10:56 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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Dr. Strangelets or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Clumps of Matter

-PJ

19 posted on 08/13/2005 11:11:17 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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Mass isn't the only requirement. Even mass isn't necessary. The ability of the particle to interact with the matter of the earth would be important. It isn't the mass that does it, or the massless photon would have no effect on a sunbather.


20 posted on 08/13/2005 11:12:44 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and open the Land Office)
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