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Oct 23, 2010

The Asteroids Closest to Killing Us, Visualized

You can call them "near Earth objects" if you want to. I'll stick with "asteroids hellbent on obliterating our planet and all we hold dear." Here's the lineup of the space rocks closest to killing us, and where they are.

As a bonus, designer Zachary Vabolis has taken the liberty of listing the recorded objects that have or will come closest to impact. And these are just the 1,000m diameter or wider crowd. So, hey, it's been real everybody! I just hope when we get got, it's a meteor with a cool name that does it.

59 comments:

Han said...

But things like this make me sad. I don't want to be hit by a meteor :(

Lepoidim said...

wow pretty close indeed :)

Sage said...

I hope none of them come :(

scorpion taco said...

thanks for the info

type17 said...

meh, none of those have come any where near as close as we are to the Sun, it's all good!

If we get clobbered by a space rock, it'll be by some long range bugger that's been way out in the Oort cloud.

HondaX said...

i hope it will not hit us ;)

Rezden said...

Here's to the fallen at Buenos Aires. The only good bug is a dead bug. :)

razortek said...

lol interesting!!

NarwhalMinded said...

I always feel so small when seeing space charts like this.

That Stoner Kid said...

if a meteor thats big enough to destroy earth does hit i wanna be rite there in the impact zone!

bruno said...

wow, and i was afraid of 2012

black said...

I have always been fascinated by every kind of space-things :)

Has anyone really been said...

no way :) niburu is coming :S

Gordon Freechmen said...

I love the part about the cool name, made me lol. I do hope that nothing happens for at least a few more years though, although I guess it won't matter though.

Derpy Dude said...

ahhhh were all gonna die!

Dbankai said...

Meteor death would suck donkey nuts

NeedlessToSay said...

Oh my god, we're all going to die

DaniniPanini said...

Oh my D:

Skrappy Ross said...

It will happen eventually, but probably well after our lifetime.

Johnny Boy said...

A lot closer than I would have imagined.

Johnny Boy said...

I need to make a great FB game so I can cash in on them.

Harry said...

well shit :P we almost died a few times over...

Joel C Anatoli said...

damn.. better enjoy life as much as possible.

JamesQuall said...

cool

dasvi said...

very nice!

Campino said...

OMG!!! WERE ALL GONNA DIE!!

Andre Lachance said...

I'm sure they will miss the Earth completely :D . Don't worry people, I got everything under control!!!

Doc THUMP said...

that's crazy that we are that close to death, damn i need pcp to read that shit

Pig Disgusting said...

woah, this is a really cool and helpful pictures. thanks for sharing it.

LoneIslander said...

it will happen one day.

ModerneFusion said...

it should somehow come then disperse into a bunch of fragments that only kill bad ppl >=D CLEANSE THE WORLD

Ken said...

Haha.. Yeah well, doubt any of those are gonna hit us at all :P Stop being so dramatic guys! ;D

iMonei said...

freaks me out

ToastyW33N said...

Oh.
I was gonna start smoking anyway.

Robotface Palm said...

omg, this sounds dangerous

Colin B said...

I DON'T WANT TO DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

honkhonkpt said...

I would be quite upset if I were to be hit by a meteor haha.

Kichuwa said...

i am meteor me crush now.

Paul said...

wow thats crazy

Carl said...

Dang I hope they never hit us!

Swift Love said...

this blows my mind

Fuuuuuuuu said...

thanks for sharing!

El Trombone said...

Wow, how do they even know all this?

Mark said...

Lol
liked it, good post

Mr.Lantel said...

Well obliteration means not having to deal with blog?

http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

metalreviews said...

one day. =)

Food said...

I wish I could read it. It would probably say something like "not to scale."

Galwarrior said...

I hope they never get any closer

Jegbd7 said...

crazy

Secret Guide to Shaving said...

I really didn't need to see this! but great post I must say.

freehatlimit1 said...

dude thats crazy. really makes u think.

nubilus said...

live for today

Phil McKracken said...

Wow, this is news to me.

Thanks that was a very interesting post.

VanStino said...

Very cool chart! :)

Telia Tuli said...

this is pretty cool

Edward said...

What a pleasant post.

TheGoatwhore said...

Scary shit man, but hey at least we lived.

DDX said...

A bit hard to read, does anyone know where I can find that in a higher res?

KristinaEnderle said...

Thats pretty scary lol where did you find that picture, thats pretty neat :)