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Is it normal that I felt disappointed that that asteroid didn't hit?
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I had my hopes up that the scientists were wrong and that one asteroid actually would hit Earth and cause a mass extinction.

Then when it passed by, I was pretty let down and feeling dejected that the world would continue on like before.

Was anyone else hoping for the asteroid to hit? Is it normal?
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its made me feel very vulnerable on a cosmic level.
To be honest at the end of last year I was really down in the dumps and I was one who was hoping the world would somehow end on 21st Dec 2012. I felt like the human race had earnt it, I grew up feeling ashamed of what we'd become as a civilization. We've become uncivilized. Now, however, I have something to live for. I don't want to die. I would encourage you to go out and put some meaning into your own life.
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Ghost-of-the-Marlboro-Man
Hooray! I live to smoke another day.
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Pole does not count.

Love,
Joe Camel
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Ghost-of-the-Marlboro-Man
You know nobody likes Camel.
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Smoking one right now.
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Ghost-of-the-Marlboro-Man
You are missing out on the smooth, rich flavor of Marlboro. You idiot.
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Calling your potential customers idiots is not a good marketing strategy.
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Crusad3s
They said another asteroid will probably hit Earth in 2036. Do some research.
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TheGhostOfReason
The one that passed last Friday wasn't big enough for an extinction level event. It could certainly level a city, but wouldn't have really been life-changing. Comet ISON, on the other hand...
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Have you been reading dystopian books again?
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It wasn't even as big as my dick head
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Which field(s) of science would deal with asteroid impacts?

Please do not use -ists or -isms.

An unrelated, but coincidental impactor event did occur, causing minor damage in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.

The first firm details of the 15 February asteroid impact in Russia, the largest in more than a century, are becoming clear. ESA is carefully assessing the information as crucial input for developing the Agency's asteroid-hunting effort.
At 03:20 GMT on 15 February, a natural object entered the atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia. Extensive video records indicate a northeast to southwest path at a shallow angle of 30° above the horizontal. The entry speed is estimated at around 18 km/s – more than 64 000 km/h. According to calculations by Peter Brown at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, drawing on extremely low-frequency sound waves detected by a global network, the object is estimated to have been about 17 m across with a mass of 7000–10 000 tonnes when it hit atmosphere. It exploded with a force of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT – some 30 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb – around 15–20 km above the ground. With our current understanding of near-Earth objects, events of this magnitude are expected once every several of tens to 100 years.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-02-russia-asteroid-impact-esa.html#jCp
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You empty shell type person.
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