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Old 01-22-2019, 04:19 PM
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In the future, possibly.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:32 PM
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See this article? Power of Nature is a bit more than mere mortals.

https://www.space.com/34994-brightes...lack-hole.html
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:54 PM
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If the black holes don't get ya, the gamma ray bursts may.
https://dailygalaxy.com/2019/01/dang...ekend-feature/

Fortunately for us, because of the vastness of space, the likelihood of Earth getting fried by a gamma ray burst or of our solar system getting sucked into a black hole seem to be extremely remote. Now, an asteroid or other large body hitting Earth? That's just a matter of when, not if. Of course that "when" falls somewhere in a span of millions of years. Still, I'm glad to see NASA and others pushing ahead with plans to deal with the greatest threat from space that we can actually do something about.
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yes we are just pawns in the chess game of life..

I see you petty events and raise you a galaxy eating another galaxy in this case M32 being consumed by Andromeda.
https://www.space.com/41234-milky-wa...andromeda.html

Ah but that was just lunch in 3.2 billions years, the milky way is on the menu for dinner.

Myself, I can't even begin to comprehend the size scale of that sort of event.
even what happens when two solar systems become entwined a deadly dance of death.
never mind galaxies of billions of stars and planets. I'll say on thing, It sure be a happening place.
Any intelligent civilization would know what was to happen for thousands of years with only dread on the table.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:18 AM
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Any intelligent civilization would know what was to happen for thousands of years with only dread on the table.
Or relocation.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:01 PM
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where do you go when your galaxy collide with another?
a process that takes a billion years.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by boltonblue View Post
where do you go when your galaxy collide with another?
a process that takes a billion years.
Wherever you go, you've got plenty of time to get there.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by boltonblue View Post
where do you go when your galaxy collide with another?
a process that takes a billion years.
I'd like to think an intelligent civilization with a billion years to spend would try something. But then I look at humans and say "nah."
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Astronomers have witnessed several significant moon and planetary asteroid strikes within the last few years. Some would have devastated the earth. Yeah, It could certainly could happen here.
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Originally Posted by boltonblue View Post
where do you go when your galaxy collide with another?
a process that takes a billion years.
Maybe we should build a wall to stop the future collision.
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