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Bye Bye, Evo

  1. Sep 20, 2011 #1

    Evo

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    As most of you know the UARS satellite is returning to earth this weekend...ooops!

    And apparantly the trajectory is right over Evo's house. :uhh: :bugeye:

    http://news.yahoo.com/fema-prepares...NidXNpbmVzcwRwdANzdG9yeXBhZ2UEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3

    So, could some of our brilliant astrophysicists do a quick back of napkin projection of when my house will burst into flames?
     
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    ... and I thought evo is leaving pf :cry::surprised:uhh::frown:
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 #3

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    A 1-in-3200 chance of being hit by debris? Yikes!

    You need a steel umbrella, Evo!
     
  5. Sep 20, 2011 #4

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    Wow! I would suggest moving to Don's place for the re-entry, but you'd draw the satellite in like a magnet and PF would lose you both.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2011 #5
    Not enough data. When does your homeowner's insurance run out?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 #6

    Evo

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    I will if I get hit. :tongue:
     
  8. Sep 20, 2011 #7

    Borek

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    1 in 3200 is way too much for my liking. We all know Evo is magnetic.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2011 #8

    Evo

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    In an apartment and don't have renter's insurance.
     
  10. Sep 20, 2011 #9

    Evo

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    And look at the trajectory!!!! Canada to S. America, look where Kansas is!!! :surprised
     
  11. Sep 20, 2011 #10

    Evo

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    Hey, I'm free this weekend....who would like for me to visit them for the weekend? :smile:
     
  12. Sep 20, 2011 #11
    3200 to 1.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2011 #12

    turbo

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    Darn! I'm booked! I have to sort my button collection.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2011 #13

    Char. Limit

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    I would, but I live with my parents and we don't have a spare room. Maybe you can go visit Lisa and meet me on the way?
     
  15. Sep 20, 2011 #14
    I'll be alphabetizing my m&ms
     
  16. Sep 20, 2011 #15

    turbo

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    :rofl:
     
  17. Sep 20, 2011 #16

    Evo

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    Oooh, I'll bet Greg will be home.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2011 #17

    turbo

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    Greg is never home. He'll probably be hiding out in tierra del fuego.
     
  19. Sep 20, 2011 #18

    D H

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    From the article:
    While the satellite’s exact trajectory is still uncertain, anyone in the vicinity of UARS’ return to Earth’s atmosphere will be privy to an impressive light show — and be subject to a 1-in-3200 chance of getting hit by debris, according to NASA.

    The 1/3200 chance is a bit misleading. It is not the probability you will be hit. It is the probability that at least one person somewhere on the face of planet will be hit by debris given 100% uncertainty in when it will come down. The chances that a specific individual will being hit are about 1/3200/7 billion. The satellite, with an orbital inclination of 56.7 degrees, swings over almost all major cities on the planet. As of now, the strike zone apparently still covers pretty much everything between -57 and +57 degrees latitude.

    This strike zone will shrink dramatically over the next few days. For all those who remain in it, or remain close to Evo (same thing, thanks to the Evo effect), the probability will rise dramatically. For the vast majority of us, the probability will drop to exactly zero.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2011 #19

    Evo

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    :rofl:

    Wait, what am I rofling about, the Evo Effect is a proven effect.
     
  21. Sep 20, 2011 #20

    Pengwuino

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    Bye evo!!!!
     
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