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Global mourning for the fiery death of Comet ISON on its nearest pass to the Sun may have been a bit premature, as boffins now reckon that a small part of the space rock could have survived its brush with death. Youtube Video Keep watching for what may be a debris trail... or the surviving comet Comet ISON was due to hit its …

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Lets face it, there's not many websites, or news outlets, who could manage to include references to a famous thought experiment and a mangled quote from Shakespeare in a single article headline about a comet.

Congratulations...

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Ob. XKCD

From today, http://xkcd.com/1297/

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'Schrödinger's Comet'

IsOn...

IsOff...

IsOn...

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Re: 'Schrödinger's Comet'

No, no, no!! Quantum theory states:

1/√2 | IsON ⟩ + 1/√2 | IsOff ⟩

Until the observers can reach agreement, I suppose

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The End Is Nigh, I mean Nought, I mean Nigh.......hmmm, check back in a few hours......

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> The End Is Nigh

What, Right Nigh?

Vic.

[ Well, Ronnie actually ]

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I know how to save the Earth

All this money being poured into finding Near Earth Objects, so we know if any are on a collision course can be drastically cut. All we need to do is spot them with at least a month or two to go before they hit.

Then just tell the press that it's going to be the comet of the century, with big light shows in the sky...* Once it's been announced that something will be naked eye visible it is impossible that this can ever happen - the laws of journo-astronomy forbid it. Thus it's impossible for anything to hit the Earth.

* Well OK, tell them to expect pretty lights, and the journalists will write 'comet of the century' headlines whatever you do.

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I think it's probably still best to keep Bruce on stand by,

and have a plentiful supply of wooden stakes in case we've got the wrong comet movie.

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Re: I think it's probably still best to keep Bruce on stand by,

always keep Bruce on standby - never on set please.

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It's ALIVE!!! ALLLIIIVVVEEEE!!!

Maybe.... I want my Christmas light show! Which could be especially nice since I will be visiting family who live in a fairly rural area and have their own amateur observatory. Now all we need are a viable comet and no cloud cover.

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Meanwhile......

The alien spacecraft drops into a low solar orbit refueling its weapon systems before the assault...

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...Naw mate...

that was the Southern Hemisphere Interstellar Trucking Team Emergency Roaster. SHITTER to you poms...they just had to pop in for a quick barbie and a few tinnies, before shooting off to crush some poor unfortunates at rugby...league or union....seems they're keen to tackle a few Posleen....that stuff flying out the back?...empties mate...

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