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James_Miller comments on X risk update, Gliese 710 will pass thru Oort in 1.35 my - Less Wrong

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Comment author: James_Miller 08 January 2017 08:11:39PM 1 point [-]

Some scientists speculate that a similar event of a star passing through the Oort cloud triggered the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago. However, the Gliese 710 event could make the dinosaur extinction look relatively minor."

In case human civilization falls, we should preemptively remove all the asteroids and comets from our solar system as soon as we can.

Comment author: CellBioGuy 11 January 2017 02:12:26AM *  1 point [-]

I think that events like this have happened before, many times. Question is the exact frequency.

Comment author: morganism 16 January 2017 09:47:13PM 0 points [-]

Latest paper in line says 250 my lines up with extinction record pretty close...

Comment author: CellBioGuy 17 January 2017 03:09:24PM 0 points [-]

Which paper?

Comment author: morganism 08 January 2017 09:21:34PM 1 point [-]

Well, they are the raw materials to build everything else needed in the SS. Don't know if the Government out then will want you deflecting rocks in-system, that has it's own risk. Better off using them out there for interstellar boost and fuel stations.