watch society turn to shite real quick
picture it now with no police and a lot of soldier of futune nutjobs?..
NASA would take care of it. The day we detect a real planet killer with an almost-certain chance of hitting us is the day NASA's budget becomes limitless for all intents and purposes. Depending on how fast the ob<x>ject is moving, it might simply be a matter of flying a few electromagnets from hell by it to alter its course by a few degrees.
I hope you understand that you might as well be asking about the ramifications of the sun turning into cheese the next time I turn on my toaster.
It is effectively impossible to bring any extraterrestrial object into geosynchronous orbit. Geosynchronous means that an object always sits above the same spot from the vantage point of earth. An object as far and as massive as a sister planet would require such impossible speed and precise calculations to exist in such a state that it's beyond suspension of belief--not even a science fiction author could pull that off in a story. As for alien infestation? Alright, I guess, provided that they don't burn up in the atmosphere.
we live here if someone or something doesn't hit us first
Rub one out and take a nap.
have a beer or puff of stuff
Humanity has a survival instinct, so it wouldn't sit back and do nothing. 5 years is quite a long time when faced with total extinction. So, I am sure things would happen quickly. Obviously, a 'planet' could never hit us as it would never break orbit and then hit Earth, but an asteroid is more likely. <br />
I would imagine scientists would look at many idea's of survival for a lot of people. That could be possibly living accommodation under water or possibly in space or on the Moon. But they would find a way. <br />
The question would probably be, who do you save and why? Do you save young people, or do you save old, intelligent people? or a mix? For those who are told they are not being saved, what happens to society then? Knowing they will die in x number of months or weeks. Society would literally crumble and break down, nobody would care anymore. You could also have situations where a couple's 5 yr old daughter is 'saved' but they are not, a wife is but a partner isn't...what about animals? <br />
I also think I have thought way too much about this question and need coffee
Planet killers exists but none are headed this way... Sounds like<br />
an idea for a movie remake to me. Lol.
At least one is. It's possible that it might hit if a few conditions are met within a certain timeframe in a few more years.
I guess I'll start writing that book. I should have it done just in time.
smoke a fattie then nvest in a solar sail for my space ship.
Stock up with as much beer and spirits that could fit in my house !