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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:00 PM

NASA has plan for big asteroids.

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Reply NASA has plan for big asteroids. (Original post)
Mosby Feb 2013 OP
gordianot Feb 2013 #1
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #2
goldent Feb 2013 #3

Response to Mosby (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:13 PM

1. Some people are capable of thinking it is good to realize this from time to time. highly recommended

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:18 PM

2. Well, .... NASA has sort of a plan for a plan...

...to track all the extinction magnitude asteroids and, someday, to figure out the best approach for disturbing the orbits of threatening asteroids, and, after that, to implement the technology for deflection.

Sounds like a great plan for a plan for a plan to me!

Don't get me wrong, the NASA dudettes and dudes are the right folks to do this, once the powers that be remove the hobbles from research.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:29 PM

3. Sounds like John Hopkins has a plan

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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory are preparing a decade-long, $350 million project to propel a rocket into the asteroid Didymos as it passes close to Earth. If successful, it would be the first time an asteroid is knocked off course by human intervention.

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