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Did you know that the U.S. government has plans for an asteroid destroying Spacecraft?

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The asteroid, known as Bennu, is currently orbiting the Sun about 54 million miles from Earth. The 1,600-foot-wide, 74-billion-pound space object is probably not going to hit the Earth, but it’s not in the U.S. government’s nature to sit idle when a potential threat — no matter how unlikely — exists. NASA, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and two Energy Department weapons labs have come together to design spacecraft that could explode Bennu if it gets too close.

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https://futurism.com/government-plans-spacecraft-will-blow-up-asteroid-too-close-earth/

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Kravenhead
Apparently plans, but not enough money, as yet.
We do need something. If not for this particular asteroid, but for some future one. It's a sure thing that one will be on a collision course with Earth in the future. It's just a matter of when.
If they do decide to go with the blasting it to smithereens idea, they had better blow it up real good.
We wouldn't want the debris raining down on us either.
If the pieces are small enough, they'll burn up in the atmosphere.

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72 day(s) ago
I'm guessing once this gets further along, the European Space Agency will be involved in terms of funding, planning and implementation.

philosopher
72 day(s) ago
Considering that all humanity will be impacted why aren't other nations sharing the cost?
When we go to other worlds they will all want a ride. I say only allies should be welcome aboard. Many European nations are no longer allies their priority is not their citizens. It is placating savage invaders.
China excels at hacking technology but, fails to actually be effective in creating on their own. I read about their research and trust nothing they do.

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