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Did you know our ability to destroy asteroids is not ready yet?

There are many types. Some would do greater destruction than others. Depending where thy hit. The dinsours were very unlucky. It hit in shallow water..
Should read did you know
I watched a Universe show.

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Kravenhead
Fixed.
Yes, I know, but I'm encouraged that there are several possible remedies being considered.
My favored is the redirection approach.
I like the idea of changing an asteroid's trajectory and sending it on it's merry way.
I'm thinking that greed may work in our favor, here.
Mining asteroids will become a thing not only because we need the rare minerals, but because it will be very profitable.
Since they're researching ways to grab an asteroid and get it to orbit the Moon while we mine it, what we learn in that quest will be useful in developing a system that can redirect asteroids and put them on a safe trajectory.

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Kravenhead
220 day(s) ago
I just finished watching. Good video... Thanks!
The images were great.

I just looked at the time. I hope you remembered to change your clocks.

Kravenhead
220 day(s) ago
There are some things I wish I had too, like the Science and History channels, but most of what's on cable isn't any better than what I get on broadcast.
Plus, I'm one that thinks we shouldn't have to pay for TV twice. We already pay via goods and services, because the cost of ads is built into their price. Even the advertising tax write offs they use affect our taxes. To me, cable is a gimmick to get us to pay again. Plus I'm a cheapskate.

philosopher
220 day(s) ago
I wish you had Science channel. You would enjoy it. It is fun to share things I know will be enjoyed.

Kravenhead
220 day(s) ago
Thanks for the links. The video is too long to watch now, so I'll come back to it later tonight.

philosopher
220 day(s) ago
Your right they will learn.
According the scientist on the universe show what happen when the asteroid crashed into a shallow part of the ocean and made Earth uninhabitable is a rare and unlucky occurrence. Most asteroids would burn up in our atmosphere or crash into a deep part of the ocean and not create the end of life.

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