Real Life Armageddon in 2036

Mirage

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#1
This is not good... Maybe you have heard of this in the past, but maybe not. An asteroid of considerable size has a 1 in 45,000 chance of hitting earth in 2036.

The UN is being urged to move forward with a 300 million dollar mission to use a gravity altering space craft to tug the asteroid out of earth's path over a period of 12 days.

My only question is how soon could this be done? I would imagine they would have to send the craft to meet the asteroid, which I assume would take 10-15 years. If they messed up they would still have 15 years or so to attempt another solution.

U.N. urged to take action on asteroid threat - CNN.com
 
#2
This is an interesting concept...a gravity- altering machine...wow. But when I think about it, it does seem very possible, but the machine would be heavy as i don't know what. They would have to take alot of matter and compress it, making it extremely dense, so dense that it would bend the fabric of space-time enough to alter the astroid's path. There are probably other ways of doing it, too.