Real Life Armageddon in 2036

Discussion in 'Science & History' started by Mirage, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    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. Phoenix

    Phoenix Fee-nix

    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.
     
  3. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    1 in 45,000? I think there are better things to be spending money on.
     

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