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it's CNN so caution advised, but I don't see any obvious partisan slant.

Indian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving toward Earth (CNN)
New Delhi(CNN)Two Indian schoolgirls have discovered an asteroid which is slowly shifting its orbit and moving toward Earth.

Radhika Lakhani and Vaidehi Vekariya, both studying in 10th grade, were working on a school project when they discovered the asteroid, which they named HLV2514.

The girls, from the city of Surat in the western Indian state of Gujarat, were participating in a Space India and NASA project, which allows students to analyze images taken by a telescope positioned at the University of Hawaii.

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Asshole.
Dwivedi explained that the asteroid is currently close to the orbit of Mars -- but in 1 million years, it will change its orbit and move closer to Earth, although it will still be at a distance of more than 10 times the distance which exists between the Earth and the Moon.
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Abdul is being a cocktease again.





What? :P
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Pissed off because you don't feel like waiting? :BigGrin3:
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I wonder if an actual meteor was headed our way in 10 years or 20, would we be able to do anything about it?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:05 pm
I wonder if an actual meteor was headed our way in 10 years or 20, would we be able to do anything about it?
If it were in the next three months, we could be happy that for sure Trump will not have a second term. :)
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:05 pm
I wonder if an actual meteor was headed our way in 10 years or 20, would we be able to do anything about it?
We might, given plenty of notice. NASA has been working on this for a while. At present we don't have anything capable of doing the job.
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Can't blow 'em up with nukes, then you just have lots of smaller pieces causing mayhem. One must land a rocket with a shit load of fuel on the thing and try to drive it off it's deadly course.

But if it's too massive, we're fucked.
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In theory it's possible to use nukes as a kind of rocket engine. Getting them there is the problem. We simply don't have any space vehicles capable of doing it.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:05 pm
I wonder if an actual meteor was headed our way in 10 years or 20, would we be able to do anything about it?
What is the smallest possible meteor that can be detected 10 or 20 years out? Go from there.

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I'd worry about Yellowstone blowing instead if I were you. That's extremely unlikely to happen during our lifetimes but probably more likely than a dinosaur killer asteroid.
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