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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A spacecraft has launched on a mission to test technology that could one day tip a dangerous asteroid off course.



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#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-11-24 01:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1, Sentinel - I had the same thought. Let's nudge this previously harmless asteroid out of its current orbit. What could go wrong with that?? lol

At the same time, we should be finding ways to do this successfully so we can hopefully prevent a catastrophic issue down the road. We can't rely on Bruce Willis to get it done.

#2 | Posted by ND_Perspective at 2021-11-24 02:00 PM | Reply

DW News put together an excellent video describing the multiple steps in this mission over the next few years.

NASA mission to divert asteroid off course launches

Scroll down the article to the video titled: "How to prevent an asteroid from destroying Earth"

Runtime is about 2.5 minutes.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-24 05:09 PM | Reply

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