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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What on earth has the capability of moving a 250 meter wide rock?
    Inertia does. Not to mention K=1/2mv2

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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Inertia does. Not to mention K=1/2mv2
    You, sir, are a highly educated person.
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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How about all the ones that came closer that we never knew about? Are you prepared to put you life in the hands of a country that killed millions?
    That would have been the Soviet Union, not the Federation of Russia.

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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You, sir, are a highly educated person.
    Kinetic Energy and the Laws of Motion are high school crap.

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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Kinetic Energy and the Laws of Motion are high school crap.
    Newton would be rolling in his grave right now if it wasn't for static friction.
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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    The biggest problem with the Russian's plan is that while the object's orbit is still in doubt, any action they take to change its orbit could end up making things worse and not better. The chance of that happening are very small, but they're still there. On the other hand, if it was going to hit us, the earlier we act, the better, so it's sort of a 'damned if you do and damned if you don't' situation. Russia has much more incentive to do something about it than we do as well, since the projected course across earth's orbit carries it over most of Russia. The US is not in it's path, so we have less reason to do anything about it.
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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Inertia does. Not to mention K=1/2mv2
    And if I may ask since I respect your opinion, would you use to apply said inertia?---Bombs or rockets? --or something else.
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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Newton would be rolling in his grave right now if it wasn't for static friction.
    So would your mum if it weren't for her mass. Haha joking.

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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    And if I may ask since I respect your opinion, would you use to apply said inertia?---Bombs or rockets? --or something else.
    Neither, a simple application of kinetic energy is enough. The problem with bombs/rockets is that they are more likely to shatter the asteroid without changing trajectory of some of the matter.

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    Re: Russia may send spacecraft to knock away asteroid

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    So would your mum if it weren't for her mass. Haha joking.
    ..And the static friction.








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