October 10, 2007

Deflecting asteroids.

It's all done with mirrors.

8 comments:

hdhouse said...

Good to know. We can now tell Sloanasaurus not to wander around in his backyard with a fireman's catch blanket.

peter hoh said...

Boring.

I mean, what good is science if you can't nuke 'em?

Roger said...

Count me as one who is happy someone is working on this subject. Who knew: mmirrors.

Trooper York said...

Dr. Alexei Dubov: [Demonstrating the only toast he knows in English] Fuck the Dodgers.
(Meteor 1979)

nick danger said...

hdhouse said...

Good to know. We can now tell Sloanasaurus not to wander around in his backyard with a fireman's catch blanket.


Wow, that's mature. Totally gratuitous and off topic as well. What are you, a fifth grader?

jeff said...

"To deflect a 20-kilometre asteroid, about the size of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, it would take the combined work of 5000 mirror spacecraft focusing sunlight on the asteroid for three or more years."

I don't know. Might want to keep that blanket handy.

SMGalbraith said...

the combined work of 5000 mirror spacecraft

5000? We might want to re-consider that border fence.

Lou Dobbs won't be pleased.

We can send him up on one of the craft, if he doesn't like it.

SMG

rhhardin said...

I'd use smoke.

Maybe a combination.