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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    I think that is why the ignorant first comment was put in, indeed he does think he is that fast.
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    Ignorance is bliss right up until the asteroid squashes him like a bug.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I thought you were supposed to use “Preparation A” for asteroids…

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That would be a meteor after your assteroid.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    We have landed spacecraft on asteroids and even a comet. We can land an engine on one to push such things away from us. I’ve written on this in the past. I hope the events in Russia and this close flyby will encourage investment in NASA and meteor interception.
    Hopefully,
    C.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    One different smaller asteroid hit in a Russian frozen lake. Some great film from many different angles. Many Russians have small cameras in their cars so that they can guard against bribery and malfeasance of their police.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Duck!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    If you go to this website-
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    http://www.scienceclarified.com/scitech/Comets-and-Asteroids/Voyages-to-the-Comets-and-Asteroids.html
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    Go down to the article titled, “Touchdown on an Asteroid”
    You will see we have the ability to land on an asteroid.
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    We know we can launch engines into space. If world gov’ts are willing to invest the money, the United States can easily launch engines to land on incoming rocks and fire the engines in such a way as to push them away from earth, and perhaps into a close orbit around the sun.
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    You are technically correct. The only reason we don’t have the ability to alter the path of such things is because it’s too expensive to save the planet or any number of its living creatures according to politicians.
    Educationally,
    C.

  8. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 1 year ago

    A CNN anchor asked a scientist if the asteroid had anything to do with Global Warming.

  9. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It was an amateur that found the asteroid. Govt scientists said: ‘OK, We have things under control’. The Russian Meteor blows up. Govt. scientists said: ‘OK. This does not happen often’. Govt scientists are looking stupid.

  10. lookinside

    lookinside said, over 1 year ago

    The math to calculate the thrust required to deflect a large asteroid is far in my past. BUT, I’ve read a bunch, and find that rotation is the biggest enemy of such a project. Such an engine would have to be placed at one of the poles, and only luck would place it at the correct angle to achieve the desired effect. In the past, scientists have kicked around the idea of harvesting asteroids beyond Mars and parking them in Earth’s orbit, to harvest materials for use in space. Far cheaper than launching it from the Earth’s surface. Very interesting stuff.

  11. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 1 year ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    I thought Spanish astronomers discovered the rock?

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Google “Shoemaker-Levy 9”. We have been warned for a long time. We, as a species, chose not to do something about it. We deserve extinction…

  13. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 1 year ago

    The solar system is full of resources that will eventually be harvested, if not by our government then by some other. If not by our species, then by some other.
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    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/130122-asteroids-mining-space-science/
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    As the science writer Jerry Pournelle has said, “It’s raining soup out there.”

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