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Stuart Carlson

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  1. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Lovely programs about the night sky with free radio show. It’s worth joining as well for the benefits. You can even learn science, you know, the stuff ignored by Conservative Congressmen! www.stardate.org

  2. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @ahab

    The current Stardate webcast is informative about the asteroid flyby.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years 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.

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Painting part of an asteroid white causes it to absorb solar radiation differently, resulting in that radiation being given off as heat, resulting in small amounts of thrust, thus changing the direction of the asteroid. Paint it far enough away and you could prevent a collision theoretically.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

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

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That would be a meteor after your assteroid.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years 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.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years 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.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    Duck!

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years 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
    ^
    Go down to the article titled, “Touchdown on an Asteroid”
    You will see we have the ability to land on an asteroid.
    ^
    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.
    ^
    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.

  11. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, almost 2 years ago

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

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years 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.

  13. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    I thought Spanish astronomers discovered the rock?

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @onguard

    Actually that idea came from an astrophysicist. I suspect they know about asteroid motion,etc.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @SABRSteve

    www.ncse.org

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