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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

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

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 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.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago


  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    If you go to this website-
    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.

  5. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 3 years ago

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

  6. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  7. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    I thought Spanish astronomers discovered the rock?

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years 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.
    As the science writer Jerry Pournelle has said, “It’s raining soup out there.”

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