Kinetic Impact Strategies

one of the alternative strategies that may be effective in deflecting an asteroid from Earth's orbit is to send a massive spacecraft to collide with the asteroid, altering its momentum and removing it from the collision course. This strategy is currently the object of a major study and mission, called Don Quijote, by the European Space Agency. Early results from this mission have shown that it is possible, and a model of the deflection of near-Earth asteroid 99942 Apophis shows that it would only take a spacecraft with a mass of less than one ton (0.9 tonne) to deflect the asteroid out of its modeled collision course with Earth.

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Disasters: Why No ones Really 100 Safe. This is common knowledgethat disaster is everywhere. Its in the streets, its inside your campuses, and it can even be found inside your home. The question is not whether we are safe because no one is really THAT secure anymore but whether we can do something to lessen the odds of ever becoming a victim.

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