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As the earlier impact in Russia shows, we are VERY vulnerable to meteorites.

#1goatthiefPosted 2/15/2013 12:44:37 AM
http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b0cRHsApzt8&hd=1

Why aren't more poiliticians into research that could help save us from such things? PS: Turn down your sound for the youtube vid.
#2Kai_LagunaPosted 2/15/2013 12:47:59 AM
Not much we can do really.
#3wolf_blitzer85Posted 2/15/2013 12:57:07 AM
Kai_Laguna posted...
Not much we can do really.

Bull s***. We have lasers and missiles, plenty we can do.
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#4Kai_LagunaPosted 2/15/2013 1:05:40 AM
From: wolf_blitzer85 | #003
Kai_Laguna posted...
Not much we can do really.

Bull s***. We have lasers and missiles, plenty we can do.

A laser might work, but only if we were capable of detecting and accurately tracking the trajectory of incoming meteors/comets at extreme long range. Currently we can not, so trying to shift them away with the heat from a laser wouldn't work.
All a missile would do is turn one meteor/comet into lots of smaller meteors/comets. So instead of a single blow we'd get hit with the cosmological equivalent of a shotgun blast.
#5YermomHoudiniPosted 2/15/2013 1:10:38 AM
the smaller you can split the meteorites, the easier the atmosphere will be able to burn them up.
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#6TyIerb7Posted 2/15/2013 1:14:20 AM
Kai_Laguna posted...
From: wolf_blitzer85 | #003
Kai_Laguna posted...
Not much we can do really.

Bull s***. We have lasers and missiles, plenty we can do.

A laser might work, but only if we were capable of detecting and accurately tracking the trajectory of incoming meteors/comets at extreme long range. Currently we can not, so trying to shift them away with the heat from a laser wouldn't work.
All a missile would do is turn one meteor/comet into lots of smaller meteors/comets. So instead of a single blow we'd get hit with the cosmological equivalent of a shotgun blast.




you have no idea what you're talking about
#7wolf_blitzer85Posted 2/15/2013 1:16:22 AM
Kai_Laguna posted...
From: wolf_blitzer85 | #003
Kai_Laguna posted...
Not much we can do really.

Bull s***. We have lasers and missiles, plenty we can do.

A laser might work, but only if we were capable of detecting and accurately tracking the trajectory of incoming meteors/comets at extreme long range. Currently we can not, so trying to shift them away with the heat from a laser wouldn't work.
All a missile would do is turn one meteor/comet into lots of smaller meteors/comets. So instead of a single blow we'd get hit with the cosmological equivalent of a shotgun blast.

I'm not a science whiz so i'll wait for one to come into this topic and save it from the young earth Creationists.

Nihilism is the worst thing to ever happen to philosophy, i swear.
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#8ChiroteraPosted 2/15/2013 1:49:56 AM
Kai_Laguna posted...
Not much we can do really.


I've read reports that this thing was actually pegged by Russian air defense.

No idea how true they are yet though.
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#9B4TT3RYPosted 2/15/2013 5:49:25 AM
Chirotera posted...
Kai_Laguna posted...
Not much we can do really.


I've read reports that this thing was actually pegged by Russian air defense.

No idea how true they are yet though.


Literally mentioned in TC's original link. Unconfirmed, though. If I were Russia I'd take credit regardless.
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#10dermoratrakenPosted 2/15/2013 6:32:03 AM
Why try lasers and missiles when obama can just ban assault meteors entirely?