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(Bubblews)   NASA admits there's only about a 3 day window to find and track asteroids passing close to Earth, like Asteroid 2013 EN, whizzing past the Moon today. Where's Harry Stamper when we need him most?   (bubblews.com) divider line 8
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2013-03-10 03:52:05 PM
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Meanwhile in Antarctica, SpaceX busts out yet another piece of hell yeah.
2013-03-10 05:44:30 PM
1 votes:
Well, our object collison budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and beg'n your pardon sir, but it's a big-ass sky.
2013-03-10 03:59:18 PM
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Quantum Apostrophe: That's barely enough time to download and 3D print a planetary laser. Maybe we should get started now and 3D print ourselves a scrith foundation?


You can't just used a 3d printer to make scrith, fool.  We don't even know how to make a cziltang brone yet.
2013-03-10 03:47:17 PM
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Generation_D: Neat, after 60 years of space exploration, humankind has gotten up to where we know we're farked with the next big asteroid.

Hopefully the next 60 years can be put into actually coming up with a means to defend ourselves.

And just as hopefully there won't be a climate changing asteroid by then.


Perhaps funding NASA might have a positive outcome?
2013-03-10 03:27:31 PM
1 votes:
So, to bring sense into this discussion...

NASA tracks bodies from largest to smallest.  Yes, "city killer" asteroids are being found a little late, but NASA has been tracking the ones that actually matter (planet or continent-scale destruction) and is moving from them right on down.  Some things are a little harder to see (objects coming in from the direction of the sun) but there are even plans to see those.  NPR's Science Friday had a great story on just this.
2013-03-10 03:25:34 PM
1 votes:
Well, three days is plenty if you already have a plan in place. We have time now, so let's use it.
2013-03-10 02:56:11 PM
1 votes:
Neat, after 60 years of space exploration, humankind has gotten up to where we know we're farked with the next big asteroid.

Hopefully the next 60 years can be put into actually coming up with a means to defend ourselves.

And just as hopefully there won't be a climate changing asteroid by then.
2013-03-10 02:43:00 PM
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calbert: [www.heavemedia.com image 600x400]

/obscure?


No. Especially since subby mentioned Bruce Willis' character in the headline.
 
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