posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 01:41 PM
a reply to: Thill
Diverting the asteroid won't be difficult once they know the actual trajectory.
Prediction is the challenge that drives intellectual evolution, for example the invention of calculus.
The transit of Venus across the solar disk of the sun was first observed by a Persian polymath named Avicenna May 24, 1032.
The Royal Society of London commissioned a project for the 1769 transit of Venus to improve the accuracy of longitude mappings.
This was an early Very-long-baseline interferometry experiment limited to the accuracy of calendar day and measurable sun elevation. Venus can take 6
hours to transit.
In the late 1950's when they were planning the satellite infrastructure they realized they would need much more accurate clocks. Position and time
are co-dependent, the limits of a calculus integral determines the range of answers which are then fed back into the calculation as new limits for
subsequent integral equations.
The VLBI work done in the 1960's was classified but the CIA may have intended disclosure from clues like the "digetal interpretatiu" misspellings.
The actual track of Asteroid 101955 Bennu might be the subject of secret government projects similar too the Cook expedition of 1769 that used the
transit ov Venus.