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I'm listening to the podcast again. Tom Horn makes a claim that I had forgotten about: That NASA itself had originally stated that Apophis would actually hit the Earth, then changed their minds. Did they correct some calculations? Or is it the new calculations that are incorrect? Or is it a coverup?
is a 370-metre-diameter near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029. Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029.
Well he's either gonna resign or die. People don't get prophecies from god.
So while mine may have some benefits we probably don't have the necessary high temperature technology and material's necessary to do it and so YOUR'S is more practical and well within our current technological capability's - also the earlier we detect the asteroid and intercept it with such a rocket to change it's heading the less thrust we actually need to do so and so if we send your rocket's there sooner rather than later it would actually also be actually far cheaper and easier to perform than sending them when it is closer, the closer it gets the more thrust and fuel we are going to need to change it's direction enough to render it completely harmless.
originally posted by: PhilbertDezineck
a reply to: DrogoTheNorman
Tom trying to sell another book?
When his prognosticates and it does not come true is he a false prophet?
originally posted by: CharlesT
It's a 2 hr video. Why didn't you at least try to povide highlights via timespamp to some of the more promenent portions. I'm not going to sit here and watch a 2 hr video.
a reply to: DrogoTheNorman
originally posted by: carsforkids
a reply to: LABTECH767
I don't understand why they think nukes are always the answer any
way. Why can't they just send out and attach a couple rockets to
it maybe magnetically. Then fire the rockets like they do on space
craft and nudge it into a more amicable orbit?
originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Blue Shift
Superb idea, that could also be done using a solar reflector on a space craft moved to just the correct distance from the asteroid and then using the reflector to focus the sun's energy onto a small portions of the surface vaporising it and making it eject that material in a gaseous state, superb point and there may be many other variations on your idea, actually far better than the way I would have tried to do it and also potentially far, far cheaper though it would have to be done now or near enough because it may not produce a whole lot of thrust but the further away you are when you start then you really don't need all that much thrust to do the job of changing the asteroid's heading.
originally posted by: DrogoTheNorman
The Chernobyl connection might just be a "clue": What if NASA launches a nuclear missile at the asteroid a la one of those asteroid impact movies and it leaves the space rock radioactive? What if that radioactive space rock breaks up into radioactive chunks that poison the waters and someone makes the connection to Chernobyl being the Ukrainian word for "Wormwood" and the name sticks? All I say is that it's one of those things that makes you go "Hmmmmm....." and I wouldn't discount there might be some connection between Chernobyl "Wormwood" and Apophis "Wormwood."