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Originally posted by BadMojo
By the way, sardion, I can't recall any issues with comets impacting the Earth. Asteroids and meteors should be the target then.
As for the information gleened from this endeavor, I'm believe it may give us answers to some of our questions regarding comets.
Terapin, how fast is the "BB" travelling? With enough force, a bb could be quite devastating.
Originally posted by Terapin
For the technical data minded... the impactor is a one meter long probe mostly made from soft copper with a camera attached that will take pics up until the moment of impact ... The comet is 6.5 kilometers wide. Thats 6500 to 1
Originally posted by The Block
LOL If the projectile is big enough to alter the course of the comet so that it intersects with earth, then it stands to reason that a similar sized object could be used to alter its course again so that it doesnt intersect with the earth. Problem solved.