posted on May, 11 2010 @ 09:53 PM
Do we have one?
We all know that there are millions of large rocks and debris flying around space, and the threat of an Asteroid impact is not IF, but WHEN.
Suppose we identify an asteroid that is barreling right towards Earth, do we (the human population) have any sort of plan in place? Or are we waiting
to find such an asteroid first, and then decide how we can avert the disaster?
If we dont have a plan... then why not?
With all of the money spent of space exploration and defense, i dont see why we wouldnt want to have a plan in place in case any rock sneaks up on
us... Sure, this is unlikely, but when the risk is the total annihilation of the human species, it seems like it is only logical to err on the side of
Who knows, maybe we already have a plan, and im sure we at LEAST have some sort of primitive plan or idea as to what we would do, but why not a
If we do have a plan, why havent we tested it? This sort of thing isnt something i would want to risk on a trial run, and i doubt we would have many
shots at it... so why not figure things out now?
Would we blow it up? Redirect it? melt it? pray for divine intervention (ha)? Now i understand that the composition and size of the rock would
affect our response, but would it totally change how we go about avoiding it? Cause that is the only reason i can think of why we wouldnt prepare
fully to avoid such a disaster.
Please enlighten me.