Ok to start this thread is based on a recent article published by Space.com with the title...
Russian fireball won't be last surprise asteroid attack
That is just so you know I am NOT making any predictions....
Any way it was an interesting article written by Mike Wall which gave some interesting info like,
"Defending the Earth against tiny asteroids such as the one that passed over Siberia and impacted there is a challenging issue that is something that
is not currently our goal," Paul Chodas, a scientist with the Near Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
Calif., told reporters Friday
Overall, scientists think 1 million or more near-Earth asteroids are lurking out there, and just 9,600 have been identified to date.
as well as some other usefull information and links, only some of which i will type here
on my phone so please read the article, thanks in advance for that.
Anyway your probably wondering why i placed this in a conspiracy forum and not
in a news forum, i will explain. First and foremost my reason is because there has been a LOT of
info put out about the recent incident in russia already and that i not my main point of focus
Within this article is mention of an organization, B612 foundation. Thier website is the link below.
It claims to be a non-profit organization dedicated to hunting down near earth asteroids and
"to protect humanity"
The link I gave is not thier home page but gives some clear and interesting information on who they
how they formed and what thier goals are. There are also some older threads here on ATS in regaurds to some of thier work, one of which i will link to
shortly and am surprised it did nor garner much attention.
There is also a page with information on thier sentinal program which i found interesting, though not nearly as
interesting as what caught my attention.
About a third of the way down, in bold print...
We have the technology to deflect asteroids, but…
A rather bold claim i thought at first, but it explained well in he following paragraphs.
In any case that got my gears moving and i thought to myself "if there ever was claim in that reguards...
it MUST be on ATS"...right!?
Sure enough there are several, even one about deflecting asteroids
Earth spacecraft (t-gt) capable of deflecting asteroids
Credit and thanks in advance to cactusjack for posting that info (s&f sir)
“The study confirms that a t-GT spacecraft can determine the orbit of an asteroid accurately enough to assess whether or not it is on an impact
course with Earth, even if that course must pass through a relatively small keyhole first. Furthermore, towing operations by such a spacecraft will
work with a simple and robust spacecraft design. Finally, the GT towing capability is adequate to assure that an asteroid does not pass through a
return keyhole2 whether such threat arises naturally (e.g. Apophis in 2029) or as the result of a preceding Primary deflection impulse.
I simply had to know more so googled it and came up with 2 hits that were relevant.
First was the wiki link, Gravity Tractor
Which can be quoted...
One of the main challenges is how to transmit the impulse required (possibly quite large), to an asteroid of unknown mass, composition, and
mechanical strength, without shattering it into fragments, some of which might be themselves dangerous to Earth if left in a collision
The other link was what i thought was a NASA website but upon clicking the link i had downloaded a file
(Note: not sure how to post it here if someone can tell me i will try)
"D - near-earth object program - NASA" was the document designation i thought was a webpage
link in the google results
It was titled "B612_FINAL_REPORT"... lots of technical terms and such with some interesting findings but within it speaks of some type of "kinetic
The 59 page conclusion of this study was submitted by NASA to this B612 foundation on Sept. 28th 2008
All quite interesting EXCEPT, i can not find anything current about this project any where so.....
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