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NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.
That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing.
An asteroid estimated to be have been about 15m in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than 1500 people were injured.
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Threads on ATS recently suggest dates somewhere form March all the way to December of this year.
SO is the the subtle proof that there really is going to be a city killing asteroid heading our way soon?
There is currently a project under way that would likely provide at least some warning for U.S. cities: The ATLAS, or Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System, is being developed to offer a one-week warning for a 148-foot meteor impact or a three-week warning for a 450-foot meteor impact. (The project, which involves eight telescopes, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.) Still, that's only enough time to evacuate residents and shore up infrastructure, not to head off the object entirely.
Originally posted by GoldenRuled
reply to post by magma
What if the gov had integrity toward the US Constitution? We'd have had interstellar travel 10 yrs ago
There really is not a lot of ways to answer the question.
Originally posted by magma
Well, now I am a believer. it becomes clear that the media , the government and of course NASA are prepping the world for an asteroid hit.
And why do you say that like it is a bad thing? Why wouldn't they "prep" the world for a possible asteroid hit?