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NOVA - the subject of this thread - purposely kept the zoom-in of the break-up from its viewers, that it was kept away intentionally, and that this is interesting.
But while the project would be helpful for planetary defence, Schweickart added, "that's not your primary mission". Source www.guardian.co.uk...
"It really is a clever concept. Go find your ideal candidate for an asteroid. Go get it robotically and bring it back," said Florida senator Bill Nelson as he unveiled the plans at a press conference.
On March 20, 2013, B612 Founder and CEO Dr. Ed Lu gave his testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space entitled “Assessing the Risks, Impacts, and Solutions for Space Threats.” Source www.scoop.it...
After 6.5 years of operation it will discover and track approximately
1,000,000 NEOs, as compared to the currently known total of about 10 thousand. Not only will this
catalog provide a list of potential targets for robotic and human exploration, but should any of these
NEOs be on a collision course this information can allow us to successfully mount a deflection
campaign and prevent a catastrophe. Our future may depend on it. Source b612foundation.org...
You've completely forgotten to include momentum in the equation. A large object is much harder to slow down if it's moving - momentum vastly overcomes air-resistance in the case of large objects. Small objects on the other hand have little mass, so they don't have great momentum, and what little there is is easily overcome by air-resistance.
Originally posted by Sagitaris
plz prove me wrong (thinking it might be lens flare...) reviewed zoomed in again not lens flare...