Tag Archives: asteroids

What and how: fruits/vegetables and diverting an asteroid

What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? You call it a fruit when the part that you eat stemmed from the flower of the plant, then grew around some seeds. This way cucumber, peas, apples, pears and tomatoes are fruits. But what about vegetables? If you eat the root, the leaves or […]

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Asteroid sky watch – something that we need to do

BBC News is watching the asteroid watchers who are working around the clock to check whether there are any asteroids heading towards Earth. An asteroid impact, although unlikely in the near future, can disrupt our civilization, but not end it. We’re at a given technological point in which we won’t be wiped out by an […]

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26 asteroids exploded in Earth atmosphere in the last 13 years

26 asteroids exploded between 200 and 2013 in Earth’s atmosphere and 7 among them were more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization‘s detection network of over 85 stations located around the world found the locations of each such explosion. The question arises: how can we find out when the next meteroid […]

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NASA will trap asteroids and harvest them in the future. YAY!

One thing about being a US citizen, which i’m not btw, is that you have NASA literally in your back yard. And that you can be freaking proud of the wonders they did over the years, even with the drastic budget cuts they’ve seen in past few years. NASA hopes, and so do I, an […]

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Bill Nye explains how we can protect our planet from asteroids

Bill Nye, the inspiring figure of decades off science shows in USA, explain how we can protect our selves from an asteroid attack and all of the methods involve changing the asteroid’s speed by a ten millionth metters per second and then you’ll make it go past Earth. How can you change the speed of […]

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Phil Plaint explains how can we defend Earth from asteroids

Phil Plaint debunks myths related to astronomy on the blog Bad Astronomy. He did a speech at TEDx Boulder in September and outlined two ways in which we can defend Earth from asteroids: we hit them with space probes or simply send a space probe heavy enough that it will drag the asteroid from its […]

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