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NASA Considering Human trip to Asteroid
Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:09 AM
There is general agreement in the scientific community that some past episodes of mass extinction on this lovely blue planet have been caused by impacts of large meteors.
Read about this on Space.com.
Would exploring the heavens like this make the Baby Jesus cry?
What do you think of spending tax dollars on a trip to an asteroid?
Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:39 AM
Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:23 PM
Simple. By the time we're done strip-mining all the near earth asteroids, they'll be the size of pebbles.
...and possibly lay the groundwork for any future Bruce Willis-style requirement to defend Earth from a killer asteroid threat.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:00 PM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:00 PM
I use to have a great poster of a little scruffy cartoon rat flipping off a huge eagle that was about to sink his talons into the rodent. The caption said one word, "Defiance" That's kind of the way I feel about any asteroid hitting earth.
That's all well and good for you and I, we won't be around in 2029, well, at least I suspect I won't.
But what about our grandchildren, and your puppies grandpups?
I think humans, as the only species perverted enought to try to control their environment instead of living in harmony with it, ought to step up to the plate and protect all the flora, fauna and foundlings of this planet from the threat of undocumented alien asteroids coming in to this planet and destroying our communities.
I say nuke 'em to hell! Well, if there was a hell. Nuke 'em to /dev/null.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:15 PM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:16 AM
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