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Deflecting an asteroid, with paintballs
In the event that a giant asteroid is headed toward Earth, you'd better hope that it's blindingly white. A brightly colored asteroid would reflect sunlight — and over time, this bouncing of photons off its surface could create enough of a force to push the asteroid off its course. How might one encourage such a deflection? The answer, according to an MIT graduate student: with a volley or two of space-launched paintballs. Read more at MIT News: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/deflecting-an-asteroid-with-paintballs-1026.html
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Deflecting an asteroid, with paintballs
In the event that a giant asteroid is headed toward Earth, you'd better hope that it's blindingly white. A brightly colored asteroid would reflect sunlight — and over time, this bouncing of photons off its surface could create enough of a force to push the asteroid off its course. How might one encourage such a deflection? The answer, according to an MIT graduate student: with a volley or two of space-launched paintballs. Read more at MIT News: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/deflecting-an-asteroid-with-paintballs-1026.html
Date: 10/28/12
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