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Date: 08/22/12 09:45 AM

10 Responses to Blowing Up Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2012 at 9:47 am
    Link: Blowing Up Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson - Another bad-ass clip from VICE mag. This time with NDT on what it takes to stop an asteroid from colliding with earth.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2012 at 11:16 am
    That was horrible. There was almost nothing about blowing up asteroids
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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Since NEEMO seems to want to harvest the asteroids but not let them land on Earth, and since the talk is of deflecting rather than destroying them, wouldn`t it be better to either deflect it into a path that has it in a stable orbit around Earth or, if that`s impractical, one that has it eventually hitting the Moon?

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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Too bad there won`t be any money.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10338 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    Not enough NdGT.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    Astroid movies like Deep Impact scare the crap out of me. Not sure why they get me so bad,
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Oooo, we`re going to an asteroid? Yeah, sure. Thanks to Obama, we can`t even get to low earth orbit anymore. We have to pay to bum a ride with the goddam Russians!
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    Vexys Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2012 at 5:31 am
    Its naive of me to hope this would be the case but none the less, I would hope that should this event become likely to happen that people would have the heart to forgo the cost and just get it done
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    Torizo Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2012 at 6:45 am
    it makes sense that they want to mine it. iridium is mainly only found in asteroids and its worth quite a bit. its used in computers.

    Hard to tell if it would be cost efficiant but if you could tap into a large amount of iridium it would be worth it imo. As things are now i doubt this will happen.
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    Pudgenello Female 18-29
    8 posts
    August 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    My astrophysics professor constantly plays lame clips of this guy singing it`s funny coz he thinks their cool.

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