Blowing Up Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Science

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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Female 8
My astrophysics professor constantly plays lame clips of this guy singing it`s funny coz he thinks their cool.
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Male 316
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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Male 74
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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Male 15,832
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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Male 4,393
Astroid movies like Deep Impact scare the crap out of me. Not sure why they get me so bad,
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Male 10,339
Not enough NdGT.
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Male 2,578
Too bad there won`t be any money.
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Male 987
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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Male 646
That was horrible. There was almost nothing about blowing up asteroids
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Male 20,110
Link: Blowing Up Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson [Rate Link] - 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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