Monday, November 7, 2011 10:05:46 PM
And about nudging the asteroid, it is A LOT harder and more technologically advanced than you sa
Only because our spacefaring technology is in its infancy. The basic principles are very straightforward.
Whether it could be implemented would depend on how much warning we had. Which is why various agencies are tracking as many larger NEOs as possible - they're after predicting impact chances 100 years in advance. Not that anyone is expecting any major impact within the next few millenia, but it`s worth having as much warning as possible.