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Blowing Up Asteroids with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hits: 6737 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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Female, 18-29, Australia
 8 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2012 7:10:06 PM
My astrophysics professor constantly plays lame clips of this guy singing it's funny coz he thinks their cool.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 318 Posts
Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:45:03 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 74 Posts
Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:31:14 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

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:59:04 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!

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3802 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:33:35 PM
Astroid movies like Deep Impact scare the crap out of me. Not sure why they get me so bad,

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10239 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:44:36 PM
Not enough NdGT.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:59:00 AM
Too bad there won't be any money.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 971 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:24:19 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?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:16:19 AM
That was horrible. There was almost nothing about blowing up asteroids

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9:47:44 AM
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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