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Coming Soon: Interplanetary Pinball !

- by - February 25, 2013 - 15:46 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

“A meteor blast over Russia is putting new focus on a transatlantic effort to crash a spacecraft into a far-flung asteroid in a bid to prove that incoming objects from space can be knocked from their path…Researchers from Johns Hopkins University‚Äôs Applied Physics Laboratory are preparing a decade-long, $350 million project to propel a rocket into the asteroid Didymos as it passes close to Earth. If successful, it would be the first time an asteroid is knocked off course by human intervention.”

BTW, just wondering how this might dovetail with NASA’s emphasis on Islamic outreach.

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