Saturday, 27 October 2012

Deflecting asteroids with paint balls

Deflecting asteroids with paint balls:
Artist's concept of Apophis being hit with paintballs (Image: MIT)
How do you deflect a civilization-destroying asteroid that's heading straight for Earth? Shoot paintballs at it. That may sound like an exercise in futility, but if the calculations of MIT graduate student Sung Wook Paek are correct, then the sport of running around in the woods shooting splotches of paint at people on the weekends could get a lot more respect. .. Continue Reading Deflecting asteroids with paint balls

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