A Very Close Shave
On Feb 15th, an asteroid about "half the size of a football field" will pass within geosynchronous orbit.
Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." -- Werner Heisenberg
Is there any way it could be "nudged" onto a trajectory with DC? Maybe if everybody in the country took their laser pointers and aimed them at just the right spot, at just the right time....
I think all the hot air would just deflect it back .
“There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
Below link is to a diagram of its path. And just to clarify, what I meant by "within geosynchronous orbit", is that it will pass within the "geosynchronous ring" of where many satellites orbit.
This is what is called a bullet burn.
There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods.
To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it.
There is no such luck we could take out all the politicians with one well places asteroid. But I like your thinking.
I thought this was about a new razor!
Your mother had the tongue of a trout
Me too! Damn!
People sleep peacefully in their beds at night, because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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