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    Blast it or paint it: Asteroid to threaten Earth in 2013
    Published: 3 March, 2012, 22:32
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    To avert a possible catastrophe – this time set for February 2013 – scientists suggest confronting asteroid 2012 DA14 with either paint or big guns. The stickler is that time has long run out to build a spaceship to carry out the operation.
    NASA's data shows the 60-meter asteroid, spotted by Spanish stargazers in February, will whistle by Earth in 11 months. Its trajectory will bring it within a hair’s breadth of our planet, raising fears of a possible collision.

    The asteroid, known as DA14, will pass by our planet in February 2013 at a distance of under 27,000 km (16,700 miles). This is closer than the geosynchronous orbit of some satellites.
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    Smear it with Preparation H and it will shrink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Smear it with Preparation H and it will shrink.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    60 meters? That's it?

    I'll hide underneath Porky O'Donnell. Should provide enough cover.
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    O Blah Blah can promise it some personal speech time when it arrives. It'll steer itself away for sure.
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    So we got 11 months? Wonder how they plan on painting it, or shooting it. In that time frame. Congress will still be arguing about funding by next Feb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    60 meters? That's it?

    I'll hide underneath Porky O'Donnell. Should provide enough cover.
    IIRC the Tunguska meteor wasn't much bigger and it did some damage.
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