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Nasa to test new plan to stop potential doomsday asteroid from hitting earth

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Last year, the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) revealed the existence of an asteroid with the potential to destroy Earth. Now, the space agency is working on a way to counter the extremely terrifying possibility.

READ: NASA to study asteroid with potential to destroy Earth

According to The Register, NASA is currently on the design phase of a spacecraft known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which could knock potential doomsday asteroids onto less-threatening flight paths.

By partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA is aiming to simulate the mission by trying to move a “non-threatening” asteroid. The tests are expected to begin sometime between 2022 and 2024, the report said.

“DART would be NASA’s first mission to demonstrate what’s known as the kinetic impactor technique – striking the asteroid to shift its orbit – to defend against a potential future asteroid impact,” Lindley Johnson, Planetary defence officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, was quoted as saying in the report.

“This approval step advances the project toward an historic test with a non-threatening small asteroid,” he added.

According to earlier estimates, DART will hit the almost 160-meter-long asteroid, at around 3.7 miles per second.

Despite the degree of difficulty to execute the experiment, Andy Cheng of The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, explained why the demo is vital.

“Since we don’t know that much about their internal structure or composition, we need to perform this experiment on a real asteroid,” he said.

“With DART, we can show how to protect Earth from an asteroid strike with a kinetic impactor by knocking the hazardous object into a different flight path that would not threaten the planet,” he added.

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wew.. thanks for the info..
 

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Totoo po ba yan?
kung di mapipigilan ang mga asteroid siguradong may panibagong mass extinction na naman ang magaganap katulad noong 65 million years ago kung saan nalipol ang mga dinosaurs.
 

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Ayus yan. Atleast may planu ang nasa at ibang agencies para macounter ang asteroid.
 

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di yan totoo.. napag aralan namin yan eh,... gawa-gawa lang yan ng NASA para may maikwento lang.

isipin nyo ha, di nga matamaan yung ibang planet na wala ngang technology like mars, venus, saturn, mercury, at mas malaki pa nga yung iba as target, earth pa kaya na pinagpala? sa tagal na ng panahon na nabuhay ang tao sa mundo. hayyy tao.
 
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kung di mapipigilan ang mga asteroid siguradong may panibagong mass extinction na naman ang magaganap katulad noong 65 million years ago kung saan nalipol ang mga dinosaurs.
dude, di totoo yang kwento about 65M years na yan. magbasa ka sa deepweb marami dun.
 

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di yan totoo.. napag aralan namin yan eh,... gawa-gawa lang yan ng NASA para may maikwento lang.

isipin nyo ha, di nga matamaan yung ibang planet na wala ngang technology like mars, venus, saturn, mercury, at mas malaki pa nga yung iba as target, earth pa kaya na pinagpala? sa tagal na ng panahon na nabuhay ang tao sa mundo. hayyy tao.
paano mo nasabi na hindi natatamaan yung ibang planets? maglakbay ka kaya sa outer space.

"Since Jupiter is more than 310 times more massive than Earth, Jupiter gets hit thousands of times more often, and impacts are dozens of time more energetic than [on] our small and safe planet Earth,"
 
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dude, di totoo yang kwento about 65M years na yan. magbasa ka sa deepweb marami dun.
According to abundant geological evidence, an asteroid roughly 10 km (6 miles) across hit Earth about 65 million years ago. This impact made a huge explosion and a crater about 180 km (roughly 110 miles) across. Debris from the explosion was thrown into the atmosphere, severely altering the climate, and leading to the extinction of roughly 3/4 of species that existed at that time, including the dinosaurs.
 

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paano mo nasabi na hindi natatamaan yung ibang planets? maglakbay ka kaya sa outer space.

"Since Jupiter is more than 310 times more massive than Earth, Jupiter gets hit thousands of times more often, and impacts are dozens of time more energetic than [on] our small and safe planet Earth,"
gasous planet ang jupiter, and i mean, para mapaDoomsday effect ang earth? malabo.
 

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According to abundant geological evidence, an asteroid roughly 10 km (6 miles) across hit Earth about 65 million years ago. This impact made a huge explosion and a crater about 180 km (roughly 110 miles) across. Debris from the explosion was thrown into the atmosphere, severely altering the climate, and leading to the extinction of roughly 3/4 of species that existed at that time, including the dinosaurs.
so you mean after pala non bago dumating di Adan at Eba para mamuhay sa mundo? or isa ka rin sa mga tao na nagmula sa Unggoy? :)
 

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panoorin, michael jackson exposed everything about whats behind about the real world na kinalakihan natin. Knowledge will set you Free.

 

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gas

gasous planet ang jupiter, and i mean, para mapaDoomsday effect ang earth? malabo.
di yan totoo.. napag aralan namin yan eh,... gawa-gawa lang yan ng NASA para may maikwento lang.

isipin nyo ha, di nga matamaan yung ibang planet na wala ngang technology like mars, venus, saturn, mercury, at mas malaki pa nga yung iba as target, earth pa kaya na pinagpala? sa tagal na ng panahon na nabuhay ang tao sa mundo. hayyy tao.
ang sabi mo di nga natatamaan ng asteroid ang ibang planets. tinuro ba yan sa iyo noong elementary ka pa?
 

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so you mean after pala non bago dumating di Adan at Eba para mamuhay sa mundo? or isa ka rin sa mga tao na nagmula sa Unggoy? :)
4.5 billion years na ang earth. 65 million years wala na ang mga dinosaurs. Nasa 200 thousand years na ang humans.
 

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