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NASA's plan to save Earth from a giant asteroid

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Don’t panic.


65 million years ago, a large asteroid collided with Earth near present-day Chicxulub, Mexico. The impact was a climactic event that likely contributed to dinosaur extinction. Today, Earth remains vulnerable to asteroid collisions. In recent history, space rocks have landed in The United States, Russia, and elsewhere. In the event of a potential asteroid collision, NASA has developed several options for dealing with the threat. Researchers at NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies and Jet Propulsion Laboratory have proposed using blunt force, weaponized deflection or a theoretical tool called a gravity tractor to deflect impact. In addition to developing contingency plans, NASA scientists are also searching the sky for future asteroid threats.

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On Thursday, July 25, 2019, an asteroid called 2019 OK, traveling at almost 15 miles a second, came unusually close to impacting Earth. The asteroid passed by about 43, 500 miles away — closer to Earth than our moon is.


Author — Vox

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Asteroids are just salty because they couldn’t become planets

Author — Royal Knight Gaming

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I like how evry time a big asteroid enters our solar system it always has to hit Earth

Author — Nicolescu Raul

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Getting hit by an asteroid?
Just say no
An asteroid cannot hit you without your consent

Author — Carlos Miguel Gillego

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Don’t worry this glitch is patched in the new update earth 2.7

Author — Sleepingfire

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Coronavirus: let’s wipe out humanity


Asteroid: hold my beer

Author — Kevin Aguila

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We can save the earth from an asteroid but we can't save the earth from trash

Edit:thanks for the 1.1k like:>

Author — Raph Garcia

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*What If You Just Flex Taped The Entire Earth, It Will Be Asteroid- Proof*

Author — King Alpha 475

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This astroid needs to hear about social distancing.

Author — Nora Saucedo

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It's July 27, 2019 as I write this. Two days after the predicted date. We're alive and no big bad news about this came up.

Author — Pim MR

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Dinosaurs:
Asteroid: I'm about to end this man's whole career


Humans:
Asteroid: I'm about to end this man's whole career
NASA: I'm about to end this man's whole career

Author — John O' Groats

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Why don't they just build a wall? That will surely keep the illegal asteroids out.

Author — DoubleGoon

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"Because it was small; her injuries were minor.." What? to me it looked like the entire left side of her stomach had been cut open?

Author — vinzent1992

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Who’s here 2020 after hearing about a asteroid about to hit?

Author — PeelAHotBox

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Did you know we only discovered 5% of the ocean?

Author — That’s Tuff

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whos watching this in 2020 so we will know if the asteroid will hit us in april 29 2020

Author — Justine Playz

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5:13 imagine they sent the D.A.R.T. Up there and it redirected diddymoon on a collision course with earth 🌍

Author — Milk

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Why don't we take the asteroid, and PUSH it somewhere else?

Author — Jesse Thatcher

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How about we just move earth

Everyone start moving in one direction

Author — Snumba Yt

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If we turn the lights off they will think we are not home so they will go away .
Think people



Edit: wow 60 likes didnt expect that😂

Author — Kalfi