Can we destroy Earth-bound asteroids?

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Can we destroy Earth-bound asteroids?
« on: 02/03/2010 09:30:03 »
Brian Cepeda  asked the Naked Scientists:
Do we have something that could blow up the asteroid of 2012?

What do you think?
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Can we destroy Earth-bound asteroids?
« Reply #1 on: 02/03/2010 14:24:01 »
I a word, nope.  We should be able to deflect it though, if need be.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!


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« Reply #3 on: 15/03/2010 15:03:08 »
I think chanting?

I have severe doubts seeing us coming together building that deflector.
So yes, chanting might work? I believe it did so in Woodstock??
"No more rain, no more rain" sort of?

Positive thinking friends..

Although we better change that to, what was its name?
99942 Apophis was it? Now chant after me...

"No more 99942 Apophis, no more 99942 Apophis"

And if it miss? Well, there you are..
"BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT. If you see me running, try to keep up."