View Full Version : Russia thinking about sending a spacecraft to destroy an asteroid headed for earth

30-12-2009, 02:34 PM
what do you guys think about this (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_russia_asteroid_encounter)i think its kinda pointless cuz nasa says the barely any chance that it would hit earth but i would rather be safe than sorry

01-01-2010, 02:11 AM
Only if it involves sending a laser shooting spacefighter rendered in vector graphics to do the job. Bonus points if said asteroid is also rendered in vector graphics. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i81ipiGjAo)

01-01-2010, 11:01 AM
Well if Russian scientists have cause to believe there could be a chance of it hitting then by all means they should study it. The more precautions humans take towards dangers that could kill people on a large scale the better. Plus not all scientists agree on everything meaning one of them has to be wrong. It could be the American scientists. Also it's important to note that they're doing research not because it absolutely will hit the earth but because it could.

Dustin S.
01-01-2010, 02:52 PM
They are just trying to heat up the space race again. Governments are trying to make excuses as to why they should start spending billions on it again and why Obama should hand out even more free checks.

China said they plan to go to the moon, then suddenly we are going to the moon. Next step we want a space station again somewhere, we want to visit mars. Until of course someone does it first or goes wrong, then we dont care for another 10 years.