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Researchers Want To Destroy Deadly Asteroids With Rocket-powered Bombs, Before They Hit The Earth

https://www.livescience.com/slice-and-dice-astroids-with-pi

Indeed things which are happening in this world are really disturbing and frightening to us humans as we all know how dangerous is the asteroid if it can strikes the world. Now scientists are planning to bring nuclear weapons that can shatter it once it approaches the world. Do you think they can succeed?

A group of researchers wants to save Earth from a potential asteroid opocalyypse using a new planetary defense method they call PI — short for "Pulverize It." Scientists are indeed in a panic mode as they want to destroy any chance of asteroid approaching the world.

The plan is detailed in a lengthy technical paper of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Experimental Cosmology Group is in a lot of work of aiming to smash large, potentially life-threatening asteroids into hundreds of tiny pieces by launching an array of "penetrator rods" into the asteroid's path.

Scientists have designed rods, each measuring about 6 to 10 feet long (1.8 to 3 meters, could contain explosives — potentially even nuclear ones — to blast an approaching asteroid into relatively harmless bits long before it reaches Earth's atmosphere, the researchers wrote.

According to a software program the researchers developed, which they’ve dubbed “Spheral,” exploding an asteroid that’s six months out with a nuclear bomb would not only annihilate the threat, but shatter the asteroid into fragments which themselves would no longer endanger Earth. (Yes, we’re basically talking about the ending of Deep Impact here. But with less death and no tidal waves.)

“Simply stated, for a 100-meter object that’s projected to hit Earth, if we employ a robust nuclear disruption technique by at least one month before impact, we can prevent 99% or more of the impacting mass from hitting the Earth,” Patrick King, lead author of the study, told Gizmodo. Although he did add that there is uncertainty in the team’s models. Mainly stemming from the fact we don’t have a good understanding of the properties of asteroids themselves. Despite the fact scientists and engineers seem to be quickly remedying that issue.

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