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An asteroid will miss the Earth by 15,000 miles on Friday

Chicken Little report: An asteroid will miss the Earth by only 15,000 miles on Friday.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Pzatchok

    Looks like a perfect chance to try out one of those asteroid interception and mining plans.

    Its small enough that a nuke can break it into small enough parts to render it harmless if something goes wrong and it might hit earth.

    And it just large enough to pose a challenge to engineers that want to land an engine on it and try guiding it to a safer path. Or even to a full orbital capture eventually.

    Its cost effective, we know it will return soon and its safe.

    In my mind something like this is given to us by God to let us test our theories and technology on. It might seem a little early for the technology but it gives us just enough time.

    Sort of like God is approving of the idea.

    Those who don’t believe in a God can just say its a lucky coincidence and be just as happy and optimistic.

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