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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:02 pm 
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Google Tech Talk: The Use of Nuclear Weapons to Disrupt or Divert Asteroids (Google Video, 1 h 13 min). The title says it all: a lecture on the use of nuclear explosives to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts.

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Nuclear explosives are a mature technology with well-characterized effects. Proposed utilizations include a near asteroid burst to ablate surface material and nudge the body to a safer orbit, or a direct sub-surface burst to fragment the body.

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In addition to providing an greater understanding of the results of applying nuclear explosives to NEO-like bodies, these simulations suggest numerical and laboratory to improve the predictive capabilities. Finally, we will comment on some of the popular misinformation abounding about the utility of nuclear explosives.



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Neat! Perhaps I'll strike "Asteroid Destroying Life On Earth" from my extensive list of fears now. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:57 am 
It's just like the movie Armageddon.


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