Nasa mission has a mission underway that will travel to a comet and release an impactor on July 4, creating a crater on the surface of the comet. Scientists believe the exposed materials may give clues to the formation of our solar system. I like the thought of NASA having the practised capacity to impact anything on a comet as in...comet on collision with earth...send up a spacecraft with an 'impactor'...drop impactor in path of comet...wait for impact then detonate nuclear device inside impactor thus putting comet off course or disintegrating it all over space into little bits. Sounds like a good plot for a movie. What's that you say? It's already been done. A case of life imitating art - an unpleasant thought. (Can't think of the name of the movie but the hero died) South Africa's Independent Media Centre obviously has a 'Tim Dunlop' type journo writing for them as in this article, on the same subject, believe it or not, they miss the point altogether and then confuse it with 'black hole' class spin.
Nasa is presently drilling a hole into the core of an Astroid, and packing it with millions of Tons of TnT, to explode on the 4th of July. There is no public concensus. There should be.and
This explosion could and will according, to NASA, possibly throw the Earth "a little " out of orbit.That bloody bastard Bush is at it again. I'll have to shackle myself to the bar on this years 4 July celebrations. Don't want to fall off my barstool when the Earth tilts a 'little'.