NASA's plan to save Earth from a giant asteroid

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Don’t panic.


65 million years ago, a large asteroid collided with Earth near present-day Chicxulub, Mexico. The impact was a climactic event that likely contributed to dinosaur extinction. Today, Earth remains vulnerable to asteroid collisions. In recent history, space rocks have landed in The United States, Russia, and elsewhere. In the event of a potential asteroid collision, NASA has developed several options for dealing with the threat. Researchers at NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies and Jet Propulsion Laboratory have proposed using blunt force, weaponized deflection or a theoretical tool called a gravity tractor to deflect impact. In addition to developing contingency plans, NASA scientists are also searching the sky for future asteroid threats.

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On Thursday, July 25, 2019, an asteroid called 2019 OK, traveling at almost 15 miles a second, came unusually close to impacting Earth. The asteroid passed by about 43, 500 miles away — closer to Earth than our moon is.


Author — Vox

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Asteroids are just salty because they couldn’t become planets

Author — Royal Knight Gaming

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We can save the earth from an asteroid but we can't save the earth from trash

Edit:thanks for the 1.1k like:>

Author — Raph Garcia

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when you learn more in a 6 minute video than a entire school day

Author — Unknown User

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Scientists: doing everything to stop this
Us: *making memes*

Author — Cosmic Hydra

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What did earth say to the other planets?








You guys have no life

Author — Camila's Show ッ

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And then NASA would mistakenly deflect the non threatening asteroid towards earth😂

Author — Rivvy

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We're gonna take Bikini Bottom

And PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE

Author — Heather Norton

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NASA: *successfully deflect the asteroid from hitting the earth*
All 14 y/o fake depressed girls: *crying*

Author — Camilla Hørsman

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Why don't they just build a wall? That will surely keep the illegal asteroids out.

Author — DoubleGoon

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I like how evry time a big asteroid enters our solar system it always has to hit Earth

Author — G I R U G A M E S H

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NASA: we will save the world from dangerous asteroids

2019 OK: I almost ended these men’s whole careers

Author — Zeebrase

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Dinosaurs:
Asteroid: I'm about to end this man's whole career


Humans:
Asteroid: I'm about to end this man's whole career
NASA: I'm about to end this man's whole career

Author — John O' Groats

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I'm scared but I trust God 1 like =a prayer

Author — Best Bestie

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If we all point our fans towards it, it'll get blown the other way

Author — 24 Frames Of Nick

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*What If You Just Flex Taped The Entire Earth, It Will Be Asteroid- Proof*

Author — King Alpha 475

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It's July 27, 2019 as I write this. Two days after the predicted date. We're alive and no big bad news about this came up.

Author — Pim MR

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"Her injuries are minor"
AS HE SHOWS HERE STOMACH IS BLACK

Author — Carrus Brick Productions

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I’m scared now ._.
Edit: Also is that the Stranger Things theme at the end? 😯

Author — Emma Sparkle

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asteroid: *exist*
jupiter: am i a joke to you

Author — unknowed dude