[LMB] ot: tech discussions

Walter Bushell proto at panix.com
Sun Jan 15 14:44:46 GMT 2017

> On Jan 15, 2017, at 1:05 AM, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Detect it early enough" is a pretty damn big if. Just a few months
> ago a previously undetected 25-meter asteroid whizzed by. It was
> detected less than a week before it passed by Earth. Can you imagine
> setting up a diversion/destruction mission in a week with modern tech?
> Not likely!

25 meters if far from an extinction level even. The dino killer was about 6 miles
or 10 kilometers. Would be nasty, of course.

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