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Gravity tractor could deflect killer asteroids

Posted on Wednesday, 2 September, 2009 | Comment icon 2 comments


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A British team of scientists and engineers have come up with a plan for a "gravity tractor", a device that would use gravity to change the trajectory of an incoming asteroid so that it would avoid colliding with the Earth.

"A team of British scientists and engineers is developing plans for a spacecraft that could stop large asteroids from hitting the Earth."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by jimmyl008 on 2 September, 2009, 13:02
At least someone is thinking about this. The U.S. seems to be too concerned with war and debt to see the big picture.
Comment icon #2 Posted by The Big Boss on 2 September, 2009, 15:20
And karma will rear its ugly head by sending a comet out of nowhere right before this device is completed.


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