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Planetary Defense Coordination Office Proposed to Fight Asteroids
space.com ^ | 09/19/10 | Leonard David

Posted on 10/20/2010 6:04:11 PM PDT by KevinDavis

A new report calls on NASA to establish a Planetary Defense Coordination Office to lead national and international efforts in protecting Earth against impacts by asteroids and comets.

The final report of the Ad-Hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense of the NASA Advisory Council was delivered to the Council this month, proposing five recommendations that suggest how the space agency should organize, acquire, investigate, prepare, and lead national and international efforts in planetary defense against near-Earth objects.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: asteroid; asteroids; catastrophism; space

1 posted on 10/20/2010 6:04:15 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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2 posted on 10/20/2010 6:05:06 PM PDT by KevinDavis (President Obama: The Crybaby in Chief...)
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To: KevinDavis

I had some problems with asteroids a few years back but they went away. Probably because I kept eating hot pepper (afterburner effect?).


3 posted on 10/20/2010 6:08:04 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: KevinDavis

Great idea.

I fully support the basic concept, though I don’t think the current people at NASA will get the job done. That’ll have to wait until we have an American administration in place again.


4 posted on 10/20/2010 6:11:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: KevinDavis

I doubt there’s anything we could do about an asteroid of significant size or comet that’s going to hit us. I guess it doesn’t hurt to start thinking about solutions though. We can’t even begin to do something about it until we really try. I believe one of the biggest problems we would face could be real world testing. Comets and asteroids can vary in many ways, and it isn’t like we have anything coming close to us that we could use for ‘target practice’.

I wonder if ‘they’ would even tell us if one was coming. I tend to doubt it. The governments won’t even be honest with us about the problems we face down here.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 6:12:41 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KevinDavis
Planetary Defense Coordination Office Proposed to Fight Asteroids


6 posted on 10/20/2010 6:16:46 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: KevinDavis

How has the Earth made it all of those 4.5 billion years without a Planetary Defense Coordination Office? I know, there’ve been a few mass extinctions along the way but what do you expect?

Besides, NASA is much too busy doing Muslim outreach...can’t be bothered.


7 posted on 10/20/2010 6:23:04 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Windflier; neverdem; sionnsar; SunkenCiv

makes sense.

but the enviro’s won’t like it. 8<)

And the university types will demand only research into “harmless” far-in-the-future methods that only guarantee research money.. Not solutions.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:40:16 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: USMCPOP
I had some problems with asteroids a few years back but they went away. Probably because I kept eating hot pepper (afterburner effect?).

Somehow, I don't think you understand the problem. What they are talking about is asteroids and planet Earth...not asteroids and Uranus.

9 posted on 10/20/2010 6:55:05 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: All

lots and lots of quarters....

there’s your defense.


10 posted on 10/20/2010 7:08:09 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267
lots and lots of quarters....

Right on!


11 posted on 10/20/2010 7:21:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me your secrets, Bring me a sign, Give me a reason to walk the fire.")
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
...the university types will demand only research into “harmless” far-in-the-future methods that only guarantee research money. Not solutions.

Bingo. As long as libs are still in control of our federal agencies, real solutions are verboten.

12 posted on 10/20/2010 7:23:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE and KevinDavis.
 
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13 posted on 10/20/2010 8:06:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: KevinDavis
What a waste of resources. The Marxists tell us that history is programmed (though not by anyone) to end in a static utopia that lasts for all eternity. Obviously this means that no asteroid is capable of striking the earth, since that would prevent this from happening.

The sun won't burn out either. What would become of "social justice?" [/sarcasm]

14 posted on 10/20/2010 8:23:44 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vehitbarekhu vezar`akha kol goyey ha'aretz; `eqev 'asher shama`ta beqoli.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting that it’s now.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 8:59:04 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: KevinDavis
Oh Great!
Anthropogenic Asteroids!

A new "Shoot and Crap Credits" program?
Has anyone informed Al Bore?

16 posted on 10/20/2010 10:38:59 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: KevinDavis

The Department of Homeworld Security wants you.
17 posted on 10/21/2010 7:25:48 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Quix

The UN is way behind the game here, it’s just a move to bring yet another thing under the whip. The actual ongoing search for asteroids began around 1994, when SL-9 fragments crashed into Jupiter a couple dozen times and left marks that lasted for months, and has been catch as catch can for funding, which is a travesty. There’s never been a cheaper defense program, and planetary defense is just what this is about.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 12:24:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

AGREED


19 posted on 10/21/2010 12:33:56 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: GonzoGOP

If Stargate existed many freepers would be joining up to start a Alpha Site replacement of Earth and the united states.


20 posted on 10/25/2010 9:24:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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