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- Don't bring me down
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- AKA: Bruce
- Location: East Idaho
RocketRon, its a two part problem: 1) Find the potential impactors far enough ahead of the impact that 2) a mission/method can be deployed soon enough to deal with the threat. We're not there yet, but we could be, if we were determined enough.
"Happy are the peaceable ... "
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My apologies to Bruce and everyone else; I didn't make myself clear. The point I was trying to make is that if we are already picking up the dust and such from these objects as meteor showers, then an actual collision with a larger body is really inevitable at some point in the future. It may take millions of years for it to happen, but we can be certain that a collision will happen. Unless, as you say, Bruce, we solve the two part problem you described so well.