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Asteroids

It is amazing how many asteroids are comming within Earth distance lately. It has been said that a large asteroid will pass by us in september and may hit us. I think it is possible that it could. It happened to the dinosaurs. NASA says they are tracking it and it won't hit us, but would they tell us if it was going to, I don't believe they would. It would create to much panic and chaos. If they did tell us it would be at the very end when it's to late. Here is the article I found this info on just search NASA Finally Discusses Sept. 2015 Comet/Meteor/Asteroid. Another topic I want to dicuss is asteroid mining. The Asteroid Mining Company is supposed to send a probe named Arkyd-3R out into space in July. The mission is to test the probes systems along with others to eventually be able to go to an asteroid and mine for resourses. I think this is an amazing idea, when and if we run out of our natural resourses we will need to find other ways to obtain them. Here is the article I got my info from just search Asteroid Mining Company to Deploy 1st Sattelite This Summer.

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Kasman wrote on July 16, 2015, 1:40 PM

Interesting! Asteroid mining does hold some promise for us to be able to 'top up' Earth's resources once we have finally depleted them and it could also lead to a permanent colony on the moon or better still Mars which is, of course, the closest planet (sunside) to the asteroid belt. It won't be easy but it will be possible some day. PS: I don't believe NASA is hiding anything. News of this magnitude couldn't be kept secret - someone would blab!

Hollyhocks100 wrote on July 17, 2015, 2:29 AM

What a coincidence, I was just watching a program on asteroids last night on Spanish TV. It does seem with todays technology that one threatening earth could be deflected or even blown up.