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November 06, 2012
Asteroids Deflected with Paint
Bethesda MD (SPX) Nov 06, 2012
Here is another one of those ideas that makes me say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Just last month a graduate student presented a paper at the International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy. Sung Wook Paek in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, came up with the idea of firing paint balls at an asteroid headed for a collision with Earth. This paper won the 2012 Move an Asteroid Technical Paper Competition sponsored by the United Nations' Space Generation Advisory Council, ... read more
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