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  1. #1 Questions on Eros and how to avoid contact, 
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    Ok I read about and saw documentries on how its going to pass by very close in 2029, and possibly higher chance of impact in 2036. Could we send out Nukes like we do satalites to outer planets using the obits of planets to impact Eros at it Farthest distance from us and close to the outer reaches of our universe. send debree to deep space or at least use enough that anything remaining will be no threat? Is this a possibility?


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    There are a number of ways of disrupting asteroids, that would probably be the last option.


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    It is passing very close to us in 2012. 70 times as far away as the Moon. It is incredible difficult to hit something as small as the Earth, even for something inside the Moon's orbit since that still involves a lot of room and Earth doesn't have the gravity to drag aside a quickly moving object.

    The lump of rock seems to be in a fairly stable orbit having been in one for many millions of years.
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    it will be closer in 2018-19(winter-sping) than in 2012, and even so, how can you say its hard to hit since we already landed drones on comets and impacted astroids quite accuratly already, it's nothing to plot a coare set it loose and periodically adjust it a miniscule amount till boom, and you dont even have to explode the actual astroid just set em off like 3-5 miles from it and change it trajectory to deep space...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaCrow187
    it will be closer in 2018-19(winter-sping) than in 2012, and even so, how can you say its hard to hit since we already landed drones on comets and impacted astroids quite accuratly already, it's nothing to plot a coare set it loose and periodically adjust it a miniscule amount till boom, and you dont even have to explode the actual astroid just set em off like 3-5 miles from it and change it trajectory to deep space...
    Cyberia is suggesting that the Earth is a very small target and so most NEAs will fail to hit nearly all of the time.

    Setting of nuclear explosions are likely to disrupt the asteroid so that rather than the Earth sustaining a single strike it would receive multiple strikes from the fragmented object.
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    Well if we were to attempt to destroy it, that would leave us with the problem, as Ophiolite mentioned, of multiple fragments. IF we could create an explosion powerful enough from INSIDE the asteroid then it could possibly break it in to small enough fragments for most of them to burn up on entry but still, it would need to be pretty damn powerful, and for best effect explode from the inside.
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