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Asteroids Want to Destroy the Middle Class- and Women

Lance133 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 5:29 PM
You failed to mention that the cost is very small. Currently prvate astromony sites have been mapping asteroid incidents, but there are very many small to medium scale telescopes at university and public observatories which are not up to doing state of the art astronomical science but which are more thatn powerful enough to track asteroids, and computer equipment is cheap today. All that is lacking is a common database. The entire project would cost less than the smithsonians worm farm.

With science today largely funded by government, you knew it wouldn‘t be long before the recent asteroid encounter in Chelyabinsk, Russia would lead to well-meaning, but mostly hysterical cries that we MUST DO SOMETHING about it;  “something” that costs a lot of money; “something” that involves thick scientific studies; and- the best part- “something” that promises no results for the fifty-to-a-hundred thousand years of program costs, run by the central and federal  government of the US-of-A.

If we don’t do “something,” NOW they’ll say, we’ll risk plague, locusts, drought and the usual assortment of frogs lets loose by the...