NASA Scientist Says The END OF THE WORLD May Be Closer Than We Think!

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A NASA research scientist has warned that an asteroid or comet strike of sufficient size could spell the end of the world, its impact touching off an extinction level series of events, simply because the Earth is unprepared to defend itself against such an occurrence.

NASA scientist Dr. Joseph Nuth, who does research for the Goddard Space Flight Center, noted that humanity was ill-prepared to defend itself against a surprise asteroid or comet.

“The biggest problem, basically, is there’s not a hell of a lot we can do about it at the moment.”

Speaking at a presentation with nuclear scientists, he was there to suggest how humans might actually deflect dangerous objects heading toward a collision with Earth. And his words were far from encouraging in that the planet could mount an effective defense against a civilization-ending asteroid or comet.

“But on the other hand they are the extinction-level events, things like dinosaur killers, they’re 50 to 60 million years apart, essentially. You could say, of course, we’re due, but it’s a random course at that point." says Dr. Nuth.

The asteroid that contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs was an estimated 6 miles (10 kilometers) wide.

And then there is the problem of Earth’s general lack of preparedness against a potential impactor — a killer asteroid, as it were.

He draws attention to a comet that passed nearby Mars in 2014.

“If you look at the schedule for high-reliability spacecraft and launching them, it takes five years to launch a spacecraft,” Nuth said. And in regard to the aforementioned passing comet, “We had 22 months of total warning.”

So what is the solution?

Nuth himself has proposed that NASA should construct an “interceptor rocket” that can be readied and launched within a year’s notice. Such a vehicle could help “mitigate the possibility of a sneaky asteroid coming in from a place that’s hard to observe, like from the sun”.

He sounds like he has thoroughly thought about it.

Such a vehicle could help “mitigate the possibility of a sneaky asteroid coming in from a place that’s hard to observe, like from the sun”. 
“We don’t want to be doing our calculations before something is coming,” he said. “We need to have this work done.”

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