Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a plan to orbit an asteroid that could potentially hit Earth. This plan consists of three steps to be organized in three tasks in total.
Nowadays, an asteroid almost every week tangent to pass We see news about. Asteroids are tangent to Earth and continue on their way. So what would we do if one of these asteroids came directly to Earth?
To date, one missile in asteroids in movies, books and in many places and their to be destroyed we saw things. Today, all these theories have been put aside and scientists have come up with suggestions for possible precautions if an asteroid has a risk of hitting Earth.
Three-step plan from scientists at MIT:
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented three different strategies against the risk of an asteroid impact with the potential to destroy Earth and humans. Today 'The only chancemissile launching theory, depicted as' shared by scientists 3 steps it was kind of refuted.
The three elements suggested by scientists from MIT to prevent an asteroid from hitting the Earth are as follows:
- One to characterize the shape, mass distribution, surface properties and materials of the asteroid remote sensing satellite
- One to detect the orbit of the asteroid you ask
- One that will take the asteroid out of its orbit and send it into space impact device
According to scientists, an ideal 'asteroid removal operation' should be a three-step job rather than an all or nothing task. Professor at MIT Olivier de weckIn this statement to Inverse “If you have enough time and want a high success rate, what you do is to perform three tasks.”He said.
Task 1: 'Characterize'
As we mentioned, the first step of the three-step plan to orbit an asteroid is to characterize the asteroid. The remote sensing satellite performs its task and requests the required information about the asteroid. when he has collected the second mission will begin.
Task 2: 'Orbit'
To get the asteroid out of its orbit, we must first learn its orbit. According to scientists, the orbit of the asteroid is a small blow we can learn with a task to do. The power used in this mission should not be strong enough to take the asteroid out of its orbit.
Task 3: 'Hit'
When the first and second tasks are fulfilled, the third task is a defense duty will be in nature. The shooter will not go through the asteroid, but to him a solid blow will have the power to take it out of its orbit.