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Broch 10-27-2012 11:57 AM

Asteroid? No problem, hit em with paintballs!!
 
Great article from MIT.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/d...alls-1026.html

GMAN1 10-27-2012 12:08 PM

Now the only question is, what brand is best for this type of job? I smell a new thread coming on "What's the best paint for meteor/asteroid deflection"?

The Inflicted 10-27-2012 12:47 PM

What do you do when the asteroid IS a paintball?
Tom Kaye's Astronomy

http://www.tomkaye.com/images/adler1_lrg.jpg

SD.Pump 10-27-2012 02:46 PM

Five tons of paint? I've seen teams bring more for a Saturday at CP.

Washington reign 10-27-2012 02:48 PM

I figured a few left over cases of monster ball would deflect anything

BigOldSkool 10-27-2012 04:01 PM

The asteroid will wipe the hit.

tiny 10-27-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigOldSkool (Post 2517425)
The asteroid will wipe the hit.

Nah, it's been around too long for that sort of thing.

Elemental 10-27-2012 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Washington reign (Post 2517366)
I figured a few left over cases of monster ball would deflect anything

But the paint has to break in order for the photons to reflect off it.

Kmak 10-27-2012 07:23 PM

First strike rounds have some of the thickest white paint although a spherical ball may fly better in space.

Lead-Foot 10-27-2012 08:28 PM

From his calculations, Paek estimates that it would take up to 20 years for the cumulative effect of solar radiation pressure to successfully pull the asteroid off its Earthbound trajectory. He says launching pellets with traditional rockets may not be an ideal option, as the violent takeoff may rupture the payload. Instead, he envisions paintballs may be made in space, in ports such as the International Space Station, where a spacecraft could then pick up a couple of rounds of pellets to deliver to the asteroid.

Procaps better jump on this business venture before someone else does


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