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Let's say this is the best that you can that the big government the US government can come up -- I mean you're at NASA for crying out -- Yeah that is Bruce Willis and his crew -- that oil -- available flow into space and yes the 1998.
Armageddon film to stop the killer -- story from slamming into the earth.
Sound possible listen to this -- -- a 140 million dollars congress has given NASA for a million dollars to track afterwards and scientists say.
That this scenario in Armageddon is not just the imagination of Hollywood.
And NASA needs billions to do the job for a closer look I'm joined by doctor -- she'll cut -- city college of New York physics professor.
He's also the author of physics of the impossible.
A scientific exploration to the world of blazers -- -- tell vacation and time travel.
And -- -- Good to see you guys that -- I'm doctor let me start with you I'm reading through some of these statistics are not going to be honest I don't know anything about -- -- other than probably missing in the films.
How how dangerous are -- -- and what are we doing to make sure that we don't have a real catastrophic scenario in the united state.
There potentially very dangerous about every 10200 years a city bus there impacts on the earth.
The last four was in Siberia in 1908 get obliterated a hundred million trees.
Created gigantic black guy in Siberia the sound was heard for thousands of miles.
And -- remember that NASA is mandated by law -- -- 90% of these things but there's no money.
It's a catch 22 situation.
No money to track these things.
Asked amateurs amateurs are tracking these asteroids and comets.
Don't you -- -- -- look you know we deal in finance and money and and the business of many industries and we've talked here about NASA and and shuttle missions and things of that nature.
And there's a lot of talk about how.
The costs of a nation that was put into effect back and mandated by congress that NASA.
Watch for potentially dangerous asteroids -- it would cost nearly 800 million dollars.
But NASA's my -- the funding to do that so where's the money can't come from.
Well -- And -- -- cannibalize some other system we're talking about eighty million per year over ten years.
That's chump change that's pocket change compared to the trillions people are talking about.
We're talking about millions of the hollers this is an insurance policy people talk about health insurance well we need health insurance for the earth and for the United States.
Interesting EC you're participating in the health insurance and you guys are working on some technology to address asteroids.
What you guys doing and -- is there anything we can do.
To prevent them from hitting the earth without still experiencing damage from the fragments and things of that nature.
Yes I think what we are working on -- space works are basically be reconnaissance portion how'd you actually go to an asteroid.
Tracking it because that's the first thing you've got to -- you've got -- Determine what -- think actually at the earth and where.
Then if you do you determine that it will appear that you have to think about ideas on how to stop that and one of the ideas that we've come -- within five guys talked about.
Are unmatched drivers three landed drill -- secretarial over time to change the course of it has.
So there's multiple things you gotta do you guided the reconnaissance you've got to actually do something that you -- do you kind of the bomb damage assessment what assessment.
What is the effect of whatever I have done in terms of changing the course of this asteroid.
So those -- the -- things the various types of things you have to do in terms of trying to stop.
Something so it's so easy I presumed and that you're saying hey look.
This is a very financially viable business.
And this is an important business here in terms of that protective insurance and the doctors talking back you're looking for granted approval I think for a couple hundred million dollars is a couple 100000 ear -- -- million.
About you start off with kinda conceptual design where you start off with a smaller level then take that plan -- blueprint and presented to NASA and say hey.
It's not gonna cost you two billion dollars -- do this mission might cost you.
Several hundred million dollars and using these technologies that are available commercially available off the shelf that we can put together small missions.
Focused to actually look at stopping asteroids reconnaissance of asteroids to get -- information on asteroids so I'm so I think they -- credible plans that we can present to NASA.
To do these kind of missions.
Doctor I think asteroids that are exploding in.
You know but in space that we don't know about that are close to near surface well we are tracking asteroid up office is gonna make it very close call in 20/20 nine.
And again in 2036.
You'll come so close to the -- if you'll see with the naked time.
In life they come close to -- than our own satellites.
And so we have to watch that very carefully what we can always be caught off guard last month Jupiter got a black guy.
We didn't even see it coming -- with republic their pants down.
A comet slammed into Jupiter causing a -- low -- the size of the planet earth.
And the commoner -- -- was only perhaps less than violent crimes so these things -- two totally off guard and that's why this is an insurance policy that track.
90% of the 90000.
Objects that could hit the -- I would love to sit in your classes.
And why and it's fascinating it's really really cool doctor -- thank you very much an AC.
I keep us up to date on your progress on those granted it's really fascinating.
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