If an asteroid was heading for Earth, could we stop it?
If a large asteroid was heading for Earth, do you think that we now have the technology to either stop it or deflect it?
I have my doubts about that, after watching a few shows on the science channel. If it happens I hope I'm at ground zero so I can watch! lol
No. There are many things headed toward Earth. Because of the way time and space work, the image of light that we see from the stars and visible planets are many, many years old. We would have to enact time travel to change the course set billions of years ago.
We are basically cockroaches waiting for the Big Shoe, a really big Shoe...
Here's a Magnetar, a dead star that resembles Earth's core, has been coming for a while. (geologically) If a Magnetar were to reach half way to our Moon's surface, it would wipe out the information on every credit card on Earth. Their magnetic field are 10,000 million times stronger than Earth's.
This image is courtesy of www.ESA.int
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