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Moving Asteroids for Cheap
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Here's something unbelievable: $224 million will get you a probe that can push an asteroid into any orbit you want. Meaning, theoretically, fucks knows which government has moved which asteroids to where.


Page 22 - http://kiss.caltech.edu/final_reports/As...report.pdf
The first time it was done, asteroid bigger than the one that killed the dinosaurs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEAR_Shoem...nd_landing

Just for good measure, North Korea is estimated to have around 10,000 artillery pieces. At a cost of $1,500-80,000 a piece. That means their whole arsenal is worth as little as $15,000,000. The upper range would be $800,000,000. So, obviously, moving asteroids is way cheaper.
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I wonder if this can be used to deny agency in acts of war, and people can just say it was an "act of god"

"We definitely didn't bomb them!"

*mutters under breath*

"We just secretly made an asteroid crash into them..."
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(Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:02:31 +0000, 04:02 PM)BeerNRage Wrote: I wonder if this can be used to deny agency in acts of war, and people can just say it was an "act of god"

"We definitely didn't bomb them!"

*mutters under breath*

"We just secretly made an asteroid crash into them..."

Talk about counter-balance to hegemony...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor
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