Some may say it’s distrustful to think in regards to a space rock hitting Earth and wiping us out. Be that as it may, the historical backdrop of life on Earth appears no less than 5 noteworthy terminations. What’s more, no less than one of them, around 65 million years back, was caused by a space rock.
Getting ready for a space rock strike, or rather planning to forestall one is sane reasoning at its finest. The odds of any single space rock striking Earth might be little, yet all things considered, with more than 15,000 NEAs inventoried by NASA, it might be just a short time until one desires us. Actually, space rocks strike Earth each day, yet they’re too little to bring on any damage. It’s the ones sufficiently huge to do genuine harm that worry NASA.
NASA has been considering the potential for a space rock strike on Earth for quite a while. They even have an office committed to it, called the Office of Planetary Defense, and psyches there have been putting a considerable measure of thought into distinguishing dangerous space rocks, and diverting or crushing any that represent a risk to Earth.
One of NASA’s proposition for managing an approaching space rock is getting a considerable measure of consideration at the present time. It’s known as the Hyper-speed Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response, or HAMMER. A sledge is only an idea at this moment, yet it merits discussing. It includes the utilization of an atomic weapon to demolish any space rock traveling our direction.
The thought behind HAMMER is truly straightforward; it’s a rocket with an 8.8-ton tip. The tip is either an atomic weapon or an 8.8-ton dynamic impactor. When we recognize a space rock on a crash course with Earth, we utilize space-based and ground-based frameworks to discover its size. In the event that its sufficiently little, at that point HAMMER won’t require the atomic choice. Simply hitting a little space rock with adequate mass will occupy it far from Earth.
In the event that the approaching space rock is bigger, or on the off chance that we don’t distinguish it sufficiently early, at that point the atomic choice is picked. Sledge would be propelled with a nuclear warhead on it, and the approaching guilty party would be crushed. It sounds like a quite clean arrangement, yet it’s somewhat more confused than that.
A considerable measure relies upon the span of the question and when it’s distinguished. In case we’re debilitated by a question we’ve known about for quite a while, at that point, we may have a really smart thought of its size, and of its direction. All things considered, we can likely redirect it with a motor impactor.