What's stopping the pentagon from shifting a large asteroid's trajectory to land on China or Russia? Posted on February 26, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor What's stopping the pentagon from shifting a large asteroid's trajectory to land on China or Russia?
Because that could very easily cause an impact winter and starve millions of people? Also probably cause nuclear war
My dude no one and I mean no one would be dumb enough to launch roids that big towards earth.
>My dude no one and I mean no one would be dumb enough to launch roids that big towards earth.
wrong, the people who would be willing to do it aren't smart enough to do it.
Blocks your path.
*laughs in arachnid*
>no one and I mean no one would be dumb enough
You're hereby officially banned from making any decisions based on other people.
Motherfucker actually thinks anyone would be out here trying to Chicxulub a country as a first strike option.
yea bruh fr ong motherfuckers be out here thinkin and shit on god no cap bruh lmaoooooooooooo
Hit me with that again but in English
>Also probably cause nuclear war
garden gnometin is not going to nuke all his family members that live in NYC and London, Winnie Pooh is not going to nuke his daughter that lives in the USA.
We tried that 66 million years ago. It wiped out 70% of all life on earth, leaving behind nearly exclusively aquatic life. Fucking dumbass.
and it seems like an excessively contrived way to inflict violence
This is the worst propaganda I've seen yet, do vatniks really?
The gravitational pull from your mom
In case you are wondering, Russia has already literally accused the US of wanting to do this. I think it was Rogozin
let me venture a guess, that also means rogozin actually went and asked the rocket scientists if they could send an asteroid to impact on USA?
Hello i am an eastern euro and lnow how fellow russians think, i can give a 100% garantie that this question have been asked in the buildings of roscosmos.
It would be extremely hard to do this accurately, before you even get into costs.
Because it fucks the whole planet retard. If that's a non issue, it's would be so much less effort to just launch every nuke in the stockpile at once.
>try to shift asteroid to hit China
>communist party uses the will of the people to make all 1.4 billion Chinese people jump at one. Moving the earth 4000 miles
>asteroid hits the US
Everybody is going to know who did it, months in advance and there will be retaliatory strikes before the impact event. Those strikes will likely be nuclear and this really defeats the purpose of not using nukes in the first place.
Stupid question for a stupid thread.
>Shitkraine supporters want to turn us into fossils like the dinosaurs
It's past your bedtime, kid
Do you have any idea how far that was? Do you have any idea how orbital mechanics work?
>nuclear counterattack from target
>precision required to only harm one specific region and nowhere else
>risk of fucking up the earth's trajectory/orbit
>nuclear counterattack from target
Who's going to know? Even if they did know they would have a hard time proving it if NASA/ESA never tracked it before (All tracked 'roids are on open databases, but they don't have to be).
The precision for these things can be extremely accurate if it's trackable in basically any way (On final orbit approach).
>risk of fucking up the earth's trajectory/orbit
You are retarded but it's ok
Anything big enough to do that in any significant way would kill all life on earth.
Its impact on the movement of the giant mass on the earth can also be predicted completely.
The only problem is the unpredictability of the way they move it, using high speed impact in OP's case.
If they were able to actually match orbit, and use gimballed engines and careful landing(Arguably pushing, since landing is pointless on almost 0G, they could influence it considerably more acurately. But you would need a significantly more capable rocket to do that.
>Who's going to know?
The entire world when scientists from literally any country notice that an asteroid just suddenly shifted course to intercept Earth? And when it inevitably suddenly shifts again to correct?
It's like thirdies have never heard of public sentiment before.
no one wants large space borne bodies intersecting with the planet
>to land on China or Russia?
These are very chaotic outcomes. You don't control where they land.
>ITT The dying AmeriZOG empire fantasizing its final dreams right before it collapses
I'd call this poetic justice but it's sad enough they fell by their own hand and not by being BTFO'd by some other power.
>shift impact to hit china
>asteroid hit china 3k years from now
Cool I guess?
The fact NASA is staffed full of mandatory Shaniquas these days who can't do math, which is why SpaceX is eating their lunch.
Next stop, 100 million gigaton+ yield weapons!
Answering to some of the counterpoints:
>It would create massive explosion and affect everyone!
Not if you select an asteroid small enough, nobody said it needs to be the size of Mt Everest.
>They'd know about it and retaliate
You're not going to announce the plan on television, you plan and launch in secret (perhaps attached to a decoy mission).
Despite what toddlers might think, people are going to notice an asteroid changing established orbital trajectories and suddenly coming straight at Earth, months in advance. They're also going to try and do something about it. And if the globalist cabal piloting America as a gnomish mech robot fails to respond, they'll know it was being done intentionally and likely provoke a counter-value scenario.
>people are going to notice an asteroid changing established orbital trajectories
The US is light years ahead in anything space related.
If the Us doesn't want you to notice it, you won't.
If you're implying the US has a klingon cloaking device that can hide the apparent albedo of a massive asteroid, I'd like proof now.
Being mapped is not the same thing as an active monitored sky. An object growing in brightness will be noticed. Most sky-watching tools these days are run by computer, not a guy in a field with a 100mm scope.
Astroturfing didn't stop what happened with the Nordstream from being found out. People are not that stupid, and can correlate launch schedules (it would have to be a very large vehicle, or one assembled in space, launched into orbit in order to deflect or direct an asteroid towards Earth) and compare it to known objects with known orbital paths suddenly being altered.
For this mental masturbation exercise to even have a chance at succeeding, the government would have to pre-plan, engineer, and launch multiple self-assembling vessels in a hidden orbit, probably somewhere behind the moon or a LaGrange point, be painted totally light-absorbing colors somehow, and then have it remote-pilot itself without satellite direction towards an object, land on it, retrieve it, and then gently steer it back towards Earth, in an operation that might take a decade or longer. And you still have the problem of "big object growing in brightness" being detected by sky-watcher algorithm, followed by "Hey America, are you going to do something about this?" And when the answer is "no", counter-value.
>Astroturfing didn't stop what happened with the Nordstream from being found out.
Oh, really? We finally know who's behind it and it wasn't just some commie writing a "dude trust me" article with anonymous sources this time?
A commie who admittedly uses scott ritter as a trusted source.
So Hersh is about as trustworthy as ritter.
And Ritter is a meme on par with Armchair warlord.
There are so many asteroids not mapped it's not even funny, and that's with effectively alll of the ones mapped are dumped onto open source.
We have a lot mapped, but it's barely any at all, there is effectively no way to know if an unknown asteroids orbit was changed.
By the time non-US agencies noticed an asteroid directed at Earth, there would be no way to prove it was deflected by the US or any human.
Especially if you create astroturfing in the news.
>globalist cabal piloting America as a gnomish mech robot
This is how brown people actually see the USA? Lmao.
>could be nudged out of earth's way
>What's stopping the pentagon from shifting a large asteroid's trajectory
not an obstacle, its just going to take a while
What could go wrong?
>US went completely radio silent 20 years ago, all military assets recalled to CONUS.
>The world devolves into innumerable regional conflicts.
>Any and all forms of contact within US EEC are obliterated wordlessly by accurate fire.
>Suddenly a worldwide broadcast is made.
>It's the US presidential seal, otherwise silent. The camera cuts to the President, sitting in his office.
>"All will be ashes." He says, before the transmission plays an extremely distorted version of the national anthem.
>One hour later, a massive impactor strikes Beijing. Billions dead in an instant, billions more die over the next 20 years.
>The year is 2250. The US government opens the massive secret bunker complex.
>Billions in formerly modern military hardware, now the ancient powerful weapons of a civilization past fan out across the world.
>This was considered a cheaper way to ensure the US' continued global dominance than any other method.
>You are a plucky teenager armed with a flint knife, and a dog companion named Fido.
I hope Fido she is sexy cos it has been 200 years.
Filthy Erusean get out from my board!
megalith in real life
Space superweapons are for Belka ONLY
If you need an answer to that question, congratulations, you're not a first worlder.
Make a rounding error /floating point error in scale of 1/10^12 and now the asteroid lands in NYC
Nothing. The tech has been there for decades. Why do you think they have been drumming up UFOs lately? When there is a Tunguska tier event in Moscow they can always go 'it wasn't us, it was da aliums!'
Did you know that Russia has Stonehenge and Megalith?
Because despite conspiracy theorist-tier thoughts, most people don't want to kill millions of other people. At best they want power over other people(which leads to suffering), and stability.
>most people don't want to kill millions of other people
hold up lets not be so hasty to abandon this idea just yet, we might need it
There is a very wide gap between changing the trajectory of an astral body and changing it into the exact direction you need to hit a specific point on Earth. I don't give a fuck what the nerds as NASA's math SAYS is possible; redirecting a multi-ton amalgamation of bullshit millions of miles away moving dozens of times the speed of sound to hit a couple hundred mile wide target is basically impossible. Humans are nowhere close to that level of precision. It would be like hitting a flea with a hair-sized bullet on opposite ends of the United States.
Every country on earth belongs to America. Why would America blow up America? Checkmate, bucko.
How do they know they didn't just push it into the path of slingshotting some planet they didn't know about and ensuring our destruction instead?
Most reasonable PrepHole Russia post
you realize that earth spins, right?
Cause they don't wanna miss a thaang
Where's that 40k image about using asteroids for bombardment?
Self-restraint, same thing preventing the US from militarily conquering most of the world
Altering it enough to avoid the entire planet is one thing. Altering it enough for it to not only hit the planet, but to hit a specific part of the planet seems like it would be significantly more challenging even if you were inclined to do it.