Monday, 21 October 2013

Russia - U.S. shield against asteroids

Last month, the United States and Russia, a decade-long nuclear-athletes have signed a very important agreement on strategic nuclear partnership aimed at developing nuclear weapons capable of defending the Earth from dangerous asteroids, writes Daily Mail.
The main objective of the agreement is "to develop an international system of defense against asteroids."

As experts say, the agreement is a step closer to creating a technology that will soon provide protection from the heavenly bodies that can destroy life on Earth.

The agreement, which creates a legal framework for cooperation between scientists in the United States and Russia signed a U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and general director of the Russian federal state-owned Sergei Kiriyenko.

- This agreement creates a space for scientific cooperation and the process of building the relationship between research and technical communities the U.S. and Russia - said during the signing Monic.

The idea of ​​signing, dating back in 1995. , when they met the designers of nuclear weapons from the United States and the former Soviet Union and concluded that the threat of an asteroid impact is present, and that it should be taken very seriously and find a way to fight it.

It's been more than 18 years, astronomers have since found more than 10,000 asteroids that could one day be able to collide with our planet. Almost nine percent of these celestial bodies, potentially threatening the Earth long as more than a kilometer away, which means that their attack caused extensive damage to our planet.
Using weapons that Earth has, warn scientists would need to know for an asteroid the decade ahead, and to successfully defend.

If the strike out later, there would be no time to complete a successful response, but well-placed nuclear strike was not enough to avoid the destruction of life on Earth.

With no defense for 700,000 years we will perish like the dinosaurs

According to calculations of scientists, impact similar to that which killed the dinosaurs can be očekujei the next 700,000 years. But experts point out that even small rocks, long, between 100 and 300 meters, could wipe out the planet for entire cities and nations.

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