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NASA admitted failure of the program to search for asteroids dangerous for the Earth

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NASA is not coping with the task entrusted to it by the US Congress to identify 90% asteroids representing a potential danger to planet Earth, passes Voice of America with reference to the inspector general of the agency Paul Martin.

NASA admitted failure of the program to search for asteroids dangerous for the Earth


Martin said that "NASA's near-Earth facilities program is under ineffective management and is understaffed."

“So far, the program has detected only 10 percent of asteroids and other objects more than 140 meters in diameter and passing at a distance less than 45 millions of kilometers from Earth”- says the report of the inspector general.

The goal of the program is to identify 90% of such objects. “This goal will probably not be achieved by the deadline - 2020 year”- the report indicates.

Most large space objects fall apart before reaching our planet. But not all. An example is last year’s asteroid invasion of Earth’s atmosphere over Russian Chelyabinsk. In the explosion of this relatively small space body was energy, which is comparable to the explosion of 30-ti atomic bombs.

Scientists believe that a collision with the earth of a large asteroid (about 10-km in diameter) occurred 66 million years ago in the area of ​​modern Mexico. As a result, almost all life on the planet was destroyed, including dinosaurs.
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  1. dmitrii35
    dmitrii35 19 September 2014 17: 22
    +4
    It is impossible to embrace not embraced! Money nowhere to go! It’s better to fight hunger in Africa Than with windmills!
    1. Canep
      Canep 19 September 2014 17: 27
      +6
      If there is no benefit, then the American most likely will not have a result. On this project, you won’t get a lot of money from the budget. If a substantial premium were paid for each dangerous object found, then everyone would have found it.
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 19 September 2014 17: 40
        +4
        Martin said that "NASA's near-Earth facilities program is under ineffective management and is understaffed."

        They mastered the budget and made the most important PR for themselves .. Such defenders of the planet (I remember it was trumpeted in all the media) We protect you .. then you all owe us for protection (and they imposed a tribute on the planet) And the men in Russia don’t know .. laughing
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    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 19 September 2014 19: 32
      0
      Too many budget money sawers have appeared in the United States.
    3. GSH-18
      GSH-18 19 September 2014 23: 18
      0
      The explosion of this relatively small cosmic body consisted of energy that is comparable to the explosion of 30 atomic bombs.

      What bombs ?? What power ??? fool
      You don't just have to carry the Achinea! There, one standard (200Mgt) would be enough to leave an even vitrified field from Chelyabinsk. And there one wall was demolished and the glass was knocked out. There is a strong impression that the one who says such things is a completely incompetent "specialist" working for the public.
      And the Western scientific community is full of such large "specialists"!
      1. Eugene 1475
        Eugene 1475 20 September 2014 07: 23
        +2
        Such as dropped on Hiroshima! According to estimates, the explosion was about 500 kilotons and if it was a little lower than 10 kilometers, then it would be your way!
    4. sazhka4
      sazhka4 20 September 2014 09: 47
      0
      Excuse me please .. There is no word "comprehensive". So "not" must be attached ...
  2. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 19 September 2014 17: 22
    +3
    Do not cope! Deprive all bonuses and brush on eyebrows with greens!
  3. ybrcfy27
    ybrcfy27 19 September 2014 17: 24
    +6
    The variant of the enemy in the form of Russia apparently did not leave, the asteroids decided to connect, I will soon collect money to fight aliens wassat
  4. Akvadra
    Akvadra 19 September 2014 17: 27
    +5
    Remember in "Well, wait a minute!" : hello sleepwalkers! ... Denyuzhka was shoved into our pockets, and now the asteroids are to blame. Hiding well. Hello sleepwalkers!
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 19 September 2014 17: 31
    +3
    The collision with the earth of a large asteroid (about 10 km in diameter) occurred 66 million years ago in the area of ​​modern Mexico.
    Zeroing .. I hope this time the aliens do not miss and the asteroid will strike, just north.
  6. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 19 September 2014 17: 32
    +13
    Somehow like this...
    American astronaut on an asteroid ...
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 19 September 2014 17: 49
      +2
      I’ve even found oil. Or is it unknown to science?
  7. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 19 September 2014 17: 40
    +4
    Well, here Russia left its mark, and as soon as it has time everywhere? Hides all the asteroids that threaten Pindo..tan, we need to immediately impose new sanctions.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 19 September 2014 17: 43
    +4
    Here it is necessary and focus. On the development of near and deep space, Lunar and Martian bases, plasma engines with solid thrust, etc.
    And we share our home planet. We will spill such a pebble, and civilization on Earth will end. Absolutely. Neither the right nor the guilty will remain.
    Consumer society is not capable of dynamic development. It can only transfer irreplaceable resources until it runs out.
    1. 0255
      0255 19 September 2014 17: 57
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Here it is necessary and focus. On the development of near and deep space, Lunar and Martian bases, plasma engines with solid thrust, etc.

      so the higher cosmic forces do not let us into the moon and mars laughing

      there are a lot of "documentaries" on this topic
  9. 0255
    0255 19 September 2014 17: 55
    0
    Quote: Title
    NASA admitted failure of the program to search for asteroids dangerous for the Earth

    and in the state cut. NASA US budget is not recognized?
  10. BoBkaTyumen
    BoBkaTyumen 19 September 2014 18: 01
    0
    Bruce Willis is not the same ...
  11. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 19 September 2014 18: 07
    0
    "An example is last year's asteroid invasion of the earth's atmosphere over Russia's Chelyabinsk. The explosion of this relatively small space body contained energy that is comparable to the explosion of 30 atomic bombs."

    What bombs? Power?
    1. schizophrenic
      schizophrenic 19 September 2014 18: 19
      +1
      The usual equivalent, a bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  12. Vadim12
    Vadim12 19 September 2014 18: 11
    0
    It's nothing, but they got a lot of money, as usual.
  13. lis-ik
    lis-ik 19 September 2014 18: 13
    +1
    Martin says NASA’s near-Earth program is under poor management

    Urgently send our effective managers led by DAM.
  14. spech
    spech 19 September 2014 18: 35
    +1
    So far, only 10 percent of asteroids have been discovered in the program.

    but where does this figure come from 10% or do they know the exact amount, if they know where it came from fool
  15. Barakuda
    Barakuda 19 September 2014 18: 37
    +2
    They obviously need to see "Kin-dza-dza". You idio!
  16. sv68
    sv68 19 September 2014 19: 17
    +1
    at least to tell the truth, courage was enough. you need to start a rumor that every second asteroid has oil in huge quantities - in a month everyone will count and number
    1. spech
      spech 19 September 2014 20: 32
      +3
      at least to tell the truth, courage was enough. you need to start a rumor that every second asteroid has oil in huge quantities - in a month everyone will count and number

  17. surovts.valery
    surovts.valery 19 September 2014 19: 31
    +1
    So there, on Earth’s dangerous asteroids, there is no democratic opposition, no one to support and arm. Well, NASA, they weren’t found there, so the funding was stopped.
  18. terrible
    terrible 19 September 2014 19: 44
    +1
    As shown by the Chelyabinsk meteorite, no missile defense will help from such a threat. And if you really want to, you can adjust the trajectory of such an object. First, practice on the moon.
    1. sazhka4
      sazhka4 19 September 2014 21: 55
      +1
      Quote: formidable
      First, practice on the moon.

      It is currently impossible to develop a new regional aircraft based on the An-2, as copyrights and documentation for this aircraft model have been lost, Deputy Transport Minister Yuri Slyusar said at a roundtable on regional aviation development at the Sochi Investment Forum.
      “As for the An-2 ... There are no (copyright) rights. It is clear that the late Antonov had them ... But now they don’t have what we have, in Ukraine they don’t even exist in Poland (An-2 was also produced there). Accordingly, there is a regulatory problem to fit into the rules that currently exist, ”the ITAR-TASS Deputy Minister quotes.
      http://vz.ru/news/2014/9/19/706518.html
      Meteorites? Asteroids? The moon? Did the Specialists and machine tools stay? I doubt it ...
      1. viktor_ui
        viktor_ui 20 September 2014 09: 09
        +3
        Yeah ... they also forgot, apparently, to attach the lack of legal guarantees in the appendage ...
        On the basis of the An-2 regional .... but not on the basis of the OKI ??? Or a little thing from YES VINCI ???
  19. pvv113
    pvv113 19 September 2014 23: 12
    +3
    “This goal will probably not be achieved by the deadline of 2020,” the report says.

    Recognizing an asteroid on a trampoline wassat
  20. Fast
    Fast 20 September 2014 00: 45
    0
    NASA can sleep peacefully, soon C600 will do and knock down all the asteroids.
  21. Andrei L.
    Andrei L. 20 September 2014 07: 32
    +2
    But what about Bruce Willis and Captain America? Who will save our planet ???
    1. sazhka4
      sazhka4 20 September 2014 09: 43
      +2
      Weird question. Of course Klitschko .. The Ukrainians are an "ancient nation", the experience is ...
  22. delorian
    delorian 20 September 2014 07: 36
    +1
    again, as usual, all hope for Russian !!!
  23. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 20 September 2014 09: 37
    0
    And why are you, by a majority, here you have rejoiced, rejoiced that __amers__ have again something wrong there ??? NASA’s office is certainly a cut above our RUSSIAN SPACE, which until recently was a PITENT spectacle under the control of the GREAT PILOT popovkin - GOD cleaned up the helm and thank God ... and this NASA is worthy of respect. Up to 90% did not get guaranteed detection ??? Or maybe they have 50%, 70% ... 89% ??? Do you know the answer ??? We have an alternative to a similar ACTIVE system ??? So I don’t need to push current about the WINDOW and position it as a functioning macro-system ...
    More than a year ago, the Pentagon presented NASA with a pair of HABL-style orbital telescopes with a resolution of 100 more powerful ... where is this pair now ??? A few years ago, NASA was already able to send a couple of three aircraft to the point of entry of the tracked meteorite and to capture the entrance and movement in the atmosphere of the client in all its glory ... could still throw a whole cloud of such examples - yes to me.
    Many people have a tendency on their uniforms ... WHO IS NOT WITH US, ANYWHERE ... apparently you like the black and white world and it’s convenient for you. The flag is in your hands.
    Regarding the panoramic exploration of space, I will be silent silently wassat
    1. spech
      spech 22 September 2014 16: 22
      0
      2 victor_ui
      if you write nonsense
      then at least collectively!
      PS - from me
  24. Evilcat
    Evilcat 20 September 2014 11: 01
    0
    NASA does not cope with the task entrusted to it by the US Congress

    A bit wrong. NASA is not up to the task herself proposed to the American Congress.
    They have successfully mastered the money, but after all, making rings is not tossing bags. And the task, in itself, is bullshit. Go prove the asteroid is dangerous or not. And if it is dangerous? What to do with him?