If you haven’t heard, NASA sent one of its satellites to crash into an asteroid to redirect it before it hit Earth. And now my cell phone isn’t working except my rotary phone, which is still working. It’s back up in case anything happens soon. Keep an old backup phone. If you need to write down important phone numbers, please have a black book of important phone numbers, like for the family. 911 is easier to remember. It would be nice to be prepared for any situation that comes to you.
If you are humming to the music soundtrack of Armageddon (1998), we are good. And we are safe. Now the debris would be scattered all-round the world. Would you keep the baby if an asteroid landed in your backyard? Of course. And you would name it Clark Kent, for apparent reasons, and later he would be a superhero in real time of the present.
We could run around in circles like our heads were being cut off and thinking that the sky was falling. That would be terrible. Was that a movie? I don’t remember it.
Why it’s essential: The groundbreaking DART mission is the first real test of whether NASA would ever be able to divert a potentially deadly asteroid away from the Earth if the need ever arises.
So, we need more of these satellites to divert other asteroids that are heading toward Earth. They called the D.A.R.T project, which stands for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test. If they are taking old satellites and making them into drone satellites to attack and divert other asteroids, then that’s a clever idea.
I wonder how they got this idea to divert asteroids from outer space for not approaching us on Earth.
Let’s see, could it be the movies that influence NASA? Here are a few if you haven’t seen them. And they are:
Meteor is a Cold War-era adaptation of the “huge rock, go boom” genre, with a far too talented cast for its film. The ensemble group, which includes Henry Fonda, Martin Landau, Natalie Wood, and Sean Connery, fights valiantly to prevent the Orpheus comet from destroying our planet. It has elements of The Towering Inferno (1974) and…