NASA and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory examine a spacecraft idea that could slam or nuke the gigantic asteroid called Bennu off an Earth-affecting way.
Asteroids speed by Earth constantly without harming it, however, we have some legit reasons to stress over the asteroid called Bennu, which right now has a 1 of every 2,700 possibilities of smacking into our planet in 2135.
There’s no compelling reason to go nuts yet, be that as it may. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration are working on it, and they’re pondering using a major Hammer.
What is Hammer?
Hammer means “Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response,” which is an amazing name all alone if you’re asking us. Hammer’s just an idea right now, yet in the event that it’s being developed, it would be a 30-foot-tall (9 meters), 8.8-ton spacecraft that could go about as either an asteroid battering ram or as a delivery vehicle for an atomic tool. We should call it the “nudge or nuke” alternative.
What is Bennu?
Bennu is a brute, as indicated by the national lab. It’s 1,664 times as substantial as the Titanic and measures about five football fields in diameter. On the off chance that it hit Earth, the effect would release 80,000 times the energy of the nuclear bomb utilized on Hiroshima in 1945. We’ll let that sync.
How are they going to take care of this?
Hammer is intended to be launched utilizing NASA’s Delta IV Heavy rocket. Analysts at Lawrence Livermore wrote a paper that assesses the alternatives for utilizing the spacecraft to effectively urge Bennu to redirect from Earth.
The analysts said that smashing the asteroid to change its course would be perfect, yet it would be a “delicate nudge” that doesn’t make it break down for good. It’s an entangled suggestion.