The attempt to give a big asteroid a new direction so that it does not collide with earth, was predicted by Bertha Dudde 50 years ago.

To divert celestial bodies to prevent them hitting earth - Comment on 2010 August 19 (2)

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Here we have the proof that Bertha Dudde’s prophecies are true because her prediction regarding the existence of attempts to divert celestial bodies has come true. The deeper astronomers look into space the more the realization grows how vulnerable earth is. Read more:

I just read several articles which deal with heavenly bodies which could collide with earth or have done so already, and bring some excerpts from them.

I bring these excerpts a bid more detailed because they make us more aware of how easily it is possible that the corresponding prophecies become possible. Some time ago I brought something about this that Russia plans how to counter such threads, and that was at that time new for me, and now I realize that this subject is dealt with at various places, and this again confirms that that has become true what Bertha Dudde had prophesied: “… and all their inventions will be futile to repulse the heavenly body or to want to divert it …” (B.D. NR. 7423).

See also my two entries of 18th and 19th of March 2010.

As I have already said on 19th of March 2010 (exactly 5 months ago), the relevance of Bertha Dudde’s prophecies wins momentum.

So when you read the following then think of, that Bertha Dudde has forecast this already half a century ago and that therefore what now follows is a clear proof of the correctness of her prophecy and therefore also of all her prophecies:

 

Nasa could land probe on asteroid hurtling towards Earth

Nasa is considering plans to land a probe on an asteroid that is on a potential collision course for Earth.

Asteroid 1999 RQ36, which has a one-in-1,000 chance of hitting the Earth before the year 2200, would cause an explosion equivalent to hundreds of nuclear bombs detonating at once.

An analysis of its orbit has predicted that it is most likely to hit us on September 24, 2182 but scientists want to collect a sample of the rock to help forecast its trajectory more accurately.

Michael Drake, who would lead the OSIRIS-Rex team if the project was chosen, said: “Being one of the easiest targets to get to coincidentally means that it also can easily hit us, too.”

Clark Chapman, a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said an impact from RQ36 would cause a catastrophic explosion.

“It would be an enormous impact, like hundreds of the biggest nuclear bombs ever built exploding at once, creating a crater maybe 10 kilometres across,” he told National Geographic magazine.

An expert panel appointed by Barack Obama, the US president, to assess Nasa’s future space programme last year recommended bypassing the Moon in favour of a mission to land on an unidentified asteroid.

Asteroid Crash: When Apophis comes dangerously close to earth

It is an event, which could decide on the existence of mankind: The asteroid Apophis will cross the orbit of earth several times from 2029. It is twelve times bigger than that object, which in June 1908 changed extensive parts of Siberia into an inferno. According to scientists it is time to face up to the danger.

An important decision the world has to make 2010 is whether it wants to support an idea raised by Anatoli Perminow, the leader of the Russian space agency Roskosmos, to send an unmanned mission into space to give a new direction to a big asteroid, which could collide with earth after 2030.

With a diameter of more than 360 m this asteroid, Apophis, is twelve times as big as the Tungusca space object (presumably a meteorite or comet), which destroyed a big part of East Siberia a century ago. As far as ascertainable the object detonated on 30th of June 1908 with the strength of an atom bomb, bending 80 million trees in an area of 2000 square kilometres.

According to Nasa Apophis would, in case it hits earth, release more than 100.000 times as much energy as the Tungusca event. Such an explosion would pulverize thousands of square kilometres, and the whole earth would suffer under the loss of sunlight and other effects of the dust released into the atmosphere. This danger explains why a Russian analyst has called Apophis a „space terrorist.“

Present projections say that Apophis, which was discovered 2004, follows a path, which will bring it several times into earth nearness between 2029 and 2036. In October 2009 the two astronomers Steve Chesley and Paul Chodas, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Nasa in Pasadena, California, who deal with the observation of objects close to earth, have calculated the chance, that Apophis collides with earth in the year 2036, as being about 1:233.000, lower than the previous estimates.

But their prediction, that it could approach our planet 2029 to up to 30.000 kilometres (closer than some geostationary communication satellites and than the moon), should be much more to the liking of astronomers than international security experts. Unknown comets or other space objects could come close enough to the asteroid in the next decades to change its forecast flight path – and possibly divert it in direction of earth.

According to Perminow the proposals taken into consideration by Roskosmos do not intend an attempt to destroy the asteroid, but are rather to influence its flight path under use of physical conformity with natural law. In case they decide to take action, so Perminow, the Roskosmos leadership will cooperate with experts from Europe, the USA, China and other space powers to decide how to proceed best.

Scientists have proposed different methods how one could divert an asteroid from earth. Some propagate to place a big object close to it, to change its course through mutual attraction. Another method would be the employment of mirrors, light or paint application, to change the way in which the asteroid receives heat, which could also change its direction. The attaching of “sun sails” onto the asteroid could have the effect that sun particles steer it on another course. Others again suggested ramming the asteroid with a spaceship or other object to change its momentum.

Some scientists and many science fiction authors have moreover speculated about the employment of atom weapons to destroy or to damage an asteroid, comet, meteor or an extraterrestrial spaceship, which approaches earth. The space treaty forbids the placing of nuclear weapons in orbit or on celestial bodies and also the stationing of „such weapons in space in all other ways“, but it could be interpreted in such a way that its one-off employment would be allowed. And apart from that one could change it, or the countries, which “attack” the asteroid, could withdraw from it in a one year period.

A more practical problem is that even a nuclear explosion could not be strong enough. Even if a nuclear warhead should smash the asteroid into many small parts, these would if applicable have enough time to mass together anew to a big object. The spaceship which carries the weapon could also fail, and the nuclear warhead could land somewhere on earth (and possibly explode).

The securest approach would be to test different techniques at nearby asteroids before one employs them against Apophis when it approaches earth. Unfortunately the “attack” on an asteroid would cost according to estimates billions in particular as several space missions should be necessary to bring the mission to a conclusion.

This raises the question who should pay for such a mission and more fundamentally, who can authorize it. These questions of global governance also apply to other worldwide threads like change in climate, which threaten the survival of mankind.

Perminows proposal has raised important questions of scientific as well as political nature. Whatever danger may start from Apophis: We would do well to deal with them.

Astronomy: Thousands of new asteroids discovered in space

They come out of space with the force of an atom bomb: The deeper astronomers look into space the more the realization grows how vulnerable earth is.

Russian space scientists call it the „space terrorist“. It is 300 metres big, consists of cold rock – and races towards earth with 26700 kilometres per hour. Asteroid 2004-MN4 was discovered on the 19th of June 2004. In the meantime it is certain: In 19 years, in April 2029, the lump comes dangerously close to earth. It scratches past us in just 30.000 kilometres distance. Only the threefold earth diameter is between the cosmic missile and the blue planet, statistically something like this only happens every 1300 years.

Shortly after the astronomers Roy Tucker, David Tholen and Fabrizio Bernardi in the famous observatory on the Kitt Peak in Arizona had tracked down the asteroid, they prepared themselves at Nasa for the worst. The huge lump is heading for earth, it was said, possibly a momentous impact is to be feared. Straightaway the space missile received logically a suitable name. The lump was called after Apophis – the god of chaos and destruction with the Egyptians.

On the 13th of April 2029 Apophis will scratch nearby earth by 29.470 kilometres. With it its speed amounts to 26.700 kilometres per hour.

An impact of that scale would tear a crater of several kilometres width. Only further than 250 kilometres away from the place of impact people could reasonably be sure to survive. Would however Apophis plunge into the ocean, this would have to produce 100 metres high tsunami waves, which would still reach heights of 30 metres at far away coasts, so the US air and space agency. Whereby the degree of destruction also depends on the angle of the impact and the nature of the asteroid.

But in the meantime Nasa sounded the all clear signal. According to observations, measurements and comparisons with older photos Nasa reported Apophis will definitely not hit earth. It will rather only narrowly race past earth on a Friday in the coming decade. In flying one would call it a near miss.

Dangerous comets: So astronomers track down deadly lumps in space

Telescopes and probes prove that earth is more severely threatened out of the cosmos than previously assumed. That is why astronomers make an effort to at least register as completely as possible all objects close to earth. Already about 2500 asteroids which could collide with earth are known to the planet scientists.

The mission "Don Quixote" of the European Space Organisation (Esa) checks whether it is possible to divert asteroids from the path.

The spectacular impact of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on the planet Jupiter in summer 1994 anchored the latent threat of earth through cosmic bombs in the awareness of many people at the latest.

Since it has become clear that the cosmic threat to earth also still lasts today, astronomers make an effort to at least register as completely as possible those celestial bodies, which are known as NEOs (Near Earth Objects). They could trigger off a bigger disaster when colliding with earth. They are called PHAs (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids) when they have a diameter of more than 150 metres and can approach earth on their paths to less than 7.5 million kilometres. At the end of March the Minor Planet Centre of the International Astronomy Union, where the data of the celestial bodies in the solar system are collected, listed about 1050 of such PHAs. Their total number is however estimated to be 1100 to 2500 objects, depending on model approach.

Asteroids can be diverted from their previous path through gravitational forces of other planets and through this take unexpectedly course towards the planet earth. According to size they would there trigger regional or global disasters.

Space: Asteroid races just narrowly past earth

On Monday an asteroid flew past earth at a distance of just 70,000 kilometres. It is unclear of what the projectile is made of. This is however not unimportant: If it consists of metal it can survive the entry into the atmosphere und strike earth. If it consists of rock, it can explode.

Yesterday evening an asteroid flew past earth at a distance of just 70,000 kilometres. Astronomically that was very close, says Alan Harris of the Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Centre of Aeronautics and Astronautics). In comparison: Television satellites are 36,000 kilometres above earth.

The just recently discovered asteroid 2009 DD45 with a diameter of 20 to 50 metres has had the size of that object, which exploded about 100 years ago above Siberia and destroyed several million trees on a gigantic area near Tungusta. This roughly corresponds with the size of that asteroid, which is connected with the so-called Tunguska Event of the 30th of June 1908. Then 80 million trees were bend on more than 2000 square kilometres in Siberia – it is assumed that the explosion of an asteroid was the cause, which triggered a shock wave with an explosive force of hundreds of Hiroshima atom bombs.

The small cosmic body 2009 DD45, which was only discovered last Friday from Australia, passed earth on Monday afternoon in just a fifth of the distance to the moon. The danger of an impact onto our planet did not exist. Scientists estimate that a lump of this size collides with earth about every thousand years. Only last October a however clearly smaller asteroid came down as ball of fire above Sudan. That lump with a few metres diameter was discovered only one day before.

Smaller asteroids like 2009 DD45 exist therefore in space much more often than the big lumps with diameters of several hundred metres or even in the kilometre range. “The smaller the objects the more of them exist”, said the scientist of the Institut für Planetenforschung (Institute for Planet Research) in Berlin. “With the smaller lumps it is about segments of collisions, which have taken place in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.”

Cosmic missiles with a diameter up to 50 metres burn out as a rule in the atmosphere of earth according to their composition. “Bigger once can definitely become dangerous”, stressed Harris. The impact of a one kilometre lump one can expect once in several hundred thousand years according to Nasa. Since years astronomers have a good look at the surroundings of earth to discover approaching asteroid as early as possible. As expected they have discovered with it many objects close to earth, so-called NEOs. 2009 DD45 is now also among them.

Impacts of asteroids or comets are really seldom, but in the long history of the solar system still nothing unusual. This is proved by having a look at the surface of the Moon, Mercury and Mars furrowed by craters. There were also severe impacts on earth: 15 million years ago a kilometre big lump crashed down onto the Swabian Alb and left a crater which is known today as the Nördlinger Ries. 65 Million years ago an asteroid about ten times as big smashed into the Mexican peninsular Yucatan. The impact triggered off an abrupt change of climate and very probably lead to the extinction of dinosaurs.

When asteroids of this size consist of metal they can survive the entry into the atmosphere of the earth and smash onto earth. When they however consist of rock they can – as 1908 over Siberia – explode and trigger off powerful shock waves. “That could even cause greater damage,” said Harris.

 

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