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Russia is working on a system to combat asteroids and comets


Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 03:00 PM

Russian system to protect Earth from meteors and comets may develop after 10 years.

Its technical basis is developed. This was announced on Monday, April 10, senior researcher of the Institute of Space Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Natan Eismond, RT reported.

Speaking at a press conference in Moscow on International Space Day, he said: “It seems to me that the plan to protect our planet will be completed in the next ten years.” Dangerous asteroids and cometsBased on currently available technologies.

He explained that Russian scientists are proposing to use other controlled asteroids to protect against dangerous asteroids. From a technical point of view this is currently considered feasible.

NASA has reported the first launch in 2021 Spaceship As part of its Planetary Defense program, the spacecraft was sent to deflect an asteroid 6.8 million miles from Earth.

The Twin Asteroid Reorientation Test (DART) was launched in November 2021, when the US spacecraft collided with the smaller asteroid Dimorphos orbiting the large space object Didymos, changing its trajectory and succeeding in decelerating it. Its movement is slight.

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