On Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 8:37:10 AM UTC-4, Bob F wrote:
> On 9/27/2022 8:56 PM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
> > On Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 11:18:14 AM UTC-4, dean...@gmail.com
> >> On Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:20:54 PM UTC-5, Bob F wrote:
> >>> Amazing pictures of the approach
> >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG5cubU9QR
> >> Pretend NASA diverts the asteroid from earth but it hits another planet. The lawyers for the
> >> surviving creatures on that other planet sue earthlings for the loss. That would be. a drawn out court case.
> >> NASA isn't launching Artemis for awhile if this is correct.
> >> <https://spectator.org/nasa-gives-up-on-launching-artemis/
> > I choose to get my updates from those that are authorized
> > to give updates. Headlines that imply that NASA “gives up on
> > launching” are a little misleading. Some might call it clickbait.
> > A couple of NASA folks are quoted here:
> > https://www.space.com/nasa-artemis-1-hurricane-ian-launch-options
> I just read about the LICIACube satelite that took pictures of the
> collision results. It looks like it really made a mess of Dimorphos.
I'm not sure what you mean by "really made a mess of".
A blurry picture of a bunch of debris coming off the surface can be misleading.
Dimorphos is estimated to have a mass of ~5 billion kg.
"Before the collision, scientists estimated that DART's crash would excavate a crater on
the asteroid and blast between 22,000 and 220,000 pounds (between 9,979 and 99,790
kilograms) of ejecta, into space."
Assuming those estimates are correct, and assuming the worst case scenario, and playing
fast and and loose with the numbers, 100,000 / 5,000,000,000 = 0.002%
The average weight of an adult in the US is ~ 185 lb.
Playing fast and and loose with the numbers, 185 * 0.002% = 0.0037 lbs
I'm pretty sure that most of us wouldn't be a mess if we lost 0.0037 lbs due
to impact of, let's say, a grain of sand.