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5 Ways to Stop a Killer Asteroid | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

December 1, 2019


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  • Reply NY_NYEXER August 7, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Yayayayayayayayayayayayay ^^

  • Reply Sweetz H August 8, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Drill a hole into it and fill with mentos and coke and watch the pressure push the rock off course

  • Reply Bessie Staton August 9, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Killer Asteroids what and who have they killed to merit this title. The Astronauts were not harmed by any Asteroids . So why are 5 reasons necessary they have been peaceful so far who or what is provoking them to cause danger.

  • Reply Gustavo Rodrigues Pereira August 9, 2019 at 3:46 am

    No gravitational tractors or sails, we need to put an engine or tie it to a tugboat or a tug starship… engines work better than sails and this silly idea of gravitational tractor. This is the simpler way if we have some time

  • Reply MR.KEITH BYRD August 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Great information

  • Reply Nightmare_Hunter XO August 11, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Nasa only say about it not help about it plus i don't wanna die

  • Reply Nightmare_Hunter XO August 11, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Look at google they say there's a mega asteroid that's bigger than empire state building that's coming through earth,what can ordinary or not rich people do?

  • Reply Nightmare_Hunter XO August 11, 2019 at 8:19 am

    THIS IS SERIOUS! WE HAVE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY,OUR WHOLE WORLD PLEASE!!!!

  • Reply Utkarsh Mishra August 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I'm 616161th view , odd

  • Reply Lo Ve August 12, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    One important thing that you did not mention is
    PRAY 🙏 😇

  • Reply Farley Moab August 13, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Jupiter, our giant cosmic bouncer.

  • Reply lIMZEY August 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Man I paused when he said this shit can hit once every million years im like so what I’m doing rn doesn’t even matter and I could get my shit rocked by an asteroid if it wanted to? Daaaaayum that’s cooolldd

  • Reply Mark Twain August 14, 2019 at 6:01 am

    We have just a small idea of what is out there. There is a lot of stuff going on out there that we have zero knowledge. Look at the size of the problem!

  • Reply Khannea Sun Tzu Von Thorne–Żytkow August 16, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Pre Beard Paleo Matthew

  • Reply Jeff Sheets August 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    45 degrees add 90 then get 360 change to 180 get 280.

  • Reply Jeff Sheets August 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Shhhh…….hint to next astroid simulation, when i go silent im working but still smoking, now for news and others recording me, i already knew before it happen 3 days ago which is today some time maybe 5 days from now. More then a hint its called love. I provide NEO"near earth objects" with tracking astroids entering earth or around earth. PROTECTOR OR GAURDIAN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND A WORLD WE WILL CALL ALPHA BETA CENTARI. AS EARTH REALLY GETS A MASSIVE IMPACT. 2019 OK I BEEN TRACKING ITS GREEN AS THE OTHER ONE.

  • Reply Brandon BillTheCat August 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Isn't I nice to know that thanks to that Idiot Elon Musk is going to make it next to impossible for us to find the next killer rock. And all for faster internet speed. Well I guess it will be worth it I mean we just need faster internet for more porn and stuff.
    He's going to throw enough sats up to make time elapsed pictures from earth next to impossible because all they will see is white streaks all over the plates. Which will also make the finding of those hard to find earth killers even harder as we will then be stuck to space only telescope's which are expensive as hell and few to use so getting time to look for pesky rocks will take a back seat next to looking for dark matter and the size of the universe. And don't forget those silly black holes everyone wants to look at. And that want to look for rocks. The nerve of them…

    Most are found by the little guys, you know, the rookies that do it for fun. Well, its going to be pretty hard so why bother…
    Isn't getting richer so much fun!!! Lets all give that Musk idiot a well deserved thank you.

  • Reply SneakGivesCodes YT September 4, 2019 at 9:15 am

    earth die noooooooooooooooooooooo'

  • Reply Lucious September 7, 2019 at 11:22 am

    The guy who commented that man's desire to colonize other planets is to "eat and poo on everything until its useless" is incredibly shortsighted and biased. Space is literally the "final frontier" for mankind, and the desire to colonize it is a necessary step in understanding not just the world around us but the universe around us. Having planets across the galaxy expands our available resources, yes, but not to 'eat and poo', rather to give us the materials we need to build ever larger scientific observatories, instruments, apparatuses- hell, imagine a solar system-sized particle collider!!
    I know the video is years old but that guy's comment really just… arrgh! The implication that it would somehow be a beneficial evolution for humanity to stop caring about progress and understanding nature really gets under my skin.

  • Reply Derek Duncan September 8, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Why would Nations build nuclear weapons when they can direct astroids near-earth orbit and destroy any cities on this planet. This what Annunakis did to kill the dinosaurs. 80 million years ago.

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  • Reply Paublus Americanus AMERICANUS September 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    actually you would need several Tzar bombas if detonated in space. Put down 10 feet, just like drilling in a mine, it does no good just blowing up the explosive on the surface. Same with an asteroid. You have to have tamper above to inject detonation forces into the mass. Any idiot knows you have to have tamper, and with a rock, you have to embed it inside. Not as deep as bruce willis, unless Eros. To move eros with 5 megatons, like our neutron bomb in the Aleutian islands, it moved the ground siesmically and caused the cliffs to shake loose all around the solid rock, and heaved the solid rock at the surface up and down ten feet. You can imagine the movement to Eros if you detonated a 5 megaton blast 500ft deep. The rock would launch at high speed away pushing the mass a very tiny amount, but enough to miss earth.

  • Reply ZeusHelios September 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    If we destroy a large comet too close to earth might that cause its dust to block out the sun and cause an ice age.

  • Reply Eroc Ket September 22, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Who else is down for that "Save The World Kickstarter"?
    I got 5 on it..

  • Reply Musicologo elLibro September 22, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Me gustó mucho el reportaje pero faltó el subtítulo en español ya que casi toda Latinoamérica habla español. Saludos chao ahí los veo.

  • Reply Nathan Bryan September 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    The 6 way, a stronger rubber band and several spit wads.😎

  • Reply 5pecular September 23, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    What if an interstellar object hit earth? I know the probability is tiny but just imagine …

  • Reply Roberto Martinez September 25, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Será la tierra destruida por un asteroide? Salmos37:29 que dice? Si no es verdad eso,que dice . Salmo 5:6. ? 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply Neil Biggs September 26, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    We should put a Rail Gun on the far side of the moon. That way it can never be aimed at Earth. It could be armed with Nukes so the shell would penetrate the body before exploding inside. Detected threats would be within target trajectory at least once a day and would be able to destroy or deflect anything up to a small moon. We have the technology.

  • Reply Dr. Scientist September 30, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Create a giant ball of all of our plastics and shoot it at the asteroid to push it out of the way. Two birds with one giant plastic ball.

  • Reply IM JOXIC October 4, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Who here in 2070 laughing at this

  • Reply Curly4000 October 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    One way to stop an asteroid is by letting it hit the earth lol

  • Reply Exec_Jack October 7, 2019 at 12:31 am

    This is what V2 is for…

  • Reply Rosa Iverson October 8, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Tesla started it and it is called HAARP. It can control the weather, stop disasters, etc. But all “they” have been using it for is for mind control and other nefarious uses.

  • Reply Emir Latinović October 8, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Who's for the Nuclear Arms Race to create the most powerful nuclear missile ever?

    Also, get the narrator of this video to the audition for Dragon Ball live action movie.
    😉

  • Reply Martin Páleník October 9, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    What if we deflected Earth by detonating like 500 Tsar bombs at one place? That would be awesome! Just thinking.

  • Reply Chris Smith October 10, 2019 at 7:20 am

    What about a rough planet?

  • Reply Exillity__ October 14, 2019 at 12:10 am

    NASA:search’s up how to make nukes

  • Reply medexamtoolsdotcom October 17, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Russia gets all the best asteroids. It's actually impressive that they manage to squeak out of them with zero casualties every time. I mean, a half MEGATON explosion just a few miles in the air directly over a russian city and there were ZERO deaths. That's because they're fucking russians. Half megaton explosion over their city? To them that's just an occasion for vodka.

  • Reply medexamtoolsdotcom October 17, 2019 at 3:02 am

    What is the plan for dealing with an asteroid 10 km in diameter that comes into the solar system and straight for Earth at 10% the speed of light? What is NASA's plan in the event that 4 different neutron stars come into the solar system and all hit us from different directions at the same time? I want a plan of action!

  • Reply uBenji1234 October 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    U kinda have that Melania-constant-posing going on m8. ;P

  • Reply Iamadlc HorM October 21, 2019 at 5:27 am

    When an illegal activity can save the world (graffiti).
    Police:…

  • Reply altareggo October 24, 2019 at 4:51 am

    orrrrrrrr….. just Duck and Cover!! Problem solved.

  • Reply Ninja.vom.Wolfstor October 24, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    What about the Fallout of such a bomb?

  • Reply Donald Belobraydic November 2, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Has the creation of large cities altered the orbit of the earth? It seems that it doesn't take much to move an asteroid off course.

  • Reply Raymond Chen November 2, 2019 at 4:41 am

    We could use a lazer:)

  • Reply Andreas Søe November 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Might bring countries together.

  • Reply Scolar Visari November 5, 2019 at 12:16 am

    1. Nuke it
    2. Nuke it
    3. Nuke it
    4. Nuke it
    5. Nuke it harder

  • Reply KurinKato November 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    we can just nuke the asteroid…duh

  • Reply Richard bunt November 8, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Would Acid melt a asteroid .if we put const'treated said over it

  • Reply Jade Harris November 9, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Lols somebody show NASA this video. 3 years later & it's an asteroid with a 540m diameter heading straight towards Earth 😩 LORD PLEASE SAVE US.

  • Reply وفدالاثوري وفدالاثوري00967774432575واتساب November 9, 2019 at 5:33 pm

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  • Reply Xale 1231 November 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Nah, dude. Shepard was indoctrinated. We lost

  • Reply voidremoved November 11, 2019 at 12:41 am

    loved you in ferris bueller. especially the phone call scene

  • Reply Derek lopez November 12, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Expetation:if the asteroid was so small
    Reality: FBI OPEN UP

  • Reply harold Petzold November 12, 2019 at 10:47 am

    You left out using the hyperdrive on a cargo shuttle to open a window and rematerialize the rock on the other side of the earth. Simple.

  • Reply Nova Stones November 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Ha haha.

  • Reply Nova Stones November 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Just bob weave

  • Reply TUCHEWY MALAR November 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Tld
    D

  • Reply close to the edge November 13, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Why not find the frequency of the asteroid,and then blast it with a sympathetic frequency shattering the asteroid,from within,sound is magnificent and subtle,and can take a respectable position as far as solutions are concerned for dealing with this problem.

  • Reply sadistic spirit November 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    At points when it comes down to global extinction money immediately looses its value in favior of saving the planet

  • Reply NullPointer November 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    This is such an awesome video especially in regards to options.

  • Reply bubbles November 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Worse than a substitute teacher

  • Reply Enigmatic Destroyer November 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    How to stop an asteroid? Simple, let it hit a planet like the Earth. The asteroid will definitely come to a stop.

  • Reply Ed EsCaliente November 17, 2019 at 2:08 am

    I don’t trust this guy

  • Reply Krzyygamin November 17, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke

  • Reply Justin Boy November 19, 2019 at 10:22 am

    ROCKS DO NOT FLY RESEARCH #FlatEarth

  • Reply Michael Pearce November 19, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    No sound when I tried to watch this video!

  • Reply Gifted Fool November 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    1: Turn off Deep Impact, Armageddon , Seeking a friend for the end of the world.
    2: Sit down.
    3: Put head between legs.
    4: Kiss ass goodbye.

  • Reply Mango Man November 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    defending against giant asteroid going to kill us all?
    No problem!
    defending against ourselves?
    ERROR ERRO…

  • Reply Julie Collins November 19, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    6. Use quantum consciousness frequency by JC

  • Reply Das_man36 November 20, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Its easy….. Just destroy it, them it wont be big enough to kill us

    👌 .Boom done. 👌

  • Reply Sebastjans Slavitis November 20, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    better build a giant space laser for deflecting asteroids, I don't think our rockets are fast enough to reach them on time

  • Reply Anthony Woodroffe November 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    What about life being elemental in a transcendental state of being!

  • Reply Qoostewin Sch'Kuen'Te November 21, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Would we not have better use in creating moons of these metoers and mine them?

  • Reply michael pike November 21, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    its also a biblical document

  • Reply Old man Spooky November 22, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Grow your beard again. Your Lack of continues is screwing up my mind. Still awesome vid!

  • Reply Gordon Wiessner November 22, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Send Congress to bore it into oblivion.

  • Reply davenetdog November 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    LOL leave it up to Politicians and we'll all die.

  • Reply John Rhoades November 22, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Does not matter if we can or not if we can't get America to be thinking about Russia.

  • Reply Doctor Strange November 23, 2019 at 1:30 am

    So…asteroids are space bombs

  • Reply John Arizona November 23, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Most of the world is "remote regions" and will remain for a very, very, very long time. The scare phrase which follows is weak. Buy a globe and familiarize yourself. The climate extremists do the exact same thing, using fear to control but if people would simply research themselves and understand the whole picture the fear mongers couldn't control them as they do today and we could come together, informed and fix the problems rather than hate and blame which is most of what is happening now. .

  • Reply Andy F November 24, 2019 at 1:32 am

    could ultrasound work like how they break up kidney stones?

  • Reply Jesse Gullette November 24, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Where is the correlation between the larger the rock the larger the interval between impacts or “visits” to earth?

  • Reply the button November 24, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    We can launch Chuck Norris, for his karate chop is God sent

  • Reply martel hinds November 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Ah brother you know it and I know it most of us if not all are fcked well I guess we have all had loads of fun here on Earth hating each other and killing each other anyway ah?

  • Reply David K November 25, 2019 at 4:03 am

    PBS, please stop siphoning my donations into the lower common denominator.

  • Reply Atelier November 25, 2019 at 8:34 am

    What's with the dinghy cartoon music and the British tool bit who looks like he needs several pints🍺🍻. Talk'n bout death and rocks. Pick up a nasty habit mate🇬🇧 Did you say Sentinals who tried killing the X-Men?! I think this hooligan was knocked off course. 🍺🍻Cheers🍻🍺 Your a rubble pile.🤯💩

  • Reply Hoodoo Man November 25, 2019 at 9:02 am

    We will be extinct by on or before 2050 and not because of some asteroid. We will become extinct because of killing the planet. The earth has lost nearly 45% of species in the last 50 years. The Earth will die not from an extinction asteroid. It will die because we killed it. The oceans are dying due to human activity. When the oceans die we die. When the Bee's die, we die. And your children will die. We are doomed. If you think otherwise you are mistakenly denying the inevitability of extinction by our own actions. If you think otherwise you are deluded and possibly insane. In reality we are the authors of our own demise. Not some errant asteroid. This planet will die because we have 8 billion people on a planet that can only sustain at the most 3 billion people. You are talking nonsense. We don't have to worry about a rock. We need to worry about overpopulation. It is obvious.

  • Reply Gordon Marshall November 25, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Unfortunately, we have more to worry about than an asteroid.

  • Reply Ajay Dahl November 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    The idea that we wouldn’t be invaded by any Alien Species as they were intelligent enough to arrive they’d be intelligent enough to not want to conquer is interesting and probably largely true but that doesn’t account for examples in nature and humanity of higher IQ killers and fascists.

  • Reply Danny Cox November 25, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Imagine on a far away planet life there is looking at earth wondering…. If we have life here

  • Reply Aaron Gombar November 26, 2019 at 3:06 am

    This is awesome. Very informative.

  • Reply Napolion Dynmomite November 26, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Armageddon showed how to drill into it

  • Reply Napolion Dynmomite November 26, 2019 at 3:26 am

    earth does not give consent to an asteroid touching it

  • Reply Rosvid Jr. M. SUNICO November 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    JF1

  • Reply Reginald Sinclair November 27, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    God himself wouldn't let that happened. You guys have lost sight and your mind to sit back and think that our creator would let a big asteroid take us out. It's plenty of good and bad. And god wouldn't be god if that was to happen. So this video is to mislead and get many likes to bank loop.

  • Reply Da Os November 30, 2019 at 9:48 am

    asteroids! nice! those who know, know what i mean.

  • Reply jutt 82 November 30, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I don't know they couldn't even break up my 9mm kidney stone with lithotripsy.😁

  • Reply TacDyne November 30, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    How do you stop a killer asteroid? Same way you stop any potential threat. You bitch slap it, hard, then pee in its butt.

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