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The human race is very far from being able to move the Earth significantly. Nudging an asteroid to prevent it from striking Earth is quite feasible, but this only requires moving it a few thousand kilometers in the course of many months, and a typical threatening asteroid would have a mass less than one trillionth that of Earth.

(This reminds me of where the phrase "astronomically large" originated.)

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by technopolitical on Fri Oct 13th, 2006 at 04:04:43 PM EST
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