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Inside NASAs Spectacular Undersea Mission to Save Earth from a Deadly Collision

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Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2012 07:24 PM by AlexMuller

The possibility that Earth will be hit by an asteroid in our lifetime isn't huge. But here’s the thing: the threat is so potentially catastrophic that even a small chance of impact – and the utterly apocalyptic waves that could subsequently erase entire coastlines – makes an asteroid one of those things that someone should probably be thinking about.

 

For years, that’s precisely what a little-known NASA project has been doing, 20 meters beneath the ocean surface, some four kilometers off the coast of the Florida Keys. Each summer, groups of aquanauts descend to Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s last true sea lab, run by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to live underwater for two weeks at a time, as part of a project called NEEMO, or NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations.

 



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Author: Guest
Posted: 2012-08-24
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I'm not a super religious person, but I think if something like this happens there is nothing we can really do about it. If God wants a giant asteroid/meteor the size of Texas to hit the earth, and more then likely land in water, and destroy whatever coastline it's close to... well, I think we just need to accept our fate and get over it. It's honorable that Nasa is trying to find ways to try and save people, but you know the average Joe will not have access to these tunnels. Reply


 

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