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Well, aint that what happened in the film "Don't look Up"? They broke the comet up and caused lots of small, nasty impacts rather than one great big planet killer impact.

Actually, the images of the target asteroid in the seconds before impact reminded me very much of loose cometary aglomeration. 

What a shame it wasn't captured by more amateurs. Might have only recorded the flare in brightness and not so much of the ejecta cloud, I suspect.

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On 26/09/2022 at 21:06, gorann said:

Maybe this is sacrilege, but why do they spend billions on showing what Newton's second law tells us about  momentum and that it is just speed x mass. We all know what will happen, and we do not need an experiment to tell us what we have known for 400 years. Checking Wikipedia would have been much cheaper for NASA:


Turns out it's a bit more complicated than that...



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