ica27-nov6 - 1 in 300 chance of hitting us in 2880. What...

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Class 32, ICA #27, November 6. There were 4 clicker questions. You get 1 mark for answering each question. I didn't count getting it right or not. The clicker questions count for a total of 3 points toward your course grade, so your points for the day = # of marks * (3/4). All the questions were 'what do you think' type questions. Clicker Question #1: Say we find a 50-meter asteroid that's going to hit us 40 years from now. What should we do? C. Coat it in white paint. Though D is doable too. Clicker Question #2: We do know of an asteroid that has a
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Unformatted text preview: 1 in 300 chance of hitting us in 2880. What should we do? C. Nothing; by the 29th Century, technology will have advanced. Clicker Question #3: How much money should we be spending on this issue [large asteroids that could kill millions to billions]? Clicker Question #4: How much money should we be spending on this issue [smaller-asteroids that make Tunguska-sized events]? For both, the US Government is actually spending a few million per year....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2009 for the course AST 2002 taught by Professor Britt during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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