quote: send an equally massed object at that asteroid?
quote: How many people have actually been killed in a meteor event? It's so low that there's not a single government that could justify spending billions to support this.
quote: Even the recent Russian meteor didn't cause that many casualties. Considering that most of the planet is unoccupied, then what's the point? Yes, one could impact downtown Manhattan, but odds are so remote that it's not worth talking about. More importantly, no politician will fund such projects.
quote: There's a huge difference between meteors and asteroids.