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Shooting Asteroids With Paintballs
2012-10-26 18:30:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study, Bruce Willis didn't need a fancy atomic bomb to steer away the asteroid that was aiming for Earth in the movie Armageddon. He could've just been wielding a paintball gun. An MIT researcher reported that launching a few paintballs from a spacecraft at a relatively close distance to an asteroid could throw the space rock off course. A pale asteroid would reflect sunlight and, over time, as photons...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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