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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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