meteoric collisions
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 18:28:45 -0400 (EDT)


I posted a while ago about how could we prevent asteroids from hitting our
space colonies. Ive thought of a way... We could build spacecraft/robots to
scout the solar system for debris. They could get in front of the asteroids
and slow them down, then transport them to a place for examination(for
lifeforms or whatever, then use them for minerals, asteroids contain rare
minerals, such as Iridium). We would have to build millions of them at
least, but thats no problem in the age of nanotechnology.

Something else....

It seems that after billions of years the asteroids of the belt and the
kuiper/oort clouds have settled into gravitational, mathematical
relationships with each other, such as a symbiotic state. It would be
interesting to know what that state is. Its probably still chaotic, but
there must be order in that chaos by now, chaos attractors. Theres probably
a higher order behind it all.