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Changing the course of an asteroid

  1. May 22, 2009 #1
    Hello all,

    I am really having trouble with following. I want to find the answer myself, but i do not know what equation/s i should apply to solve the problem.

    My Question.

    How long will it take to deflect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth by attaching a 2000N thruster. I must change the course of the asteroid by 12 Earth diameters.

    Thank you in advance
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  3. May 22, 2009 #2


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    This should be in the homework help section. Also do you have more information, such as the mass of the asteroid?
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