[…] Physorg.com’s Guide to Deflecting Unwelcome Visitors: As our eyes were on the sky this week (or rather the Web’s virtual reproduction of it), we naturally wondered what would happen if 2005 YU55′s orbit hadn’t ensured a near-miss. If an asteroid were on a collision course with the Earth, would we be able to deflect it? Fortunately, physorg.com is on the case, with a catalog of every way of deflecting asteroids known to man (so far). The Four-Year-Old is particularly taken by the plastic wrap idea. “Mommyo, what if NASA put the asteroid in a Ziploc and gave it to me? Can I keep it?” […]