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Asteroid bomb

Capture small asteroids into an elliptical earth orbit for later use as a kinetic energy weapon.
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Inspired by the idea “Hypervelocity Kinetic Bomb”.

Suitable candidate asteroids could be located using earth based radar. Rockets would then be sent to nudge their trajectory such that they fall into a highly elliptical earth orbit. An elliptical orbit would minimize the amount of energy needed to modify the orbit for a collision.

TIB, Dec 29 2003

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       It's ideas like these that got the dinosaurs wiped out.
mystic2311, Dec 29 2003
  

       By no means original.
DrCurry, Dec 29 2003
  

       You must do as I say, or I will destroy all human life <punches numbers into a calculator, frowns, repeats several times before looking up> in one hundred and thirty years!
ldischler, Dec 29 2003
  

       "Same thing we do every day Pinky." "Try and take over the world."   

       yes, grayure, the dinosaurs developed the iridium bomb.
mystic2311, Dec 30 2003
  

       No they didn't - *I* did. I never should have shown them how to use it. Damn time machine.
Detly, Dec 30 2003
  

       No need to use asteroids - plenty of rocks available on the moon.   

       This annotation inspired by Robert Heinlein's "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"
lyrl, Dec 30 2003
  

       Dinosaurs died out because they farted too much.
python, Dec 30 2003
  

       thats why the dinosaur got so beefy, he was a steroid abuser...
mystic2311, Dec 31 2003
  

       With WMD's we shall take over the world!Muhahahaha! As long as the Riddler doesn't show up, he's been sabotaging my plans for years! I've already captured James Bond. You can reach me at 1-800-DOOMDAY (1-800-3666329)
Tangora, Dec 19 2005
  
      
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