- Sep 16, 2000
- Basic Beliefs
I am thinking more contaminating it with clouds of shit that are going to accrete and just be new obstacles in places things may need to move through. We shouldn't even be irresponsible and messy with outer space. Look where that got us with earth orbits
So long as it is in deep space the effect will be basically zero compared to the radiation already out there. More care would have to be taken in putting it into Earth's orbit but so long as the detonations take place so the asteroid shadows the Earth there would be no radioactivity at all reaching Earth--everything heading towards Earth would hit the asteroid instead, everything that misses the asteroid would be above escape velocity and would not return.
Note that even a simple shadow shield is probably enough to ensure zero fallout reaches the Earth. (Note that gamma and x-ray pulse from the detonation do not matter, they can't meaningfully penetrate Earth's atmosphere and do not induce radioactivity. The only threat is the particles.)