Persuasive Essay On Armageddon

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Topics: Asteroid, Comet
Deana Hite
Ulrike Lahaise
Astronomy 1010L
April 16, 2013
Armageddon
Michael Bay’s American science fiction disaster movie is both entertaining and thought provoking. The film is about a class of blue-collar deep core oil drillers who NASA approaches to save the world from the demise of a ginormous asteroid who is quickly coming closer to Earth and when it collides it will destroy everything in its path. We are drawn in from the very beginning because Harry’s (the main character) daughter Grace is in love with one of Harry’s workers, A.J. Frost. When disaster strikes and a huge comet passes through the asteroid belt to push forward space debris and larger than life asteroid, the size of Texas, NASA has eighteen days to find and train Harry’s group of misfit men to save planet Earth. NASA’s plans are simple, drill deep into the asteroid and bury a nuclear device that will blow it into two separate pieces. This division of the asteroid will drive it apart enough to have it fly safely pass Earth. Now only if dealing with Harry’s crew would be that easy, the crews list of unusual demands will have to met before any of them agree to help. NASA seeing no other choice decides to grant the men’s wishes so they can continue on with training. NASA is forced to let the world in on its plans to launch the two space shuttles
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Here is the problem with using Hubble it wouldn’t work. It takes at least two weeks to point it anywhere because of the software. However, in an extreme emergency it could be moved within two days but it takes time to write up the software needed to move it. In the case of Armageddon though I think they would have been what is called an extreme

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