If it plunged into our planet, the effects would be absolutely catastrophic no matter the point of impact. As of right now, the chances that it will do just that are 1 in 2,600; these numbers get refined as time goes on and the potential event gets closer...It is, after all, what caused dinosaurs to go extinct, and the cosmic shooting gallery that we live in hasn't gone away.
Deflection plans or use of the gravitational pull of launched satellites would have little to no effect with a behemoth of this size. But a nuclear warhead detonation might rain radioactive debris on the Earth. Scientists are hopeful that a new and better solution may be developed in the next 100 years.
A previous Slashdot story posted by BeauHD two years ago detailed a NASA probe sent to rendezvous with Bennu in August of 2018 to scan the asteroid and take samples.
But the history of Science past and present is full of examples showing that scientists had used their ideas about Reality to preempt empirical evidence that appeared to contradict these ideas, when this happens consciously or unconscious these scientists had treated their ideas as immutable dogmas and had acted as "priests" of their "religious" beliefs on Reality.
Reality can only be bounded by Reality itself and anybody trying to bound it by narrow ideas always will become a "priest" of their religious idea about Reality.
These High Priests of Science always have "Dogmatic blindness" or (what is the same) they had been mentally enslaved by their narrow preconceptions.
Some examples showing High Priests of Science in action:
— Lavoisier: "Stones can't fall from the sky because there are not stones in the sky!" when presented with claims of meteorites, his "authority" claim denying the reality of meteorites delayed scientific progress in the very important study of meteorites.
— Lord Kelvin, president of the Royal Society, claimed: "X-rays will prove to be a hoax".
— Around 1969 Nobel Prize physicist S. Chandrasekhar, as editor of the Astrophysical journal, after receiving an article from Halton Arp presenting some empirical evidence wrote across its top left corner: "This exceeds my imagination" and sent it back without giving it to any referee. Halton Arp was denied access to telescope to complete his observations about anomalous redshifts associations that placed a big question mark in mainstream accepted(unquestionable) dogmas about the universe.
— Even when mainstream Science "narrative" present black-holes as a "reality" there is no direct evidence of their existence and the apparent empirical evidence that "support" the "reality" of the back-holes theoretical construct also had been explained using alternative ideas that as in the Halton Arp case had been suppressed, history repeat itself it seems as the High Priests of Science can't handle dissent.
For further details about this black-hole controversy read the W. Kundt book: Astrophysics, a New Approach, where a number of reasons are offered for why none of the proposed Black-Holes candidates in the sky can be black holes, both of stellar mass, and supermassive.
— AGAINST THE TIDE, A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done, Martin Lopez Corredoira & Carlos Castro Perelman (Eds.)
— Challenging Dominant Physiscs Paradigms; Brian Martin, Juan M. Campanario.
In a now-deleted press release, the university called the “largest pedestrian bridge moved via SPMT in US history,” but that doesn’t seem to mean much, engineering-wise. SPMTs have been around since the 1970s, and have moved much heavier loads. In 2017, workers used a 600-axle SPMT to salvage the 17,000 ton ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014. The ABC technique is much more expensive than building things in place, but cities and places like FIU like it for a specific reason: Because most of the work happens far away, traffic goes mostly unperturbed. When years- or months-long construction projects can have serious effects on businesses and homes, governments might make up the money in the long run. Workers installed this collapsed span in just a few hours. These accelerated techniques are also much safer for workers, who do most their work well away from active roads.
According to the article: "Phantom Secure, which has a public website promoting its encrypted email and chat service plans, advertised its products as 'impervious to decryption, wiretapping or legal third-party records requests,' according to court documents."
It is the value of the work and value addition to the work which should be taken as the factors that determine the true worth of a worker and not if he or she is a full-time employee or a contract worker. To say the least, the labels should have been there to differentiate between two employees to figure who’s available when and what responsibility one has. But such is not the case always!