"42" - the Large Meteor T-R-A-P (Terrestrial Rerouting Array Pad) investigates the possibilities of calculating and steering a meteor safely down to Earth. On October 7th 2008 the first meteor ever to be predicted impacted in Sudan exactly on time. Many scientists are working on Near-Earth Object (NEO) studies, such as the “NEO Survey and Deflection Study“, or the “Neoshield“. They will try to find technologies and strategies to protect the Earth from asteroids and large meteor impacts. Slow push technologies and concepts such as the “Gravity Tractor“, “Mass Driver“ or “Space Tug“ will be explored as well as impulsive deflective technologies with nuclear explosive contact.
The Large Meteor T-R-A-P is a new approach in the attempted control of meteors and their possible landing on our home planet. Our technology is installed outside the city of Marrakesh, Morocco. For safety reasons it is not accessible to the public. An array of spiral antennae, extending deep below the earth’s surface, creates a magnetic hole in the earth’s atmosphere. Passing meteors attracted to the antennae are being caught, slowed down and hopefully descend into the magnetic hole.
More info on: http://www.ffur.de/42
Agnes Meyer-Brandis, 2014
FF-ResearchRaft - Institute for Art and subjective Science
commissioned by the Marrakesh Biennale 2014 - Where are we now?