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"Nuke that Asteroid!!" Is this a good or a bad idea???

3 Jul 2010, 17:14 UTC
"Nuke that Asteroid!!" Is this a good or a bad idea???
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What should humans do with a nasty-looking asteroid tumbling toward Earth?? Some think that throwing our nuclear arsenal at the offending space rock is the exact thing that should be done. Now we all know what the consequences might be to nuking ANYTHING....and pulverizing a space rock could kills us all anyway! Physicist David Dearborn of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has some different ideas about this concept. Dearborn spoke at the semiannual meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) last month after studying and developing computer models of nuclear detonations on or near asteroids or Near Earth Objects (NEOs).Click the post headline for more info

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