Save The Earth: Hit Asteroid With Spaceship

It sounds like the plot of a bad Bruce Willis movie, but some experts are saying it should be a reality. To prepare for massive asteroids that could aim for Earth in the future, researchers should ram a spaceship into a real asteroid to see if the space rock would shift course, scientists say.

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    06/30/2015 - 11:38 pm | View Link
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