How Humanity Could Deflect a Giant Killer Asteroid
Humanity has the skills and know-how to deflect a killer asteroid of virtually any size, as long as the incoming space rock is spotted with enough lead time, experts say.
Our species could even nudge off course a 6-mile-wide (10 kilometers) behemoth like the one that dispatched the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. We’d likely have to slam multiple spacecraft into a gigantic asteroid over a period of several decades to do the job, but the high stakes would motivate such a strong and sustained response, researchers say.
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How Humanity Could Deflect a Giant Killer Asteroid

Humanity has the skills and know-how to deflect a killer asteroid of virtually any size, as long as the incoming space rock is spotted with enough lead time, experts say.

Our species could even nudge off course a 6-mile-wide (10 kilometers) behemoth like the one that dispatched the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. We’d likely have to slam multiple spacecraft into a gigantic¬†asteroid¬†over a period of several decades to do the job, but the high stakes would motivate such a strong and sustained response, researchers say.

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