We Might Be Able to Nuke Asteroids to Save the Planet After All

, even if the expected impact is just months away. Of course, it’s only possible if you can deliver a spacecraft to the asteroid, which still requires a lot of planning. concluded that 99 percent of the fragments from a shattered asteroid would miss the planet, as long as we manage to hit it more than a month before impact. The outcome is even better if we have more time. With two months until fiery death rains down upon the planet, a nuke can divert 99.9 percent of the asteroid’s mass.Now Read:

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