How to Deflect an Asteroid with Today

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Artist concept of a space tug. Credit: NASA

[Apollo 9][3] [astronaut][4] Rusty Schweickart is among an international group of people championing the need for the human race to prepare for what will certainly happen one [day][5]: an [asteroid][6] threat to [Earth][7]. [In an article on Universe Today published yesterday,][8] Schweickart said the technology is available today to send a mission to an asteroid in an attempt to move it, or change its [orbit][9] so that an asteroid that threatens to hit Earth will pass by harmlessly. What would such a mission entail? (…) Read the rest of [How to Deflect an Asteroid with Today’s Technology][10] (932 words)

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