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Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other 'planetary defense missions'

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    Honestly I'm not sure nuking it would be enough. Asteroids travel fast. It would take a lot more than a few nukes to stop it. If the goal is to shatter it though that might be more feasible, but...

    Honestly I'm not sure nuking it would be enough. Asteroids travel fast. It would take a lot more than a few nukes to stop it.

    If the goal is to shatter it though that might be more feasible, but still hard. As of now I'm thinking that if an asteroid was inbound we'd be fucked and there would be little for us to do. Not saying we shouldn't try though.

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