Best way to deflect apocalyptic asteroid solved by doomsday-busting scientists

SCIENTISTS have cooked up a way to help humanity avoid an apocalyptic asteroid strike. Using a mixture of probes and projectiles, it would be possible to knock an incoming space rock off of its collision course with Earth. GettyScientists could deflect an incoming asteroid using a kamikaze spacecraft[/caption] Cooked up in 2020 by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the system is designed to help us deal with deadly asteroids before it’s too late. Space rocks like Apophis and Bennu, for instance, are known to astronomers and expected to come perilously close to Earth over the next century. There are currently no asteroids that we know of on course to hit our planet. “Most scientists believe it is never too early to consider strategies for deflecting an asteroid if one were ever on a crash course with our home planet,” MIT wrote in a statement on its website. The researchers devised a framework for identifying what methods would be most effective in deflecting an incoming asteroid. Read more about space EYES ON ORION Nasa releases ‘best EVER photo of Orion Nebula’ – and it’s got a big secret SECRET WORLD Massive HIDDEN planet could be lurking inside this ‘dusty disk’…

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Best way to deflect apocalyptic asteroid solved by doomsday-busting scientists

Updated: September 21, 2022 — 10:26 am