Could We Stop An Asteroid Hitting The Earth?

Artist's impression of the impact of a large asteroid 1000 km on the earth in the Precambrian, Don Davis. (work commissioned by NASA)
Danielle Andrew 25 Jan 2015, 17:53

In light of the recent news an asteroid the size of a mountain is going to cruise past the Earth, we got wondering;

Could we stop an asteriod hitting the earth, if one was on a direct course for our little rock?

Check out this video by AsapSCIENCE featuring Bill Nye that answers the question for us





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