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Planetary defence and preventing asteroid strikes
© Cyprus Mail | Planetary defence and preventing asteroid strikes

On Monday, about eleven million kilometres from Earth, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will make the first attempt to divert an asteroid from its orbit. But forget Don’t Look Up, Deep Impact, Armageddon and all the other movies about planet-killing asteroids: this asteroid is only 160 metres wide, and it isn’t coming anywhere near us even if the experiment fails.
On the other hand, there are about 18,000 asteroids of that size or bigger in orbit around t….. Read More On: Cyprus Mail

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