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Designed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, this latest system would consist of six missile-like interceptor vehicles that would launch aboard an Ares V cargo launch vehicle, each carrying with them a 1.2-megaton B83 nuclear warhead. That, NASA says, should be enough to deflect an asteroid the size of the Apophis asteroid that's expected to pass within the orbit of the Earth and the Moon in April of 2029.
Originally posted by 3_Libras
Seems like a lot of damn money and effort for 1 in 1.23 million.
Originally posted by Starwatcher
I hate to say it but what if one day we are in the path of a rock that could destroy all life on earth. What are our options, I can't think of too many better than what was posted above.