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Heroic missions to stop life on Earth from being wiped out by an asteroid have become a favourite theme for Hollywood disaster films.
Now, a team of British engineers have designed a real-life spacecraft to save the world from destruction.
In 2004 an asteroid known as Apophis caused concern after it was calculated to pass alarmingly close to the Earth.
Projections of its path around the sun predicted it had a one in 37 chance of hitting the planet in 2029 – the highest threat in recorded history.
Originally posted by Haunebu
I believe that this is just to scare people. This is just daydreaming by scientists. If something is gonna protect us from meteorites it's anti-gravity.
Originally posted by C0bzz
Engineers design spacecraft.
Scientists, do not.
Sorry but it's important.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
Stopping asteroids that may hit Earth just isn't profitable!