We should nuke dangerous asteroids, expert says
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The meteor that slammed into Russia in February injured about 1,000 people and freaked out many more. Recent months have highlighted the danger of larger space objects that could bring doomsday if they collide with our planet.
Bong Wie, director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center at Iowa State University, says we should nuke them.
At the recent International Space Development Conference in California, Wie described a plan to send a high-speed spacecraft to intercept a massive asteroid approaching Earth and destroy it with a nuclear warhead.
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