In the computer simulation, EKI’s mission to save the Earth takes just under four years. Image: Handout
In the computer simulation, EKI’s mission to save the Earth takes just under four years. Image: Handout
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Crash course in saving the Earth: Chinese simulation stops asteroid strike without using nukes

  • Computer model shows how potentially hazardous asteroids can be knocked off course and out of harm’s way using an ‘enhanced kinetic impactor’ spacecraft
  • Nasa advocates the use of nuclear weapons to neutralise such threats, but the option is not without controversy

In the computer simulation, EKI’s mission to save the Earth takes just under four years. Image: Handout
In the computer simulation, EKI’s mission to save the Earth takes just under four years. Image: Handout
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