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

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
Topic |   China science
In the computer simulation, EKI’s mission to save the Earth takes just under four years. Image: HandoutIn 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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