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+ - Laser-wielding Satellite Swarm to Deflect Asteroids->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "A collision between Earth and an asteroid a few kilometers in diameter would release as much energy as the simultaneous detonation of several million nuclear bombs, and with the impact of an asteroid estimated at around 10 km (6.2 miles) in diameter believed to be responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs, numerous strategies have been devised to try and avoid such devastation. The latest idea comes from engineers at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde who suggest that a swarm of laser-wielding satellites could nudge Earth-bound asteroids off their collision course."
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Laser-wielding Satellite Swarm to Deflect Asteroids

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