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NASA Exercise Finds That No Tech Is Available to Stop an Asteroid’s Collision With Earth
17/05/2021 05:50 PM | Click to read full article
NASA and its peers around the world conducted a “table-top” exercise last month to determine the time scientists will take to understand and find ways to prevent a catastrophic collision of an incoming asteroid into the Earth. The simulation was hypothetical and intended to allow scientists time to prepare for such situations if that were to arise.
The scientists said a statement that if confronted with the hypothetical scenario in real life “we would not be able to launch any spacecraft on such short notice with current capabilities.”