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Asteroid DANGER: Scientist admits ‘we’re missing 100,000’ KILLER asteroids

  • March 01, 2019

Once such a deadly asteroid is discovered to be barrelling on a collision course with Earth, Mr Nye explains how they can be deflected.

He said: “We have got to deflect these asteroids, by just a tiny amount.

‘An asteroid might be travelling 10 km/s, and we want to change its speed about 2 mm/s.

“This will change the asteroid’s speed by a 10 millionth its total.

“But asteroids can come in at 10,000 – 100,000 tonnes, requiring a significant force to alter it by a 10 millionth of its speed.

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