Could We Stop an Asteroid?

If you can’t trust Bill Nye the Science Guy, who can you trust?

AsapSCIENCE requested Bill Nye’s expertise to determine whether or not stopping an asteroid is possible.

Don’t worry - we’re not in an Armageddon or Deep Impact-esque crisis here. (You don’t see Morgan Freeman  sitting in the Oval Office, either.) There’s no imminent threat of asteroid collisions that I’m aware of.

In his video on the topic, Nye suggests that there are a few ways that spacecrafts could combat an asteroid. And, in an article posted on his website, Nye states, “There are about 100,000 more asteroids out there crossing the Earth’s orbit, and we don’t know where they are. Some day in the not too distant future we humans are going to have to do something about one of these things.”

Asteroid collisions aren’t likely, but, as Nye states, “just ‘cuz it’s unlikely, doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal.”

Watch the video below:

Could We Stop An Asteroid?

 

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