Nuking asteroids could save the Earth — but we need to make it legal first


The schlocky 1998 Bruce Willis movie Armageddon was the highest
grossing film of that year. The blockbuster saw a master oil
driller (Willis) and an unlikely crew of misfits place a nuclear
bomb inside a giant asteroid heading for Earth, blow it up – and
save humanity. Armageddon isn’t exactly a documentary: it’s
packed full of sci-fi nonsense. But, 20 years on, its basic plot
– of using a nuclear explosion to avert a cataclysmic asteroid
collision – doesn’t seem quite as silly as it did at the time.
Major asteroid impact is a low-probability, but high-consequence
risk to life…


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Nuking asteroids could save the Earth — but we need to make it legal first