Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Zapping Rocks with Lasers to Save the World

"The means for potential deflection techniques for asteroids range from nuclear weapons to gravity tugs. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Laser Bees are intriguing because studies indicate they may offer the ability to move asteroids comparatively quickly. Much work must be done to determine if this really pans out, and that is where the Laser Bees project comes in."

From the Planetary Society Blog

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