• Named the ‘Asteroid Impact Mission’ – scientists propose to use satellites to fire projectiles at the asteroid which would use thrusters to push it away from Earth, the Daily Express reports.
  • The system would also enable scientists to draw platinum-rich rocks towards the planet in order for them to be exploited, which could cover the cost of the entire system.
  • Experts are quick to reassure us that the chances of an asteroid strike are low – but it’s nice to know we’re getting prepared should one start heading our way.

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