Yes you read that headline right.
A huge astroid headed for Earth threatening all life as we know it….sounds like a great movie doesn’t it? Although the idea may seem pretty far fetched, its not far from impossible.
Agencies such as NASA and the UN have spent time envisioning ways to mitigate the threat…..with nuclear weapons becoming an increasingly popular choice.
The US and Russia entered into an collaborative agreement last September to investigate how nuclear weapons could be used to defend the planet against rogue asteroids.
The Wall Street Journal, reported that the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) said that some US nuclear warhead components that were scheduled to be disassembled by next year are being kept whole to be used to defend the Earth against a potential asteroid impact. The report states that some warheads “are being retained in an indeterminate state pending a senior-level government evaluation of their use in planetary defense against earthbound asteroids.”
Via The Atlantic