Mar 13, 2018

NASA building ‘HAMMER’ spacecraft to save Earth from cataclysmic asteroid impact

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks, space travel

NASA has a plan to deal with potential asteroid impacts that sounds like it’s been taken straight from a science fiction film.

The space agency is building a spacecraft named HAMMER — which stands for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response.

The plan is to blow any harmful looking asteroids out of the sky before they have a chance to hit out planet.

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