California Scientists Propose System to Vaporize Asteroids That Threaten Earth

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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The same system could destroy asteroids 10 times larger than the one known as 2012 DA14 in about a year, with evaporation starting at a distance as far away as the Sun.

UC Santa Barbara physicist and professor Philip M. Lubin, and Gary B. Hughes, a researcher and professor from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, conceived DE-STAR, or Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids an exploRation, as a realistic means of mitigating potential threats posed to the Earth by asteroids and comets.

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I large Particle Rail Cannon would do the trick! Like shooting fish in a barrel....

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February 15, 2013 at 7 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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