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Comet Lovejoy as seen from the space station in 2011 (NASA)

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What to Do With Nukes? Blow Up Dangerous Comets, of Course

Should a comet be detected on a collision course with Earth, we'd have very little time to prepare, but our stockpile of nuclear warheads could be repurposed as insurance against this existential threat.

Published On 01/25/2017
5:32 PM EST
Artist concept of comet Siding Spring flying past Mars (NASA)
A U.S. nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll in 1946 (Public Domain)